Monday, January 31, 2011

Inspiration? Yes, please!

What is it with me and New Years and setting myself up to tumble.

If I could have done the exact opposite with weight loss this month, I would have.

Wait. Yep. I did.

Just that.

Well, I can only pick myself up.  Dust off.  And climb (back) on that treadmill.

For now, some eye candy and tasty words of wisdom if you're feeling a little beat up like me ...

"If you want to be happy, be." Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

"Just keep clear mind, go straight ahead, and try, try, try for ten thousand years." - Zen Saying 

Fall seven times, stand up eight. -Japanese Proverb

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground." -Unk.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mirror, Mirror on the wall ... who am I, after all?

Who Are You?

I saw this today on my good friends blog, Adventures in Vandyland and I loved the idea behind it. So, I decided to do it too! Besides, I don't always want to post about my diet worries every.single.time.
Please, pull up a chair, stay a while and join in the fun! 
First thing that pops in my head ... I will jot it down :) 

I Am...breathing a sigh of relief that I am finally back in the working world.

I Want...the freedom to eat whatever I want and still lose weight!

I Have...the greatest kids who make me laugh daily

I Wish...that peeps would just designate a driver, it's pretty simple!

I Hate...arrogance as a trait in people

I Fear...death, mostly for my loved ones or leaving my kids too early

I Hear...pitter patter of dog feet sniffing around behind me

I Search...GOOGLE is my best friend, I search no more with GOOGLE!

I Wonder...if I will ever get this skinny thing down,it's only myself holding me back

I Regret...not listening to my Dad more as a kid ... he really was right

I kids, my guy, my family, my friends, books, dogs, cheese, salt ... I could go on and on

I Ache...bottom of my foot, need new walking shoes

I Always...have to have a current book to read

I Usually...have a sweet tooth

I Am Not...stubborn

I Dance...not enough

I Sing...all the time and it was hard not having a voice for two weeks and trying to belt out to Lady Gaga!

I Never...want to feel like I have hit rock bottom, again

I Rarely...get mad easily

I Cry...not so much but I do tear up a lot

I Am Not Always...a clean freak

I Lose...hopefully weight soon!

I'm Confused...when it comes to my new job, darn it!

I guy and kids for sure

I in bed ... four o'clock comes too fast

Who are you?

Lighten Up, Will I?

Geez ... this sucks.  Wanna recap last week?  Two days at the gym only and watching what I ate, especially last night when the bowl of ice cream was super yummy, yes, I saw it all go in.  I didn't do any fast food, except for sneaking some carne asada fries from my man at two in the morning after a night of drinking ... it was my birthday and my little sis' and we drank, so what.  I am trying not to beat myself up too much.  Life goes on ... I have that, right?  Always tomorrow for me ...
On a positive note, I have been following along with the "Pride in 2011, Hate Loss Challenge," with Fat Girl Wearing Thin and even though I have been too busy to personally thank her or let her know what is going on with me during this, I can say it's nice to have something holding me back from looking at myself and wanting to punch my lights out.  Seriously.  I don't want to punch other chubby girls, so why myself, right?  I have been pretty positive with myself and when I want to cry or hate myself for being uncomfortable in my own skin, I remember why to love myself, I'm me and me needs to look out for me, so there.  Big sigh, I still don't like seeing myself in the HUGE bathroom mirror at work, but I don't run by the darn thing anymore.  Again, me is looking out for me.
So let's see what this week brings.  I have my gym bag ready for work, and lunch planned for the entire week.  My dog has been promised at least five good walks this week by yours truly and no birthdays to stear me away from water and towards whiskey sours.  Oh, but it sure was a fun night.
Happy Monday folks!
And play along with the above blog I am going to post.
We all need to lighten up every now and then and not stress all the live long time over that number on the

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"I'm not overweight. I'm just nine inches too short." Shelley Winters

I am still here ... hard to think I have to schedule BLOG TIME in my day but that's life right now.
I have been going through many changes and and life style obstacles that I can't wait to share.
I am slowly on the right path of this weight challenge.  I am more positive these days and have many reasons to be thankful.  That's all that anything really comes down to, right?
I actually got the comment from my Mom, "Looks like you have lost some weight."  But we all know how Mom's can be so very biased.  
The scale says differently.  Maybe it's the darn monkey on my back, I think he has to weigh an additional forty pounds. 
Happy Tuesday, Folks and I will, try, try, try to get back to my regular scheduled blog programming soon enough.
Much love!