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Monday, February 28, 2011


I am on Week 2 of WW. I need to really get to know the site this week...print off some recipes, read a few success stories and join a challenge or two. I KNOW this is gonna work...I had the best week I've had in weeks because I was watching my points. Feels so good:)

"Life's ups and downs
provide windows of opportunity to 
determine your values
and goals. Think of using
all obstacles as stepping stones
to build the life you want." 

-Marsha Sinetar

What is working for you right now?

Friday, February 25, 2011

The right choice

Weight Watchers is just GREAT! It is really helping me
stay on track. So happy I took the plunge:) Not only have I been eating well 
but my workouts are getting stronger. Rather than just "winging" it
at the gym I have a plan to sweat at least 45 minutes each time I go. There is this really
awesome machine {it is kind of like an elliptical but better}
I found a few weeks is crazy how much I'm enjoying it!!!

Today I went a bit overboard on my
WW points...but that's okay...I had plenty of extra points they give you each week 
so just used those. My daughter and I took my Mom to our fave Mexican place
and even though I ate slowly and enjoyed every bite
...I'm sure it was still too much!

 I feel like I am on the right long last.

"When all else is lost, the future still remains."  - Christian Bovee

How are you doing this week?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Today I am feeling like I can do this weight loss thing.
Today I am feeling strong and in control.
Today is a busy one...lots of art projects to catch up on...can't wait to head to my art "cave" for a few hours.

"If you observe a really happy man, 
you will find...that he is happy in 
the course of living life twenty-four
crowded hours of each day."
-W. Beran Wolfe

How are you feeling today? What can you do to make it a great day?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm a Follower

After much deliberation I have decided to join Weight Watchers on-line. Yesterday I took the plunge and signed up for 3 months. I get 29 Points Plus a day which kept me full most of the day. The thing I really love about the new WW is the fact that fruits and veggies are zero points.

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, gravely, "and go till you come to the end; then stop."  -Lewis Carroll

That's what I'm doing by joining WW again. I am beginning with the basics...learning how to eat the right quanity of food, be satisfied and still lose weight. I am really excited about this choice I've made:)

Have you made any choices you are proud of lately?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Still Here

Our internet was down nearly a week...but it's back on-YIPEE!! New post soon:)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Enough of the Gym Already!

After spending 40 minutes on the ellipitical and bike I know for a fact I despise the gym. There is nothing I like about it. Nothing.

That's okay...very soon Spring will be here and I'll be outside.

Enjoying the wind on my face...
The smell of fresh flowers and grass...
Listening to the birds sing...
Feeling the warmth of the sun...
I will be outside, walking fast, pumping my arms, sweating, smiling....feeling alive.

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.

Do you prefer gym workouts or being outside for your workouts?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Heart Day

So I got on the scale today. It looks like I have lost a pound! I am sooo very happy about this.

It seems when I shift my attitude I notice a change in my weight. When I'm all anxious and down on myself the scale doesn't budge or goes up. When I'm calm and in almost always goes down. Funny how that works;)

Franklin P. Adams
"Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year."

 What kinds of things do you notice when you are calm and in control?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It has always been up to me

As the days past I feel a change in my attitude. I am not turning to food for everything I feel...rather enjoying the free.

Just for today I will enjoy the peace that Sundays bring. I will nourish my body with wholesome foods.

"When we are no longer able to change a situation...we are challenged to change ourselves."  -Victor Frankl

Maybe that's what the problem has been all along. I had been so focused on changing the situation when it was ME that had to change. There will always be dinners out, celebrations that revolve around food, church potlucks, family reunions, BBQ's, etc. It's ME that has to change.

It's up to me.

"To change one's life; 
Start immediately.
Do it flamboyantly.
No exceptions."
William James

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I won't stop

"Never stop. One always stops as soon as something is about to happen."  -Peter Brook

For today I resolve not to stop.
I won't quit.
I won't give in to that cupcake or cookie or chips and dip.
I will eat fruits
and vegetables
and drink my water.
I will smile
and say "No, thank you." to the junk
and "Yes, please." to the good.
For today I will not stop
because I know something good is just around the corner.

Tell me what will you do today?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Just for Now

Just for now I have decided to love myself. I am dressing like I'm already at goal weight, smiling like I am already at goal weight and eating like I'm already at goal weight.

Just for now I am gonna be happy in my own skin.

"You can promote your healing by your thinking."  -James E. Sweeney

What can you do just for now to love yourself into wellness?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I Did it Anyway...

Oh, I love it when my attitude starts changing for the better. And while I have a few grumpies left in me...I can feel myself becoming more and more positive about my weight loss again. Every time this happens it's never because of some weight loss book or new exercise routine. No, it's always because I have taken the time to remember those things I have accomplished in my life that changed my life. 

"Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance."  -Samuel Johnson

Over on my other blog..."Words of Me Project" I wrote a  post about all the things I have "done anyway". Please click here to read. I realized after writing out 8 Truths about what I have done right in my life that the only thing holding me back from losing this weight

"Be like a postage stamp-stick to one thing until you get there."  -Josh Billings

I guess that's what I've been doing all along...trying my best most days, falling down others...but always trying to "stick to it until I get there".

What is one Truth in your life, that despite the odds...despite what others told did anway?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Perspective

Wow! That last post was a downer for sure. And while I am still feeling down I know that I am being waaaay too hard on myself.

Soooo, today is a new day. Today I logged in 3 miles at the gym. I have eaten a healthy breakfast and snack, counted my calories and am ready for  new day to begin.

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

~Author Unknown

Monday, February 7, 2011

What's wrong with me?!?!?!

I am feeling a bit down at the moment. It seems like I'm getting nowhere fast with my weight loss. I made it to the gym this morning and walked 4 miles. So far I have logged 9 miles for February. With all those snow days last week I got really off track. *sigh*. I swear I make excuses for everything when it comes to my weight.

So while I'm feeling bad about my fitness journey my husband and son are feeling great. You should see Dave...his clothes just hang on him. I truly am happy for him, but a bit jealous, too. It seems like I've done this same thing at least 1,000 times. Oh, let's be honest. I have.That's the problem. And here I am in the same exact place I was a year ago, 2 years ago, 10 years ago...trying to get a grip on food.

UGH!! Food!!!

I hate food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is a process.

I can do this.

I can.

I will.

What are you struggling with at the moment? Please share!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gym Time

Finally got to the gym this morning!! WONDERFUL:) I put in 5 miles on the bike and elliptical. Nice sweat and a chance to chat with a friend. Great morning.

My wonderful husband and I weighed in yesterday. I have lost another pound and Dave lost 3!! Whoo Hoo. I am gonna reach my goal of losing 6 pounds by end of February...and surpass {i hope}.

I went a bit crazy with the home made bread after my weigh in yesterday. Self control is a BIG issue for me!!!

What about you? How do you control binge eating? What foods trigger a binge? Mine are chips, dip, salsas, sweets and home made bread!!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Try,Try Again

Life is becoming pretty good over here in my little part of the world. My wonderful husband who has lost over 30  pounds {whoo hoo!!} is being so patient and
helping me on my journey. Jackson {my 16 year old} is, too. He is down from 200 pounds to 163!! So proud of my men!!!

Last week I was feeling bad about me. After I wrote that negative post and received all your warm, positive comments I decided I needed to do one thing...

I mean, I realized I hadn't been doing a very good job of that. On Saturday my sweet husband actually pointed that out.

"Honny, I love you and I know you can do this but you gotta try. You gotta be positive."

He was so right.

So, since Saturday I have been trying. And it's working.

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.”
 Beverly Sills quotes ( . b.1929)