Sunday, December 28, 2014
It was Christmas day 2012 and the family had sat down for dinner. My Mom was pushing food on me, because according to her, horrors I was getting too thin. Of course once she said something everyone jumped on the band wagon. I wanted to lose another 10 pounds. That would be the weight I was after having Paul, my son. I thought about it, called my Dr., happened to have an appt. with a GI Dr. and mentioned it to her. She said she thought I was at a good weight and shouldn't lose anymore. My primary agreed. It was December 28, 2012. So even though I had already reached goal technically, that was the day that I had made up my mind.
I found that date to be very fitting. You see in 1993 on December 28 we lost our Dad to lung cancer. My Mom lost her best friend at 7:15PM. In 2011 December 11 I was doing a search on the computer for a website that I had used before to lose weight. That is how I found sparkpeople. Now my Mom thinks that I am nuts, but I believe in divine intervention, guardian angels, and that my Dad is with me. I truly believe that he guided me to finding sparkpeople. He knew I had already lost weight, I was discouraged and on the bring of well, saying f* it. I went on to lose 122 pounds.
What better day to reach my goal? It turns an unhappy day into a reason to celebrate, and it honors my Dad. It is a way of saying Dad. I couldn't have done it without you leading me to SP, I couldn't have done it without SP and my SP fanuky. While I lost the weight for me, I guess in an indirect way I did it for my Dad too, and my Mom and son. I guess my Dad was right about another thing he always said, "if you want something bad enough, you will work hard enough to get it." So Dad, you were right as usual, I did it. I worked hard, ate right, in fact I call my journey blood, sweat and tears. I am struggling right now with exercise so help me. I miss you and love you Dad and again
Thursday, December 25, 2014
I slept at my Mom's last night. I woke up this morning on the uncomfortable couch after an uncomfortable night and for a second didn't know where I was. We got home from my brother Mike's house and my Mom went to bed, and Chuck went upstairs to his room t do what ever he does up there. I know my Mom goes to bed at 10 which it was and reads for awhile but I wanted her to stay up and watch It's A Wonderful Life with me. We have the DVD. It was kind of like being at home because I was alone anyway. I watched the rest of the movie on television since it was on and put the light out at 11 or shortly after. I was awake at 7 or a little after and they were still in bed. My Mom snore LOUD so I knew she was sleeping. I fell back to sleep, got back up after 9 and read until aftrer 10 before she got up. My Mom is a sleep in. She use to yell at my Dad if he wasn't out of bed by 10 on the weekends and that was after he worked all week. Boy have things changed.
I couldn't wait to give her the Christmas card I got her with the message inside about going to Madison Square Garden for the UConn game. The look on her face when she read it was priceless. He eyes got really big and the grin that came over her face was......it just made me feel so good. She was really excited. I love to make my Mom happy. When my brother Mike and his wife Sue stopped by on their way over to see Sue's family she told them I am going to Madison Square Garden to see my girls play,. They knew what she was talking about right away, she calls the player's her girls.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I ate what I wanted, didn't stuff myself, I don't drink, I ate candy, pies, and all those good treats. Didn't bring anything home with me except 2 slices of my SIL homemade bread. I enjoyed my treats, but that's what they were, they are not a part of my everyday diet. My birthday is next Wednesday, so I will see some treats again for a day. Tomorrow it's back to everyday eating. Christmas 2014 is one for the books now. There's only 364 days left until Christmas, so my nephew has informed us.
Monday, December 22, 2014
I have signed up for the 5% Winter Challenge again. I am a again. I have always been a . If it isn't broke, why change it? We have not started yet, aren't quite sure when we are going to start, sometime in January. Today is our first assignment. State your goals and exercise plans. I have a hard time with goals. I don't have any goals, maybe that's why I am standing still, and spinning , my wheels. I mean, I do want to keep the weight off, I guess that is a goal. To me it is really a no brainer, I didn't lose the weight to gain it back. There are a lot of things I want, but I know I will never achieve them.
There are a couple things that I set out to do last year and did do. I said I was going to put a $1.00 a day a way for something that I really wanted at the end of the year or to roll over into the next year. I did that. Every third of the month I would take either $30.00 or $31.00 and put it away. It wasn't always easy but I did it. I have $365.00. I am going to do the same thing this year but when Friendship Tours has there beach trip in the summer, I am going on vacation. It will be the first real vacation(week) that I have taken. I also budget $45.00 for gas for the car. I don't go out a lot, sometimes I only put gas in the car every other month or even longer. If I have gas points, Gary uses my points and then pays for my gas. He saves on his gas, and I get to pocket the $45.00 I budgeted. I had a few hundred from that, too. That is where my clothes and gifts came from. Plus, I had some unforseen expenses. Don't we all.
As far as my weight goes, I am happy where I am. Everyone tells me how good I look, health wise, I am a size 6 or 8 and I feel relatively good. I have finally come to the realization that I am not 20 anymore, I will never be a size 0 again, I will always have a flabby stomach from having 3 operations and being pregnant. Paul was a big baby, I gained 76 pounds, yes the Dr. did yell at me at every visit. I was eating for 2, at first they thought there was more than 1. Multiples run in the family. I know have bat wings, and cellulite. For some reason I keep forgetting that I have a 36 year old son, and I am going to be 60 in a few days. ssshhh That;s a secret, don't tell anyone. Actually, I am 26.
Well, here are a few goals, if that's what they are:
1. Save $1.00 a day.
2. Maintain weight 125-139
3. Go and see my Mom at least every other week.(too cheap gas prices)
5. Get out more.
6. Maintain/i,prove my spiritual, physical and mental well being
We are suppose to make a fitness plan too. I have physical therapy tomorrow and will talk
with my physical therapist about an exercise program.
I wish everyone and their families and very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May all your days be blessed.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Do you have your Christmas shopping done? There are only 10 days left to shop. I shopped on line. I buy my own Christmas presents. Out of the clothes that I bought before, The only ones that fit were the bathrobes and pajamas and I did buy my brother flannel pajama bottoms. I bought 3 flannel shirts, petite medium and they were tight across the shoulders. I guess I wear only petite in pants. This is what I purchased just recently and it is here already. I haven't tried anything on because I am going to wrap them and put them under the tree at my Mom's and open them Christmas day.
This turtleneck will go with these pants.
I have wanted a pair of brown corduroy pants for the longest time. I ordered them with my last order, but they were out of stock.
These two shirts layered can also go with the pants, plus I have black pants. I suppose they can also go with jeans.
I bought this to go with my black pants, you can dress it up or wear it for every day. I love it.
The tank toops i bought to wear layered. I needed winter tops. I just love flannel shirts and turtlenecks, can you tell? I wanted a big corduroy shirts, but I am not paying $65.00 for no dang shirt.
I have a pair of red pants this can go with.
I've seen print pants. I may go into the store and try on some, see how they look. Try something new, shake it up. I think I did pretty darn good. All of this for under $90.00 plus I received $10.00 in Kohl's cash for a later purchase. I gave that to my homemaker who wanted to buy her girls some flannel shirt for Christmas. This could get addicting.
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