Monday, July 30, 2012
It's just an excuse, but this HEAT! I can't walk outside, it's been 105 all summer it seems. The heat is making it ridiculously hard, and now I've gained back all that I lost. AGAIN.
So instead of throwing my hands in the air and doing nothing just because I can't do ONE thing (walk outside and train for half-marathon) I'm focusing on something else.
And making a small goal. 10 lbs by my birthday. About 5 weeks. Then I can move past the last couple of crappy months and push myself to where I want to be.
Not quite sure I'm still doing the official half-marathon. No headphones?! Yeah, I think they just lost a participant here. Plus it's expensive. I think I'll have my own unofficial half-marathon on the same day, different location. Headphones and all ;)
Crossing my fingers for the one in spring that may at least be less expensive...because I do want something official. And crossing my fingers they allow headphones at that one too.
Monday, April 16, 2012
I finally caved and bought new work pants. My old ones were so baggy. And come to think of it, I remember when those old ones fit like these do! Went down one size, but it feels huge because it's from 20 down to size 18. Even better, they had the gray colored khakis. For some reason it's hard to find the casual style khakis...it's either capris or dress pants. I saw these in the smaller size section before and in the other styles, but I've never been able to find them. I almost wanted to buy one in each size down so I'll be sure to have them when I get there!
Numbers on the scale or on a tag aren't everything, but when you see them gradually but steadily go down, it does make you feel good. It's a nice little bump for me too when I'm feeling down about not eating as well as I want. I don't have to be perfect to see results. It might come faster, but I do know for me...the harder I try for perfection, the harder I fall. I just do what I can and try to push myself in one or two areas at a time until it becomes habit.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
My husband is a huge horror movie fan, and of course I am too. We have been going to horror conventions for about 7 years. I usually stand back and watch him meet and talk to people until recently with guests from The Walking Dead being at these cons.
Last November we went to one and I got to meet Michael Rooker, who plays my favorite character on the show, Merle (and it's killing me that he hasn't been back yet!) He was hilarious, and the running joke at that con was how he would walk right by me at least 5 times and I never noticed. :) Norman Reedus and Jon Bernthal were supposed to be at this show, but were still filming the last two episodes of the season, so they had to cancel at the last minute. They did try, waiting at the airport actually to see if they could get a plane. So many celebrities wouldn't care at all, and just blow it off.
This past weekend I got to meet Tony Todd (Candyman), Leslie Easterbrook (Police Academy, Mother Firefly from The Devil's Rejects) who was SUPER nice! And Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints and The Walking Dead)
We didn't stay the whole weekend, so we didn't get any of the "after hours" stuff, but we did get to hear about it from the agent at Norman Reedus' table as we were waiting for him to wake up and get down there! He wore a Jason hockey mask so that he could get from one place to another. He had been sitting in the lobby with everyone walking right by and nobody knew. That is hilarious. The line to meet him was crazy. Luckily we were first in line, because we were first in line to buy tickets for the show. It started at 11, and we went straight to his table, knowing from past experience the line would be crazy (the last con my husband went to that I stayed home for, they even filmed his line...took them 2 minutes to walk from the end to near the beginning) He was so nice, and he tries so hard to make sure everyone gets an autograph. Not wandering around or talking to his friends at his table. His attention is on you.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Now that the first short-term weight goal has come and gone (10lbs under my goal, but still lost 15 lbs!) I'm making two new ones.
First. 10 lbs by May 10th.
Second. 40 lbs by our next trip in September!
I'm making the shorter goal my focus, because I learned from the last time that I can't give myself too long or I lose interest in tracking for that specific goal, which in turn means that I end up slipping.
Monday, April 02, 2012
A couple months ago I set a goal for myself to lose 25 lbs by April 7, when we're going on a trip. In the past these trips are SO much fun, meeting famous people (or at least semi-famous) and I always want a photo with them so badly, but I don't because I hate the picture of myself. Recently is a photo of me and my husband with Tyler Mane (who plays Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween remake). All I can think of is how awful the photo is of me. Then after losing a little weight (AND a better person taking the photo) I have a picture of me with Michael Rooker (Merle from Walking Dead, Mallrats, Henry, etc) and I do look ok, and he has been my most favorite person to meet. But I still could've looked better.
I had lost almost 100 lbs a year and a half ago. I felt great, I was comfortable, didn't mind pictures. I want that again. I want my first thought while looking back at these pictures from these trips to be "Wow, that was so much fun meeting him/her!" rather than "Ugh, look at me!" I have a little bit of that in the past photo with me and Michael Rooker. None with the first.
And I know that losing weight isn't going to fix everything, I'm still going to have bad days where a photo of me still looks hideous ;) but I at least want that to be a bad day, not because I'm unhealthy.
So...my status for my first short-term goal is ok. Just "ok". I haven't lost the 25 lbs, but I did lose 15 as of today. It's not what I wanted, but still pretty good! And the numbers aren't everything. I know I'm so much more healthy than I was when I started.
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