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Thought I was going to make it

Friday, June 06, 2008

I put a goal to be at 180 by today. I'm at 181. Close but not there. I'm not too disappointed but I really thought that on June 1 I'd be where I wanted to be. I've been hovering at 182-183 for about 2 weeks. So when I hit 181 the other day I was happy.

I realize it's only a pound, I've come a long way, etc. Therefore, I'm OK with it...with a small tad of disappointment.

Tomorrow is a new day!

  


I slacked by still OK

Saturday, May 31, 2008

We went on a mini vacation at the beginning of the week and I didn't make the best choices (popcorn for a late dinner one night). I wasn't too concerned because I knew we did a lot of walking.

Got back and weighed a few more pounds, but I thought it was water weight because I know 3500 calories equal a pound of fat.

I've been home for two days and went right back to Spark. Since Thursday I lost the few, plus another pound. I am happy about that. It's great to know that I can a few not so great days and know it'll all be OK.

  


My Great Day

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Well, great morning weigh-in.

I HIT 40 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was nice to get on the scale this morning. I had been holding at 38-38.5 for almost 2 weeks. Over night my body got rid of a pound and a half. That's a good feeling!!

Today was a little high on sodium so I may have gained some back. Hopefully I have drank enough water to flush some out.

Someone I don't see too often at work came by my desk this afternoon. She said I looked different. Instantly, I said "it's my new glasses". She said well you look cute. For the rest of the time she was there, I wanted to say "and I lost 40 pounds" but I couldn't bring myself to do it. Oh well, I know.

  
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DPDNCHCLT 5/21/2008 6:31PM

    OMG!! How terrific! I cannot wait until I can say that I lost 40 pounds. Drop me a line so we can chat about your successes. Do tell. This inquiring mind wants to know.

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I am over instant gratification

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I haven't had too much of a struggle making good food choices since I've started this journey. I know a piece of chicken is better for me than a hamburger (especially in a restaurant) so that's what I opt to have. I was emailing a friend of mine the other day saying that this has been easy for me thus far and she responded with "you must be settled in your life". I thought about that for a little while and decided that isn't it. Settled implies to me that I don't care any more and would let myself go. It's been the opposite.

So then I had the realization of why I think it's been an easy choice... I don't care about the instant gratification any more. I realize that eating a juicy cheeseburger with bacon, mayo and onion rings would taste really good but only for the moment. In a few hours, though, I'm already onto my next meal and have almost forgotten about the cheeseburger. So, why, would I eat the cheeseburger if it only satisfies the taste buds for a little bit but then I'd have to not eat anything for the rest of the day and go to the gym for 4 hours? Seems to make more sense to eat a good piece of chicken that I may not enjoy as much but would enjoy, none-the-less.

Life's about choices...might as well make the ones that have the most long term benefits most of the time!!

  
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KELLY@50 5/17/2008 11:29AM

    Good for you, that's a great way to look at it!

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NIKEGIRL3948 5/17/2008 11:06AM

    You said it perfectly! That's a really good way of looking at it!
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The Power of Clothes

Friday, May 09, 2008

Losing weight has many positive things associated with it but one negative ... Clothes!!!

As the pounds and inches come off I am in the quandry of finding something to wear all of the time. I've come to the realization that baggy clothes are awful. My mood throughout the day, when I'm wearing something that is too big, is not that best. I feel like I haven't lost a pound.

I got to thinking what a positive effect clothes have on a person. They can make you feel like a million bucks or 10 cents. They can make you look like 205 pounds or 175 pounds... when you're really 190. They can hide the bad and accentuate the good.

Some time this weekend will be spend getting rid of the baggy clothes. Someone else can wear them and make them feel like a million bucks, too.

  


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