Friday, August 27, 2010
I weighed today and I am up 1.2 pounds. I can tell I am retaining water since an Outback dinner for Kady's birthday which was exremely salty. I drank lots of water yesterday, ate well and figured that would help but no luck yet apparantly.
I think TOM is on the way and I really cannot explain to you enough how sick I am of what is going on with my body. Since the end of June, I have had extreme bleeding with maybe 5 days off in between. I am on medication for it and it is stalling me progress or at least, slowing it down. My dr. and I are trying this for 2 more months to see if we can get it under control and if not, then we will make some different choices.
On top of that, I am leaving to a race for 2 days which is usually a difficult eating situation for me. But I made a deal with Graceisenough to be down .5 pounds by Sunday. I wont be able to weigh sunday so it is going to have to be Monday first am and call it good.
Not to be mention the down 10 by 10/10/10 team and I need to be making progress towards that now.
So, you may ask, "Jan, what is your plan? We know you have a plan!"
Yes, my friends, I do have a plan.
1. Bring snacks: cottage cheese, apples, grapes, granola bars, lite popcorn, stuff for my own sandwiches with lite weight bread, water-lots of water-,keep drinking to a minimum (and that will be Captain and diet caffeine free pepsi) or I will just be the designated driver instead.
2. Walk. It is a beautiful fairgrounds and I will walk it at least 2 times a day.
3. Stay within my nutritional values and track my food with the mobile spark site on my phone.
4. Do the best I can, have fun with my friends, and make progress,(not perfection)!
So I will be blogging Monday AM with my success story. I hope you all have a healthy, fun weekend. Do your best, make progress, encourage someone and be well! Jan
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Today, my baby turned 20. I have a 24 year old daughter, Kelly and now Kady is 20. When we had Kelly, she was the princess. When we had Kady, she was the BOSS! Always been a bossy butt, but a good kid, smiley, chatty, happy, loving kid. They used to fight when they were little and made me a crazy, yelling screaming maniac. They are very close friends now and have been for serveral years now. I am grateful for that. I am the 3rd of 3 sisters and my Mom always said that was the greatest gift she ever gave us. She was right. I am glad the girls have each other. They are a huge part of my motivation. I want to be here with them for a long time and I dont want them to suffer losing me when I am "too young" just because I couldnt stop eating badly.
When Kady was 15, she became very ill. She was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. It is a severe intestinal auto immune disorder. She lost 80 pounds, was too weak to go to school, lost all her friends (but kept her boyfriend and they are still together). It is incurable but can be managed.
My kid. So sick. It was horrible to watch. I felt helpless. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. (And I have done a lot of hard things).
But we have a great doctor, alot of faith and this girl is such a bad ass, she is so tough, she never let it get her down. She ended up graduating with honors on time from a Charter school where she could do school work from home. She became the Sacramento CCFA Honored Hero in May of 2010, and in June of 2010, won a Red Cross good neighbor award for her fundraising for a cure. She turned her illness into a battle cry to eliminate the disease so others would perhaps not have to suffer like she has.
I guess my point in writing this today is to brag a bit about her since it is her birthday but also, to remind myself of the strength and perseverance it takes to endure sometimes and how much more it takes to soar. I am gonna soar, people. I have a great example.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I joined a new team yesterday called 10 by 10/10/10. To lose 10 pounds by October 10th. That will be 50 pounds in 7 months to the day for me so I am pretty stoked.
There are already a whole bunch of members and I am pretty excited about it. I love how it caught on like wild fire caused by, well, a SPARK! There are a bunch of people who have joined today and although I would like to personally welcome each of them, I just cant do it but I am excited to be stepping up my game with a bunch of other people doing it too.
I think it is going to be fun and hope if you havent joined, you will consider it. With the quality of people who have already joined, I think the success rate is going to be through the roof.
So to my fellow team=mates, lets do this thing!!! And for anyone still to join, come on! Accept the challenge.. what is the worst thing that could happen? What is the best thing that could happen? EXACTLY! Jan
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So I saw Ravensong37 blog. 10 by 10/10/10 so I opened it. It was kinda like Pandora's box. Anyway, her spark friend DLEE27, whom I dont know, decided she was going to lose 10 pounds by 10/10/10, which inspired Ravensong 37 to join. She then asked if anyone wanted to join them.
To my surprise, I impulsively said yes. If you dont know me, Im kind of a freak. If I say that I will do something, I HAVE to do it. Like, I never flake out or be late etc. so I am careful about what I commit to.
Well, I committed. As I was telling her I would do it, I realized, that would put me at a 50 pound weight loss in 7 months. To the day. So I feel like I am supposed to take up this challenge and I thank them for inviting anyone to join along. I have not done any challenges since I joined here (except the day to day challenges of losing weight) so I am pretty excited about stepping up my game. So, I will pass along the invite to anyone else out there to lose 10 pounds by 10/10/10. It is do-able, guys. We can do it together. And it starts NOW!
IS THERE NOONE ELSE??????????????
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