Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fun stuff, just for fun

This is my son. His friends are very creative and talented. I love this. :D

Thursday, August 23, 2007

3.6 this week, total lost: 60.4 lbs

60 lbs in 6 months. I'm rockin and rollin! I'll edit this post later...but I tip the scales at only 232.8 now. WHOO HOO!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

1.4 this week

Surprised the heck outta me! So, after 26 weeks, I've lost 56.8 lbs. Just 3.2 lbs shy of my goal of 60 lbs. Not bad, not bad. Only 91.4 lbs to go. Can I do it in the 46 weeks? (that's how many left to get to the Wednesday after my 47th birthday).
That's the goal, but I see folks in the meetings so very close to their goal and they are kind of I'm still reaching for the July 1, 2008 goal to goal weight. I'll be gentle with myself if I don't get there, as long as I'm close. :D
236.4 is what I'm tipping the scales at now.
Have I mentioned that new clothes are fabulous???

The smoke is back with a vengeance and so I'm stuck indoors. Would be fine if there was room to exercise in the trailer...But since it's not so air tight, I'm probably healthier taking it easy til the smoke clears. This weekend I plan the date night, we're starting with drink on a rooftop bar downtown. Won't be so lovely if the smoke is still floating around. You can look at the red sun with the naked's bad. I'm breathing ok, but being out there for even a little while makes me wheezy. Hoping for clear skies and no fire burning soon. I heard on the news yesterday that the area hadn't burned in over 100 years so there is a lot of fuel out there. :(

See ya next week!

Monday, August 13, 2007

1.6 this week.

New loss total is 55.4 lbs and I'm tipping the scale at 237.8

This past week was about OBSESSION. I just can't seem to stop obsessing about beating the system somehow. I starved myself after over eating on Wednesday night after weigh in. STOOPID. This system works, I don't need to game it, but here I go doing the psychotic mind game that is weight loss and I want it NOW.
So I'm stopping. Taking a break. Not going off the program, nope, I don't quit that easily.

I'm stopping the obsession. The week ahead will be about eating. Enjoying life and just NOT OBSESSING!!!!

Smoke is getting better, though the fire still rages. Makes exercising easier and breathing much better. I'm not being as active as I should. I think the heat makes me lazy. I thought they were kidding when they said activity goes down in the summer, cuz for me, it's always increased...but I'm being lazy this summer and feeling a bit demotivated. And that is ALL MY FAULT. I'm obsessing, and starving and doing so many things wrong. 3 things you gotta do to lose weight: You gotta eat, you gotta breathe and you gotta move. (Thank you Susan Powter.)
I'm not eating, I'm not breathing so well and I am not moving much. This MUST CHANGE.

I post this Monday night, just two days before my next weigh-in so I'll give you a preview of my week so far. I've been EATING. I've even used some of my weekly extra calories that I get. I've had an Aunt Annie's almond pretzel with butter and caramel sauce for dipping! (I tossed about 1/3 of it tho and at least half of the caramel sauce). It was delicious. I had a snickers bar!!! It was green to promote the new Shrek movie, which was kinda gross, but it tasted the same. I got a sugar buzz after the first 4 small bites (about 1/5 of the candy bar, no it wasn't king sized). It took me all afternoon to finish it. But finish it I did.
I moved a little, went for a walk with friends on Friday night, climbed a big hill. Walked to a date destination and back, not far, but a walk. Also spent 5 hours walking and shopping on Sunday- (I caught up on some rewards I'd been putting off for my successes. I got new dresses, one a birthday gift from my boyfriend's mom, thanks Mom! and I got a purse and a wallet. I also picked up a few things for the man.)- That's it. Thought I'd go for a swim tonight, but alas, after making dinner, the sun was below the horizon of the trailer in front of the pool so I didn't. :-/
I have tomorrow night and I will move this body. But I am done obsessing. I've broken the pattern and I expect to see a bit of a weight gain this week as I am sure I have shocked my system completely. I'm ok with that. I just wanted to get off the unhealthy path I found myself on.
So, Wednesday I shall only post my lost/gain and nothing else. I've already told you all there is for this week. :D

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

3 more off! I keep going and going and going. :D

YAY! 3 more pounds off this body. Total lost: 53.8 pounds since Feb 21, 2007 for a grand weight of 239.4!!! I'm in the 230's...haven't seen this weight since before we moved to Santa Barbara.
I feel GOOD. I'm going up and down stairs using BOTH legs now, the left knee clicks a lot less than it used to. I even HOPPED on one foot, (the left one) to get a rock out of my right shoe...something I NEVER would have done 53 pounds ago. I'd have broken my knee for the third time.
Smoke here is still terrible bad from the Zaca fire, it's blowing more towards downtown Santa Barbara and less right over us, but the cars are covered in ash and it's very difficult to breathe during exercise. I'm not complaining, it could be worse...I could be one of those families that have been forced to evacuate, lost their home to fire or displaced and not knowing yet. Not to mention all the animal homes that are being destroyed. It's sad, and it's dry and there's no end in sight yet.
I did swim this week once or twice, went for a couple walks on the Elwood Mesa and pushed myself to work it while still being able to breathe. Breathing is important! :D
Took myself for a haircut last Saturday and we spent the day downtown walking all over the place. It was a great date day.
Well, my caloric intake allowance has dropped once again, so with a few more 10 pound drops I won't be having trouble eating all the calories. By the time I reach near goal, I might be at a space where the calories are what I've become comfortable with anyway.
I've also reached a point where I have less than 100 pounds left to lose. (Applause goes here.)
I'm going to sign off and work on a project for a friend in India.
Be well and have a great week. Viva La Fiesta!