Saturday, November 07, 2009
OK, OK! I'm not as fat as that, but I'm tired of being on the high end of the 140's instead of on the low end of the 130's! I heard about a new diet called the Cabbage Diet and I'm thinking of starting it tomorrow and doing a running journal (via blogs) of how each day goes and how I feel. You'll get the real skinny (pun intended) from me on how this diet works, feels and what kind of results you can expect.
A male friend of mine who weighed in at over 260 did this diet a couple of weeks ago and he claims to have lost 10 pounds on it. I'd love to do the same, but realistically at my weight, I do not think it possible. But if I even lost 5 to 7 pounds I will be ecstatic! Wish me luck all, and goad me on when I get tired of eating the Cabbage Soup!
Hugs to all! Eve
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Yes, I'm smiling! It's because although I have not attained the weight that I set out to achieve, I know I am still a success in many ways. My weight is much less than it was when I first joined SP nearly two years ago, I'm eating healthier, and I have a better outlook on my life. That's pretty awesome when you think about it!
Sure, there are days that I slide a bit and I see my weight creeping up, but I'm smarter about how to put a stop to it before I've done too much damage! Messing up with one meal is a lot easier to fix than eating everything in sight for an entire week. It's all relative. There are also days when I look in the mirror and I'm not pleased with what I see. But, you know, today I went shopping with a girlfriend for clothing. I took a size 12 skirt into the dressing room and it was waaayy to big around the waist and hips. What a great feeling! I went back and grabbed a size 10 and it fit soooo much better. If that's not being a success I don't know what is!
Monday, August 03, 2009
Whoopee! I'm motivated NOW -- I've got 2 weeks exactly before I'm going to Montana! The Big Sky and cool weather. I've been invited to spend 2 weeks on a ranch just outside Missoula and that has jump-started my motivation; I want to lose as much as I possibly can before I leave! And while I'm enjoying the cooler weather there and with no chores, I want to ride bikes and take long walks and eat right -- maybe I can end up the month down to about 140 and just keep going!!!
So for now, every day that I haven't committed to other appointments I'll be hitting the gym and with a goal in mind it has inspired me to work, work, WORK! Hey! I'll be seeing you in the size 8's before you know it!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
OK, it's not fall yet, it's the middle of summer -- but the photo looks so peaceful! And right now feeling peaceful and content is what it's all about. Like a lightbulb being turned on in my brain, I suddenly realized that the life I'm living "right now" is fulfilling enough to make me happy and content! I don't need a 'companion' or a 'boyfriend' to make me feel that my life is complete.
It is nice, of course, to have friends to do things with, and I do have a certain number of close friends to enjoy lunch with now and then, there is even a retired pastor that I call once in awhile if I feel like going dancing. He's an excellent dancer and has been widowed for a few years. So all those years I spent almost fanatically searching for the right person to share my life are now over. I can relax and be happy with who I am, where I am, and how I want to spent the rest of my life.
Certain adjustments have to be made at times, but that is true for all of us, it is not exclusively the plight of single people. Health issues fill all our lives with uncertainty, and when there is a financial crisis, it affects you equally whether married or single. I know some of my friends are scratching their heads over my recent declaration, but the more I think about it and adjust to it, the more I am convinced that the single life will suit me to a T. And, if fate decides it isn't to be, then I'll just go with the flow and see what new adventures may be open to me.
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