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Spring cleaning!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Well I spent most of yesterday with my mom and we got all my 6 loads of laundry done between us! We had to go to the laundromat it was quite a feat! Today I'm excited and a little bit scared.. The time has come to clean out my closet and get rid of my big clothes.. I still have some 4X's hanging around here! This will be both terrifying and gratifying I am sure.. terrifying in that I am a single woman on disability with just a small check every month and the only clothes I can really afford are found on clearance racks or second hand via Ebay, garage sales and the Goodwill..etc. And I'm scared to see what my wardrobe really looks like without all the padding.. you know what I mean.. all these clothes hanging in the closet that I never wear due to ill fit and it will be a reality check for me.. but I never plan to head on back to the higher sizes and this will be cleansing.. and in fact it's time to take stock.. see what I really do have in regards to a wardrobe.. so please wish me luck! I am scared!

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MRSHONEYC 5/3/2009 7:53AM

    I remember going with my mom to the laudro-mat when DH and I were first married. They were more "sharing time" moments with her!
CONGRATS to you on beginning to weed out the past in your closet! You're going to have more room in there!! That was another major step for me, as well - to let go of those bigger clothes and be determined to NEVER go back to them again.

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KITEFLYINGAL 5/2/2009 11:17PM

    this is a very important step.. once they are gone you ca never gain that weight back.. I get rid of mine soon as i am out of them.. done and gone!

You will feel so much better after doing this..

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I'm Back!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Okay so I think it's time to start blogging again. It's been a while since January for me.. and I'm happy to say that while I haven't been very active I have lost another 7 pounds since the last time I logged in. I was afraid I wouldn't have changed or worse might have gained. The fact is that I had planned to go skiing. and instead ended up getting a very severe asthma attack. It was so bad I was scared for my life. The fact was my medicine I was taking to relieve the asthma was advair which is a drug you take to prevent asthma not to get rid of an asthma attack so I was not taking the right medication in the right doses hence the asthma problems.. I have learned and become informed and I am doing much much better now but it scared the living bejesus out of me and I've been a bit scared to exercise since. I had been on a walk to the library which normally is a pretty good walk for me about 3 miles there and 3 miles back.. I collapsed on the way there. See the fast acting inhaler that I use is in a different type of container than the advair discuss and this was a sample given to me from my doctor because my pro air was not working for me like my albuterol used to so she gave me this sample of what i thought was ventilin which is another fast acting inhaler.. I didn't look at the bottle I just inhaled it and it wasn't getting any better.. luckily a good samaritan picked me up and gave me a ride home and I was able to use my nebulizer which had the albuterol in it I had to use it several times for it to work but eventually I was much better and then I saw my doctor and we got everything under control properly. but wow.. that was a very close call and I almost died. I shut down.. got scared and decided to just use my eliptical machine to work out and stop walking.. at least at home I had my machine nearby if I had a problem with asthma but that is no way to live for me as i get severely depressed when I shut myself in my house and I cannot function that way so I've braved the world once again and armed with the right asthma medication I think I'm ready to start back into my walking regime and I'm sure my mood will improve accordingly. Fear.. it really can debilitate someone!!!! So luckily I didn't backtrack.. I also went out and bought Jillian Micheal's tape the 30 day shred and wow let me tell you for someone just used to walking and the elliptical machine let me tell you.. doing pushups, jumping jacks and ab exercises is tought! 5 minutes into the tape and I was literally crying my eyes out. What a wake up call!!!! I felt proud of myself for doing it. I did have to take breaks and it was just the first phase of a three part group of exercises and it was 20 minutes in all but I think I needed it. Jillian Michaels is one of the personal trainers on the Biggest Loser .. she is amazing.. if you haven't tuned into that show .. DO!!! It's incredibly motivating and wonderful to see the transformations these people undergo while on the show. I myself have applied and sent in a tape to the Biggest Loser but alas have never gotten any call about it. I plan to reapply here soon. Yes I've lost a lot of weight. it has made an incredible impact on my life.. daily functions.. My feet don't hurt all the time anymore just after a long days walking.. my back doesn't hurt all the time like it used to. I'm not out of breath just going to the car and I don't sweat constantly those are just a few of the changes losing 145 pounds has done for me. And yet here I sit.. I'm 237 pounds and just 5'4" people look at me and I'm still the fat chick. I haven't had a date in years.. I've a long road ahead still.. but the future looks bright.. I mean I can do so much more now then I have been able to do in years.. Yes I still hate my body.. I'm flabby and I'm still uncomfortable and I'm always using a blanket to push in my abs to be comfortable while sitting here at the computer. I wish I could do more than I do.. I see those people on the Biggest loser and I marvel at what they are able to do there at the ranch working out 4-6 hours a day! Wow I think I would just drop dead! I can't do 5 minutes of jumping jacks without crying and stopping.. I'll get there but I'm afraid it will take much longer than the 17 weeks it has taken these people to lose over one hundred pounds. Anyway, I do not expect to lose more than 1 or 2 pounds a week but as long as I'm maintaining or losing weight I will feel good. I've taken to putting a sticker on my calendar after I have worked out for the day. Currently April had two stickers.. Lets see that May has at least 3!!!!

