Friday, January 04, 2013
Happy New Year! I hope all is well in your world!
Well my friends, I'm beginning the new year with a holiday weight gain of....(drum roll, please!))
Yikes! How the heck did that happen?!! Uh, NOT a surprise! I know EXACTLY how it happened! I took my eye off the ball for not 1 week, but 2! The first week my family was here visiting, my focus was on them & not me. I didn't exercise or track or even THINK about watching what I put in my mouth. We went out to eat, & I cooked & baked. Enough said. So what happened after they left? Did I get back on track? Uh, no. Oh, I half heartedly tried, mind you. But my appetite was stuck on "crazy" by then...& it was difficult to rein in! I did get back to my exercise tho, thank goodness! And I'm going full force with it now! It's my saving grace!!!
So, I get on that scale at WW's yesterday & I see a weight gain of 4.4 lbs! Yikes! Okay, so I stay for the meeting & get centered. Ahhhhhh, it did it for me! I was renewed & psyched for the new year! I'm thinking again.....I can DO this!
I'm giving myself 26 weeks to lose 25 lbs. The target date is July 20, 2013. I said it here first! Of course, the plan is...
*Stay in caloric range everyday!
*Focus & mindful eating!
*Move my body!
*MORE fruits & veggies!
Alright! Let's get to it! Shoot for the stars, my friends...the sky's the limit!!! We CAN do it!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Yep! You heard it right, my friends! My weight remains exactly the same as last week's weigh in! Now, what are the changes of that! So, total lost remains at 29.2 lbs! WooHoo!
I'll take it!
With Christmas just a few days away, I know everyone is extremely busy...myself included! My daughter's family is leaving Ohio for Florida tomorrow evening by car, apparently in the midst of a snow storm, no less! Please pray for their safe journey! I'm a tad worried...but can't wait to hug those grandchildren!!! Our weather is going to get a bit cooler beginning tomorrow (by cooler I mean 40's at night & 60's during the day). Now, you all know I'm a big freeze baby & these temps are a bit too chilly for my liking! But we're gonna be back up in the 70's by the time the kids get here...& we'll be back in the 80's by Tuesday! So, it'll be beach weather for the kids to enJOY!
And it'll be fun in the sun for all!!!
I would like to take this moment to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! May you enJOY the special times spent w/family & friends! And if you're unable to be w/those you love, then be with them in spirit! And if you're missing someone who has passed on, then reflect on sweet memories of times gone by, as they are always in your heart! May you be reminded of what's most important this time of year! May you find your JOY in the smallest of things! And may you experience PEACE & LOVE & JOY at every turn! I have much to be grateful for...& I reflect on my blessings each & every day! And amongst them are you, my dear Spark friends! You are loved!
Hugs & love,
Friday, December 14, 2012
That perseverance & hard work pays off! Now, I know this statement applies to just about everything we do in life...but particularly when it comes to our weight loss efforts! I say this because I honestly have been struggling this week! I attended a party over the weekend, & had planned for it by eating light on the day before & the day after. And I made wise choices...& did try a dessert or two, but only ate half of whatever I ate. And I drank wine & enJOYed the company of my friends!
And now, true confession time!
I've not been tracking hardly at all! I think I've hit some kind of "wall", if that's even possible. I feel a "fatigue" set in when it comes to monitoring my foods & such. And I'm tired of measuring & weighing everything! I don't know if I'm "rebelling" or what, but...I'm tired of it all! Or maybe it's because it's the holidays & I honestly DON'T WANT TO be doing it this time of year? Heck, I haven't a clue! All I know is that I've been struggling with it...
And I fear it's getting worse!
I've been pushing myself to track what I eat in the morning & afternoon, but by evening, well...tracking isn't happening! None! Nadda! Nothing!
But what I AM still doing is making wise choices. And I'm still cooking healthy, nutritious meals. And my snacking has been, overall, healthy options! And I'm still exercising every day! And I've lost another 1.2 lbs this week, for a total of 29.2 lbs overall since I started with Weight Watcher's! WooHoo!
Hey, I must be doing SOMETHING right!!!
So I'm focusing on the fact that I worked really hard this week & even though I've loosened up a bit on the tracking & measuring...I'm still down a pound! No complaints!
