Monday, August 08, 2011
I just read your comments from my status when I left for camping about behaving and it made me laugh. You guys know me so well!! We had a fantastic time! I got there Weds am early and met a few of my buddies and we were lu cky enough to score our favorite camping spot in this great little cove that is pretty private but with lots of space which we needed because I think we had about 50 people at the highest count.
Kady came and brought 10 friends, Kelly came with about 5, there was various tents, trailers, campers, family, friends, kids everywhere! Assorted mayhem and chaos. I love it.
I was a bit concerned about brining Stitch because last time, she was very overwhelmed with too many (friends) dogs so this time, I just told everyone to keep the dogs leashed. There was only 1 there when we got there, a sweet, fat lab named Bud. So I kept them away from each other and then we went for a walk with the two of them and when we got back, they were best friends. The wrestled and played and went on the boat. Then only 1 other dog came on friday so we had no doggie drama which was great and everyone had fun.
I drank (alot) of Captain but I kept away from the deadly conconcotions the kids were making (smoothies with vodka) and during the day, I just refilled the guys cups and kept myself busy.
I towed a mess of kids around the lake on the tube for hours every day and we had so much fun.
Evenings? Well, that was adult drinking time and we danced and laughed and had so much fun. It was a great time. Here is a picture of my neices, daughters and a few of the girl's friends. It kinda represents the weekend, rofl.
As we were packing up sunday am, we got a call that Frank's 94 year old grandma had fallen and was in the hospital. We are the closest family members so we came home and dropped off the RV and the boat and headed to see her (she is about an hour and a half away). She was slurry, and bruised and had started a new medication that they beleive is the cause of the problem and they kept her overnight. I will go back there this morning to be with her (Frank has to go to work) and so hopefully, she will be better and be able to go home.
By the time we got home at 9:30 last night, we were exhausted and just fell into bed. I HAD to come and check on you guys so wanted to update you with what was what. Yea, I am up those same 4 pounds I usually am after a weekend involving alcohol but I will get those off and move forward.
Hope you guys are all well and I will be back online more in the next few days. Love y'all!
Monday, August 01, 2011
I survived the weekend with Hubby's family which is usually a eating fest but it went great. I came home .2 oz less! I count that as a victory. I took lunch for saturday (tritip, pasta salad with fat free italian and lots of veggies and a huge fruit salad) but Friday night we went to Pizza at this fabulous, famous pizza place. I had a salad and 2 peices and the in the morning when we went shooting, I went for a 30 minute walk, all by myself.
and then sunday,I made breakfast and went for a walk with Frank and then we headed out to a bridal shower for my nephew's fiance. Someone called us the peanut gallery. Hmmmmmmm.
This is my neice Stacy, my SIL Ranee, my neice Monica, My SIL Dana, My great niece Sami and my MIL Tommie and me (of course).
We had a good weekend. Still reeling a bit from the passing of Frank's dad. There is a lot of emotion there and Dana is moving to Georgia with her boyfriend so there is a lot going on but we had a great weekend.
Got home last night and then Wednesday, we are leaving to go camping until sunday (yes I will have my laptop and be tracking. ).
Hope you all had a good weekend and welcome to AUGUST! My goal for AUGUST is to be 219. That is 5 pounds and will get me out of the dreaded 220's and get me closer to 75 pounds down and within striking distance of weighing less than my hubby! (He is between 208-213) so I am ready to rock this month!! Totally do-able!
Oh yeah. my blouse is BILLOWY, not my stomach! lol...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Chinese stir fry. Thanks for all the ideas. I am gonna make a bunch of chicken next week and use all your ideas for the whole week!
I had leftover rice so I chopped up carrots, broccoli, onion, mushrooms, celery and added the chicken with a little bit of slivered almonds and soy sauce. It was fabulous. I bought some spring rolls at the grocery store for frank and I ended up eating one too but it wasnt even that bad calorie wise.
Frank has lunch for work tomorrow, the girls had dinner and even Stitchy had a little bit.
Thanks again for all the ideas! Fajitas are definatly on my list and I decided to do a taco calzone that I used to make all the time with the premade pizza dough, chicken, black beans, corn and salsa and a little bit of cheese. Also the chicken and pesto with some veggies will make an appearance. Thanks everyone!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I have quite a bit of leftover chicken from last night. What should I make with it? (I had breaded it with flour and about a half cup of those crispy onion thingy's all ground up and cooked in a pan with a bit of olive oil).
Lay it on me (cant be red sauce- hubby's acid reflux says NO).
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
When I was 291 (or 304 depending on which scale was used), I always said I was happy with myself. I Lied. I was simply in denial. Proof of that is the devastation I would feel when I saw a picture of myself. The mirror was no help because I only saw what I wanted to see. Or I saw how my clothes hid my body not how I actually looked.
I didn't hide in shame or anything because I always felt good about myself (I have a healthy ego) but I just didn't really "see" myself for what I actually looked like. When something happened to throw my obesity in my face, it always shocked me. Like at my dr. appts or being kicked off a roller coaster in front of thousands of people because the ride bar wouldn't close or being told I was fat by a kid (that happened after I had LOST 50 pounds!!!)
When I said I was the "healthiest fat person I know", I Lied. I wasn't healthy. My cholesterol was heading skyward along with my triglicerides and my blood sugar. I could barely walk, took handfuls of prescription meds just to get through the day. Now, most of my medications is vitamins and suppliments. While I still have pain and do take pain medication, I have been tapering down my meds left and right and am taking the minimum to get by, not taking them just so I could function. When I broke into a sweat walking to the car or couldn't get a breath after the smallest amount of walking, I Lied and told myself it was hot or that everybody was like that.
I am no longer diabetic. So when I told people, including other health care providers, that I was "pre-diabetic", I Lied. I was diabetic. Period.
When I said to myself that I couldn't walk, couldn't excercise, couldn't do anything about my body, I Lied. To myself and to everyone else. Because when I tried, when I decided, I found out I really could do it. And I have.
When I tell people I am so much happier now, I feel fantastic, I am still going to lose 40 (or more) pounds, that you don't have to suffer to lose weight, I have never been more true.
The truth really will set you free. Free to live your best life, be the best you, find out things about yourself you never knew or would have imagined. There is so much freedom now.
The Lies held me back and kept me fat. That is over now and the truth is I have never been happier. Or healthier.What is your truth? What did you lie about?
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