Sunday, March 27, 2011
Amazing how a little makeup and a new top make you feel so much better. I have not lost anymore pound wise, but I have been losing inches. My top is in the normal sizes XL and my pants surprisingly are a L. Of course they stretch a bit.
I have some of my art work surrounding me. My DH jokes that he is going to put prices on the walls and a sign out front stating we are a art gallery and open for business.
I have a Mary Kay business, have had for over six years now. It has done wonders for my self esteem and self confidence. When I look back I wonder how I could of let myself go in all ways, not just weight. I wouldn't do my hair or face and my housework slid too. Now I wouldn't think to leave the house or even start my day at home with out 'putting my girl face' on. I just feel better with it than without it.
At one time a gorgeous lady I worked with said to me "I am so happy that for a big girl you take care of yourself." ...Well, I have to say that at the time, I didn't know if I should be offended or not with this statement. I decided I did not need negativity, so took it in a positive form. This was the best thing I could of ever done. We have become best friends over time and when I mentioned the above statement to her and how at the time it bothered me, she about fell over, she did not mean it negatively she meant it in a positive, just worded it a little off in hindsight.
So go forth and find the positive, whether in someone's words; a new piece of clothing; a touch of makeup; or a new attitude.
It will pick you up, at the very least.
Hugs My Friends!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Yes, I am blue and grumpy. But nothing as attractive as this chilly bluebird.
I have been bad, yes BAD...
I know we are not supposed to be so down on ourselves and always look to the good, but today it isn't working.
I have been following the rules for two and a half months since my surgery (lapband) and have not lost one pound post-surgery. Lost it all pre-surgery. I have been eating good, exercising a lot. Trying new things.
Have even had my first fill.
Nothing has moved that scale yet.
Which I know is ok, it will move soon. I know this!
And this is where we come to my being BAD and blue.
I started sliding into my old routine of self sabotage. I did wonderful all day, all week for that matter, etc, etc.
Then I thought ok I am going to have a treat, it will fit into my caloric and carbohydrate intake for the day and be just fine. Well, it did fit in no problem and would of been fine IF I had stopped there.
Did I stop?
NO! I did not, I continued with something I knew would be over my intake. Why? I can't honestly answer that. Something in me rebelled the BAD girl emerged.
In the past this would then continue for a longer time, because hey you just wrecked it what difference is it going to be if you keep on keeping on.
Well, I at least have stopped there. It is not continuing, I am back on track.
That is the good, but I can't seem to mentally get over my slip today.
Maybe it is the awful weather outside. Snowy, icy and foggy. Just a blue day. I know it will be better especially when I get to Zumba this afternoon. That always is good for a laugh.
So I will cut myself some slack, and get back on track.
Thanks for listening!
Monday, March 14, 2011
What a weekend!
I am so blessed to be friends with 3 ladies who mean the world to me. We all worked together a few years plus ago. Hit it off so well, that it started with coffee and progressed to ladies nights out. Then we started little mini holidays together, usually shopping expeditions. This was one of them. Last summer was our first holiday for one week to somewhere warm. Our husbands approve and are very supportive of our friendship, for which we are heartily glad (not that we need thier approval, but it is nice to have).
Anyhow, we had a blast! I walked the malls so much that my legs, feet and tush hurt. But I am holding my head high!
Oh My! I was not planning on really purchasing much of anything, but got some real deals. My friends are all different sizes, but I am definitely the larger of them. They are great about going with me to my plus stores and very supportive of everything for me. But my stores aren't as prevelant in the malls as regular sizes, so I mainly follow along giving input and opinions. Except this trip...
What made this all the more sweet was that for the first time in so long, I can't remember, well... I SHOPPED IN REGULAR STORES!!!!!
YES!! YOU HEARD ME!!
I am so happy. Yes they were XL or L, but that was so spectacular to actually be able to wear them. So something must be happening, even though I have plateaued. I must have lost some inches.
I wasn't going to even attempt trying anything on, but at the encouragment of my friends I did and boy am I glad!
Ok, so we had a ton of fun. Laughed ourselves silly, and even checked out a dueling piano bar. That was pretty neat all in it's self. Felt like a kid at a sleepover again, staying up past the time we should, just to gab.
I think relationships like this are hard to come by. If you are fortunate to have close friends like this hug em tight. If you haven't just yet, I wish you friends, close friends to share the good, the bad and all in between.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Don't knock it until you try it!
Zumba that is!
I went to an hour class yesterday with 5 friends and one's daughter. There was 7 of us.We are going to try to go every Saturday now.
Not one of us had a clue what to do or what to move, or anything!
But we were told at the start of the class that the instructor would not be talking during the class and she didn't care that we did not know the steps, that would come in time. She only wanted us to MOVE our bodies.
Well no wonder she didn't talk! The music was upbeat and a good volume; and the pace was fast. I hardly had a chance to flap my gums, and for me that is rare!
But oh did we MOVE! I think I shook things that haven't been shook in ... EVER!
Between going the wrong way, twirling when I should of twisted, and shaking my booty! That hour class flew by!
The absolute best was the laughs all of us had. Either at our own expense or at each other, we had the best work out in a long time.
So we are definitly going back. We are all at different fitness levels, me probably near the end, but that won't stop me from going again. Who knows when I will actually learn the steps, but I tell you that ab workout from all the laughter was the BEST!
I wish you could join me in a class, we would have so much fun. One day my friend!
Today, the day after I can feel my workout. My posterior is a bit (or more than a bit) sore. But hey! If I can have a Latin a** one day that would be amazing!
So keep dancing my friends!
Here is a beginner link to Zumba steps.
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