Sunday, June 15, 2008
Happy Father's day, not only to my husband, but to my FATHER. I love him so much, he is a pillar of strength in my life. He has been through so much these last few year, cancer twice, depression, you name it, but, he is still with us and getting stronger each day.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!!!!!
Friday, June 06, 2008
In December I hit 182, and have been playing between there and 187-188 for the last few months, but this morning, I broke through and saw 181.4 on my scale.
There's no going back now! Just, what? 12-13 more pounds before I hit the 100 pounds lost mark! WOOOOOOO!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
This week at work has been beyond stressful. People out, people sick, people quitting, people grumpy, people yelling and screaming internally....ack. It has made my workout feel all that more better as I work that stress out.
My 1st born is turning 7 on Thursday so of course, I am full of nostalgia as I watch him turn from little boy to a "big" boy. He is changing ever so much yet ever so slightly as he makes the move in to the next stage of his life.
After he was born, that is when I shot up to my highest weight to date. 268 pounds. At least that is what it was the day I started Atkins. It could have been higher, I am sure it probably was at some point. Now, 7 years later, here I sit almost 90 pounds lighter. Amazing.
He changed my life in so many ways that he will probably never know. He is so smart, caring, compassionate and amazing. I love him to pieces!!
I am so glad I found the inner strength to make this journey so that I can be a healthy and active mom to him and set an example for him to follow. I want to see him grow and achieve and I want nothing like weight and poor health to ever stand in the way of that.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
There are nights that, with a mere 5-10 minute warm up, I am slicing away at a decent clip and feeling really good about it. Those are the nights I like.
Then there are nights, like tonight, where it takes a good, solid 15 minutes to feel like even getting in to the groove. I am tired, my muscles are burning, I feel heavy.
Tonight was one of the latter nights. I had a tummy ache all day, didn't eat well and felt tired and run-down. However, after eating my toast and sipping a little diet coke, my tummy seemed to settle and the Elliptical started calling my name.
And you know what? I did it regardless of how crummy I was feeling. I got on and really struggled those 1st 15 minutes. Struggled to the point of almost hopping off at 14 minutes, but so glad I didn't. Because, right at 15 minutes, I fell in to a steady, comfortable rhythm and it stopped being a struggle and I started enjoying the solitude of my time there.
Just one more day of good health for me and my family. One more day of taking care of me from the inside out. One more day of caring about ME.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Well, we have had a wonderful weekend thus far. Saturday morning, Emilio took off with my sister to go camping, so we took Diego for a nice, long bike ride. It was beautiful out! He was such a trooper, too.
Then, he got to go to Nana's house to spend the night so hubby and I took advantage of the free night to go out dancing and we had so much fun!
Today has been absolutely relaxing. We woke up late, drank coffee, read the paper, snuggled for awhile and just plain enjoyed the day together. It has been so nice.
Later, we are going to a surprise birthday party for a very good friend of ours so I am really looking forward to that. And, tomorrow we are going to visit another friend.
With my increased exercise and movement on the scale, I am feeling so inspired once again and so motivated to finally get these last 15-20 pounds off. I am back down to 184.2 today and feel very focused and recommitted to this.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! *HUGS*
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