Monday, April 05, 2010
I hope everyone had a great Easter! I sure did! I even did pretty well at dinner, eating smaller portions yet still eating my favorites. I felt pretty confident until last night when I snuck into the kids candy...oops I've felt pretty sluggish today and definitely regretting my indulgence. Oh and I almost forgot, (but I'm sure the darn will remember), I took the kids to a buffet. This is what has sort of become a tradition when my step-kids visit. I'm not the best cook and when I've got a house full I usually resort to the easy way out and order pizza. The kids also love the arcade there and it was a place where their father and I would take them nearly every time they visited. It's almost a tradition...a very high calorie tradition! Oh well, just means I'm gonna have to work extra hard this week to burn off those couple of pounds again. I'm ready to get back on track though with my eating and maybe even throw in some exercise. That is where my motivation really lacks but gosh darnit, the weather is so gorgeous I need to take advantage of it and take some walks or something. I need to be creative since I'll have my two young kiddos with me. Any ideas on how to incorporate them into my exercise routine? Maybe I should join a gym where they have child care...hmmmmm
Anyways, Easter was great! I went to the most beautiful Easter Sunday church service I've ever been to. It was amazing. Then I took the kids to Kaufman Stadium for a special Easter event with an egg hunt and free attractions, plus an open practice to where we could watch the Royals warm up for their season opener today. It was great fun, here's some pics. My kids are the blondies and the older ones are my step-kiddos. I just love spending time with them, as do my kids.
I got the big kids back to their moms' house around 4:00, (cuz they had another dinner to attend), and was able to get back home and enjoy the beautiful weather outside. The kids rode their bikes and little motorized cars up and down the road and we were also very creative with the sidewalk chalk!
As with any other holiday, I like to honor my husband's memory in some sort of way. I thought about going by the cemetery and even started to go there and then I remembered something. This "Flying Wish Paper" that I had found at Hallmark. You can write a note, a dream, a prayer, or anything on it and then you light it with a match and POOF! It's up to Heaven! The kids really had fun and I felt my hubby would be proud
My son wrote on his, "I love you Daddy." And she wrote, "I hope your having fun in Heven."
I feel so blessed for my family. They give me inspiration, courage and a huge reason to keep on pursuing my journey to happiness. They are SOOO worth it! And so am I!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Okay, so I'm super excited to announce that I rid myself of those few pounds and am in the 160's!!!! YAY! That's 22 pounds since I began Spark People and 4 of it was in the last 9 days of March. I got really motivated with this last challenge, (THANK YOU RUN2MYDREAMS!), and have totally rocked it! I don't even feel like rewarding myself with food like I normally do after a diet, I just want to keep on going. You know why? Because this truly isn't a diet! I don't have to keep telling myself that, I KNOW it!
Another biggy for today is that I announced my loss on Facebook! This was huge to me! I'm always so scared of what people will think, especially all of those peers from high school. I didn't want to let them know that I struggle with my weight, that I was fat, that I needed support. I was also afraid of rejection. What if no one commented or "liked" my accomplishment. It's kind of gotten to me before, when I say something really emotionally hard to say, and then nothing. No comments, no encouragement, nada. Well this time I didn't care! I put it out there for the world to see! I'm confident enough in myself that even if they didn't comment I would hold my head up high and know in my heart that I am worth it! I also wanted to do this because it would keep me accountable...ALL those people know now and I'm not about to let them down!
BTW, my comments are blowin up and I've got 5 friends who "like" my status...so far! This feels awesome! I'm so confident and I'm ready for the whole world to know....I'm baaacckk!!
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