Friday, March 08, 2013
Imagine me singing that because that is what I am doing right now : The sun will come out, tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrowwww, there will be sunnnnn
!!!! Today Omaha is slated to near 50 degrees and I can barely contain my happiness. This danggone 18 degree weather and 20 below wind gusts has put a damper on my weight loss, my positivity and my outlook on my overall success. But in the back of my mind I kept telling myself that the sun will come out eventually. I may even cut out of work early so I can get outside and start moving! I asked my little sister since she was my workout buddy for most of my journey but many of you who know me knows that she has struggled tremendously with staying on track. At first it bothered me sooo much. And it still does a little because I see her putting the weight back on and whether she will admit it or not, being 300 pounds is not as good and fun as she makes it out to be. She and her husband want kids soon and I worry about whether she will even get pregnant with her current weight and health issues. I HOPE she does because I am the world's best aunt and I can never get enough of my nieces and nephews, but I just want her to be as healthy as possible first. But at the end of the day, I have to worry about me. A part of me says to quit offering the help or the workouts to her and wait for her to come to me, but the other part of me thinks that I should continue to just reach out and maybe one time it will be the spark she needs. I don't know. What do you think?
Considering that I am only home for a few days before I have to go to San Ramon, CA, Derrell and I are spending MUCH needed quality time together. I just love him so much. One thing we love to do together is gym time. He is a fitness fanatic and has been since he has been 12 years old. I am a recent lover of fitness. But it is really nice to have his support. We go to the gym together, do our own thing, and just check in and encourage each other along the way. Plus, it is such a turn on to see him lifting the weights he lifts and to see him in his element just shining and glistening and sweating!
Today I have been pretty good with nutrition. I had a smoothie for breakfast (1% cottage cheese, 2/3 cup 2% milk - I was out of almond milk, strawberries and a banana, and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. It was really good and filling. It made more than one serving so I am guessing with what I actually drank, I was at a little under 300 calories there. I then 98% fat free popcorn for my morning snack at 125 calories. I have had a cup of green tea and 3 servings of water thus far. I will probably get lunch in the next half hour, possibly at Panera (Harvest Turkey salad and chicken noodle soup).
The point is that the sun coming out will hopefully be a turnaround for my weight loss journey. My wedding dress will be here in about 5 weeks and I want to look stunning in it. I also want to be at 199.6 on the Big Day. I have six months to knock out these 18 pounds and I really want to do it with time to spare.