Friday, September 17, 2010
1.2 pounds down this week, but then I made a trip to the bathroom and lost another one! ha ha ha...it's all about timing.
So how is it going? A couple of days ago, I wanted to say "F*** it!* I am sick of not being able to eat what I want...I want to eat fruit....I want to eat ice cream....I want to eat pasta....I want to eat all kinds of things. Even Pizza! (and that is a rarity for me) But I talked myself down. So the day after, I just felt blah and fat. no longer angry, but just blah and fat. But then I realized I AM fat. Yes, I am. Reality check. Even though I am on my way to a normal body weight, I am not thin. And I have a LONG way to go.
So what did I do? I measured myself. I am down 6" in the bust (sigh) 5 1/2 in the waist, 5 in the hips, 4 in the thighs, and so on...It did a girl good to see that her efforts are not in vain.
I am already going through clothes. Take 5" off the hips and pants begin to bag. I am into clothes that I haven't been able to wear for at least 2-3 years now. And I am bagging up fat clothes again....Oh, someone who is where I was a few months ago will appreciate them.
All of this without much exercise. My foot is better, but not 100% So I am still nursing it along. I walked 4 blocks twice the other day. And tolerated it ok. Did it again after resting it a day in between. I have been in the pool twice this week, and am headed there shortly. But that is about it...nothing aerobic really. I am afraid of reinjury after being sedentary for so long now. I have to pretend I am starting over. Which in a sense I am...a beginner. But it does feel good to take a short walk. Better than none.
I fly out tomorrow, and my husband is demanding I use a wheel chair at the airport. I think I will. It is a long walk to the terminals, hauling luggage. My dad has stairs and that will put a strain on the foot anyway, so I don't want to push it. I have gotten to this point twice already, then dove into exercise without abandon, and paid the price. So caution in all things right now. It is just nice NOT to be hauling Thud around.
I am sick of pre-packaged highly processed foods. SO out of my realm. Thankfully I get ONE meal a day, which consists of LOTS of fresh greens and more protien than I can take in...but I am forcing myself to be compliant, and reminding myself that organic fruit, veggies and whole grains will all be there next year...
Sunday, September 12, 2010
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook...Thank God, I am reversing my personal progression.
Down 26 pounds.
Nothing else to say.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Well, I have washed it three times...and my hair is still a dark brunette with auburn highlights. I did what was recommended. Went to work, holding my head high, all the while internally giggling, and waited to hear responses about the new "look". Well for the past 10 years, I must have looked gross or something because I got so many compliments! Now THAT is food for thought!
Interesting, too. I am not sure if it is what I wore today, or the new do, or the fact that I actually HAVE lost around 20 pounds, but I had more people tell me my weight loss is really showing, or ask me if I'd lost weight, or just say there is something about me that looked good today.
I am sleep deprived. Over stressed. Haven't put on make up for 2 days, and people tell me I look good? Go figure.
So what HAVE I been looking like all these years????
Monday, August 30, 2010
As if a dead battery. A dead dryer. A repairman who was a no call no show and a non productive "free standing" clothesline hunt wasn't enough....when I got home from the laundramat after drying three loads of soggy clothes (I'd washed them in anticipation of having dryer working again this afternoon) wasn't enough, I decided to color my hair.
Oh, I'd already whacked it off...it wasn't behaving this morning, so "I'll fix YOU!" she said with sharp scissors in hand... Now that same home alone crazed woman opted to do something with the drabs. Ah HA! Loreal has a 10 minute fix. Nice. Same color I used a few weeks ago that didn't last. Oh well, 10 minutes. Worth a shot.
I am now a short haired dark auburn brunette. NEVER in my life has my hair been this dark. And it is Sunday night at 11:20 p.m. Should I call in sick tomorrow? Or perhaps when I wake up this will all have been a dream?
How did I manage as a single parent? It is a miracle I have a son who is an outstanding parent, extremely sucessful in the business world, a good husband, an amazing athlete, and who still likes me. I am a mess....
But you know, I have a feeling by the time hubby comes home on Thursday, this will all have blown over and he'll walk into a house that seems to be functioning normally (and hopefully sees a wife who's hair has faded a LOT in three days!)
Gotta keep laughing...
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Just want to make it clear, I was in no way driving when I was on the phone. I was sitting in a car, with the fan on, just to stay cool...just in case anyone thought that was the problem....
GREAT day today. I did my Scarlett O'Hara routine, and let stuff wait until tomorrow. heh heh. I picked up the grandkids early (and yes, the car started right up) and got them all prettied up to see 42nd Street. It was a GREAT production. One of the best I have ever seen in the round. The six year old has the soul of a dancer....and has been gifted with a body that captures all the grace and natural movement necessary for ballet. She loves it, and I have never seen a child that takes so naturally to the dance. Her lines, her carriage. Phenominal. AND she is now taking tap as well, so the minute the show started, she was on the edge of her seat, grinning ear to ear, loving every moment...taking it ALL in. The 8 year old, now going on 16, was a little aloof, but I caught her laughing when she thought no one was looking. She later told her dad the show was AMAZING, the best one she has ever seen!
We swam, watched Nanny McPhee, and then snuggled on the couch. They left, Hubby called (he is having a wonderful trip....) and now I am checking emails and heading to bed. I will hit Home Depot and Lowe's tomorrow for clotheslines. And then there is the laundry basket and clothespins...
When we bought this house a year ago, I wanted to put up a clothesline first thing. Didn't happen. Now, out of necessity. I am really glad in a lot of ways. Energy conservation is #1. Since we didn't get a hybrid car, I can at least minimize the use of the dryer....and with our whole house fan (and a cooler than normal summer) we've cut WAY back on A/C. Many days I don't use it at all.
100% on plan again. That is 36 consecutive days...
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