Monday, April 02, 2007
I must say, I didn't even realize this even existed to have Sparkpages spotlighted, but it's a really great feeling!
I have recently with the wonderful encouragement of my husband began to count calories again. If it enters my mouth, I immediately (or as soon as possible) log it into SparkPeople. This is the ONLY thing that has ever worked for me. I'm now 138.8 pounds. I'm so proud of myself.
Last month we went to Durham, NC to visit Dave's old college roommate. Our good friends went with us, and I was faced with my weight. I had gotten down to 139, but had put back on 3lbs because of the holidays and my BIL's wedding. See, my good friend is a size two, a dancer, and incredibly beautiful. My size ten frame looks huge compared to her. I'm having to learn, little by little, that I am beautiful because I have curves, and because I am me. I'll never be a size two. Heck, my bare bones aren't a size two!
To be honest, I haven't reached that point where I'm happy with me yet. I'm scared I may never find that, but I have a husband that loves me unconditionally. That helps a lot. Still, I'm afraid even when I reach my final goal of 125, I'll still feel large. I know it's my body image I need to change, not my weight. It can't hurt to change both right? :)
Thank you everyone for your wonderful words of encouragement! SparkPeople really is amazing.
We CAN do this!
Friday, January 26, 2007
Last weekend my husband's brother got married. We made the 700 mile trip to Lancaster, PA in pretty decent time. It only took about 10 hours including stops. Of course my husband was the Best Man and I sang Be Thou My Vision.
For some reason I had a mental block about memorizing the lyrics, but I know better than to worry. There was a music stand and I was able to have the sheet music in front of me.
The wedding was just beautiful. It's one of those special relationships you know God put together. I'll put a picture in my Photo Gallery of my BIL & SIL.
As you know, weddings, especially the ones you're involved with, include a LOT of food. Rich, fatty, calorie-laden food. It was tempting, but I tried to at the very least be conscious about what I put into my mouth. The great news? I only gained .4 lbs from the trip! That's right, only 2/5 of a pound! Yippie!
The drive home was terrible. By the time we reached Virginia there was a HUGE ice storm system. We drove for 3 hours in the snow and ice slipping and sliding every few miles. I was numb by the 5th car we saw that had flipped, and I still can't believe there were at least 10 wrecked or flipped cars all together. Sadly, one of those was already covered in caution tape indicating a fatality.
I'm really glad to live where I do. The weather may not be able to make up it's mind (it was in the 20's this morning and ended up with a high of around 51), but at least we don't have a lot of severe weather.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Sometimes making good choices is down right hard. Someone brought doughnuts to work today and I can hear them calling my name.
I guess I'm off to fill up my water bottle instead... yea...
Monday, January 08, 2007
I'm finally jumping back on the exercise wagon. I've been guessing my calories and not logging them as well as not exercising since May. The good news is, I haven't gained weight. The bad news is, I'm back health wise where I started.
I did my first workout on Saturday and I guess I thought I was indestructible. My thighs are KILLING me today! I'm pretty sure I pulled the muscle in my right thigh and hurt something in my knee on the left. No fun. I remembered from last time that if I worked out the next day, it usually got better. WRONG! I'm in pain.
I'm taking today off and I'll work out again tomorrow. Today I also started logging my calories again and drinking water. I hate to admit it, but when you stop one thing, the rest follows. Wish me luck in my re-entry to weight loss!
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
I always weigh myself before working out as motivation. Last night I was SHOCKED to see the scale move down 2 lbs from last week. My guess is it's water weight from starting to drink my water regularly, but I'll take it!
These are lifestyle changes, so since I'll be drinking my water for a lifetime, that weight shouldn't come back.
I've never tried to lose weight before, so this is just amazing to me. I never knew I was capable of something like this. I guess I was always afraid of failing.
It's true. I CAN do this, and YOU CAN TOO!
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