Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tomorrow is my official weigh in day. I am looking for good news but I think I know what is wrong. Since I started this, I have had long range goals and short range goals but I never pressured myself. As long as I was making progress, I was happy.
Then, I joined the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 team for a little extra push and I have really enjoyed having a goal to work towards and should be pretty close to that goal by then.
Then the BIG NUMBER was looming on the horizon. 50 pounds. That was the big one. The one I have been very anxious to get to. The one that I figured I finally could say Hooray about! Now dont get me wrong, I have been happy for every stinkin' pound. I was thrilled at 20, 30, 35, 40, 45 and even yes, 49! But 50 is alluding me. I realized I am working towards a number instead of just doing my thing, tracking my food, going for walks as I have been doing as part of a healthy lifestyle. I am screwing with my own head about it and I am going to stop it right now. It will happen just like every other pound I have lost. And when it does, you guys will be the first to know. Then I will go Kayaking. Then I will work on 51, 52, 53 and so on.
So I am going back to what works. Progress, not perfection. Keeping my eyes off the numbers and onto my healthy choices each day.
Meanwhile, back at the farm, Frank and I went walking tonight after dinner but a thunder storm was looming. We got back to the truck right as it started to pour. Here is a picture right before it started pouring. A double rainbow at dusk, pretty cool!
Thats gotta be a good sign, right?
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
It began at 7 when I got up and sparked for about an hour then hit the road for a day of customer service.I actually looked cute today with a new outfit my girls had given me for my birthday. I had to meet 4 customers and stop in at 2 supply houses so I had a Luna bar for breakfast, got my water and an apple and headed out.
Stopped at my roofing supply company and I noticed the manager (we have known him for years) was looking pretty trim and he said something about walking last night. So I told him he looked good and had he lost weight. He shyly said, "yea a little bit" and I asked how much He told me 15 pounds! So I was telling him how awesome that was when a customer walked in. Drew asked me how far I was and I said "49 pounds but man, I want that 50!" and the customer (must have been in the medical field) told me how awesome that was and the pressure off my knees blah blah. They were really sweet. As I was leaving, Drew holllered at me, "Hey, Jan, thanks for inspiring me!"...
I mean, come on! You KNOW how good that made me feel!? Pretty awesome! So that was good thing #1.
Then I met all my customers, called Frank and told him I wouldnt have time to meet for lunch, went to Jack in the box (fajita pita and fruit cup) then decided to make time to stop in and say a quick hi to Frank at our jobsite on my way back to town for a haircut.
I got out of the truck and he was all, "wow, you look great!!" SO that was good thing #2.
As I drove home, my phone rings and it is him. He asks what time is my haircut and Im thinking, why do you want to know? lol... anyway, he was asking because he wanted to meet me at this little rendevous spot for um, afternoon delight!!! LOL. I didnt have time to stop cause I was late but it made my day!!!! #3.
Then I went for hair cut and color and made some changes #4 and then Frank took me to dinner cause it was late (no walk tonight for Stitchy)#5.
So all in all, I had pretty freaking great day! And I hope you did too!
Here is my new hair...
Monday, October 04, 2010
I got on the scale this morning to see how much I had lost this weekend since I ate well, worked and sweated my ass off for 3 days. I thought how awesome that I get to blog about hitting my mini goal of 50 lbs weight loss. UM, NO!
I am up 3 pounds! What the hell! I said, "That's BULLS***!" and scared my dog cause it kind of erupted from me.
I intellectually understand that working as hard as I dd this weekend could affect my weight loss progress but it still upsetting. I literally did not stop moving from about 10 am to 1 am each day.That is 13 hours of moving with maybe an hour of sitting at about 10 minutes at a time. That is not my typical lifestyle, beleive me.
I stayed within my nutritional guidelines but I can taste the sodium in my mouth this morning from dinner last night, even tho I stayed within my range as far as calories etc.
I know that I will probably be down tomorrow or the next day but it still sucks. Now I have to put that I am up on my tracker and on my team and I HATE that.
So my friends, the clouds have obscured the rainbows today, the unicorns are in hiding, and I feel cranky.
Tomorrow will be another story and then I will write how nobody should get discouraged in this case, that your body needs time to adjust sometimes, that it is progress, not perfection that is important and that non-scale victories are way more important than what the fickle scales.
I truly believe that and it is advice I would give anybody but man, when that number comes up, it like a punch to the gut.
Today, my plan is lots of water, no restaurant food hence keeping the sodium down, walk the dog tonight, go to the store for fresh fruits and veggies and keep on moving on.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
The regularly scheduled broadcast will not be viewed in your area today as planned. This is due to a hiatus of approximatly 3 days while the host is hosting elsewhere. Please remain calm and do not remain in your seats! There are healthy snack alternatives in the lobby, and music for your excercising pleasure will be supplied.
Please, again, remain calm, eat well, get your excercise and your much beloved host will return on Sunday afternoon to once again, brighten your life and enhance your viewing pleasure.
Please wish her well as she embarks on 3 days of cooking for 300 racers, wives and yes, children. In the dirt. In a tent. With only a BBQ, 2 electic roaster and her assistant (and sister), TEXWIFE by her side.
While she is anticipating this to be a challenge, when asked how she could possibly accomplish her goals, she replied in typical MAMADWARF fashion, "I am a Proffessional. This is my 15th year at this event and while there may be obstacles, I have recently realized that there is nothing I cannot do", She then smiled muttering something that sounded like spark-power under her breathe and continued. " I am up for the challenge, physically, emotionally and mentally and I appreciate everyones care and support. I will be returning in a few days when I will share my experiences with my viewing audience!"
So, folks, let's be positive, be good to ourselves, throw up a prayer for our girl, Jan, and be back here on sunday, ready for a new work week ahead.
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