Thursday, June 25, 2009
wow i can't believe i haven't blogged since monday. i just noticed that when i sat down to do this one. well i have had a wonderful week. where last week i was being plagued with problems this week is the total opposite....all is good in my world right now. i'm so full and happy i can't almost stand myself...
i've started my walking in the mornings before i get ready for work as the weather here is horrible. it is about 99* daily with no rain. heat index is 110*. so walking during the day is out. i've come to enjoy my mornings on the road with just me and my pups and my thoughts. clears your head and gets you pumped for the day ahead.
my son finally got a job after a year, and that is no small feat for him. i love my son don't get me wrong, but he lost his way some time ago and getting back has been a long road for him. he still has a ways to go but he is much closer to the son i raised than the one from the streets. but that is a story for another time. most of it i would rather forget, but as with many things in life they are also lessons learned.
so i most say in closing that things are going well here in the alexander household. bills paid, food aplenty, gas in vehicles. things are looking up for us. now don't get me wrong, i struggle daily, we live on a very strict budget but i'm learning to see the good in all things and right now in this messed up world i'm happy to have the comforts of a home much less anything else.
so remember you will get there from here, and don't rush this journey. it is best taken one minute, day, and week at a time. learn and live. michelle.
Monday, June 22, 2009
i think i have got it now....i survived the weekend. stayed at points both days. now that doesn't happen often on weekends. i stuck with my plan and had a very nice time at a cookout yesterday. i guess it is just all in moderation.
i was baptized saturday evening and also my daughter. it was wonderful. for the first time in my life i feel a part of something bigger than even i could have imagined. thanks sp for giving me the courage to strive for more in my life. not only in weight loss but in all aspects. i just tell myself if i can do this i can do anything.
so on to monday. i have a long week ahead. i have to work this next weekend and that means no rest for me till next tuesday. oh well i can and will succeed. we do what must be done to survive in this world gone crazy.
so remember one minute, day, or week take it slow and steady. have a wonderful day all. michelle.
Friday, June 19, 2009
well i stayed the same this week. am i upset? no way...that means i did something right. can't wait for next weigh in. my plan is for one pound, but we all know how that can go. my points on weight watchers has changed also. with my loss i get less now. so i have a wonderful week ahead to figure this out. i've pretty much stayed on track all week so i think i will be fine. i'm not eating potatos like i once did, which i know on occasion are good for you, i just don't seem to have a taste for them anymore. i love veggies and seem to upped that part nicely. i don't really need chocolate, but i love salt and crunchy. have fourn sun chips to hit the spot and they are actually good for you, that is if eaten properly. i'm learning balance with food, snacks, and exercise. thank you sp for the encouragement and giving my plenty of tools to work with for free. especially in this new economy we have going on. so till next time i wish all a good day and remember one minute, one day, and one week is all you need to succeed.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
here i am facing another weigh in day. i have to confess they don't mean the same to me as they once did. oh don't get me wrong i still weigh in regually, and sometimes more than is reccommended but since i hit the much dreaded plateau and just kind of hung on there for a bit. it took the thrill of my weigh ins right away. now i close my eyes, hold my breath and say a small prayer. sometimes it works ( week before last i lost 2.8lbs) and sometimes it doesn't( this past week i gained 2 lbs.)
any work that needed doing this week to ensure a loss i may not have done. so here i sit looking over my week and wondering. i ate right daily and kept the nutrition tracker busy this week. i count points for weight watchers but this week i did both to see how i fall. i also got my walks in but not my evening one. sorry guys it has been 99* and hotter here and even in the evenings i just don't have the strength to do it. i don't think my little dogs could take it. (my chihuahuas that is, not my feet)
so i will hope the food planning paid off some. i'm over half way to my goal and i'm doing fine. i can't honestly believe i've lasted this long. i never have before. and when i want to quit, i just can't seem to. i head to the foods i need, not want, and i exercise when really i just want to rest. heck maybe now this is a lifestyle to me and not much of a diet anymore. don't get me wrong i still eat the wrong foods on occasion, just not everyday.
so i will end this blog with my usual....we can get there from here and this is a journey best taken one minute, day, and week at a time.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
i won't stay long just a note to let myself know what a wonderful day i had. first i stayed on plan, i had bible study and a class for my baptisim (my daughter is also being baptized with me) , and my daughter joined our church. today i thank god for many blessings. i'm going to keep on keeping on and with much help from friends and god i'm going to succeed. so till next time take this one minute, day, and week at a time. it didn't get here in a short time and it won't come off in a short time. patience i think is the key. and believe me im trying my best to be patient. till next time keep sparking.
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