Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Hokay....So I am walking around the house feeling skinnier than I have in over 40 years. I am so determined to stay on track it's crazy!
I am a chocoholic, have been since I was a preschooler, and that lets you know how long I have enjoyed this decadent sweet. I have learned to bake desserts to die for, cookies to smack your sister over the head for, and cheesecakes that make your knees go weak!
So, after the better part of a century, I finally got my brain cells in order, and realized that I have to smarten up....because I want to live, I don't want to get sick and die like so many dear sweet souls I have known. So after pondering my situation, I realized that SP is the only place that I can get help and learn to take care of myself. And...I am doing it. (Check my Feb. 18 blog)
Then....a phone call this morning from my middle and youngest daughters. They are heading out of my town and tell us to check the front porch. There is sitting a large bag full of packages. My DD's live out of town and it takes quite a few hours driving to get here. Those two goofy adorable loving girls of mine, both of them with sore throats decided to bring us some gifts because they know we miss them a lot and we don't always get to see them as much as we would like.
The reason they didn't stay is my DH is still down with the 'flu and neither of them wanted to cross contaminate and make the situation worse. So they drove 120 miles plus a three hour ferry ride to drop of these goodies for us.
Was I in tears or what.
One of the gifts was a box of sugar free handmade chocolates from a decadent candy maker in our area.
Realizing how much they went out of their way, and how much love was put into the other gifts that they bought...I decided to pop one and only one chocolate. It was not sweet and I probably could have eaten more, but I didn't want to. (Surprise, surprise)
I couldn't not....and the funny part, is that neither of them know yet that I have been losing weight and that I'm on SP. Because they know how much I would have enjoyed eating the whole box. So when they see me in another month....I'm sure they are going to be surprised.
I went for a hard 30 min. walk this afternoon, and decided to skip lunch. The chocolate was my lunch. And it's back to healthy eating at dinner today.
So yes...I popped a chocolate...and it's OK.
I might even pop another one next week if the scales are nice to me.
Stay safe and be happy my fellow sparkers!!!
Monday, March 04, 2013
I lost another pound.
As always I was hoping for a little more. But I know it gets harder as time goes on and ones weight is less.
However....I had an unexpected compliment last night from my DH. He has said nothing about the way I look since I started back on SP at the beginning of Jan.
He has said tho'...that he is proud of me for sticking so well to a healthy eating program...and for getting out and walking alot.
That has been a great support for me.
The compliment came when I was standing at the kitchen sink, preparing veggies for a salad for last night's dinner.
He was standing in the doorway, (my back was to him)....he said, "You're getting skinny!"
I was surprised, but stayed calm and decided to ask him why he said that.
He said my butt was smaller and that my jeans were getting baggy around my butt.
I didn't react hardly at all....almost afraid to...I really didn't know how to react as I NEVER!!! have had a compliment like that in my life.
But what did happen, was the feeling inside me literally filled me with satisfaction and contentment. I stood there with a little smile on my face, I thanked him for saying it, and went on preparing the salad.
I was afraid of spoiling the moment.....I realized that I don't know how to take compliments like that. It is such a positive verification of what I am doing here on SP. I continued making dinner in such a mood of renewed purpose.
To top it off, these jeans are ones I bought when I was at my lowest weight (160lb.) three years ago....and they are a size 16.
Just over 2 months ago I was wearing a size 22.
So even though the scales are not as dramatic as I would like....the actual results
are in the eye of the beholder.
Here's to another week of progress for all of us!
Thank you Chris (Sparkguy)
Monday, February 25, 2013
That's how I've been feeling these past 4 days with a strained back. The weather is miserable, wet, windy, cold, dreary, blah.
For the past two months, I get up, go to the computer(SP) find out what I can eat,
go to the kitchen make my meal, eat it. Then try to figure out what I can do to make the day pass faster.
At lunch, it's the same. Go to the computer, go to the kitchen, etc, etc, etc....la-la-LAH-la-la-lah.
Whaaaaaw...I think I have cabin fever.
Inspite of this mental fog I'm in, I have been doing well with my weight loss.
Another 2 lb. down last week... surprised me...I was hoping for at least .5 as my back kept me from exercising as much as I usually do.
And that's what I'm here for...so, again, Lyn....you know SP works, friends encouragement keeps you going when you're in a funk...so suck it up princess, and realize how blessed you really are!
That's my ramble for this week...hope you all are doing well, and if not, know that Sparkers are a great inspiration and support...don't feel afraid to reach out, it doesn't indicate weakness, asking for help indicates acknowledgement of yourself and your needs. In my eyes, it is a sign of strength.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
"Use it up.
Wear it out.
Make it do...
or do without."
This piece of advice was given to me many years ago.
It's not easy.
But it can be done.
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