Monday, November 07, 2011
I am on my way. I have released 10% of my body weight since I started August . Next stop on the Healthy Express, 15 % and no longer Morbidly Obese-moving away from dying and definitely living my life.
This weekend, I took my best friend out for a belated birthday outing. We went to a doll meet, had lunch out at Pei Wei-Bangkok Noodles Rock and stayed in my calorie range-Woo Hoo! Then we went to Joann's to buy crafting supplies. The last time we went to a Joann's together, I had to sit down. Saturday, I made it all through the store. It was a great day!
I had done my strength work and cardio before I left home to play; so all i had to do when i got home was eat dinner and write. I didn't like how my story was developing, so I scrapped it and started over. Luckily, i make notes when ever a character pops into my head, so I pulled another from my files. I know this is the right one because i couldn't make myself stop writing until 3 a.m.
Sunday, I slept in. But, when I did get up, I had yogurt for breakfast and then did my cardio. I wrote some more, had lunch and went back to sleep. lol Woke up around 11 p.m. to take my meds and slept till morning. It was great to wake up completely rested this morning.
My day got even better-I weighed and was at the 10 % weight loss mark!!! For the last week, when I woke up my knees don't hurt. This may not be significant to you, but my knees have hurt every morning for more than two years. Waking up with out pain is waking up with joy.
Today in honor of my 10%, I have increased my Cardio to 50 minutes per day. Slowly but surely I am working my way up to 60 minutes a day. Each day builds on the previous day's lessons.
Next stop 15%-All Aboard the healthy Express!
Spark On! We Got This!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
"So I am going to leave you with a project this weekend. Make a list of five things you don’t like about your life today. Think back and ask yourself what were the past choices you made led to each of the five. Decide today on a plan to change all the items on your list. Create concrete goals, whether it is to lose weight, pay off your debt or get a better job, realize only you control your future." Vanyelmoon
Yesterday i read Wildfire Kristin's blog which led me to Vanyelmoon's blog and a link to her website:
That got me thinking about what 5 things I wanted to change. But this is the blog that got me to write about it:
Her 5 things to change helped me sort out my own goals.
!. Lifestyle Change is number one for me. I am making changes, but I want them to become as natural as breathing. I want them to flow naturally from within and live in an environment that reflects who I am becoming. This includes not just the physical changes, but the mental and spiritual changes necessary for them to flourish. Realizing that good grooming is more than superficial-it is a reflection of how much I value the temple that God has given me.
2. Dating-My husband that is. Lately, we have been so busy that we have gotten away from our weekly dates. I want to synchronize our schedules and plan for them again. One change we will make is that previously our dates centered around places to eat. I want to find other activities we can enjoy together. This will require planning and research.
3. Family and Friends-I want to spend more time or at least stay in touch with my family and friends on a more consistent basis. At one point, I used to write letters weekly. Now, I don't, write, email, call and barely text. I will start by finding my Christmas Card List and making sure that I have cards, stamps and festive paper for my Christmas letter. I will write my letter in November and mail all of my cards by the Saturday after Thanksgiving. For the New Year, I plan to restock my card supply and also get some postcards so that I can write short notes and mail them.
4. Household Management-Everything from maintenance of our home to control of our finances. I want it organized. I hate running out of things or knowing I have it somewhere but not being able to find it. I want a home that is organized so that all my activities and supplies have a place. I want a home that welcomes and that I don't have to apologize for. To do this I shall turn to Fly lady and her babysteps:
Today I am going to change my linen, lay out my clothes for tomorrow, shine my sink and start decluttering 15 minutes at a time.
5. Writing- I have been a writer all of my life. NANOWRIMO is a gift I have given myself every November for the last two years. This year, I was planning to skip it because my lifestyle change is so important to me. But last night, I was dreaming of my main character for this year's novel and realized that it would kill a piece of my soul to not even start. So, I have signed up and given my yet unwritten novel a name.
If you have always wanted to write a novel and thought you couldn't give it a try. It is so much fun. I had so much fun the first time that my husband joined me last year.
www.nanowrimo.org/ I am richila there too and you are welcome to add me as a buddy.
These are my 5 changes-What are yours?
Spark On! We Got This!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I figured it out
I figured it out
With a pencil and a pad I figured it out!
10 % weight loss doesn't seem a heck of a lot,
10 % weight loss doesn't mean a thing!
But if I lose it every three months
Four times during this year,
That's enough for me to be the bombshell I should be!
(rewritten from the Pajama Game song “Seven and a Half Cents”)
Okay, now I have revealed another strange habit. I re-write songs to suit my own purpose. So now I have added my Bombshell Theme song to my repetoire. It all started when I read the Spark Article below. It changed the way I look at my goals.
When I started, I picked 175 as my goal weight. But, I just read the article above and I did the math for weight loss precentages. I am less than 5 pounds from 10%-Woo Hoo! I have already had a decrease in cholesterol and blood sugar meds. With these new ideas rolling around in my head, I have redone my goals 5% at a time to my goal-and my goal is a lower number than I have ever considered-166. What a shocking number that is to me- I was 16 when I weighed that last and a lot shorter than I am now. I don't know if it is possible, but 5% at a time I will find out. I am really excited about the possibilities.
Start Weight 301
Current Weight 273.7
15% 253 (Less than I weighed when I graduated from H.S. and no longer morbidly obese)
Halfway to goal 234
25% 226 (about what I weighed when I married 20 years ago)
40% 181 (less than I weighed as a Freshman in college, after not eating all summer after graduation-not one of my smarter ideas)
45% 166 (what I weighed at 16 and 5'1" tall-I am 5'6" tall now)
I am excited! I have drawn myself a road map to success. What does your map look like?
Spark On! We Got This!
Get An Email Alert Each Time RICHILA Posts