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Guess Who is in ONE-derland?

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Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes!

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Now that I figured out how to get photos from my camera to the computer, I am back in business! The talk I gave at the support group, on getting started and setting goals, seemed to go over well! I love trying to help. I've done so much research and reading and listening, that I feel like I might explode sometimes! The only thing worse than an ex-smoker is a person who's lost weight and wants to help ! Just tell me to shush if I get too long winded when talking to you about how to do what I am doing. I mean well, but can go off on tangents if I don't watch out! So, on the weight loss front, I am stagnant again. I am 200 point 2, or point 6, or point 5, depending on the day. Of course, during the middle of the week, I am seeing 199 and once even saw a 198, but until that number shows up on a Saturday for the official weigh in, it doesn't count! Maybe, carrying around my Mad Hatter's Hat in my bag, is jinxing it? I have never been so relaxed about sitting in a plat

I Am Still Here

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What a difference a year makes.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

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I am not in one- derland yet, but I can see it from here! I was down just over a half pound this week. Today I am following the yellow brick road, clicking my heels three times (while wearing those hot pink crocs ) and hoping to wake up in one- derland next week! I have been thinking about rewards for myself for both one- derland and for reaching my final goal. I think a new pair of run/walk shoes would be a great one for one- derland . Final goal might be a laptop computer. That seems a bit extravagant though. I will have to give that some more thought. Not much to say for today. I am working on my 'speech' for Thursday and have other commitments to tend to in my other life! I hope you are having a great weekend! Now get out there and go for a walk on YOUR yellow brick road!

Unplanned Milestone Achieved!

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I didn't realize it when it happened but when I weighed in last Saturday, not only had I lost the holiday pounds, but a few more to boot! I was down to 201 and change. This officially moved me from the ' obese ' category to the 'overweight' category ! Woohoo ! Isn't this photo amazing? Look at how fat sits on the body and squishes the organs! I still feel obese. I still feel I look like this: I HOPE I look more like this: I guess it is time to take new photos! Next week marks my first speaking engagement. Doesn't that sound all important? hahahaha , it isn't as grandiose as all that. I will be speaking at the support group on goal setting. I might have to do it in a funny hat because I am so close to being in one- derland ! I am getting back on track with my exercises. I've tried to change them up a little bit, and am trying to do more weights and resistance work. When frazzled though, I revert to a good hard long walk! Nothing wrong with that!!!

Statement of Fact

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I started dieting when I was 11 or 12. I stopped dieting when I was 56. I am losing weight because I am living and eating like the thin person I want to be. I am more educated on foods. I eat between 1200 and 2000 calories a day. I exercise about 60 min. a day. (as simple as a walk, as complex as Yoga) I am working on re-educating my brain to know when I am truly hungry. I am working on 'mindful' eating...eating slow, thinking about the food I am shoveling in, the taste, the texture. I stay away from most processed foods that are chemically engineered to just taste good. I find that the less processing in foods the more foods become filling. I have been simply amazed at how easy this all has been. This is my LIFESTYLE that I CHOOSE. "Diets" do NOT work. You can't be on a 'program' for the rest of your life. You CAN change your lifestyle to that of a healthy person and lose excess pounds in the process. I wish I knew this years ago!!! Saturday will be the