Monday, July 09, 2012
OK its Monday but I was traveling all day yesterday.
Last week, in discouragement, I decided I needed some accountability and support. I figured so did some of you so we agreed to have a Sunday check in and see how we are all doing, to support each other and what we can improve. Everyone is welcome to join in.
I still feel like I'm not on solid ground. I lost a few pounds last week but did not weigh before I headed down to Vegas for 4 days. It is ridiculously hot here so my goal this week is to limit sodium and stay hydrated. I'm going to try to get some form of exercise and I may be able to swim or hopefully do some dancing !
How is it going with you guys? What's working? What isn't? Words of advice?
Friday, July 06, 2012
OK since you begged, I decided to come clean. I walked the dog that morning, planned my whole eating day, and was good to go. BBQ at my house with lots of healthy choices.
Then 2 thing's happened.
1. One of our friends walked in with a chilled bottle of captain Morgan in one hand and a chilled bottle of a new rum called Kracken in the other.
He said we outta do a shot to try it out and of course, I thought, heck no! But my mouth said yes.
Then he said we should do a shot of Captain,. To see which was better. My mind said, oh HECK no! And my mouth said yes.
2. Then my best girlfriend, remember she had back surgery a few months back? Walked in and somehow everyone who walked in had to do a shot.
And we were off and running.
Laughing, talking, eating, I did pretty well on the food situation by the way, drinking, dinner, a water fight, fireworks and other mayhem ensued.
We had a blast. Finally after 10 hours of all this, I finally winded down and went to bed.
HUGE hangover yesterday. It am feeling better today thank goodness. I dont know what got into me but I had fun anyway.
Frank asked me about 8 times yesterday if I was hungover and I finally told him YES! STOP ASKING ME! You're making it worse!!! So he walked last night without me and I stayed home and recovered.
It was not my finest hour but I didn't misbehave, we all had a good time and that is that.
We are leaving Sunday early to go to Las Vegas to do a roof for our friends and will be back on Thursday. Don't forget to look for my Sunday blog to help keep each other accountable...love you guys...jan
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
My daughter showed me video today of our Hawaii vacation 6 years ago. I remember being in so much pain with my knee I could not take enough pain meds to stop it. I was miserable, in pain, fat and depressed. Seeing that today on film really encouraged me.
I have lost a lot of weight
I did get a knee replacement and can walk, not waddle now
I am physically active, happy and fairly energetic.
I have made progress!! When I started, progress not perfection was my motto. I think I gave myself a little too much permission , a little too much leeway.
Now, I am gonna be back to PROGRESS!!
For shock value, here you go....
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Per my last blog, I need accountability, so I am assuming so do some of you.
I do not want to start a formal team but I'm thinking we can sign in here once a week and just let each other know how we are doing or what we need help with.
Anyone want to join me?
How about Sunday evenings?
It might keep us all in check a little bit on the weekend and we can state weight loss, non scale victories, encourage each other, ask for help, confess our sins or whatever is going on that is helping us with our goals or keeping us from them.
Maybe we can do a team down the road but I prefer informal, just dropping in for a chat.
I will create a blog on Sunday and start with that.
TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD then. YOU HAVE 5 days!! GO!
Monday, July 02, 2012
When I first started here on sparkpeople in March of 2010, I did not really believe I could lose weight. I was going to "give it a shot".
I told nobody but my husband and my kids. But I told myself, when I lost 15 pounds, I would announce it. I had to prove to myself I could lose some weight and then I was going to tell everyone and I would have a head start.
I would be accountable.
I did lose 15 pounds. I told the top 3 F's...Friends, Family, Facebook.
Those first 15 came off so quickly, I was encouraged. I also knew that once I told everyone, people would expect me to keep going or they would wait to watch me fail.
I lost 50 pounds that first year. The 2nd year I lost 20 and got a total of 70 pounds off (keeping in mind, my original goal was to lose 111 pounds).
Then vacations happened. Life happened. Cake pops happened.
I lost the same 5-10 pounds over and over and over. But I was happy because I proved to myself that I could "maintain".
I decided this year (my 3rd year) would be about finishing.
Now that life is still happening, as well as vacations, cake pops, cookies, Captain Morgan, summer, winter, spring and fall, I have to face the truth.
I am gradually losing ground.
The glowing numbers on my tracker no longer read 70 pounds down. The truth is in Orange letters....55.
That means I have not maintained my weight. It means I have gained 15 pounds.
My shorts are getting tight. My muffin top is growing. I feel every one of those pounds.
I re-read some blogs to see where my head was at when I started. I am going back to read my trackers...what was I eating then? what was I not eating then?
I am determined to lose these 15 pounds and then keep going.
I didn't come here to be defeated. I came here to LOSE and by lose, I mean WIN.
So, I have confessed the 15 pounds, I am accountable, I am determined and I AM going to finish what I started.
Please hold me accountable. Please stay with me. I did not lose the first amount of weight by myself and I will need you to help me.
Here we go.....
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