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Measuring success

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words, and weight and measurement trackers, too. I asked my husband to take "before" pictures of me tonight. I had taken pictures of me two years ago and failed to make any progress; I gained weight after them. I've already lost 20 pounds since I started getting serious about changing my lifestyle in mid-January but I want to lose 20-30 more. Boy, pictures don't lie. They just remind you of what you avoid in the mirror every day. I've got A LOT of work to do but I'm so determined to change the way I look and feel. I'm going to continue working hard to achieve my goals and I've decided that I'll take the same picture, in the same undies, once a month until I'm satisfied with my progress. Maybe then I'll be brave enough to share them here. We'll see... emoticon

  
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NEILITHICMAN 3/20/2012 11:10PM

    Good luck

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Compliments and cupcakes

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

When you see someone every day, it's hard to detect changes that happen slowly over time. Case in point: I work with my friend Ann, so we see each other 5 days a week. We went to lunch today and while we were standing in line to order, she told me that she was at her daughter's house last night looking at her wedding photos from December. She said there were some pictures of me and when she saw them, she realized how much of a difference there is in my appearance from then to now. It was really a nice compliment to hear after recently thinking to myself that I'm working hard but not "seeing" big results.
Today is Ann's birthday and the boss brought in cupcakes for everyone to celebrate. After lunch, Ann walked around the office passing them out and she didn't offer me one. She knew I wouldn't take it and I'm glad that she's being considerate of my efforts by not trying to tempt me. She's a great friend!

  
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MOMMY445 3/18/2012 2:25PM

    that is indeed wonderful! you can do this! you are worth it! have a great day!

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RYBLUEEYES 3/14/2012 4:00PM

    That's great!

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TINK9305 3/14/2012 8:58AM

    Thats wonderful!!!!!! Glad you have a close true friend!!!!! :)

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Meltdown

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I'm so focused on losing weight that I'm starting to obsess. I asked my hubs to make me breakfast, and I'm a control freak, so I tried really hard not to judge or hover while he made it. When I came to get my food I looked over and he had a bottle of canola oil on the counter. I freaked when I realized he cooked my egg beaters in oil because I forgot to buy Pam when I was at the store yesterday. When I say I freaked, it ended with me in our bedroom, door closed, covers over my head in the bed (crying). What the heck is wrong with me???? I'm so afraid of a little canola oil in the pan and on my eggs, which he patted dry, that I turned into a puddle of emotions. Thank God he's a loving, forgiving man; otherwise, I'd probably be lonely for the rest of my life.
I've pulled myself together and I'm putting things back in perspective. He's going to love me regardless of whether or not I lose weight and get back in shape. That's what matters the most. However, I will not stop what I've been doing to change my physical body, but I will be a little less rigid moving forward.

  
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DAMARIS135 3/15/2012 10:22AM

    I can see myself doing the very same exact thing. thank God for loving forgiving spouses lol

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MOMMY445 3/11/2012 1:21PM

    you can do this! you are worth it!

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IMKELRAE 3/11/2012 12:18PM

    AZMOMXTWO, he is and I'm so lucky to have him.

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AZMOMXTWO 3/11/2012 12:01PM

  he must be the best hubby around

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HEYITSLISA 3/11/2012 11:52AM

    emoticon emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 3/11/2012 11:51AM

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I want to be a loser

Friday, March 09, 2012

It's Biggest Loser time on TV and I watch it to motivate myself. Lately though, it's been making me second guess my program. I'm losing weight and inches, albeit slowly. I can't help but be discouraged when I see their rapid loss of excess pounds compared to my slow decline on the scale. I know what they're doing is atypical and I'll try to get it out of my head but it's going to be hard since another episode will be on next week and I can't resist watching.

  
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NELLZIE04 3/9/2012 11:54PM

    Their results are not realistic. You are doing it the right away and keeping it off! So many people from the BL put on the weight after the competition. I wouldn't worry about it!

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MOMCHEERS 3/9/2012 11:51PM

    They work out like 8 hours a day - have all their food provided for them - and have personal trainers... Be happy with any loss and celebrate the small victories emoticon

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DXMUSIC 3/9/2012 11:44PM

    Hang in there! you'll do better losing it slowly. emoticon

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Insert Expletive Here

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I gained .6 pounds this week but lost inches so I'm not sure if that's good or bad. This is my "hormonal" week so did that affect my weight? I'll just tell myself, "yes", and move on. Now, to put the .6 pounds out of my mind.
I'm going to a wedding this afternoon and I'm not going to eat the cake, or should I? Decisions, decisions...

  
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CHRISTIANVIC 3/4/2012 10:12AM

    I wouldnt worry about the .6 losing inches is great! Probably toned up and gained some muscle( which explains the .6 from what i understand it weighs more than fat) thus losing the inches so that is awesome! Good job at the wedding with the cake!

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IMKELRAE 3/3/2012 7:20PM

    Thank you for your comments. I ate a leeetle bit of cake and that was it! I really wasn't feeling deprived as I watched the guests around me stuff their faces with two pieces each. Since I've cut sugar out, it doesn't call to me like it used to. Now, I can take it or leave it.

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-CHERYL 3/3/2012 9:59AM

    I would eat a bite of the cake and eat it only if it was really really good and I wanted to eat it. I always add on a couple pounds around TOM.

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TEALBERI 3/3/2012 9:37AM

    Hmmm... that is a tough choice! For me, if I skipped the cake, I'd probably want to binge on something sweet later, so I'd probably just have a couple bites of the cake to satisfy my sweet tooth, and move on. Or skip it and have a Skinny Cow! :) either way, have a wonderful day, and congrats on the inches lost!!

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