Monday, December 27, 2010
With all the Christmas goodies, I was really worried about my weigh in this morning! But it was good, I weighed in at 161.2, Of course, I have been sick with a cold for the past three days and really haven't eaten that much but still that is a four pounds loss in 4 weeks NOT the 10 I wanted or the five that I hoped but it is better than nothing.
The true test will be next week while we are in Cancun! But I plan on working out everyday and watching what I eat, so hopefully will come home at same or lower weight!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Here I am, one week later! Had my weigh in this am and have gained 4 ounces (165.6)! Hubby said that is better than gaining 4 pounds, which is true BUT not what I am striving for.
Granted I did not work out like I should have. I did workout with Krista and Tim 2 days for 1 hour each day but then on the other days I didn't , so I don't have anyone to blame but me!
I AM NOT GIVING UP! I still have two weeks to lose BUT think I should be a little more realistic and set my challenge for maybe five pounds instead of the ten.......NOT. But if I don't lose the ten I will not let it make me feel bad about myself!
I am frustrated but I will continue on!
Monday, December 06, 2010
This is a picture that I took on my first day being on Spark People and I weighed 167.
This is a picture that I took this morning after being on SP for 3 months and I weighed 165.2.
So, as you can see, there is not much of a change in my appearance. I still see the "fat girl"!
Even though I have lost a little over a pound, this pound keeps going back and forth and of course I want it to keep going down and stay down. A thought came to me that I could make a challenge to myself which is the reason for my blog.
My challenge is to lose 10 pounds by December 31st, 2010. We leave for vacation on the 1st and it would be nice to go and not be embarrassed to be in a swimsuit!
To reach the goal of my challenge I will do the following DAILY:
Work out daily for at least 30 minutes
Post my meals and exercise
Keep myself active all day
NOT weigh in ( I will weigh in on Mondays)
I will blog my progress on the Monday weigh ins. I feel that by challenging myself, I am accountable to me, this is something that I have not been doing. I put in the motions and then when I'm not seeing the progress that I THINK should be happening, I have this a habit to give up....but since being on SP I haven't been giving up so much as letting myself slid for days at a time and then get mad (at me) because of this.....so in a way I have keep myself in the proverbial circle. I am hoping that I will become more consistent with my daily regiment and that it will become 2nd nature.
Thank you all of my SP friends, y'all have been such inspirations to me!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Is one way that I look at turning the BIG 60! I never felt better than I do right now! I have a wonderful supporting DH, who is also my best friend.
When I was 10, I found out that my Mom was going to have another baby! Can you imagine the feelings that I went through at that age? At first, I was embarrassed about it but when my friends found out they thought that was pretty cool! Well, my youngest sister (and my exact look alike) was born 5 days before my 11th birthday. What a birthday present!
When I was 20, well almost, I gave birth to my oldest daughter, Wendi. She was born on April 1st, 1970 and of course I turned 20 on the 16th of June. A very precious birthday gift!
When I turned 25, my sweet sister, Bonnie (who is 18 months younger), called me to wish me a Happy Birthday. In that conversation, she asked me "how does it feel to be a half a century old?" Let me tell you, that question sent me into a tizzy. One reason was because, I did feel old. I had three children by that time and was their sole support. My Grandma, made me realize that age is just mind over matter. So I made up my mind that day that I was not going to be old!
When I was 40, my second daughter, Julie, made me a Grandma for the first time. She gave me Alexandria Louise, whom I can still call my Baby! She will turn 20 this month! We are very proud of her, she is our Marine and following her dream!
Now that I am 60, Wendi's oldest daughter, Erika Paige, has made her Momma a Nana at 40 and her Grandma, a Great-Grandma. What could be a more exciting way to celebrate this glorious age than to have a new life born? And I still do not feel old. Don't get me wrong, I have days where I feel "old" but most days I feel like I did when I was in my 30's and going strong!
At 60, I exercise more (and really enjoy it) than I ever have. I also eat better and make better choices than I did when I was younger.
Some people tell me that they would like to live over their younger years, knowing then what they know now. Not me! I lived those years and learned from them and am quite comfortable and more confident than I have ever been. The only problem that I have, is my weight and slowly but surely that will soon not be a problem.
So, on being 60, I would say that it is the best time of my life and it can only get better from here!
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