Sunday, May 04, 2008
in body weight!!!!! Hahahaha, yes, my darling Jenny June Bug whom we affectionately call Fatty McFatFat weights a whopping 18 lbs. When we got her (she was about 2) she was already this fat and we haven't been able to slim her down. Today, I am down 18 lbs!! I lost my cat!!!
Every time I pick her up I am going to think about the fact that this much weight used to be on my body. Eighteen, it's my favorite number and it feels good. I was born on the eighteenth, in the Jewish religion it means "chai" (pronounced hi) and means good luck. Now I am down eighteen pounds. I lost Fatty McFatFat!!! hehehehe, yay me!
I'm on track to my goal of 20 lbs by my birthday!!! That's even better!!!!
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Today is officially 90 days on SparkPeople. Hard to believe I've only been here that long. It feels like at least a year. I've lost 17 lbs. in 90 days. Pretty impressive for a middle aged woman who's had a hysterectomy.
What I find really strange is that still, no one has noticed. I continue to go to my clients homes, continue to see friends and yet, anyone who doesn't know I'm trying, doesn't see anything different. How can that be? My friend Dawn keeps telling me that when I hit the 20 lb mark, everyone will start to notice. Gosh, I hope so.
I've been pretty good about exercising this week. It is always the hardest thing for me. I've walked the lake 4 out of the last 5 days. That's 3 miles each day. Don't know if I will make it today because of appointments and it's quite cold out but I'm still going to try and get it in. If not, I'll use some weights tonight.
I'm glad I'm here. I'm glad I've changed for the better. I still don't feel "smaller" but while no one sees it, I am. I'm looking forward to the next 90 days. If I can lose just 5 lbs a month that will take me very, very close to where I want to be. I'm still hoping for that 20 lb mark by my birthday.
Ya know, I'm kind of excited about that!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Back in the day....back when I would "diet" I would find myself going along swimmingly. I'd be losing weight, I'd be happy and then...oh then the dreaded pitfall!!! Something like a holiday, birthday, special party, whatever, would come about and I'd fall. I'd fall and getting back up was nearly impossible. If and/or when I'd get back up it could be weeks, months and sometimes even years later. It was that hard for me.
Last week was Passover. What a difficult holiday to get through for me because not only is it my favorite holiday but it is considered the biggest eating holiday filled with yummy foods. The holiday is at my home as well and I cook for weeks. It was hard to maintain and not cheat, very, very hard.
By mid-week I had given away most of the leftovers. I still hadn't completely tracked all my food but I wasn't terrible. By the end of the week, I was back. Tracking everything I ate, making good choices and now I'm completely back in that proverbial wagon.
I didn't lose anything during Passover but I didn't gain either. This morning I had a two pound loss!! Hooray! I feel so pleased that I am back. No excuses, no giving up and gaining it all back, but just back into eating right, exercising and taking back my life.
I really want to thank my friend Dawn who told me about SparkPeople. It really has changed my life. Reaching goals has made this even more rewarding and now I'm back on track for my next one. 20 pounds by my birthday May 18. I want this one so much!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
My ex took our daughter to look at colleges this past week. They left right after Passover dinner. He has the patience of Job and is a really great guy and wonderful dad. We are very good friends.
They got back today and of course his first question was whether there was any chicken soup left. Naturally, I had a whole container waiting for him. As I was feeding him I asked if he liked this dish or that dish and of course, his answer was yes.
So, all those leftovers that were calling my name in the fridge are going home with him tonight. I couldn't be happier because my children don't eat this stuff and I love it. It now won't go to waste and will be really appreciated and best of all won't end up on my hips!!!
Talk about win/win!!!!
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