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MRSHONEYC 5/3/2009 7:50AM

    My daughter was diagnosed with asthma at 4-1/2 years old so I know the complications of all those bottles etc. I remember sitting up at night holding that nebulizer to her face every couple of hours. At least they've improved those machines since then!
CONGRATS on incorporating "the next step" in your healthy lifestyle journey! I remember when I began mine, I'd walk the subdivision and then my hubby wanted to start going to the gym - ah, next step!
You've done a remarkable job on your journey, and reading this blog reminds me of the journey that I, too, took! The "little" things that you mention - feet not hurting, sweating less, not being out of breath so easily - those are major eye openers! My "happy moment" was the day that I could see my toes without bending forward and pushing the belly out of the way - THAT was an INCREDIBLE day! Another was the day I was able to start running and I didn't have an "accident" doing it!
You WILL be able to do more than you are doing "today". I mean, look back on where you WERE and what your limitations WERE. You've reached some great milestones on your journey. Those people on TBL have someone cooking for them, waking them up to exercise and all that, so of COURSE they're going to have quick results! My sister, Bear14GSB here on SP, says to not look at the BIG number, but to break it down into 10's. And I say, make SURE you reward yourself when you make those milestone losses. A new pair of shoes, a pedicure, whatever, as long as you are patting yourself on the back for reaching some mini goals. :)

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Down 10 pounds in a month!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I am happy with myself.. I mean sure compared to the Biggest Losers it's not much.. but I'm doing this by myself and for myself and I know I'm doing the best I can with what I have. I think it would be awesome to have the support and competition they have.. I have myself applied and sent in a video to become a contestant once 4 years ago and I'm going to try again and have another video made to send in.. because wow how inspiring and wonderful an experience that would be ... however feel I'm on the right track...

I do not agree that 10 pounds is necessarily a size though.. i think it varies from 10 to 20 pounds....it really just depends on my body.. Ihave lost inches too.. but the main thing is I'm getting more responsible, informed and I feel more in control of me than I have in a very long time.


I'm more than halfway to my goal!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Omg I just realized today.. that not only did I lose 3 pounds this week but I'm more than halfway to my goal.. In fact I have been for quite a while unbeknown to me! Wow.. I guess at 262 I reached the halfway point and here I am sitting pretty at 244. YAY ME! Well that's great to realize... just great. I feel much better about losing that 3 pounds..


A new milestone!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I realized that I was crossing my legs last night! I have not been able to cross my legs due to overweight in Years.... I cannot even tell you how long it's been since I was able to cross my legs last. I'm truly amazed.

Last night I met the parents of my sons girlfriend when I had them and their three year old son as well as my parents, my son and his girlfriend over for dinner. It went well. They are a nice family and I couldn't like Katie any more than I already do. She's a nice girl.

Well I was just tickled pink about that revelation and thought I should share it.. we need to enjoy the little things on this journey...

take a moment and reflect.. what was your latest wow moment? care to share?

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STARPEACE 10/13/2008 7:57PM

    I love your blog. It is true the things that might sound little to one is major to another. The fact that we woke up this morning is a reason to be greatful!!! AMEN!!!!

I am happy everything worked out fine!!! emoticon

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ZORAHGAIL 10/13/2008 4:13PM

    Hooray for little victories! Thanks for sharing yours.

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BRIZZIE. 10/13/2008 3:36PM

    Way to go! Isn't it funny how sometimes the simplest things in life can make you smile! You are heading in the right direction that's for sure.


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