Sunday, February 16, 2014
My Dearest Trisia,
We’ve been together for quite a while now and many Valentine’s Days, but this one is truly special. I want you to know just how much you mean to me and I’ve noticed the positive changes you’ve made in the last year.
I admire you in so many ways, your strength and willpower to change things that would hinder us being together for a long time. When you decided to strengthen our heart and lungs, it spoke volumes of your love for me.
I’ve watched you become more confident in our skin. I marvel at your ability to learn new ways to cook, new exercises and your ability to see them through. You are so important to me and I will love you always,
All my heart,
Your loving Self
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I have started this blog three or four times now and each time I read it before entering the words just don't do this milestone anniversary justice.
We vowed to respect and honor, to trust and love unconditionally and these are the cornerstones of our marriage.
He is the love of my life.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
November 7, 2013 Day 4 of Phase One DASH Diet
I have been in a slump, pause or whatever you want to call it since I lost the 8 pounds in one week last round. It was as if my fat self was saying, "Ha, this is just a fluke...no way did you really lose 8 pounds in one week." My new soon-to-be-healthier self didn't fight hard enough and so the old fat self won. And there I was in the on-again off-again saga that I have become so familiar with. However,
I’m tired of the “Groundhog Day” (movie) scenario of my life. I decided to take control (AGAIN) and began the D.A.S.H Diet Phase One 14 day (again). I started it on Monday, November 4 and am on day 4 today. It’s amazing what I did remember of this phase one and how easy it was to go right back to it. Why, oh Why, did I lose sight of what I wanted?????
Last time I treated this phase one as the kick start I needed to stabilize my metabolism and get the toxins out of my body. I made it the entire 14 days without any cheat and I felt great. So what happened?
The old fat self reared it’s ugly negative head and started berating me. My new soon-to-be-healthy self listened instead of telling it to SHUT UP! And….I’m starting it over again. I got so close to Onederland and then self-sabotage set in. I haven’t been in Onederland for so long, why didn’t I keep going? What is holding me back from success?
These are the issues that I am journaling about and trying to fix. These are the issues that if not corrected will keep me from my goals every time.
I took another step toward victory…I begin with a personal trainer next week to mix things up and with the DASH I am going to PLOW through this pause, slump, stall or whatever you want to call it and COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE.
VICTORY will be mine! You just stay tuned and see!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Hello Spark WORLD.... I feel compelled to do a full confession.
I have been so "out-of-it" lax this BLC round and am ashamed that my weight loss hasn't been higher. But, I haven't gained it back, just pausing. HA HA Ha, just lazy more like it!
Last night we decided go home for Thanksgiving. That means the CRITICAL FAMILY EYES will be upon me. Yes, it's true I've lost 25-30 pounds since they saw me last but I WANT MORE. I WANT THEIR EYES TO POP OUT OF THEIR HEADS (gruesome, but fitting for HALLOWEEN).
Which means I have 26 days to get more FAT off and TONE and SHAPE my body MORE. Since this trip will include seeing my all-critical mother, it would be fitting to be in those Levi 515's that I can't button, while sporting a close-fit top rather than a plus size tent! Plus it's cold back home and that means more clothes than I normally wear, which of course adds to the bulk.
So there you have it, this morning I decided ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and I'm going to strictly go back to phase one and eliminate the processed foods. That seems to be where my downfall begins. I know some don't agree with eliminating foods that are triggers, but in my PERSONAL CASE, they have to be eliminated. I can't just have ONE....because ONE turns into TWO, THREE, FOUR, etc. I know where my faults lie and to bust through to the other side, this must be done.
I should be able to lose the belly fat and strengthen more of me in 26 days. I'm not saying that will be the ultimate goal, but I have to get off my butt and DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PAUSE. This will be with no pills, surgeries, or wacky recipes, just good old fashioned sweat and, of course, tears.
The reason I am writing this is because I need your support and encouragement. I'm out here and sometimes I don't feel the LOVE! Sometimes my team just skips over my posts, so I'm taking my plea to the ENTIRE SPARK WORLD.
I NEED IT....GIVE IT TO ME....LET ME HAVE IT!
Okay, I'm ready.....................................
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Please throw me a line I am having a tough time getting myself and the scale under control.
I have identified that success is detrimental to my “continued success.” This week someone posted that when they have success, they struggle to succeed again. This may sound crazy to some, but makes perfect sense to me. Last round I was successful at losing…it was happening regularly for me and then at the end I had that large loss…success was happening. But over the break I got cocky and lo and behold had a gain. Now, it seems to be more than just cockiness. I seem to be sabotaging myself. Has anyone ever felt this way? If so, how in the world did you straighten it out?
Maybe if someone took my oar and wacked me over the top of my head….nah, that probably wouldn’t do anything but raise a lump.
Truthfully, I am extremely frustrated right now. If you look at my fitness minutes and mileage, I’m kicking it, but the scale is just staring at me….mocking me….and not moving like it should be because I’m not eating high octane fuel…ARGH.
S.O.S. Send Help!
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