Rough holiday so far....
Well, I am disappointed in myself. I gained three pounds during the Christmas period. But, I am not going to beat myself up. It's just a temporary bump in the road. The thing is, is that I used to be so much better about my splurges in that ... Read more
Wanting to believe
Feeling good about so many different things in my life; one item in particular is truly exciting. The only thing is, I'm afraid to even discuss it because I think it will disappear. Although I won't say what it is out loud -- again because I'm... Read more
Finally hit goal, but who cares
Well, I finally made it. I lost 101 lbs. since my surgery which was two years ago. I am glad that I have been able to maintain the weight loss and been able to continue losing weight though it has been slow going. I have had many challenges to f... Read more
Feeling really blah
Yesterday I was feeling so very blah. All that I did the entire day was watch television and make a quick run to my parents' house to water their plants and check up on things as they are out of town.
When I get like this, I am in no moo... Read more
One Year Anniversary
Today is my one year anniversary of my Laparascopic Gastric Bypass. I have lost 74 lbs. so far. There have been some bumps along the way; mostly emotional but other than that, it has been a good journey.
I am at work and don't have much... Read more
Week 4, Day 1
Okay, so I began Week 4 of my training today. Went for a walk where I live. It is very windy out and it is 45 degrees. I believe this wind is part of the Hurricane Sandy effect. But, I was dressed warmly and by the time I got home, I was swe... Read more
Got my new food scale on Tuesday and I was so happy. I love to weigh all my food and make sure that I stay on track. Only allowed 4 oz. per meal, and need to stay on track with that.
Went for a very brisk 20 minute walk this evening downt... Read more
Back on track with the walking
I just came back from a 40 minute walk and it felt great. I worked up a sweat -- my jacket is hanging inside out to dry -- and my hair along my neck is damp. It felt good. I was listening to the Spanish Harlem Orchestra on my IPod and was wal... Read more
My trusty food scale
My trusty food scale, the one I ordered before my surgery so it would be waiting for me when I returned home, has died. Or, more accurately, I unintentionally messed it up. I was portioning out my 4 oz. of soup (as I am only allowed 4 oz. per ... Read more
A new furnace and an unexpected skylight -- into my attic!
Well, I finally have my new furnace installed. Since I bought the house five years ago, I knew that I needed to replace it. It was original to the house, and the house was built in 1953! I kept wishing and praying that it would hold out, whil... Read more
Sweaty and feeling accomplished
Back from my trip. Had breakfast this morning and went for a very brisk 30 minute walk as part of my "Virtual Walk" training. Had to pick back up at week three as I didn't do anything while out of town.
So, right now I am sitting here swe... Read more
Out of town
Out of town this weekend. Best friend's husband has just retired from the U.S. Navy with 30 years; the last 13 as a Commanding Master Chief. What an amazing ceremony. Slightly formal; and with humor interjected honoring his 30 years in the se... Read more
A great walk
I am in Week 3 of my training for the 5K Virtual Walk. I just came back from my 30 minute brisk walk and it was great. The temp is perfect, the sun is shining so brightly and Mother Nature is putting her best foot forward with the changing col... Read more
As the weight comes off, I am feeling more energetic and wanting to do more physical activity. I have been enjoying my Aqua Arthritis class, but there is one thing that annoys me. Many of the participants use that time to socialize with one an... Read more
Exercise -- Yay!
I have been getting so excited about exercising! I know, sounds kind of crazy. For the last five years, as I was feeling depressed and unhappy, the only exercise I got was walking from my bedroom to the couch in the living room, watching 4 or ... Read more