Friday, October 08, 2010
Today I went shopping with a $50.00 gift card from my birthday and spent over $200.00. What was the issue you ask? Do you have children, I ask?????
We went to Kohls and I bought a pair of jeans and 2 shirts.
The jeans I got are size 22 and I can tell they are going to be too big soon but they are cheap and I needed them so what the heck. I tried on 24's and they were huge which made it very real to me that I really am much smaller. It wasnt just a fluke.
Then I bought 2 shirts,size 1x not 2x, not 3x. From Kohls. I was pretty excited. I mean, soon I will not be shopping in that section anymore!
The girls got a ton of amazing things on sale. We got $650.00 worth of clothes for $200.00 so I am not gonna complain (much).
We are leaving sunday for our friends cabin in Utah near the flaming gorge for a week. It is really one of my favorite places in the world so am very excited. I am going to take lots of pix. I told Yoovie I am going to do something very adventurous this trip that I have never done so be watching for my blog! I will have internet access to track my food and stuff, although I wont be on as much as I am at home but I will stay connected. Email me personally if you need me for anything (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BigmamaT asked what we would be riding. Here is a picture.
These are Polaris Razors. They are 2 seaters and are a total blast. We can pretty much go over anything ( and have!) and are pretty quick too. The terrain we are riding goes from meadows to mountains, through rivers, lakes, dusty roads, tiny trails, pretty much anything you can imagine. It is always an adventure, lots of wildlife and fall foilage.
What is your plan to stay on track, you may ask?
Well I will be in charge of cooking so that means I control everything (muahhahahaha!) so will make healthy meals, keep the Captain and diet coke to a minimum, will walk the track around the cabin (1.2 miles), and I am also looking forward to doing a bit of hiking this time which was just a far off dream last time I was there in June. I had just started walking in May and my goal was to walk all the way around the cabin area which I did on more than 1 occasion. The altitude is 8800 feet so I remember sucking air pretty good. I will be happy to see the improvements I have made since then.
I had adjusted the setting on my camera so spark will more easily upload my photos (someone told me they may have been too big and you were right!).
I will be doing my final weigh in for the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 team on sunday before I leave. I have loved this team and it has been really good for me to be part of it. It was the first team I joined that I felt really connected to.
With my plans in place, I do not expect to gain any weight (last time I was up 1/2 a pound which is basically nothing so I would be happy with that). I am going to relax, enjoy nature, my friends, my man, and being active. So watch for my sunday weigh in blog before I leave and I mean it: Please email me if you need me and I will try to keep up with what is going on with all of you.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Technically, it was just the frosting but still....
Actually this is what happened. This is one of our friends, Spanky. It was his birthday so I take the cake to him, light the candles, do the song and I am walking away after to take it to another table to cut it and it starts sliding off the tray! I tried to balance it but it fell down the back of another driver and landed on the ground. At that point, one of our friends picked it up and wrapped it around his head. So, I just said, "Screw that! I have been dieting and I am having some damn cake!!" So I licked his head.
We are cool like that! rofl... Thought you would enjoy the picture!
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.
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