Thursday, February 14, 2008
It has been very hard for me these last few years. I have gained a ridiculous amount of weight. Most of it was from stress. Health concerns and a divorce just put me over the top.
Now that I am here, I am ready to be the person I always was. Never in my life did I think I would buy size "large". I have always been petite. I can even remember walking into a store once and the woman who ran it said to me, "I'm sorry, we don't have clothes small enough for you here."
I may never hear that again and that's really OK. I just never again want to buy anything large.
Once this weight is off, it's STAYING off. You can count on it!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Today we had a 2 hour delay because of the snow. My daughter, age almost 17 decided she didn't want to in to school. Since they are off next week for Presidents week I said it was ok (she is a straight A student). So, she decided she was going to help me today and asked what she could do. She the volunteered to go grocery shopping for me.
This was great. We made out a list of what I needed and off she went. She came back with all the things on the list and little else. No temptation, no decisions about calories, no feeling deprived because I couldn't have something.
I can't tell you how great that was. I have the food I need to keep on track and no temptations that are calling to me. She thought it was fun until I asked her how she would like to do it every week for decades. Not so much fun anymore!!
So, I made it my business to get on the treadmill again today. Haven't missed a day yet. Still hate it, but still doing it!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Just finished my treadmill walk. I have vowed to myself that no matter what else I do, I have to do at least 1/2 hour on the treadmill every day. I haven't done cardio in a long time because of health issues but there really is no excuse now. I need to get my strength back. I just have to do it if I want to lose that weight. The truth is, I really hate it but when it's over, I'm so happy I did what I needed to do.
But.....I still hate it.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Today, since I promised myself I would walk daily, I once again walked about a mile and a half. I need to build some stamina since I haven't worked out in a very long time.
After my walk (on the treadmill since it's -2 outside) I was doing some stretches and guess what, my muscles hurt!! OMG, HOORAY!!! Ok, I know that sounds weird but it does mean that I'm using them, getting them back in the shape they need to be and that little "ow" is a good thing.
I couldn't be happier about my hurting muscles!!!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I made it through my first week. This morning, my first weigh in, I found I had lost 2 lbs! Ok, well it may not seem much, but first of all, I haven't been doing any carido yet because I'm not cleared for it so that means I lost this just on sheer willpower.
I won't lie. It wasn't easy but....I DID IT! I made it through and hopefully, it will get easier with more practice. Once I add some physical movement, the number will, for sure, keep going down.
I feel like I'm on my way!!! HOORAY!!!
I am editing this entry to say that I have also started a little exercise. Finally got on my treadmill today, I'm so happy about that too!!!
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