Saturday, January 01, 2011
151 LBS GONE FOREVER !!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME!!!!
Saturday, January 01, 2011
it's been a while since i've blogged. been a really hectic time of year for me. the past few weeks, ok, the whole month of december REALLY.
i started off the month kicking butt with my goals.... not sure what the past 5 days have done to those. won't know until the morning when i weigh in on MY SCALE. it's not easy living healthy and staying the course when you are staying at other people's houses. i've been at my in-laws since the 22nd and just got home today. we were supposed to be home 3 days ago, but our flight from florida got canceled and with all the airport closings due to the storm up the easter seaboard, today was the earliest we could get a flight home. which was sooooo inconvenient for me. i had work commitments i needed to attend to and those just bit the bullet. so i got home around 4pm and had to hop in my car and drive to boston to do my end of the month crap and get a schedule done for next week. needless to say, when the new year got rung in.... i was DRIVING home
not exactly the way i wanted to spend my new year's eve. so, how did you all spend new year's eve?
so, while we were in florida we had an awesome time. well, the whole time except the day we found out our flight was canceled. me, hubby and my son were all angry. we all had work commitments and there was just nothing we could do about the situation, so we made the best of it.
i bought myself a coach purse and pocketbook!!! my son did not like the one i had so he and i went shopping. he says he has enough female friends that he knows what is cool and what is not, so he was the expert. we got a great deal at the coach outlet store at the mirimar outlets. the were having a storewide sale and on top of that, i got a 30% off coupon when i walked in the door. my total bill was only $80!! retail was over $180 at full price. merry christmas ME!!
HUBBY, the wonderful guy that he is, got me my very first diamond earnings!! i am soooooo excited.
and then thursday came around and we decided to take the drive. hubby's sister came over early and we were out of the house by 7am... off to the MAGIC KINGDOM!! yup, we decided if we were stuck in florida we might as well have some fun! so we drove 3 hours to orlando and went to DISNEYWORLD. we had a great loooooong day. didn't get home until 1:30 AM. i'd almost forgot how much fun the rides were. splash mountain, runaway railroad, it's a small world (yes, that song is stuck in my head now) and let's not forget SPACE MOUNTAIN!! a wild rollercoaster in the dark, you have no idea what is coming, it is definitely a heart stopper!!
while i was away i tried to stick to my healthy eating plan and for the majority of the vaca i think i did ok. however, there were a few times i went overboard. like when hubby and i split an apple crisp at this restaurant called 'cheeseburger in paradise' (i had grilled chicken and broccoli for the main course, yay me). and i am sure a few of my servings of food we had at home were a tad on the 'larger than usual' size. but i did get grilled chicken and broccoli and lighter fare whenever i was able to.
i guess we will see when i get up in the am just how successful i was at making good decisions.
it didn't help that i only got to a gym ONCE in the past 11 DAYS!!! i am going to be soooooo hurting when i go tomorrow. get the wheel chair ready, i am going all out!! lol. although, i must say, i got quite a workout walking around disney for 11 hours stopping only for 30 minutes to have lunch (rotisserie chicken, green beans and potatoes) YAYYYY ME.
well, it's almost 1:15 AM so i should probably retire soon.
i wish all of my friends here on the spark a happy and healthy new year. 2011 is OUR YEAR!!
my best to all of you!!
thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
i saw this on a friends blog and just loved it so i wanted to share it with everyone!!
Only One Pound
Hello, do you know me?
If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat,
And I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet.
Want to know why?
It's because no one ever wants to lose me;
I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound!
Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one.
So I just stick around and happily keep you fat.
Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it.
That is, until I've grown to ten, twenty, thirty or even more pounds in weight.
Yes, it's fun being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT, left to do as I please.
So, when you weigh in, keep right on saying, "Oh, I only lost one pound."
(As if that were such a terrible thing.)
For you see, if you do this, you'll encourage others to keep me around because they'll think I'm not worth losing.
And, I love being around you - your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips and every part of you.
After all, I'm ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!!
- Author Unknown
Never will i think "only one pound" again!!!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
hi there friends,
it's about time i had a blog entry. for some reason, i am losing it lately. i have been a tad under the weather.... not deathly ill, just have this lump of phlegm stuck in my throat that is not very nice to me and was running a fever. been getting tons and tons of sleep. been in bed by 8 every night for the past 3 nights. getting nearly 8-10 hours of sleep and still this nagging thing in my throat won't go away.
i should be happy that i do not have aches all over my body and stuff like that. and i am very grateful for that. but, this crappy feeling has kept me from the gym for 3 days so today i went even though i probably should not have. as i was driving to the gym, i was asking myself "what the heck am i doing?" but, alas, i kept on towards my destination. when i got there, i just sat in my car for a few minutes deciding weather or not to actually go in.... alas, yes, i crawled out of the car and went in and did my thing.
i did 45 minutes on the elliptical, albeit at a slower pace than normal. then i did my strength training stuff. used a 5lb weight on my abdominal bench... i think its time to move onto a 10 lb weight. perhaps by the end of the week i will reward myself with 5 lbs more on my ab bench. lol. i'll think of it as an early christmas present. lol.
so with all the weight i've lost (me and hubby) we have been told we need to redo our passports for our trip to europe next year. it's rather funny, but it is an added expense i'd rather do without, if you know what i mean. passports are not cheap!! i was going to go today to get my new pics taken at the AAA office, but after the gym my hair looked like crap so i just came home instead. it's way too cold out to go back out.... lol... have i mentioned i hate cold weather?
i see people i have not seen in a while and i have to actually tell them who i am. is that not strange? with both the hair change and the weight loss i look nothing like i did a year ago. i have 2 lbs to go until i hit the 150 lbs loss mark. my goal is before next wednesday when i get on the plane to florida for the holiday. i'm pretty sure i will make it.
i am so looking forward to getting on the plane and NOT NEEDING A SEAT BELT EXTENSION!!! i am going to literally JUMP FOR JOY!!
so, i'm really lost on what to get hubby for christmas. he doesn't really want anything and he doesn't really need anything. he is a simple fellow, meaning he is happy no matter what -- i have a tough time every year trying to figure it out but i usually come up with something. not so sure about this year though, but new cloths that fit are probably a good option.
well, thanks for stopping by. looking forward to an awesome new year in a few weeks. my plan is to reach 150 before my trip to europe in june. wish me luck!!
happy holidays to one and all!!
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