Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Sometimes it still doesnt work the way you want it to. I actually gained 1/2 a pound...lol.
Im laughing tho 'cause I have learned a lot from the past 15 months and one thing is for sure... IT WILL COME OFF, maybe just not on my demands and time line.
I may not have hit my mini goal on the scale but I am still riding high from yesterday buying a smaller top.
So Life is good, I am leaving for 10 days in one of my favorite spots in the world with some of my favorite people in the world. Who can complain about that?
Yes I will be sparking and I am plannning a very active trip. Be well, people, and thanks for the encouragement. You are the wind beneath my wings....
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Did I? Did I lose 70 pounds as of today?????
No. I didn't. I am still at 69 BUT!!!!!!!!! I have till tomorrow AM so I am working it, people!! Tomorrow is my final weigh in before my 10 day vacation in the mountains in Utah and I really want to be able to say (honestly and without the word "almost" in front of it) that I have lost 70 pounds.
But, I DID go to Lane Bryant's to grab a couple of tank tops that are on sale. Guess what size I got! No, really. Guess! Ok, I will tell you....
14-16, Biotches! That's right! That is the NEXT TO THE LAST SMALLEST SIZE THEY SELL AT THAT STORE!!!
What size was a I wearing when I began here at spark?
Yeah, a 26-28, WHICH IS THE LARGEST SIZE THEY SELL AT THAT STORE!!!!
So to summarize, I have lost 6 sizes. Yep.
How does that feel, you may ask?
Friggin AWESOME is how it feels!
Does it feel just as good to lose 69 pounds as it does to lose 70?
I don't know yet but I will tell you tomorrow!
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
I was going back through a bunch of blogs and found this one from my 6 months on spark. I still mean every word.
It has now been 15 month on the 10th and WILL be 70 pounds (hopefully) tomorrow.
Monday, June 06, 2011
After Mezzoangel posted that she had saved all her blogs on a document in her computer, then LOST it ALL, I have thought alot about little else.
I have logged my entire weight loss here. From my first blog lamenting the sodium in Chevy's food (why didnt someone TELLLLLLL Me???) to now, where I freely write about whatever happens to come up.
From not knowing anyone here to so many good buddies I can't count.
From 291 to now, when I am only 1 pound away from losing 70 pounds,
I want it all. I want every bit of humor, tears, sweat and comments. I want it all. I want the comments, the advice, the memories of this road. I want to read it when I am in my bikini. I want to show it to my grandkids and tell them stories about when Gramma couldnt walk and was big as horse. I want to read it to people and see if they think I am as funny as I think I am, I want to remember every single success, every cookie I ate, every time I overcame, every step I got closer to where I set out to be. I want the good, the bad, the ugly.
I would be devastated if I lost all of it.
So, what I want to know is.....
What do you guys think is the best, least time consuming way to get it on a flash drive to save? I know as long as I am on spark it is here, but now it worries me. Who knows what I am going to do with it, but I want it.
I have a lot of blogs and I would love to be able to save the comments too.
Thanks for answering.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Yep, Nascar is on but besides that, I have 16 people coming to my house fora BBQ. My sister was going to have it at her place which is great for outside events but since it is RAINING in Northern California, it is moved to my house which is bigger.
I got Chef Meg's Baked Bean recipe and soaked the beans Friday night and started cooking them yesterday morning. I am really glad because when I tasted them last night, they were still hard. I was thinking I would have to just toss them and buy canned today but I left them on low in crock pot all night. What would we do without crock pots!??? Anyway, I was actually having anxiety about the stupid beans so woke up and 6 am and my first thought was, "MY Beans!!" They are perfect. Just delicious and I am really exited about having a good side dish, low sodium and know that I made them and didnt just open a can. (See? I can cook things besides cookies and cake pops!)
My contribution is also steak. A young sales man came to my door the other day and one thing lead to another and I got 2 huge boxes of steak: Ribeye, sirlon, bacon wrapped filet, and ground steak burgers.
So I have been marinating steaks all night. My sister, TEXWIFE, makes a mean macaroni salad (using light mayo and healthy things of that nature) and my neice is bringing her hot new boyfriend (see? there is life after divorce!!) and a green salad. I got baked chips and salsa so we are gonna have a great meal. Is it wrong that I am sooo excited about it??? lol.
My other neice is bringing her boyfriends family, which is what this whole thing was all about.
I love having people over and my husband is such a great host. I feel blessed to have a home that can accomodate people and that folks can feel comfortable in. Next to my kids, this is the best thing my hubby has ever given me.
I started my morning with the 10 minute cardio kick boxing so I am ready to party! Kady is working out of town so cant be here, which is weird to have a family event without her. It is giving me a glimpse into life when she is on her own. I am happy for her but it makes me a little sad anyway..lol. Kelly and her Art will be here, tho, so that helps.
I will take some pictures today in case you wanna see what a day in my life is like... hope you guys find something to make you smile today.
Make it special.
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