This was me at my sister's wedding a couple of years ago. I thought I was huge then. Little did I know that more weight was on the way.
With my DH (doesn't he have pretty blue eyes?) at a dear friend's wedding this weekend. Fun times!
Judging by the number of times I have had to change my starting weight, not bad enough. I will start asking myself this question every time I want to raid my neighbor's candy dish at work, turn the car for home rather than the gym after work, and every time I wander into the kitchen in the evenings. Bah!
I am a 30-something whose metabolism has packed up and moved away! I need some help and motivation to be consistent with healthy habits to avoid my family's diabetes and obesity legacy.
"Man, through the use of his hands as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health." Mary Reilly, OTR
"Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Half effort does not produce half results, it produces no results. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last." Hamilton Holt
Long Term Goals:
1. Lose at least 45 pounds. NOT MET
2. Finish the Cowtown 5K. MET
3. Fit into "that black dress..." NOT EVEN CLOSE TO MET
Suck it up and start tracking food again.
Find some exercise I enjoy
I live in South Texas where gooooooood Mexican food is all too accessible. Luckily, the sunshine is equally available and robs me of reasons to stay inside and avoid exercise. I really hate to run, but am learning to love it as I am not interested in joining a gym at this time.
I love to quilt; it keeps me from going to pieces...
| Pounds lost: 0.0
Thank you! We did OK. We took third place in gamblers, but did not qualify in any of our runs (how sad is that?!?). He made silly mistakes like blown contacts and running past a jump, yeah, right next to it. OY! Oh well, we'll try again in two weeks.
Kind of jealous, as I suck at making cookies. Making the mix is no problem, it's the baking part. I've been delegating the baking to DH. I am a pretty good cook and love making complex stuff, but cookies of all things have always stumped my abilities.
Hope you had a fantastic weekend!
1624 days ago
Thanks for the festive holly. And thanks, I did have a nice Thanksgiving...hope you did too!
1643 days ago
Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL Some how I missed your listing.
The Scorpio child is born to a father who didn't want a child for what ever reason, even though this may never be spoken about openly in the family, but the sensitive Scorpio child picks up on it and learns not to trust others. Scorpio always asks herself "what do they want from me and what is in this for me?" She is sarcastic in order to defend herself and "get them before they get me." It is a self-protection that she learns early. She is not a "team player" but will take her ball and go home and play alone if necessary. She does best working for herself.
Scorpio is a loyal friend, but she has to be in control. In any love relationship she must run what happens so she needs a partner who doesn't mind this. A nice Pisces, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, or Taurus works fine. She needs to avoid the "bad boy" although she often wants to show off to other women that she can get the "cheater" to want her rather than them, but them he goes back to his bad ways and she gets jealous and wants to get even. (Demi Moore the Scorpio is dealing with this now with Ashton Kucher.)
She can have a weight issue, but no one has more strength and determination than she has. She doesn't have to be fat unless she wants to be.
Like the other water signs, this sign is very sensiti e and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of sarcasm and vindictiveness.
The strength of Scorpio is in the methods employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become classic workaholics.
You may have an undesirable trait commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate. This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.
You can be very critical and demanding, creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions, making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust. Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your life.
At home, you may be something of a tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone wolf' type.
1648 days ago
Hey there beautiful. Stopping by to wish you and your hubby a wonderful Thanksgiving feast.
1649 days ago
Thanks for the fruit basket! And you got it, girlie...any time you need support and I don't catch it, don't be afraid to ask.
1651 days ago