Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The vacation pictures have done it again. I guess I thought I was thinner than I really am. However, I'm far from being where I started, so there's time to get back on track. I have fresh veggies in my garden and I'm plenty motivated, so there's no time like the present.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
My trip to NYC was great. This was never really a place I wanted to go, but now that I have been there, I'm ready to go back. There is always something to do and something to see. The shows were fantastic! We saw Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Let me tell you, if you want to see the beautiful people in NYC, go see Chicago. There was nothing jiggling on that stage!
Ground Zero broke my heart, especially after our tour guide told us some personal stories from that day and about the friends he lost. We met some of the fireman at Station 10 who were there that day and you couldn't ask for nicer guys. The construction is going on now to rebuild and I want to go back and see the new WTC when it's finished.
The kids were so well behaved and I was very proud of them. No one got lost or left behind and there wasn't too much whining. The jazz band put on an awesome performance on the Intrepid. However, the choir got on stage in the band shell in Central Park and sang The Star Spangled Banner and another song and people were stopping and cheering for them. They got so many compliments! It made this mama very proud.
I was very proud of myself. I was the oldest parent in our little group, and I kep up better with the kids than almost everyone else. I was taking steps when some of them were jumping on elevators, and I often had to slow down and wait for them to catch up. Of course I got tired, and I could have taken better shoes, but overall I feel I did great. I only ate dessert once, and that was a slice of cheesecake that I couldn't even finish. This was one trip where I didn't come home 5 pounds heavier and feeling grumpy and fat.
I'm so motivated now. I came home to green grass in my yard and I went to the driving range and worked on my swing for over an hour last night. My golf league starts in a little over 2 weeks and I'm going to be ready. I have my cute little golf clothes hanging in my closet, and I have my swimsuits picked out for Myrtle Beach in July. I love Spring, and all the beauty that comes with it.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I'm down 5 pounds so far since the first of the year. That may not seem like a lot, but it seemed like all I did was gain over the past few months. I have been exercising, and I have to admit my stamina is getting somewhat better. I can do Cardio Max now without thinking I'm going to die, and I can now do 8 real push ups before I have to put my knees down.
What bothers me is my lack of support from my coworkers. Unlike a lot of people who jump on the weight loss band wagon on Jan. 1, it seems like they just keep on doing what they have always done, and I'm the odd one out. I look at them and they are eating candy and take out and then complaining about how bad they feel and how tired they are. I just can't let that bother me. I refuse to feel bad any longer and I really don't need their support anyway.
I got my cartilage pierced yesterday and I really like it. I was going to to make it my 20 pound reward, but there was a sale on yesterday when Kelsey got her third holes done, so I just did it then. Now my 20 pound reward will be a cute earring to put in it.
I also bought some size M jammies yesterday at Target. They fit, but I would like for them to fit a little better, so they are hanging up in the closet and I'll wear them in a week or two. I have my outfit picked out to wear on the bus when we leave for New York in 9 weeks and 3 days and it is hanging right where I can see it when I open my closet door.
I just feel different this time. While I'm motivated, I don't feel panicked or fearful. Maybe I'm more patient and more sure of myself. It could be that I have not set unrealistic goals and I can go with the flow a little more. Not sure what it is, but whatever it is, it feels good.
Monday, December 29, 2008
I have been focused and positive. I've been happy over the holidays and I really didn't do too poorly with my eating. The only exception may have been a little too much cherry slush. However, the lack of exercise and lack of sleep have taken their toll and I gained weight. I did not want to have to get back on track after Christmas, but here I am again.
I do know what I want, and I WILL get it. The New York trip is only 12 weeks away, and I WILL have some cute, much smaller clothes to take with me.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I know what I want and I know how to get it. Nothing or nobody can stop me. Heaven help anyone who tries to stand in my way.
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