My oldest daughter & her family will be here next week...& I can't wait to hug & celebrate Christmas with my grandchildren! I bought a new camera, so I'll be taking lots of pictures! I have to get the software put into the computer yet, so I can download 'em...& I'll finally get a new pic of me on here too!
Merry Christmas to you all, my friends! EnJOY the season, & be merry! We have much to be grateful for & much to be thankful for this time of year! And I am truly grateful for you, my Spark friends! You are loved!!!
Saturday, December 08, 2012
Happy Holidays! I hope all is well in your world!
I've been busy, getting ready for my grandchildren, daughter, & SIL's visit to SW Florida! I so want to show them a good time while they're here! Our weather's been gorgeous...we're in the low 80's & it's sunny & beautiful! I've talked w/the kids, & they are extremely excited! Ya know guys, this is my very first Florida Christmas! Gosh, I'm excited too!!!
Um, I DID decorate, just a bit...& I put up a little decorated ! And it's so cute!
Many of you know that I had an ultrasound done of my left breast last Friday...& then I had a needle biopsy follow up on Thursday. What they saw was a small grape-size cyst & they wanted to get a better look-see. It turned out to be just an ordinary fluid filled cyst, & nothing more. Now I must follow up every 3 months. No big deal! I just want to take this time to remind everyone to get a MAMMOGRAM done & follow up as your physician recommends! The life you save, may be your own! Ok now, I'm done preaching!
I did go to Weight Watcher's after my biopsy & the scale's showed I was UP 0.4 lbs this week. Uh, honestly, I was partaking in a little stress eating on a few days & I kinda expected it. And I was a little angry w/myself...until I took a look at my SP ticker & I saw "28 lbs" lost so far!
28 lbs since I joined WW's!
And I thought, hey, that's fantastic! And I'm focused & eating mindfully, MOST of the time! And I'm eating healthy & nutritiously, & I'm exercising everyday! And here's the best part! Everyone is NOTICING I've lost weight! I'm even down a size in my work out clothes! And...
A lady came up to me in a ZUMBA class & said to me "It's more than just a number on the scale, now! You're looking fabulous!!!" I was speechless, & almost brought to tears! Me! I was so proud! And I danced my heart out that day, 'cause I was so HAPPY!
And I truly believe it's about MORE than just that number! And so, even though I'm up 0.4...I'm going to focus on the fact that I'm DOWN 28 lbs!!! And that's cause for celebration!!! And I vow to do better this week!
EnJOY your weekend all! And stay healthy & happy!!!
Friday, November 30, 2012
I hope all is well in your world! We're in the thick of the holidays, by golly... & I hope you're all hanging in there! Cause I know the stress can take its toll! Been there, done that! I'm feeling the pressure, just a bit, because my young granddaughter called last evening & wanted to know if grandma "decorates" for Christmas & if Santa will be able to "find her" in Florida!
I hadn't planned on decorating or even putting up a tree! And I wasn't even planning a traditional dinner...& just thought we'd all go to the beach on Christmas! I guess I wasn't thinking, huh! So, now I'm under the gun & will decorate & get a tree....& hang stockings & plan a traditional menu for Christmas! Yikes! Lots to do now! And, I haven't even begun to shop! So, game on, I say!
Okay, deep breath! (sighing)
All in all folks, this week was a BIG success! I'm down 2.2 lbs for a total of 28.4! WooHoo! And on the week of Thanksgiving! Double Woohoo!!! And not only did I have one Thanksgiving dinner, but two! Uh huh! Long story...I celebrated Thanksgiving dinner over a friend's on Thanksgiving & I made my Thanksgiving dinner for hubby & I on Friday! That was double the pleasure, double the fun! And double all the turkey fixins!!!
Um, no double desserts though!
All I can say about this week was that I tracked all days except Thanksgiving. I ate well but was mindful of what I put in my mouth. Every time I wanted to eat something, I thought long & hard about if I felt the food was worthy of the calories I would consume...& I tried a little of everything. I even had wine! And I ate lots of veggies!
And I exercised everyday, even did spin class on Thanksgiving!
All in all, it was a very good week! Today, I've got a mammogram scheduled in the morning, so I'll do a long walk after I get back! Our weather's been beautiful here in SW Florida! And I'm, ever so grateful!
Have a wonderful week, everyone! And don't forget to take time for you...& breath!!! You are loved!!!
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