Thursday, December 31, 2009
This morning in my Weight Watchers e-mail, I told my Sister/Friends, to write down some goal for 2010. They don' t necessarily have to be weight loss goals, but we all need something to work toward.
As I mentioned yesterday it has been an amazing year, and I for one am heading into 2010 looking for new adventures.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
In January of this year. We had an ice storm, that had our power knocked out for six days. All we had for warmth was the fireplace. Bob and I were the only two people in our building that stuck it out. The outside temperatures dropped to 3 above. I had then began going off sugar as well. Had us a little Coleman cook stove on the patio to be able to make coffee and meals. I remained sugar free. Bob and I survived the ice storm of 2009.
I made my trip to Oregon, wonderful time. Best two weeks, I've had since the first time I got to go. Did really good on that trip, did not fall off my healthy eating wagon, due to my friend was watching what she ate as well.
In July I became a Weight Watcher Lifetime member, and so far have been able to remain 10 pounds under the goal I had set for myself. Yes, these last few months have been somewhat of a struggle, but I am rebounding, and that feels wonderful.
In September, we celebrated Bob's 90th birthday with a huge party. Great time, great birthday cake and great mixed drinks. That was my first sugar since January of this year. From there it has been a constant battle, but as of this morning I have 4 full days without sugar, and even though I am tired from the withdrawals, I know each day I will become stronger and more in control.
Most everything that has happened to me in 2009 has been good. Sure there are some bad things, but I chose not to ponder on those. I want to look only at the positive things, and plan for new adventures in 2010.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Have no idea what goals anyone that drops by here may have for the coming year, but why wait for 2010? Why not begin to incorporate those things this very day. Sorta like getting a jump start.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. So end this year with a new beginning, a new focus.
Monday, December 28, 2009
I am thinking of a new goal to shoot for in 2010, but have not decided what its going to be. But, first I will go to the gym this morning, making sure I do something that is good for me.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
In January of this year, I made a decision that ''this is my year to reach my goal weight at Weight Watchers." On July 18, 2009, I became a non-paying lifetime member. In May I flew to Oregon to visit with my best friend & TISSter. I spent two weeks out there, and it was amazing. We celebrated Bob's 90th birthday, with a big party and all that goes with that. I have been able to spend some time with my sister which is always great. I look back at 2009, and yes I have been blessed.
I wonder what 2010 will bring? But I normally wonder what just the next day will bring as well, lol lol. All I do know is I can only take it one day at a time, while keeping my eye on the goals I have set for myself.
Today I can make anything happen.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Off to the gym, to try and undo some of the damage I continued to do yesterday.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Yesterday I began my day, with a healthy breakfast, then getting busy with cleaning out the pantry, cabinets and the 'fridge. I was feeling pretty proud of myself, but before the day was over I had given into some old evils. This is the thing I hate most about myself, is I just cannot seem to resist the sweet stuff, and I know the effect it has upon my body. Not only weight gain, but mood swings, body aches and pains, but yet, for that moment of sheer essence, I give in. Strange to say the least.
Today is a new day, I get a ''do over'' so I am off to the gym in a bit and will try my best today to do what is right and good for my body.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Our little front porch looks as if Clark Griswold was the decorator, but you know it does bring joy to our neighbor's, and right now as I look out at it, the lights shining and all is still out there, it brings me peace.
I do not want material things this holiday, I just want our family and friends to be well, and happy, I just want everyone to have peace within themselves. So if you are reading this today, that is my wish for you, that you have Peace within yourself. I believe if we find Peace within ourselves, everything else will fall into place.
Make good choices today for a lighter tomorrow.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Something I did this time, that I had never done before and that was I got rid of all those big sizes as I got out of them. I have nothing in my closet right now that if I put on five pounds will be comfortable.
If you have not gotten rid of your crutches, now is the day to get rid of anything that may sabotage your efforts.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Someone told me today they felt like a failure. Sometimes I wonder if people say things such as that for sympathy or do they actually feel that badly about themselves. I am a firm believer in ''a person can only be a failure if they truly give up all together." I have know a few, and it has been a very few true failures in my lifetime, so when people call themselves failures, I have to wonder.....have you never made any contribution to life????
