Saturday, March 23, 2013
Happy Saturday morning sparkers! This Saturday is FINALLY my day 1 of vacation! I'm so stinkin excited, and I actually slept in an extra hour this morning! It felt amazing!
I'm still going to blog all my calories and stay on track on this vacation.... for breakfast:
1 slice double fiber bread
1 slice provolone cheese
2 oz sliced turkey
Total Calories: 450 (also counting coffee and creamer)
What's even awesomer (yes, in Sallie-land, awesomer IS totally a word) is that a few days ago I was at 157.8, today, 156.8! I feel like I'm totally rockin' and rollin' on this new path I'm on! I'm NOT killing myself doing endless workouts and cardio, but instead, just keeping a positive mindset, eating right, and just cutting out the things that are triggers for me: TV is the biggest one. If I watch TV, I tend to get really bored just sitting around and that is when I usually eat.... so... I'm cutting out TV. Granted, I still intend to watch the shows I love - but I am going to dial it down a notch, set times to watch TV, and NOT let myself get stuck in an endless marathon of sitting around.
Besides that, I'm just stoked to be at 156-157. This is seriously an all time low for me ever. WHen I started this journey - my husband and I dually named it - ENDEAVOR 100.... as I wanted to loose 100 pounds. Since I weighed around 247, it seemed fitting. Now, as I get closer and closer to completely ENDEAVOR 100 - it's just simply amazing. I'd love to just say it was all me.... but it wasn't. Yes, there was ME doing it FOR ME, but without the support of so many - you guys, husband, friends, family, even my dogs, I couldn't and wouldn't have been as successful in the last three years. Hard to believe that not only was I ginormous, but I was also pre-diabetic. I was killing myself slowly through food. NOT GOOD.
A big wake up for me with this experience has been seeing all of what my sister is going through. She and her husband have been trying to get pregnant for about 3 years now.... and she's spent about $15,000 on pills and things to try to make it possible. She has PCOS and regularly only has about 3 periods a year. I'm not sure how much she weighs, but I do know that if I hadn't lost the weight, I'd probably be in the same boat. In fact, between sisters there is about 10% chance that I don't have PCOS myself, but I know that I am in that 10%.... also beacuse eventually my husband and I will probably want to have a baby... and I want to be the best version of myself when that time comes. No McDonalds as treats, no food as reward or punishment.... this is what the foundation of my childhood was, and it will not be the foundation for my kin, my nephew, or my niece.
So.... I know this was kinda a quick blog, with touching on a lot of serious stuff, but that's really all I"ve got time for!
Now - phase one of this vacation:
CLEAN OUR GARAGE.... the selling and donating of CRAP has begun!