Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By using the tools on this site, I discovered that I now weigh within a couple of pounds of my weight in 2009. Back in 1997 when I weighed 283, I would never have believed that I could maintain nearly an 80-pound loss for five years. So, 204 it is. Nothing to brag about except that I have maintained for five years. I have struggled to stay under 204, going as low as 195 at times. In a perfect world, I would have met my goal by now. This is not a perfect world, but it is a world that I am proud to be in. Maybe the next 5 years will see a loss.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Yesterday I weighed what I had before my anniversary and birthday celebrations. It feels good to find out I can regain control after eating sweets and having wine. More importantly, my cousin and two friends reminded me that being home is good. After I leave my five kids who live in Chicago, I often feel sad that we're three hours apart. Today we're off to help with my daughter's kids. It's time for me to get over my fear of being alone with her son without her. He is 2 and a half months old and in daycare. If he can go all day, we should be okay while she runs some errands.
Monday, September 08, 2014
My anniversary and bday are only 4 days apart. I have been on a non-stop overeating, wine-drinking celebration for the last 10 days which obviously means I pre and post-celebrated the events. My weight is nearly 3 pounds more than it's been.
The good news is I spent 8 days at my daughter's babysitting her child who was home from daycare due to a rash. Each day after my daughter got home, I walked two miles. Some days, I also pushed the stroller to the park so her child could get some sunshine and fresh air.
Yesterday, a friend gave me a special bday gift of help digging in my yard. I am unable to dig easily due to the surgery on my arm 10 years ago for bone cancer. We had fun talking and working together.
Unfortunately, I ate over 2500 calories. Today is a new day. I am determined to get this weight off before it becomes permanent.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I quit smoking. I only weighed a half pound more when I weighed myself than I used to. The cravings stopped after a week. Whenever I had one, I would repeat out loud the reasons I wanted to quit: 1. heal easier 2. preserve my eyesight 3. better skin 4. cleaner smelling house and car. My mother and aunt who smoked both had macular degeneration. I am facing extensive dental work soon and wanted to heal more easily. People commented that I "didn't look like a smoker" and I wanted to preserve that look, even if I was never sure what they meant. I got tired of airing out the car and the house all the time.
The financial savings will be about $7-10 per week since I was a light smoker. I plan to indulge myself with a pedicure each month to remind me that looking better is s a better use of my money.
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