Wednesday, March 12, 2014
BTW, she made the dresses herself!!!
PS. Any comments, please leave at the blog site of the wedding video. It is truly amazing! OH, and her Father is 100-years-old!! Just BEAUTIFUL!
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Every year at this time a dear friend of mine has a dinner get-together for me and three other friends. It is a memorial dinner in remembrance of her husband (who was also my best friend) who passed away in 2011. My friend is a GREAT cook and a GREAT baker.
Well, the meal was huge and wonderful, as usual, and the desserts were awesome. Homemade chocolate cake, apple and peach pies (just divine) and even homemade cookies that she knows I cannot resist. Soooooooo, I ate. I didn't stuff myself, mind ya, but I seriously did not have to stuff myself in order to reach an extraordinary amount of calories in one day.
Of course all this would be totally impossible to track, so this is just a DAY that came, saw and conquered. But, it only conquered 1 day and tomorrow the Sheriff is back in town.
Nothing wrong with that Sheriff image - but then - hey, a girl can dream, can't she?
Have a good week - or else!!!
Friday, February 28, 2014
OK, I posted a blog this morning to give my first week back on the program weight loss report - Clicked on whatever it is that gets a blog posted and BAM(!) it just disappeared. Grrrrrrrrrr!
So, ran my necessary errands and now back home I try again.
Well, buddies, this morning I was shocked to see a 4.5 pound loss on my scale read out. Wow, that was a big shocker! Like a stunner! So, I deliberated a bit on how that could have possibly happened and here are my theories:
Last Thursday, like all day and all night before I went to bed, knowing that Friday morning I was going to weigh myself for the first time in a long time and officially restart my health program, I ate TONS and TONS and TONS of food - like anything and everything I wanted. Therefore, last Friday morning when I weighed myself it may not have been my true weight but a read-out of all of my sins from the day and night before.
I don't know if that makes any sense, but no matter, there is another theory.
I have been over eating, as in comfort eating, and junk food eating, for over a year now ... so, when I suddenly started eating well and tracking my every morsel and, more importantly, staying within my prescribed calorie range for weight loss each day - my body went into shock, which in turn threw my metabolism into warp drive
and thus in one week an amazing 4.5 loss.
Now, I imagine next Friday will see a much lower number in weight loss, since my chubby little body has now adjusted to the shock and awe of limited calorie consumption, but that is OK. I'm back in the saddle again and for now that is all that matters.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Well, this Friday, February 28th, I will have been back on my good health program for one week. Friday is also going to be my weigh-in day. Hopefully that little ticker thingy on my spark page will move a bit to the RIGHT. It's been a bit of a "leftist" ticker for waaay too long.
Anywho, I am feeling sooooo much better in the past week. It's crazy awesome, isn't it, just how quickly you notice a difference in the way you feel. Now, I doubt that my little weight loss ticker thingy will move that much by this Friday (BUT IT BETTER MOVE SOME!!!), but it won't take me off course even if it doesn't move at all- I'll just get furious for a second or two
and then I will eat an apple.
It cures everything, ya know ...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tomorrows a big day for me. It is February 21st.
First a short story:
On December 17, 2009 I discovered Spark People while surfing the internet looking for some kind of accountability site that might help me commit to my much needed weight loss. I have a disciplined mindset and approach to just about everything I do with an “all or nothing” attitude. The “all” part is great, but when I don’t have that “all” all the way etched into this brain, I ended up choosing “nothing”.
Anyway, discovered SP and made a commitment to start my spark program on January 1, 2010. Started on the target date and by mid-March of that year I had reached my goal of losing 24 pounds. I stayed within my prescribed calorie range of 1200 calories per day (never once went over it) and I tracked every single morsel of food that I stuck in my mouth. It was thrilling to watch the weight come off that I had gained after my Father passed away, 3 years earlier, and to find myself back in my formerly slim body.
All went well for months – I joined a gym after I loss the weight – Did tons of strength training and also took up running. And then one day my Mother’s dementia suddenly progressed to the point that I had to leave my life behind and become her full time caregiver. I have written enough blogs over the years about that, but suffice it to say I gained weight over the next 4 years and there really wasn’t much I could do about that.
So, Mom passed away this past December and it’s been tough. Aside from grief and depression, I have been ill. Actually, becoming ill the day after her funeral. And you know what can really wreak havoc on one’s health? – Yes, diet. And mine has been lousy every single day for nearly 4 years now. My atrocious diet did bring me comfort, however – the only comfort available to me during those years – and so I cannot say that I regret its presence. But this is today and now I need a different kind of comfort. Now I need to see me again –the best friend that I have ever had – and to be comforted, helped and cheered on by my other bestest friends in all the world – YOU.
Ya know, I don’t even know what I weigh, but I will tomorrow morning and tomorrow my ticker thingy will show how many pounds I need to lose. Making a public commitment to “do it ALL the way” is both the easiest and the hardest thing ever to do, and as I write this I am already thinking about all the garbage food I should scarf down tonight before tomorrow begins. But tomorrow, February 21st, I will begin … again.
The last part of this blog (the link below) is just to say that maybe all of us need help from time to time ...
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