At least I don't give up
So much has happened. I had surgery to remove excess skin from my abdomen. Long story short -- got infection so scar is horrible looking. Surgeon pretty much butchered me. Developed acute tendinitis from sleeping in a chair for three months. Dia... Read more
Never giving up
Over the last few months, I have been comfort eating and I have gained weight. But, here I am again. At least I get points for never giving up. I have made a solemn promise to myself to stick with this, this time -- even when the going gets toug... Read more
I stopped going to the gym for almost three months. I had lost so much weight that I went to see a surgeon about having a panniculectomy (skin removed and reshaped around lower abdomen). I was sent for all kinds of tests, including an EKG and th... Read more
I have not been very diligent in keeping myself motivated and there's really no excuse when I have access to the wonderful tools here. Losing weight, for me, is not only a physical process. In fact, that's the least of it, really. Losing weight ... Read more
What do you do to combat impatience? I am sure I fit into the 99.9 per cent of people who want to have lost all their weight by tomorrow. What do you do with that energy of wanting? I am learning to channel it into the things I know will get me ... Read more
It has been so long since I've been here. You know, I keep forgetting I have a page on SparkPeople. How silly is that? So much has happened to me in the recent past and all I can say is I'm back on track, shifted to first gear and now spending t... Read more
A brand new year!
Well, it's Jan.6 already -- a brand new year. Thank the stars for that. 2010 was not a year I will remember fondly, to say the least. I had many emotional upheavals, the hardest of which was losing my mom. It was unexpected and a true test of ho... Read more
I am walking like I've had a vasectomy :P My workout was great yesterday. I am so motivated right now, but I know there will come a time when I have to pull from inside to beat the insidious cravings and the blues. Being perimenopausal is no wa... Read more
Today's the day :)
Well, today's the big day. I start working out with Tina, my personal trainer and I start eating clean. I have about 110-120 pounds to lose yet and I am pumped for it. I am doing everything I can. I just created a 'Vision' board for my wall. It'... Read more
Haven't been here in a while
I have been taking myself for granted and putting other people (one in particular) first in my life. I realize this hasn't been healthy for me and I need to put myself first again so I can devote my time and energy to becoming the best I can be ... Read more
This is gunna be a long one
So many things have happened to me in the last few months. I think I am feeling the lowest I have felt in a very long while. I lost my job. My last day was March 31. I, along with several others, was told it was because of corporate restructurin... Read more
For some, it's so much easier to be negative. I used to be that way. I used to look at my overall predicament and say, "what's the use? I am so overweight that I don't even know where to begin." Then, I started to shift that thinking and began t... Read more
It's been so long...
since I've written here. I joined a medically supervised weight loss group back in October. Prior to that, I'd lost about 5o pounds. Now, that total is more than 110 pounds lost!! I am still having a hard time recognizing who I am looking at in ... Read more
I woke up at 5:15 a.m. to ride my stationary bike. I had a coffee first and then I rode away for a while. I have to get my Mp3 player loaded up so it's not so boring. I think I may start going for a walk instead. A lot has to do with the weather... Read more
Wow, this is rigourous...
I just started the 'Eat to Live' plan as outlined by Dr. Joel Fuhrman in his book of the same name. It's very straightforward and incredibly difficult. The gist is: Fruit for breakfast, veggies and beans for lunch and two cooked veggies and frui... Read more
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