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Back in the Saddle

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Well, that's not quite true. I wouldn't be caught dead in a saddle. With my fat butt, I would feel too sorry for the horse! Besides, can you imagine what I would look like from behind? Yikes! Just as bad as looking at an overweight person on a motorcycle. From behind, that is SUCH a not good look!
I am, however, making more of an effort to watch what I eat and try to move more. Yesterday and today I watched myself eat things I should not have had. Did I feel any better after I ate them? No, not really. If anything, I felt guilty.
I read an interesting book lately called the "Hunger Fix". The author talked about how we are almost genetically geared to over eat and our current lifestyles do not help. I know mine certainly doesn't.
I feel like an ant pushing a rock up a hill, but I am going to reach my goal. Hard work and determination are what it takes. Care to join me?
Hugs,
Karen emoticon emoticon
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  • CTUPTON
    Karen, I have many of the same feeling as you do. Keep up the good work and I do mean good work. We have not given up. That is so important. But we need to love ourselves as we are. We are not "just" an overweight person. I know you have many, many talents and are valuable to those people around you!! Love you, chris
    2210 days ago
  • CHEROKEE1946
    Hi Karen

    I added you as a friend. I know what you are talking about. Today has been a lousy day for me. , but tomorrow will be a better day. I hate when the 4th comes at this time. Some people going away for the holiday so they had party early and it wasn't good and it will be like a whole week party with everyone else planning parties. Some times I would like to go off and get a hotel room and stay there until all the madness over. Plus we will be celebrating 48 years of marriage on July 3 so another thing to go out and eat. I plan on a chef salad and won't be looking at the menu. Have a great day.
    2335 days ago
  • JILL313
    Hi Karen, I can relate to what your saying and I also have done that too many times. . .as I have "eye hunger" sometimes that gets me into trouble. . .so you have plenty of friends here dealing with our addiction to overeating even when we're not hungry, sigh. As you know, the past few weeks I haven't felt well and finally getting some answers as to why. So, because of a infection I've lost weight as my big appetite is gone right now. It doesn't feel as good losing this way as I'd rather feel good and deal once again with food cravings, etc. than being sick. I no longer ride a bike nor have I been on a motorcycle in decades and I vow not to get on one now as people who be staring at my big butt spilling all over the seat. . .not a pretty picture at all, is it emoticon Thank you dear friend for once again making me smile at something clever and funny you've said. . .Let's both try to be consistent and share our struggles and highs with each other. Take good care of Special You. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Hugs & Love,

    Jill
    2398 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/28/2013 10:28:53 PM
  • JAOTAO
    Good for you Karen! Like you, I sometimes eat and watch myself do it - like in the case of apple barbeque chips... they went and made those things chemical free and reduced fat, all natural ....so I think it's healthier. I got to get back in the saddle today myself! Thanks for your blog.
    2399 days ago
  • SENATOR9
    We got to take it one day at a time.
    Just like the Sens.
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    2399 days ago
  • ESILBO
    WOW KAREN, JUST LIKE ME. BUT AS LONG AS WE TRY, ALL IS NOT LOST.
    I NEED TO GO BACK ON THAT VIRTUAL SADDLE TOO.

    I HOPE I GET READY SOON. ARE YOU IN OTTAWA...THE FLAG IS MAKING ME THINK THAT.
    GO FOR IT emoticon emoticon emoticon EVEN IF WE ONLY GET THERE IN OLD AGES, AS JEANNIE SAYS...LOL

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    LISE
    2399 days ago
  • BELDONDOG1
    I am here to do something good for myself and I would gladly have you with me to share my journey. Lately, I have been going up, up, up. Now I to start going back down and need all the help I can get and all the members to cheer me on! I think they should cheer us all on--what do you think? As far as the butt on a horse, or a cycle, I don't even want to think about it, because when I do, I think about that old cartoon with the large woman putting up signs about her lost cat or dog and here her pet is in the cheeks of her butt. That would be me. I am surprised when I get up, my couch doesn't get stuck there lol Good Luck to You, Karen!! (hugs) Noel
    2399 days ago
  • LINOVER
    emoticon Hang in there, Karen! Forty years ago I had no qualms about getting on a motorcycle with my husband but I would never do it today! Not only is my rear end way too big but I can't even get my leg up over it! Hope to change that someday!
    2399 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/27/2013 9:33:17 PM
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Yes, Karen! We'll do it, that I know. We may be the first 80 or 90 year olds to reach our goals, but if I'm around at that age and still trying, why not!! By the way, I am sure that looking at me from the back side as I'm riding my bike down the road is similar to those on the motorcycles you mentione...except the seat is smaller and my butt bigger on the bicycle! emoticon emoticon
    2399 days ago
  • 1FARMER
    I'm here for you! That's what sparking is all about none of us has to do this journey alone.
    So let's help each other and laugh and move more, laugh, move more ..... and we are off!
    emoticon Jeanne emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2399 days ago
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