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Friday, October 19, 2007

The holidays are fast approaching and with it the cooler weather finally. I have done really well the last two weeks and the scale has finally started to move down a little. I was beginning to think it just wasn't possible after my thyroid surgery in June. Now I once again know I can do this I just need to work a little harder. 3lbs doesn't seem like much but for me it was a huge milestone. Yesterday I did 57 minutes of cardio and 30 situps. My goals right now are to do between 3 and 4 hours of cardio a week and keep my calories under 1600. I think those are reasonable goals and I hope to continue to see changes. I don't want my pants to be so tight!


Upcoming Vacation

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Well, it sounds like we are going to take an Alaskan cruise to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. On one hand I am very excited, on the other I need to lose weight before we go or buy a whole new wardrobe. Not an option. I have a ton of jeans I can't get into and refuse to buy anything bigger. I have managed to lose a couple of pounds in the last few months and am proud of that but need to lose about 10 more to fit into my clothes. I have joined a 5lb challenge to help motivate me.


Another day

Friday, September 08, 2006

Well, after walking over a mile a day for the past 6 days I am up 3lbs. Not a great feeling. I had Burger King twice this week and feel awful. My stomach is not happy and my clothes are even tighter than before. I was off work all week, before I start my new job on Monday and did good with the excercising. Eating is a whole other story. How can I keep myself from eating so poorly? I don't keep a lot of junk food in the house, but still manage to go way way over my calories. I really need to lose weight. Cooler weather is right around the corner and I can't fit into most of my clothes. My goal is to lose 5lbs by the end of September and another 5 for the next 3 months. That's not an unreasonable goal is it? Help.


I feel awful

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Today I got on the scale and I have gained 4lbs. I feel lousy. I know I haven't been watching what I eat in fact I have been eating like crazy. Even when I know I am not hungry. I don't know how to break this destructive cycle. I feel like I only had one decent day in the past week.
The good news is the adoption papers were signed and Max is officially part of the family now. He is such a beautiful baby. Maybe I can use him for some inspiration. I don't want to be a fat aunt. My birthday is also in a couple of weeks and although birthdays in general do not bother me, I hate the way I feel and look. I am so very tired all the time. I know I can do this.


Adoption Day

Friday, July 07, 2006

Ok, so I am anxiously sitting here waiting for my sister or mom to call to let me know the adoption papers got signed. My sister and her husband are adopting a baby boy (Max) who was born on Monday night. The birth mother has to wait three days before she can sign the papers. They are supposed to be at the attorney's office now. What a roller coaster ride this has been. They have been trying for years to have a baby and finally decided to adopt. The birth mother chose them a couple of weeks ago and the baby was born 7-3. He is a beautiful baby with lots of dark hair. Everyone wants to get excited, yet the mother could still change her mind. It's amazing how possesive we all got immediately. He is doing well and they think he might go home early next week. I'm asking anyone who reads this to pray for this adoption to go smoothly. Pray for the wonderful birth mother who is giving my sister this chance to be a mom. This must be the hardest decision of her life and we are so thankful that she is doing this.


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