Friday, April 15, 2011
Today I was doing my hair after my shower and I saw my arms in the mirror. I saw my saggy under arm skin. I thought, "Awww, man, I hate that flappy skin! It looks horrible!"
But then the magic happened. I thought, "Yea but look how good your biceps look!"
That got me thinking....In my past, how many times have I done that but in the negative?
"You look cute in that" (Yea but my shirt is too tight and my belly is hanging over)
"You should go for a walk" (Yea but my knee/back hurts so I cant)
"You need to lose weight" (Yea but it is sooo hard or I have tried before and I cant and my lifestyle makes it too hard etc.)
"You need to get healthy' (Yea but my numbers are all good and I am only PRE-diabetic so I have time"
"Honey, maybe if you lost some a little weight you would feel better" (Yea but you love me anyway so why bother)
"You are losing weight soo slow!" (Yea but I am still losing!)
"It is gonna take FOREVER to get to your goal!" (Yea but I AM gonna get there)
"Your saggy baggy elephant skin belly is sooo gross!" (Yea but I look better than last year!)
"You still have over 50 pounds too lose!" (Yea but I have already lost 65!)
"All you do is walk for excercise" (Yea but I couldnt do that before and I go farther or faster all the time!)
"You can't eat a Bacon Cheeseburger and fries" (Yea but I can have a Hamburger with ketchup and veggies and a salad and steal a couple of fries from Franks plate)
"You can't do this. It is too hard, you always fail, you have too much to lose. 111 pounds? Wayy too big of a goal!" (Yea but I am doing it so STFU!)
So between NOW and THEN, I will take NOW! And whatever your "Yea, but...." is that is keeping you down, tell it to stuff it and TURN IT AROUND. It is all in how you look at it.
Eventually the" Yea, buts" will be "YEAH BUTT's!"
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I wanted to add a few things to my last blog about the TV thing today. As I was watching the whole thing on DVR, I realized something: There was nothing I was embarrased about. My house looked good, my daughters are pretty with good sense of humor, my pets were fun, I was a good sport. I mean, alot of things happened that did not make that short clip including the interviewer totally calling me out and making me wrestle with her to try to make the bird scream! I did it.
Sing live on TV? sure why not!
Go on TV without a shower and last nights bed head? OF course!
I wasnt nervous, I just had fun. It actually takes a lot to embarrass me.
I also realized that 65 pounds ago I would NEVER have allowed myself to be video'ed or put on tv. I never allowed pictures of any kind, at least not often. I have always been confidant in front of crowds (Yes, I am a ham) but I would have been very embarrased by my weight. I would have watched that tape back today and been so embarrased by my lumps and rolls and fat and all the things I would have noticed.
Instead, I was not horrified and there is a hell of a lot of satisfaction in that. I think I looked pretty good actually and that makes me really happy. Im glad I made the change. I really am.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Well guys as promised, here is a link to the TV interview today. First of all, they got to my house at 6 AM instead of 7 so the shower went out the window. Then my parrot would only talk when they turned the camera on. The star of the show of course, was Stitchy! She sang lots of times and was adorable as well as Mix the cat who ran into the room whenever they were filming and Kady brought her rat into the mix too just so the world is convinced we are completly crazy! I have better video that I will put up when the girls compile it..... Hope you enjoy it...lol.
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Thursday, April 07, 2011
I dont care about WHY you dont feel like it.
I dont care about your rationalizations
I dont care about your excuses.
I dont care why you think you can be crappy to people
I dont care if it's hard for you. Its hard for all of us
I dont care if you had cake last night. Today is a new day.
I dont care if you are weak, tired, bored, angry or hurt. That is not an excuse to punish yourself with food.
I dont care if you can't run. You can walk, right?Cant walk? Can you lift some light weight? Can you read an article? Can you make a food plan?
I dont care if you arent gonna make that goal you set for yourself. What are you gonna do? QUIT?? Hell, no. Move the line and keep going.
I dont care if I havent talked to you for awhile. I still care about you and you mean alot to me.
I dont care how far away you are. I am still just right here.
I dont care if we have never met face to face. You are my friend and I love you.
I dont care if I gained a few pounds last week. I had fun, it was worth it and I am going to continue living my life and losing weight.
I dont care if you think I look good. I care if I FEEL good.
I dont care what we have for dinner if you are cooking. I will make it work.
I dont care where we go, as long as we go.
I dont care about low carb/weight watchers/ jenny craig etc. I care about eating real food that tastes good.
I dont care how much you have to lose, how long it takes you, how far you have to go.
I care about US, that WE are doing this for ourselves, that WE will keep going every day and that WE will get there. Because WE set out to do something good for us and WE will get there. One step, every day. Thats it.
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