Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I make it no secret that a four year plateau has taken me to the edge of insanity. I've slipped in and out of depression, cried, been angry and bitter BUT I've never given up. Sidestepping the negative side of the plateau I've learned how to manage a weight loss of 75ish pounds for four years. I've learned the value in food, the value in myself, the value in working out and most important the value in my mental health around food and personal acceptance. Plateau's while frustrating can lend themselves to some valuable life lessons and personal growth.
I'm on the edge ... of the plateau, again. I posted a 9 pounds loss which puts me back to the tipping point. If I dip into the 220's I'll have broken the plateau. I can again taste the victory that's just a mere 6 pounds away. Everyday is a victory in my world and every work out is cherished. I will say this, everything will brighten into techno color when I break the plateau and mark my words - IT WILL HAPPEN.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I was moved to tears today when I read one of my e-mails. In part it said this:
The SparkPeople Community thinks you are a motivation to others!
SparkPeople Members can vote for SparkPages that are motivational, based on Community involvement, personal accomplishments and more. You have received enough votes to become a "SparkPeople Motivator."
My wellness journey is well documented here and I feel blessed that so many feel I'm a motivator. Sometimes I feel alone & scared on this journey but now I realize all I have to do is reach out & say hello I might need you today.
“If you have faith in yourself, you will accept changes easily. You won’t be afraid of who you might become.”
Thank you for allowing me to have faith in myself. Thank you for being there in the front row watching, listening and lending a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on or an ear to bend as my life unfolds and I reinvent myself.
Friday, March 30, 2012
I've hit my breaking point with this plateau of mine. I've done my time, I've paid for my past sins and it's time to get out. If I have to dig my way out with a toothpick, I will and I'm gonna make it!!
I went to a workshop last night at a new Chiropractors office to learn more about their wellness program and support system. Today, I'm contacting Doc to let him know that I want to try a new program, with New Doc. *GASP* I am also contacting Doc to have him review the new program and lend his thoughts. I'm very interested to see what he has to say. Honestly, unless he tells me it will 1) kill me or 2) cause great bodily harm I will move forward. In fact, I have a consultation already set up for April 14th.
Working out, on average, 10 hours a week and eating, on average, 1,500 calories a day and seeing little improvement in my physical body is a mind tweak. I don't want a fad diet or a crash diet, I want something that is healthy and nutritious and has support. I told the Mr early this morning, "I can't be this fat for much longer. I'm done."
I've got to keep trying. Keep searching. I will find my Lightning in a bottle . . .
"The universe has a plan. Be still, listen and then embrace it."
Thursday, March 29, 2012
May 1st and beyond I'll be commuting and won't be able to return home for lunch to cook me something fancy and healthy - I've had it good for 12+ years. In preparation for this life changing event I'm planning to buy a fabulous lunch bag with containers to carry all my yummy lunches and snacks. Here's where I ask for your help . . . I need great lunch ideas. I'll have a microwave and a small frig to help me out. I'd like to put together five or more complete lunch ideas so I'll never be caught without options or be forced to eat out.
So, WOW me with your go-to portable lunches!! All ideas are welcome, I'll modify for my food restrictions.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Mr and I went to Vegas - check another item off his bucket list!
I felt fabulous going, during and after the trip. I no longer felt like the fat chick standing to the side trying to fit in. I dressed sexy, I felt sexy and I lived in the moment. I ate, drank, went to the hot tub, road ATV's in The Valley of Fire, I rocked it at the Blue Martini, I giggled as we walked across the boarder of NV & AZ at the Hoover Dam, I walked until my feet were numb and I got a tattoo at Hart & Huntington from Dizzle!
Hoover Dam . . .
All the pools at the Hard Rock were like ice so we stuck with the hot tubs. I had a moment of panic when six, VERY fit, VERY muscular guys joined our hot tub. There was NO WHERE to hide. What did do, smiled and said hello.
To me, there's nothing sexier than a confident woman! Ya, that was me . . .
Yup, I enjoyed a drink or two, HA!
The Valley of Fire. We had a perfect day to ride.
It's all fun and games until someone flips their ATV. The rider likely broker her collar bone & had other trauma. She, and her family, were dropped off at the ER on our way back into town.
The newest tattoo. A tribute to my Lil' Sara who passed on 12-7-11
Johnny Smalls for Tapas. I couldn't pass up the grilled peanut butter & jelly sandwich. SINFUL! The food here will be talked about for years to come. What made it better, it was included in our groupon.com purchase for the Hard Rock stay.
Walking the strip . . . six straight hours of walking! SIX!!
The Mr and the girls . . .
The smallest of walk breaks . . .
I was ALL done . . .
We did not win here but the Mr actually paid for part of the trip with his winnings. YA!
I turned a lot of head when I stepped out for the night. I felt great and glamorous!
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