Who Is Walkerlady?

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I'm the 'Lazy Quilter' who doesn't always take the time to try to achieve perfection. I prefer to enjoy the process of creating instead of agonizing over being perfect. I am 'Walker Lady' who changed my lifestyle and lost over 70 pounds in the process! I wear the hats of a Quilter, Artist, Crafter, Musician, Life Coach, Wife, and Mom, all rolled up into one unique human bean!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Smile! It's Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers! The sun is shining here and boy did I need to get some sunshine in my life today! Yes, even I have dark days that have nothing to do with the weather.
I've been in a bit of a mood lately. I am not sure if it is a touch of the mid-winter blues or stress or what. I made it a point to work on my moodiness today though, and guess what? I feel better this afternoon!
I got my Valentine gift a day early. My dear husband got me a box of chocolates! He IS listening to me though and got a little one with three pieces in it. I ate them all last night! I even had three more little Hershey chocolates AFTER 8PM!!! I've been good about not eating after 8pm but broke my streak last night. I felt a little guilty about it but...this morning was another day and I got up and went out for a very long walk in the sunshine.
Then I went shopping. It was mostly window shopping but it was done on purpose to get me out of the house and on my feet. This afternoon I am tired, but feeling a LOT better! I have been eating like the thinner person I want to be and am looking forward to Yoga class tomorrow.
Many of us have used such events in our past, as excuses to quit living our new-to-us, healthier lifestyles. It is so easy to be tempted to go backwards. I MADE myself remember just how far I've come. I also reminded myself that there are lots of folks counting on ME to keep on going! They feed off of my success as much as I feed of the feelings I get when helping out my fellow fluffiers.Don't give up. You only fail when you quit trying! YES you have to sometimes work harder at staying on track and staying motivated. You know, it isn't easy to eat all that crappy food and get fat either! You have to motivate yourself more than you know, to make bad choices as well as good ones. If you truly care about yourself, you will want to take care of yourself and keep the healthier lifestyle going. If you don't care about yourself or your health enough to make the effort, then perhaps you should figure out WHY!
Sometimes this means counseling, sometimes this may mean anti-depressantss, sometimes this means really doing some soul searching. But really...if you can't love yourself enough to live the healthy life, then there is something wrong! You CAN fix it! I did...and I am not any different than any of you!
Now go for a walk! And give yourself a hug while you're at it!


Cynthia said...

Hi! i just found your blog today and I too, have just stepped into 'one-derland" after having started about a year ago at 303. My goal is 170 and I can almost taste it. I too, have been using the D&E method, focusing on walking and cooking healthy foods at home. And I too, have been having trouble with "seeing" my new body shape accurately. I wonder if I will always feel obese? So it seems we have a lot in common. Congrats on your success changing your habits.

Sherri D said...

Thanks for your comments Cynthia! Good for you for getting this far! It really is easy to lose the weight. The hard part seems to be to stay on track for the long haul. I think that as long as we take our time and make lifestyle changes that are realistic, we will be able to do this for the long haul.

I am so close to losing 100 pounds. I haven't done that since having my stomach stapled over 30 years ago!
I hope you come back again sometime! Good luck...no GOOD FOR YOU for keeping on with your lifestyle changes too! This is kinda fun at this stage, isn't it? Seeing that new person in the mirror is almost magical! :)