Another thing I have noticed about people and this time of year, is how depression seems to run wild. I have stated before, I love the holidays, it is a time for giving, not of material things, but giving of your time, your talents, just giving a kind word.
Karen, hope you have a wonderful holiday as well, and I hope only the best for anyone and everyone that drops by to read my thoughts.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Now I am one of those 5 a.m. people that goes to the gym, and that is my time, my time to do the pool. So back in the Summer the gym announced ''according to the city no one can be in the pool by themselves." So long story short, I have not been able to do the pool, due to 5 a.m. or earlier is my only time. I have been seeing others in the pool by themselves, and I am one that totally believes in rules and regulations, and I firmly believe those rules and regulations are there for our safety, however, I also believe those same rules and regulations are for EVERYONE. So this morning, I decided, 'I need the pool, I am gong to do the pool", and that is exactly what I did.
Sometimes we just have to stand up for ourselves.
Monday, December 14, 2009
So many people say, ''I really admire that you get up so early and go to the gym." I always thing to myself, ''no reason you cannot do the very same thing." We all have to decided what is important to us, how badly we want something, and how much effort we are going to put into achieving what we are after.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
This was and is a very happy picture for me. It was the day I became a full fledged lifetime member of Weight Watchers, and I am so pleased to announce, that in six month's I have not had to pay one single penny to Weight Watchers.
Staying focused, and keeping my eye on what is important to me.
I am putting this picture in, due to I want to remind myself, that ''I NEVER EVER WANT TO LOOK LIKE THAT AGAIN!" This was the picture I had taken the day I joined Weight Watchers. That weight was 277 pounds and some change. Size 26-30 in the largest women clothes I could find.
How do I NOT get back to the ''old Joan?"
1. Portion Control
4. Taking care of myself and that means taking time for myself.
I think everyone needs to go back and ask themselves, ''why did I begin this journey?" Be honest with yourself as well. In all honest, I never thought in a million years I'd ever look any different that this picture I have downloaded.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Our meeting is really growing and that is a good thing. We even had 4 people to join today, and I thought, ''they are doing the right thing, join now, and be more aware of what you put in your body." I should listen to what I preach.
I am, I will do better this week. Time to get down to business....no excuses.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Someone said to me the other day, ''you miss the excitement of losing the weight each week and everyone telling you how great you look." That may be part of it. I've never considered myself a person that needed to compete with others, but maybe I am.
I feel stagnant right now. I used to plan my meals, I knew exactly what I was going to eat at each and every meal, now it's more for dinner anyway, ''just whatever I can find." I need to sit down with pad and pen and get myself back to square one.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Someone said to me yesterday, ''I don't want to feel like a failure." The way I look at this is ''we cannot fail until we stop trying." I will hits detours, and bumps in the road, I will have a binge on sugar from time to time, but I won't fail due to I will not stop trying.
Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is promised to no one, all I have is today. Today, is brand new.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This was sent to me by another blog site, I have and I just thought it was great. So today I'm sharing it with all that drop by.
1. My sleeping pills haven’t worn off yet – it’s medically impossible.
So yeah – we’re on it – today 20 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of pilates. Meet us back here tomorrow with ibuprofen.
Monday, December 7, 2009
So now I am thinking, ''since all I do is either some weight's and the elliptical, then why not go to the place that I can get into anytime I want?" The monthly fee is less as well. The place is not as large, but for what I need what does that really matter?
Always something to think about here. I know I have to go to the gym, it's something about having to actually leave the house and go there. I've had the equipment here at home before, but it always became a place to hang my laundry.
Maybe it is a time for a change.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
No one every told us this would be easy. I believe those friends of mine that have been lifetime member's for a long time, they struggle just like I do. I may never know their struggles, and I know their struggles are different than mine, but rest assure we all struggle. We are human, that is the bottom line.
The good news is......today is a new day, the slate has been cleared again.....today we can begin fresh and new again.