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!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Grumpy Mornings

I am grumpy this morning. I've been journaling my food and walking more and my weight was up yesterday. I know I shouldn't let this bother me so much, but it does. I really struggle to find the balance between a weight I'd be happy with and the work I have to do to maintain that weight. I used to dream of being 150 pounds. That was about three years ago. Then when I stopped losing around 185 pounds, I thought that 175 would be more realistic. Then my weight went over 200 again, so now I am saying I'd be really happy to just be in one-derland.
Since I am grumpy I will share one pet peeve. I am so tired of skinny women saying they need to lose 10 more pounds. If you look good, have a good body fat percentage, can't you be happy there? I know, we ALL have trouble accepting how we look is really not the pounds on the scale. Does ANYONE out there, actually LIKE how they look?

So what did I do on this grumpy morning? Did I sit at home and eat a bunch of bread? Nope. I went for a walk. I went for a three and a half mile walk. It hurts so much. My left knee has osteoarthritis in it and it can get very painful. But I did it. I am sweaty. I need a shower. I am also not so grumpy now.

So if you're grumpy too, just Walk-On dear readers, Walk-On!


Susan Calderon said...

Good to see you blogging again! I understand how it can make you mad and yes grumpy when the exercise effort and the food control effort don't align on the scale it doesn't seem fair does it? For instance I have cut my carb range way down this last week, and kept up with the workouts and logging food and yet I only lost one stinking pound! Sometimes I think my scale is broken!!or lying!! Don't give up exercise helps no matter what it does or does not do on the scale. Ice that knee I'm sure you know the drill. As for women who don't need to lose weight wanting to lose weight I think they just want to 'belong" and the biggest club in the world is the weight loss club. Hang in there, keep your chin up, and know your not alone.

Sherri D said...

Thanks Susan! I actually am doing a lot better than I was a few months back. I have had a very busy September ending and October beginning. I didn't realize how I had neglected the blog!!!
I really appreciate you stopping by and taking time to comment. Thanks again!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Glad you were able to self-cure the grumpies!

And I have to confess to being one of those annoying gals who is within normal bmi but often curse the 5-10lbs that settles around my gut. Though turns out the "stress diet" does wonders for that! But I try to be sensitive about the 10lb grumbling. I think if it were on my ass and not where it's more of a health concern I'd be fine with it.

Beginning Anew said...

Hey there! Thanks for the comment earlier! Good for you for choosing a walk over a basket of bread!

It is the best thing we can do - combat the blues/ the grumpies / the doldrums / the whatever - with something healthy!

I hear you about the thinner women but I was once one of those and I was always working on those extra five-ten pounds until the day I wasn't. I think we are all just a box of twinkies and a bag of chips away from going down the wrong path. When I get this extra weight off and find a healthier landing place, I hope I go back to worrying about that little five pounds. I found out those were the barrier keeping me from falling off the cliff!

Cynthia said...

Glad to have you back Sherri! Congrats on your healthy approach to the grumpies. I've been stuck in a spell of those for about a week now and my response was to go into the kitchen on Sunday and eat about a half pound of cookie dough. It was my first binge in 191 days. (yes, I count) And as much as I don't like sore knees, I'd trade the sugar hangover and self-loathing I've been feeling since that binge for a sore knee right now! Don't know why I can't seem to remember the way I'm feeling at this moment the next time I am tempted to binge instead of take a walk. Way to go!