Saturday, November 26, 2011
Happy post-Thanksgiving everyone! It looks as if it's been forever since my last blog. It's clearly not something I do regularly. Not that I don't have topics, just haven't taken the time to blog.
So, I got on the scale this morning — out of curiosity. My body has been feeling differently lately. I can't always tell if this is a feeling differently cause I'm thinner or feeling differently cause I'm not thinner. And sure, I could do the try on certain clothes thing, but right now, sweats are my clothing of choice. I opted to go by what the scale showed me.
Keeping in mind Thanksgiving was just a couple of days ago...and I used a big plate (and loaded it up) when I planned to use a small plate, and I didn't walk off the damage I did as I fleetingly thought I would, and I didn't drink as much water as I intended beforehand (although I drank a good amount) and didn't do as well with a number of other things as I had envisioned before Thanksgiving and some after, I was pleasantly surprised to see I hadn't gained a huge amount of weight over Thanksgiving. (Actually, my weight was very close to my pre-Thanksgiving weight. I do a weekly weigh in on Wednesdays and happened to be down 2.6 pounds from last week to this week. Whoo-hoo!!)
This was encouraging! I have lacked the motivation to even attempt to lose more weight for most of this year. Last year I lost 30-35 pounds and have mostly kept it off, fluctuating with about 10 pounds over the year. I keep saying I'd like to lose the next 20-25 pounds, but due to various life events, circumstances, etc., I've allowed myself to be distracted and less motivated. I'm not sure if I'm quite there yet with my motivation, but seeing the numbers on the scale as I did this morning, especially after eating as I did for Thanksgiving, moves the needle in the right direction of encouraging. Yay!!
We'll see how well I do.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I don't go shopping for Over the Shoulder Boulder Holders (OSBHs)...aka bras...very often. With the size I wear, it's VERY hard to find them in most stores and I usually have to shop at a specialty shop or online. Either way, the cost is "prohibitive" unless I can find a great sale. Well, today I found a great sale at Macy's at one of their brick and mortar stores. I didn't think it possible. Well, it almost didn't happen. They tried to give me some hassle about how the price I saw was for online shoppers only, even though it said Find a Store. Anyway, I got three bras for less than I usually get one! I'm so excited!! The bonus is that I'm in a smaller size and it fits. Whoo-hoo!!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
The numbers just keep getting better and better, it seems. Last week at work we had the know your numbers body check with the cholesterol and blood sugar check. Those numbers were good. I was suprised the blood sugar numbers fell into the normal category considering I had brownies for dinner and donuts for dessert the night before (bad, I know...but they were so tasty. If it makes any difference, they were small portions of each.)
Then earlier this week when I went to Curves I had them do a Weigh and Measure. According to their scale, I was down five whole pounds from last month to this month. And had lost nearly three inches. More of a norm for me is to lose one or two pounds and maybe lose an inch.
Well, if that wasn't enough good news. I do my own weekly weigh in at home. This morning was my weigh in day. The scale told me I was down three pounds and had finally broken a weight barrier I didn't think was possible this time last month. I'm not sure how this weight came off. I wasn't really trying anything: wasn't focused on eating healthier (not by that earlier example anyway!), not exercising a whole lot more. But now, I'm ready to shoot for even lower numbers even if it means I have to exercise and watch what I eat.
I'm close to another weight milestone. Maybe I can get there before long and have the best number yet!!
Monday, February 21, 2011
I can't keep a solid thought for more than four seconds tonight. I would say I don't know what my deal is, but I just have too much on my mind. I won't bore you with the list or even a starter list, but I just have too many things on my mind right now. Not bad things, not good things — well, I like to think some have prospects — but just a lot of things in general. Too much mind clutter, I call it.
If one could lose calories from having thoughts and ideas run through their heads, I'd have lost a marathon's worth of calories!!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Yesterday was Senior Day or the last regular season home basketball game at Blackburn College. I've referenced them a time or two in previous blogs. On Senior Day, parents of the seniors usually make the trip, if they're not there for any other game. Well, I got a chance to meet some of the parents and it was truly a joy/blessing.
Even in small, unconventional situation we don't know how we affect someone's life or how they affect our own. But it was really nice to see part who and how the players got to Blackburn. There's always some sort of story that gets us to a certain point in time in our life. Just like each of us Sparkers!
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