Sunday, October 10, 2010
Ok, I know you already know what I am going to say but roll with me here....
Yep, today I FINALLY hit my 50 pound weight loss mini goal! (I get to go Kayaking on Monterey Bay!!)! Also, this was the final weigh in day for the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 team and I hit that goal too, losing 10.4 pounds since I joined the team. This is also my 7 month spark anniversary and I am leaving for a week vacation to our friends cabin in Utah (one of my 2 favorite places in the world).
So pretty much this is a great day!!
I will be checking in and tracking my food and excercise but wont be on as much as usual. I hope you guys have a great week ahead! Thanks for all your support in my journey so far!! Love, Jan
Saturday, October 09, 2010
When I signed up for Sparkpeople on March 10 of this year, I set out with a goal to lose 111 pounds by March 10, 2011. Since I am right at about 50 pounds in 7 months, I realized I will most likely not meet that goal. Dont get me wrong, I am not upset by that. I know I will make it just maybe not by March. I figure by the end of this year, I will be down about 70 and by March I should be close to 90. I added 3 more months to my goal date and feel that is a pace I can stick with. If I get there sooner, great. If it takes longer, then it does.
One thing I have learned in the last few months is that this is different for everyone. Some people do great with deadlines and I realized that isn't me. I tend to get off track and focus on the wrong things instead of going with my motto, Progress, not perfection. This is my life. Cake is going to happen. Captain Morgan is going to happen. Pizza is going to happen. I refuse to beat myself up if I choose to eat or drink something that is not helpful to my weight loss goal. I dont do it often but this is what I love about SP. I can live my life without feeling deprived. It is my choice and I am learning about control and reversing who has the upper hand: me or food!
That does not mean I give myself permission to have free for alls because I am always aware of my choices and am pretty strong when it comes to sticking to my plan. I just want to be reasonable, enjoy my life, continue to lose weight and get healthy and if that doesn't happen by a certain date, I dont want to feel like I failed. So I am giving myself some room, will continue to move down that tracker and I will get there.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Since Sparkpeople does not let you send pictures on comments to someone's page, this will have to do.
Have you met Austexguy? Well, he is good for a laugh and not bad to oggle, either. (he likes it too, so tell him Mamadwarf sent you...). rofl.
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!
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