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Day 25.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wow. Twenty-five days in a row working on ME. I don't think that has ever happened! I'm so proud of myself! Twenty-five is a good number. I played basketball for six years and 25 was my number. I'll not kid ya, I was the shortest and slowest gal on the team, but I loved it. I loved the team work, the practices, the uniforms, the camaraderie, everything. I miss it some days and hope to play again in the not so distant future. Basketball Rocks!

Today's other big news is that it's my anniversary. My third wedding anniversary. Three years ago today I married my partner of seven plus years. We both wore long white gowns, curled our hair and paraded in front of a beautiful group of our friends, both gay and straight. There were ten bridesmaids and twelve small children, six brother-sister sibling pairs, three of which were two, or almost two year old [boy/girl] twins. It was beautiful and fun and wonderful.


  
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ABUCHWEITZ 1/28/2009 7:41PM

    Happy Aniversary! You are so lucky to have found your soulmate!

And way to go on 25days!

The pics are gorgeous as usual!

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ROYALETBONE 1/28/2009 6:12PM

    emoticon Happy anniversary!
Happy 25 days- hope they lead to many more.

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DADAGINNY 1/28/2009 2:48PM

    OMG You two look SOOOOO beautiful!!!!!!!! Happy anniversary!

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Day 24.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This week I've been reminding myself that I [can] succeed one week at a time. So I don't need to fret over this entire year of weight loss. I don't need to undermine my efforts wondering if I'll get pregnant this try. I have no reason to look backward or forward and get down on myself. I only have to be present right NOW. Get through this week the best that I can. Focus on Tuesday. Then Wednesday. Thursday. Friday (when I'm going roller skating AGAIN!!). Etc. Etc. And on Monday I'll weigh in again. And it will be okay because I AM doing a good job. I AM changing my habits, mindset and body.

One week at a time is how it happens. I've only this next weigh in to think about and I can only get there by getting through today.

This week is a snapshot of in the bigger picture of my life.
But I need the right tools and focus to create the ideal result.

  
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ROYALETBONE 1/27/2009 11:28PM

    That warmed my heart.
So lovely, as you are. Further on!

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Day 23.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Weekly weigh in this morning, not what I hoped but progress nonetheless. I lost 1.4 pounds which keeps me on track for my 5% goal but worries me a bit. I'm still in the initial weight loss period and need high numbers at this point. But progress is progress and if my weight isn't changing as fast as my mindset that's not a terrible thing.

My mindset is changing. My habits are changing. My clothes are fitting better. I want to exercise. I feel more like myself, optimistic again.

Here I am on my 29th birthday in front of my favorite place in Boston. The Old State where they first read the Declaration of Independence. They still read it from this balcony every July 4th, it's really cool and I love it.

Happy Monday - a new week to work on a new me!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROYALETBONE 1/26/2009 10:02PM

    "Muscle weighs more than fat".
So, take a chill pill, girl! 1-2 pounds a week, no more... you get that first rush, but just know, take your time, enjoy.
Did you do your measurements? Sometimes, if the scale gets stuck for a while, the measurements can make us way happy.
Sometimes.
Be gentle. You are doing great.
Watch the salt before weigh ins. Don't need water retention to bring down the mood!

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CALGALFOX 1/26/2009 5:50PM

    Just keep it up and the new you will definitely shine through...and I agree with the other post-er, it may have little to do with how much weight you loose, it's the journey. If you can get into the journey there's no stopping you!

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ABUCHWEITZ 1/26/2009 4:10PM

    The greatest part of this blog is that you are feeling better and "more like yourself" Lets be honest would you really car ewhat the number on the scale was if you has the body you wanted, a great bill of healhty and felt like a champ? Didnt think so, the best thing about losing wieght is NOT the number decreasing, its the other things increasing.

You are doing GREAT Keep up the hard work. If you do your Best you will be your Best!

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MEAG29 1/26/2009 2:47PM

    patience girlie pie...and low stress...you'll get there!
Have a good week!

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Day 22 - ROLLER SKATING!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

We went ROLLER SKATING today!!! It was AWESOME!! I love roller skating! As a kid I'd go regularly, at least once each week. I loved it. Sadly, once my step family entered the picture I went only two times. But I still have fond memories and have been trying to get my wife to go for more than a decade. Finally, this afternoon, we went.

I'm terrible! Eleven years without practice really makes a difference. I'm sure the additional pounds didn't help either. But it was so much fun! I can't wait to go again. I've got verbal agreement that we'll go again before one week passes - I.can't.wait!

In other news, I've finally made smaller, more concrete goals. It was tough to sit down and do it but now it's done and it seems more real, more concrete and better. Of course just putting it all down brought up pregnancy questions, goals and plans. Because of this we have new plans, challenges and goals as a family. If I happen to get pregnant this next try everything else won't matter right now, if not, I'm on my way!

Another picture from last year.

There's me, the shortest and thickest of the bunch.
But aren't I cute?

  
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ROYALETBONE 1/26/2009 12:53AM

    Breaking down the big goals really works.
And, hey, if you get preggers, you'll need that healthy lifestyle to raise the kid in!

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ABUCHWEITZ 1/25/2009 9:35PM

    Oh Man I miss roller Skating. My parents met while my dad was a rink guard(so friggen cute right) so we went ALOT as kids. I beg my friends ot go now all the time but they think it is childish. Maybe ill be a BIG KID and have my next birthday there, wouldn;t that be funny.

So are you trying for a baby? If so Best of luck!

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Day 21.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Long day with the in-laws. Eating is ALWAYS tough when we're out of the house all day but add visiting and it's a downward roll turned avalanche. Surprisingly enough I stayed within my calories today! Not on the low end like I do doing the week, but just fine overall.

We started our day with a quick workout and I finished it with SP, vitamins and now, a good night's sleep.
G'bye day 21, hello day 22!!
Have I created a habit yet?

One year ago.

  


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