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Saturday, January 3, 2009

A New Year Gift

I got a great gift this New Year...a great report from my doctor for my last physical. I was so excited that all my tests were ok. Not that I was expecting anything to go wrong but when you get older...well you know how it goes.

On Dec 4 I injured my leg. The injury was diagnosed as a torn muscle. It is/has been very painful. Just this week I returned to walking including climbing hills. I still have pain in the area but is much better. It probably was the world's worst bruise. Imagine the worst bruise you had and then make it a 100 times worse...that was on my calf and all the way down to my foot.

The gift of having my physical go well has reminded me that I can do this losing weight thing. There's really nothing in the way of me doing it except doing it. It has been difficult being off from the gym.

Today my goal is to visit the other gym in my neighborhood and pick up their schedule. I can access two gyms (I'm a Y member) and that way I will have more choices. It's been hard since I am working two additional jobs. I may go crazy this year...do you want to go along?

Monday, October 6, 2008

the things to remember

Drinking water, making healthy food choices, working out, no late night snacking...those are the keys for me and when I do that I feel great. I also need to remind myself constantly that doing those things will make me feel great. I did last week. I did so great I forgot to come and blog. {Missed you all and will catch up this morning!} It's so simple and doing all those things makes me feel so better...not only physically but mentally.

I had a wedding this weekend and I did pretty good. I did have cake but avoided the bread and potatoes at dinner. And of course..I had wine! A girl can only be so good.

So I just saw a TV reporter in a story on the Today Show. Her name is Maria something..sorry I didn't catch it. So the big story is that she went from size 14 to size 4. I want to appreciate her journey but what I really resent is that it makes size 14 look so awful. So I want to hear it for those of us who went from size 24 to 14 {ME!}. Come on...I love being a 14. Of course I really loved being a 10 but we can't always get what we want.

Here's a good article about avoiding late night snacking. I'm here to say..I've done all these and when I do {that's the key phrase!} they work!

Have a great week.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I sometimes feel like my body is getting away from me. I don't like how I feel in my body and for weeks I have been in this deep, downward spiral. I could write about all the excuses but even I am so sick and tired of hearing myself say them again and again. I feel that slowly, slowly it is becoming too late. My lover will soon not want me for this body. Am I forever going to be fighting myself out of this? I hate it here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


far the week has been ok. I made banana bread over the weekend so that was tempting. Today I took it to work and gave it to the skinny people. Other than that it's been ok. I haven't gotten to the gym yet because it's been another stressful busy week but I did walk to school yesterday and today which is something. Last night I messed around with my weights at home for twenty minutes. Is it Friday yet?

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Beginnings...Again

Dieters love beginnings. You know the statement...well I won't start to day...I'll wait until.....blah blah blah. So I was noticing that today is Monday!! A definite diet start day. And...today is the first day of Fall. WOW...2 really good starting points. This could be the starting point for gearing up for the holidays or weddings or whatever. Just noticed and wanted to point this out. Somehow starting at a beginning point makes sense but sometimes it gives us a reason to procrastinate. Anyway...for me..glad it's today, Monday, the First day of Autumn.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

been away too long

ok..I actually forgot about this blog for a little bit. Sept is just always the worst month for me. Getting back to work. My whole workout routine has to change. My gym is also doing some new classes which is kind of cool but I have to learn new schedules.

I have a wedding on Oct 4th and I'd like to spend the next twelve days really eating clean. So I'm calling it the twelve days of wedding receptions. Everyday I'm going to do my best to eat clean. No snacking at night and good healthy meals with protein. Lots of water and some form of exercise EVERY SINGLE day. I want to feel good for the wedding. I'll be seeing lots of old friends and I want to feel and look hot.

So I'm going to work at logging in my foods (boring but I will) and my exercise. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I need to do better about showing up here because writing about this issu really does help me. This start of the new school year has been really rough on me this year. I have many, many challenges. Last week was a horrible week so Friday we ended up at happy hour which meant beer and very unhealthy appetizers....but it was fun! I try not to let something like that throw everything else to the wind. I just get up the next day and try hard again.