Monday, December 29, 2008
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
I did it... did what? BROKE 200 lbs!
I haven't been under 200 lbs. in 20 years...
I feel great, but there's no time to rest on my laurels (even though there's a lot less of "my laurels" these days) -- time to hit the treadmill and weights so I don't get flabby (with the hanging fat under my arms, on my thighs, and around my belly -- oops, too late it's already there)
My long-term goal is to look good in a bathing suit, and I've got some work to do before Memorial Day. So, my new short-term goal is to make sure I exercise 3x a week, and stay on my food plan (no sugar, flour, wheat).
I'm definitely celebrating the New Year -- with 6 months of abstinence (12/30/08), and 10 years of sobriety (1/17/09) -- both God-willing, and One-Day-At-A-Time.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Just had to blog about today being my 30th day of abstinence -- no sugar, flour, wheat. It's a journey... and the ride gets bumpy sometimes. But, it's SOOOOOO worth it. Today, I weighed myself for the first time in a month and I have given away 14 lbs (I didn't "lose" them, because I don't ever want to "find" them...)
Next challenge - Vacation (VEGAS, BABY) -- we're leaving early Sunday morning for the West Coast. I'm bringing my scale, measuring cups and spoons. I'll check in when I get back to report on the results...
Monday, July 21, 2008
Just checking in here to apologize for being AWOL from SP lately.
I finally found a food plan that works - woo hoo! I still have to plan/track my food every day and I really hate to do that (I think I hate it even more than exercise if that's possible)
It's been 21 days now without sugar, flour, wheat and my cravings are GONE! I feel FANTASTIC! People have already started telling me that I look like I'm losing weight... but part of the program is weighing the food everyday (not weighing ME) -- apparently, the fat is flying off because my clothes already feel better.
I will weigh myself only once a month, and I will start getting outside again this week to start walking again...
I know, it sounds crazy - but it works! (It has to work - I've tried everything else under the sun at this point...)
Monday, June 30, 2008
So, here I am again - about 1 year later...
I tried a nutritionist last year and lost 35 lbs -- however, I was sick over the winter (pneumonia 2 times), so I gave myself permission to "eat my way back to health" (which included ice cream, chocolate, white bread, cakes/pastries, etc) Well, before I knew it, I've binged my way back up again and I'm so disappointed!
I attended my first Food Addicts Anonymous meeting last week, so I'm trying to follow the program (I also plan to attend OA - HOW meetings again when I can't get to a FAA meeting)
For me, the key is consistency
(one of my BIG character defects)
- wish me luck!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Well, I'm doing much better with my walking now that it's warm outside -- doing 3 miles in 45 minutes at least 3 times per week! I'm drinking about 80+ oz. of water per day.
But -- I've been with SP for 18 months now and I always sabotage my good work when I'm just plain bored and hungry -- after work, during work, watching TV...
GREAT NEWS: This morning, I found a team that was made just for me! "Eating Because You Are Bored"
I am SO glad I accidentally found this team (of course, nothing happens by accident!)
I just had to share this because hopefully I can find a solution that helps me stay on track for the rest of this year...
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