Sunday, January 16, 2011
I know. I'm annoying. LOL.
I woke up feeling really good this morning, I dont know why. Even tho I was awakened early by a Cable guy who was supposed to email me for an appt, not show up on a sunday morning.
I have walked a lot this week and Frank and I are consistantly pushing our steps and or mileage up. We found a few new places to walk and I will bring my camera next time. One of the places is along a canal. It is nice and even and straight on hard gravel. There is not as many bunnies or squirrels (aka: Cheeps) for the Baby to chase but it is good walking. 2000 steps = 1 mile on that path but 2500 steps - 1 mile when I walk on these city streets going up and down curbs etc. Weird.
Anyway, we had decided to hit 4000 steps consistantly then have bumped it up to 4500 steps. I remember it wasnt long ago when I walked a mile for the first time. I could NOT believe I did it! I felt like a rock star. Now I am going to be working on 2.5 then 3 miles then 5k.
In between, I am Kinect boxing or dancing or yes, even zumba so I have stepped up my fitness.
The other night when I got in bed, I was feeling my flabby tummy (looks like a deflated balloon these days) and felt a lump. It freaked me out! I was pushing on it and realized what it was. I have a sternum!!!
I literally laughed out loud so now I am road mapping my body and feeling the bones that I didnt know were there like my collar bones and my shoulder bones and ribs.If I lay on my side in just the right way, I even have hip bones under there, too! It is intoxicating!
I am STILL working towards my 60 pound loss and beleive me when I say, you will KNOW It when I get there. This has been the hardest 10 pounds I have lost so far. I feel like when I get there, I will have broken the road block and be able to keep going.
On another note,Pasta is a waste of calories. Last night I made some with bacon
(a few slices), bell peppers, onion, mushrooms and eggs (carbonara style) as a sauce. I was starving all night and I wont be making it again. I need Protein!
Speaking of which, I am having a hard time eating enough fiber and protein so I am trying really hard to get enough every day. (dinner of pasta was of no help last night).
Today's plan: Shower, walk Stitchy, go to the next town to find a recliner for me cause my couch is KILLING me, and dinner that I do not have to cook.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend (3 days for some of you! Thanks MLK!) and that your day is full of bouncy, sunshiney, sparkly, giggles and fluffy small animals.
What can I say? I'm an optomist. (stop growling, Maia.) lol....
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Back in November, when life was good and we were feeling confidant, back before Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and vacations, back to a peaceful time, Maia and I made a little wager. Whoever could lose the most weight got to have lunch bought by the one who lost the smallest amount.
on 11-5, I weighed in at 237.2. You will have to await Maia's response to see what her weight was but I believe it was really close.
Now, over 2 months later, the day has come. The final weigh in.
So as of this morning, I weigh 233.8. That means in over 2 months, I have lost 3.6 pounds.
While yes, this progress, it is not even close to perfection. It is pretty lame actually but it's ok. I STILL get to go meet Maia! And I still am on my way to my goals so I will take it.
We should have put a clause in to count the pounds we both kept gaining and losing!
It has been fun having this challenge and I admit, at times, it kept me straight. I am not a terribly competitive person but Maia made it fun cause she would taunt me and that always made me laugh and kept me going.
So thank you, my friend. Post your final loss and we will do lunch after next week's medical extravaganza!!!
And, if you are buying, I will have the appetizer, Steak, Lobster, wine, desert. Oh. and a salad.
If I am buying, I will have water. lol.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
"If someone tells you that you can't do something, tell them "Yes, I can because I am doing it right now!"
Dinner with Schmucks
(Great movie. See it).
When they doubted I could lose any weight
When they didnt think I would stick to it
When the first 20 pounds came off, then 30,40,50....
When the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th smaller size was worn
When I went below 290, 280,270,260,250,240 (and closing in on the 230's)
When I got my first Victoria Secret Bra
When I walked my first mile
When I crossed my legs again
When I climbed a mountain.
That is when I said, "Yes, I can. Because I am doing it right now!!"
Friday, January 07, 2011
Found out this morning that I lost a friend last night. SJ was not even 50 years old. She has hilarious,brilliant, vibrant, outrageous and one of my favorite people to see. We saw each other occasionally over the last 10 years or so, at a party or on a vacation.
IN the last few years, she became bulimic. Then alchoholic. Then substance abuse. He tried sooo hard to save her. She was in and out of rehab, halfway houses, apartments, living with her mom, coming back home. It has been a hard road. He never gave up on her. He tried and tried to save her. She had a 20 year old daughter and 20 year old stepson.
He found her last night. Gone.
All I can think is what a waste of a life. She had it all. Beauty, a faithful and loving family, intellect that provided her a good job. Then it all went haywire. She could not pull it together and now she is gone. There are no more chances. Not for her, not for her family.
People, I know we already know but Life is short. It is precious. I am proud of us for realizing that and trying to make the best of what we have. Keep fighting, keep trying to make the best of it. I am going to.
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