Saturday, January 08, 2011
Take the initiative - don't wait for life to come to you.
That is my word for today. I spent the day with my daughter and her soon to be mother in law. we had a great time, very tiring, finding THE dress. You know the one that beats all the rest in the bunch. She tried on three, settled on the last one. We each at first liked a different one, we each picked her out one to try, she settled on MOMS. You see my daughter is a woman of a larger variety as she calls herself, beutiful, smart, strong, but when it comes to wedding dresses lets face it most are centered to the small bride. Well I suggested a bit plain in the bottom, no ruffles, we don't want to show off what we don't want seen, the one she has is strapless, beading at the top but not a lot, strait line, slip to make it stand out a bit, and it has the ties in the back. I suggested hiring someone to tie that on the day. lol. BUt it is beautiful and she is so excited.
We then headed to lunch. they chose churches chicken. OMG, not a healthy choice by anymeans but sooooo good. I counted each point, ate it all and i'm still full. I may not need dinner now. But they have been walking and eating right and amanda (my daughter) wanted churches. I have to say delicious. I also had to tell myself one meal will not undo my success. I finally had a loss this week after many ups, some bits of downs, and many staying the same. I don't want to mess with that. For me it is about learning to have and have not at the same time. I sometimes think I can't have things when one meal out is not going to kill me. I hope any how. lol.
So today was a success in many ways. Now i'm more determined than ever to reach my goal. It is for real, the dress is bought and now it is on to the bridesmaids dresses this coming week. So much to do so little time really. May 7th will be here before I know it.
wishing you all much success. I also want to thank you all for your comments on my blogs. I can't tell ya the smiles they bring and the push they give. Thank you.
Friday, January 07, 2011
First off had my weekly weigh in: down 1.6. This has been a week....Lets see....my homeowners insurance is 114.00 month they took 1114.00 out of my account. So i'm still in the midst of that battle. We thought it was settled but woke up this morning and they have tried again. Whoa nellie, that is not going happen. So again to the bank, insurance co. and so on. Then we make an appointment for my other female to get spade. She is set to go thursday..............We wake up wednesday morning and she is in distress yup, she gives us four puppies. No clue she was pregnant. Never even got big. Shocked to say the least. Needless to say that appointment is postponed till six weeks from now. lol. I mean I was so looking forward to this new fresh year. First week in and i'm already ready to pull my hair out. I do hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
On my journey though i've been doing great. I have lost this week, I hid my scales and i'm weighing back to once a week, I got on this morning and really didn't want to look down. I was so afraid that I really didn't do as good as I first thought. You know I said I wasn't going to do that, get on the scales with worry, but it does happen. I knew i had followed my plan, finally, and I knew I had gone wayyyyyy over on exercise, but really I was just hopeing for a small loss. but almost two pounds? wow that was a nice surprise. So yes lou, if you do what your suppose to you don't have the well how did that happen question that so many ask. My friend lou blogged about this not long ago. If you do what your suppose to, follow the guidelines, and by truthful with yourself, you will see results.
Ok, bring on week two of the new year. I mean heck after this week I can take most anything that is thrown my way. I think!!!!!
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Day one is here. I"m so ready to jump in with both feet. I woke up this morning; and I have cleaned, thrown out, changed, washed. Out with the old and in with the new. I'm ready for some new. I have cleaned and thinned out a bit. Less clutter in my home hopefully means less in my mind. Hey doesn't hurt to try. I',m going to reach my goal weight this year. Notice I said I am. There is no doubt i'm going to. I have been on this roller coaster now two years. Yesterday was my sparkaversary. I forgot that till just now I'm ready to move forward. I have a few friends waiting for me to reach goal, One my daily exercise "coach" pam, the other my best buddy Kristi, and my Louise. One of my biggest supportors is my Previous Weight watchers team leader Cathy. She has given me boosts, set me straight, taught me so much. To you all i'm so very proud to be with you on this journey. We are all going to be successes this year. If not for us, it won't get done. I for one am done whining when I don't lose, who did that MIchelle? Me. I want to get on those scales each week with confidence, not shaking knowing I didn't do so great but hoping against hope that a loss will show up. Nope, not gonna happen people. If you cheat on the lifestyle you cheat on yourself.
I would like to share a few pics of my Chrismas and my other reason for getting healthy, my grandson. My daughter, she is ready now also to get healthy. A gift from my grandson and he took this pic, not bad for three years old huh? So you see this journey is not just about us, it is about the ones around us also. Who's life we touch each day.
I'm going to succeed in 2011, I won't have it anyother way.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore
Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
I decided today I would blog just once more before the new year. this past year has seen many ups, downs, and so many inbetweens. I'm ready for the new year to begin so I can have a fresh start, fresh ideas, and fresh goals. Wait.........I can have that every day of the year. I could but sometimes I don't. The new year always brings with it the spark of new things to come, clean fresh starts, new goals and new resolutions. Some are kept some are forgotten long before they even begin. I have made two: reach my goal weight, and get myself on track with my budget. I'm getting there with the budget, which may I add is a lot like a new healthy lifestyle. You have to cut somethings, add others, and keep on track daily. I've kept it simple, im following the plan both in my budget and in my lifestyle where food, exercise and water are concered.
So I end this old year with so many new plans for the new year. I didn't even have to wait for the new calender, I began the beginning of the week. Good luck to you all in the coming year. Clean out the old and bring in the new.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
As this year draws to a close i'm able to look back and see where i've come from and now look forward to where I want to go. I have so many new wishes for the coming year. I want to see my "magic number" appear in the scale window, I want to shake off this funk i've been in now for a bit, I want to see my daughter married May 7th, I want to watch my grandson become the wonderful little boy he is turning into. I want to be happy. I"m not looking for riches, or gold, I just want to be happy. I guess that is all any of us can ask for at any given time. we just have to work at it. Happiness comes so easy to some and the rest of us have to really work at it. I'm learning to see my blessings each and everyday. I write of them in my journal daily. Helps me to see i've been blessed.
So as I approach this new year with so much excitement and the plans I have for the coming year, i'm blessed to have spark, i'm blessed to have Weight watchers, I'm just plain blessed in this journey. I have made so many friends, they help to hold me up, and give me so many great ideas for the new me i'm becoming. After all we are all works in progress as this juncture in our lives. None of us is perfect yet. we all have a ways to go to get there, but i'm proud to walk this path with all of you.
I sat down this morning and wrote my goals out for the coming year. I have my plan in place and with a little help from my friends I will hope to reach a couple of them. The plan is pretty easy, mostly same ole same ole. I need to exercise, drink my water, get my fruits and veggies, my rest. the rest should fall into place once i've taken care of me.
So today I begin my new journey for the new year. I have so far to go and really i'm right there. the journey is funny like that, it can lead you all over or right next door.
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