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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The last time I was here was 2006? WOW!

I don't have much to say today. I had not been feeling well and I couldn't figure out what to give up for lent. I prayed and I think God was leading me to make some healthy choices for myself.

I didn't want to give up a certain food or center my lent around food. So, exercise it was. I must say that I'm pleased. I wouldn't get up off that couch for myself, but I can't stay on that couch when it comes to God.

I love him and I know that he loves me and wants what is best for me.

I'm having fun recording the workouts and I have discovered something - a 10 minute workout is short! Even for a beginner - I could really do more! What a realization that was.

I also realized that I do have time to workout after work. I can get dinner done and even have time to relax, too. This "no time" business is just simply not true. Not that there would never be a day down the road where I'm short on time, but on a regular basis, I have the time.


I love my husband!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

I just do. We've been together FOREVER. Since we were 17 years old - 15 years now!

I've often wondered if I we could stay compatible as we grow older. Especially when I'm learning new things (like my weight loss journey) because he really isn't interested in learning new things. He's pretty happy the way he is - meat and potatos, sports, Sirius radio, me :) - that's all he needs.

But he just called me to let me know that he was home from work early and we were talking and laughing and joking with each other. Now that we're off the phone, I'm smiling just thinking about him.

I consider myself lucky to be able to share my life with someone who makes me laugh and smile every single day.

AAHHH - a feel good journal entry on a yucky rainy day - just what I needed!


Thanksgiving Weekend.....and pre-Thanksgiving week

Monday, November 27, 2006

Well, I didn't do as well as I thought I would. I just changed the title of this because it all started on Monday 11/20.

I went to a show and there was a dinner buffet, I feel that I ate well and I turned down dessert because it wasn't something I was in love with. I wasn't able to exercise this day at all.

I did great on Tuesday.

Wednesday I ate well but didn't workout. I was SO tired - I think I was out before 10pm.

On Thursday I got up and walked to get a paper, they didn't have them at the corner so I had to walk a bit farther (that's ok, right?) so I took about a 15 minute walk. Then I came home and worked out. I think that I did eat fairly well. I didn't do a ton of snacking. I tried all of the desserts that I liked, but I didn't finish any of them. I threw away a plate full of half eaten slivers of pie and lots of pie crust! I also didn't snack at all after dinner.

Friday - up at 2:15 am (I was planning on 3, but Mason was barking and I couldn't get back to sleep) met the girls at 4:15 and we hit the stores. I have never gotten so much shopping done in one day and I'm so happy because it will really cut down on my stress level this Christmas. I will actually be able to slow down and do some things that are meaningful instead of just spending my time shopping every waking moment! I don't even think I did bad eating on Friday. I had an omelette for breakfast, soup and sandwich for lunch, pizza for dinner, but I didn't snack between meals at all. I didn't get to bed until about 11! 21 hours awake - what was I thinking???

Saturday and Sunday - UGH! I should have exercised, I did have the time, I just didn't do it. I walked around 2 grocery stores on Saturday and I did help my husband put up Christmas lights. Sunday I just sat on my butt all day. I couldn't get motivated to do anything! I think my lack of sleep from Friday caught up with me. I took 2 naps! And I munched Saturday night and all day Sunday - definitely mindless eating going on there.

I'm glad that I can re-focus on my program now that most of my shopping is out of the way. I have to get back on track. I was really thinking about quitting - it was just so easy to not think about calories, not to workout. Thank God I snapped out of that mode quickly. I thought, "What are you saying, girl? Are you stupid? Think about how great you've been feeling. Mentally and physically. And you want to throw it away now so you can eat Combos and chocolate cake? PLEASE!"

I have a quick dinner planned for tonight and a nice long workout! I just read my action steps for this week and I'm only supposed to work out in 10-15 minute increments this week, but I can't do that. I need to get one GREAT workout in to get myself back into the swing of things. Then I can do the short workouts for the rest of the week.



Thursday, November 09, 2006

I worked late last night and my husband was tired when I got home - he was ready for bed. So he went upstairs to lay down and watch the hockey game. After I got settled in I went up to just talk about the day and such. I started showing him some stretches - HAHA! We were being goofy and just having a good time and laughing with each other. For us that kind of stuff is pretty normal.

I was thinking about it this morning and feeling happy and grateful for him and then I started thinking about my friend. She's having a little trouble with her husband (also a good friend). They argue and are more "short" with each other than my husband and I are. It hurts me that they don't seem as happy as us. I just know how my husband makes me feel, like last night when we were laughing together, and I just want that so bad for my friends. I hope that when they are home together and no one is around that they are laughing together, too.


So Proud!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

For the first time in my life I am losing weight AND I'm doing it on my own (no diet pills!). I can't remember the last time I've been so proud of myself.

I weighed myself this morning, (as I do every morning) even though I don't officially do my spark weigh in until Friday, and I am down 25 pounds - YES! 25 pounds in 8 weeks. Freaking Amazing!

I'm already bouncing all over the message boards and telling people "YOU CAN DO IT".


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