Monday, August 16, 2010
Hey y'all, Im back! Got in about 10 last night and CRASHED! We had a great time riding through the mountains of Utah. We went on a group ride on Thursday about 30 miles and it was a bit mild for us, so we went on our own (3 vehicles, 7 people) for a ride Friday of 80 miles, all day long through meadows, mountains, past lakes and rivers. It was so beautiful. Then Saturday, same deal on a different side and went 90 miles and one part was literally down a trail that I think mountain goats made down the face of a mountain! It was scary but fun and I have a lot of trust in my husband and our machine!
There were BBQ's every night and the food was good but I did not feel like I did very well. I didnt eat bad, I just didnt eat great, like barely any fruits and veggies, no lunch on any of the days ( I did have snacks like apples but just nothing that was filling or nutritious). Oh well, my weigh in day is Thursday so it is what it is. I will upload pictures tonight and let you know so you can see our journey.
Feels good to be home and our dog is looking forward to our walk tonight!
I am going to post a separate blog about my flight....Jan
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
LOL, am leaving tomorrow am to go to Marysvale, Utah for a UTV Jamboree! No, it isnt something to eat, it is a huge ride through the mountains with hundreds of 4 x 4 riders. We are meeting our bestest friends there and we are going to have so much fun. There are live bands, BBQ's and long rides every day. It should be so fun and I am really looking forward to it. I promise to eat well, have lots of activity, take pictures and think about my sparky friends. I am bringing my daughters little netbook so I can track my food and stay on track with my program.
So I will be in touch and you all behave while Mama's gone!! Jan
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Yeah I thought you could hear me. I was having a conversation with _______ in my truck today. I began to tell about the new team I am on and how they are all dog lovers when _____ says:"Wow, the price of diesel fuel has really gone up". I stopped in the middle of what I was saying and considered A. Just shutting up and B. Saying "I dont know if you realize but I was just telling you something and you frequently cut me off and start talking about something else".
I chose B and got an "I apologize" in return which is all well and good, however, I realize ____was not interested in what I had to say since _____didn't say anything at all like
" Please, go on with your story" or anything of that nature.
..................... So apparantly, now I am doing choice A.
Thanks for listening.... (crickets chirping in the silence). I will be here all week, dont forget to tip your waitresses. BOMB!
Friday, August 06, 2010
I was thinking today as I was getting ready for my day: Just think, I was actually considering weight loss surgery! And all I had to do was this? I am so happy I found Sparkpeople. I mean, I cant imagine living my life afraid to eat, not being able to go to dinner out, measuring tablespoons of food or spending my time puking becuase the food gets stuck in my tiny little hole. By the way, these are all experiences that a family member has after having lapband. He is thinnner, yes, but is he enjoying his life? NO!
But I am! I eat, I walk, I play, I enjoy food, I shop, I go out, I spend time with my family and my friend, The Captain (Morgan but just not as much).
I am LIVING my life and I am loving it. I am not suffering. In fact I feel better every single day. I feel powerful not weak. I feel satisfied, not suffering. I am losing weight because I am doing something about it and that transfers into every single thing I do.
Every day is a new opportunity to care for me, to choose wisely. Everything is not about food anymore. I can eat it, love it, enjoy it but it does not control me. I didn't need surgery. I just needed Spark! Oh yea, and I needed one more thing: All of you! This is why it works.. because of you and me, together!
Friday, August 06, 2010
I hit my 40 LB. weight loss!!!! I am so excited to be at this mark and am going to enjoy this today. I am always on my road, looking for the next mile marker but just for today, I am going to sit and enjoy it and look back at how far I have come so far. Thank you for all of those who are helping me get to where I need to be.Your support has made all the difference...
When I started this, the thought of losing 111 pounds seemed insurmountable. Now I see people every day who do it and I know I will be part of that group. Yep, today is a good day! Jan
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