Friday, September 03, 2010
I dont know whats up, except me!
I woke up at 6, went to our project (we are roofers), took the dump truck to the dumps, then headed to home depot for plywood, then back to the job. Then I came back home, went out to my office for an hour and a half, dealing with stuff, went back to the job, then to the grocery and the bank, came home and unloaded $300.00 worth of grocerys, did payroll, swept the kitchen floor,opened the dishwasher to unload it but my sister was here yesterday and she must have done it for me (thanks TEXWIFE!!!) which made my day!
Then I put some pork roast in the slow cooker for tomorrow's BBQ potluck (pulled pork sandwiches are my contribution), vaccumed the living room and dining room, scrubbed the sink, did some laundry, paid the UPS guy (no, he isnt cute but he is nice) and then I sat down to read my mail and my sparky stuff.
I feel fantastic today and it is such a contrast to the way I was feeling way back in March when I started this journey. I have energy, I am (mostly) in a positive state of mind and I just feel friggin' capable and hopeful and happy. I am no longer in the 290's, the 280's, the 270's, the 260's or the 250's. Every time I have gone under one of those numbers, it feels like a small miracle. My next goal is to be at 241 by 10/10/10 which will be 50 pounds and 7 months of work investing in me. Then, I will soon after be under 240 and closer and closer to my goals.
I am going to do a 6 month blog on Friday Sept. 10th. I will find some really unattatractive Before photo's for your amusement, Stay tuned!
You dont tug on Supermans cape,
You dont spit into the wind,
You dont pull the mask of the ol' Lone Ranger,
and you dont mess around with.... Jan!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I am looking for a "healthy" pumpkin bread recipe. I just got a bread maker from my cousin and I have stuff for pumplin bread. I have a KILLER recipe but it is not lowfat or healthy in any way, shape or form.
Hook a girl up!!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
How are you today? Happy? Pumped? Tired? I really want to know... Lay it on me!
Monday, August 30, 2010
Literally! Today I got a In and out burger for lunch (no cheese, extra veggies, no sauce) and fries and a a diet coke. I thought I would just have a couple of fries and then realized I could rapidly consume the whole thing so what did I do? I threw handfuls of french fries out the car window driving down the street (You are welcome, birdies!) until I had about 10 left in the box which I happily consumed. I cannot be trusted with french fries (or hash browns either!), but I really just wanted a couple!
Next time, I will A: NOT order the fries or B: Throw them in the trash.
PS: The burger was pretty delicious!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
HI guys, I missed you! I went to a 2 day race in the beautiful Plumas County area of California. I had blogged about my plan to keep things straight and I am proud to say I did every one of them. I am weighing in tomorrow and I am excited about posting for my 10 by 10/10/10 team. Graceisenuf37 and I had a deal to be down by half a pound and she lost 2! She is gonna push me, I can see!
As always these days, I had some revelations that I want to share.
People are talking to me about weight loss now. My friend Steve has been bicycling. I proposed saturday to cook lunch for our group (within a group) so we could eat some good food instead of the track food (corn dogs, chili cheese fries etc) so I got chicken and he bbq'd for us and we had green salad and french bread. It was great! That was at 5:00 (cause dinner was served after the races at 10). About 2, he says "I want to eat a sandwhich but then we are gonna eat chicken later and that's too much" I go, "eat half a sandwhich". He looks at me like I was from Mars. "Wow, I never thought of doing that! It's so simple!!" and we all cracked up! He kept telling me all weekend how he learned something new and that I was genius! It was so funny but it reminded me to make small changes and things dont have to be "either/or".
My girlfriend is on a diet. I mean, a real-we-have-all-been-there-and-it-doesnt-
work diet. B12 shots, phentermine, extreme excercise, restricted foods. She finally told me all this the weekend and I was supportive and not judgemental but I was screaming at her inside! Do what I do! It is sooo easy! It works!!
I guess I cant save everyone but maybe she will get it eventually.
I also realized that if you give people the option, most people will make good choices! Green salad, fruit, lean meat, 100 calorie packs of pretzels or almonds. I mean, there was a huge table where we all put our snacks and I had a big zilpoc bag of snacks like that with granola bars etc. I brought home maybe 2 or 3 things but all the big bags of chips, flavored nuts, candy and cookies were left over. Plus, everyone was so excited when the dinner on those nights included fresh fruit and salad.
The spark does spread. People notice. I am walking the walk and talking the talk and people are open to it. I dig it.
This morning, I grabbed a pair of sweats to ride home in. They were HUGE! I didnt even think when I packed them, just through them in.
Maybe I will post a picture tomorrow during my weigh in blog. I was totally blown away. I know I have made progress but that hit it home, Baby! See you tomorrow!!
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