Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Here I am actually posting my weigh-in results on weigh-in day. Wow. Maybe I can get back into the blogging groove again after all. This morning the scale read 167.5 for a loss of 3.5 pounds. I must say I am happy about this. I still haven't lost the whole 4 pounds I gained while on vacation, but I know that will come off (and more I hope) for next week's weigh-in. I am still a bitt bummed that I gained the 5 1/2 pounds since my last loss on the scale, but got afford to get down about things I can't change.

I think looking back on where we were or what prompted us to start this journey can be an important process. It helps us to see how far we've come and reminds us of why we don't want to go back. However, sometimes looking back can do us harm. If we look back and think how hard it was to get where we are now and how much further we have to go, we can get discouraged. If we get down on ourselves for ever letting our weight get so high in the first place that is not productive.

The truth is, I wish I never would have been in the situation that I needed to lose 50 pounds. I really wish that once 40 pounds were lost, I hadn't gained 5 1/2 of it back. To put it bluntly, it sucks to have to re-lose weight you worked so hard to lose.

However, I am a positive minded kind of gal. I prefer to acknowledge why I weighed so much in the first place and love that I can put the responsibility on myself. Because, if I (and my poor eating/exercise habits) am the reason I weighed so much, then I am in control of what happens now. My decisions will control my destiny. I can do this! It is true, I am not alone in this journey as I have really great friends (you all) to help me along the way and I have faith in God, as well. But the truth is, it falls on me to make good decisions. I have mostly made great decisions this year and I have the smaller pants and the bigger muscles to show for it. I plan on sticking this goal out and will lose these last pounds!

Have a great day, everybody!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I went MIA again!

Wow, this post is hard to even start. I think when one leaves blogland for three weeks, one gets overwhelmed thinking about all she has to catch up on and what a long post she needs to write. Thus, putting it off even longer. So I will not update you on everything I've done over the past three weeks, of every bite I've had or every run I've ran, I'll just give you the important details.

First up, my weigh-in updates. On 9/29- 166 (+.5), 10/6 - 167 (+1), 10/13- 171 (+4!). I know, not good! Let me tell you what happened the week going into 10/13. This happened:

That's right a vacation to San Diego, for just my hubby and me. This meant eating out and I did not always make the best choices. Worst choice #1 was going to Trader Joe's and buying guormet chocolate covered almonds and then eating them all in one day. Then going back and buying more. I was out of control!
I did run on the beach 3 out of the 4 mornings we were there. And it was beautiful! I could do that every morning, now if only I had a beach and ocean nearby.

I just spent about 20 minutes writing a lovely post, only to find out it wasn't being saved and the connection to blogger was lost. Grrrrr! I don't think I have the energy to re-write it.

Let me just say, I am committed to getting back on track with my eating and exercising. Eating is the real challenge. The last couple of weeks have opened my eyes up to how I ever got to where I was at the start of this journey. Knowledge is everything.

I want to thank Corletta for checking in on me while I was away. Also, I received two emails at just the right time. Thank you to Leah and Mel for those! They actually used inspiring in the same sentence as me. They also referred to my running achievments. These two emails really reminded me of how far I've come and inspired me to not go back.

Have a great day, everybody. It's great to be back!