Sunday, March 28, 2010

03-28-10......Palm Sunday

I am having the hardest time thinking Easter is next Sunday. I am very proud of myself that with all the chocolate bunnies, chocolate Easter eggs and such out there, I have not caved one single time. Trust me I know there is still time, but I have not even had the desire. This makes me wonder..."am I finally growing up?" Getting rid of the mentality of , ''I want it, I should have it." Whatever it is, I'm glad I have it right now.

I was down 2.2 pounds at yesterday's weigh in, that made me feel good, but I have a ways to go to get to my new goal I have set for myself. I have found maintaining is much harder than the actual weight loss.

So I have a plan, I am putting it to work for me, and since last Thursday was my last day for Physical Therapy, I have GOT TO push myself back to the gym on a regular basis. I have become lazy where the gym is concerned.

Another day, another adventure.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Just heard on the news that we older women need to exercise for an entire hour just to maintain our weight. I don't know I just don't have a full hour all at one time, however.......I can break it up, but I want to lose a little more, so guess I will need more than an hour. AHHHH, its a never ending battle.

Oh another thing...The last Supper has been super sized....who would have thunk it??

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Today I had to get out of my sweatpants that I have been wearing due to they were so much more comfortable than any other pants I own. So with an elastic waist its hard to tell when you have been overeating. So today, I tried on my ''skinny jeans'', and to my amazement and surprise, not only do they fit me fine, but they are just a little larger around the waist. So if elastic is your thing, and your weight loss is not going as you would like....put on the clothes that are honest with letting you know when you have been eating way too much.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


First full day of Spring today. So far here in Kentucky we are enjoying some nice weather, and I am so ready to open the doors and windows and let some fresh air in, but it is still just a little too soon to do that.

When Spring gets here I always think of Spring Cleaning. Yeah, I know, I'm weird, lol lol. But, here we have been shut up in the house, can't go outside without be bundled up so there is no skin showing. Now its time for some skin to begin to show, and time for me to get some Spring Cleaning done with my weight loss program.

Having surgery and not being able to be as active as I would like causes boredom to set in, then that causes the mindless eating to take place. So time to sit down get things down on paper, and have a plan. When Spring arrives, its as if the entire world is waking up from a very long nap, and I feel that way as well. Each day I find I can do something that just a few weeks ago or even a few days ago I could not do. For example..I can bend my right leg side.... to get my socks on without the sock putter oner. Now for me, that was a true accomplishment.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Guess you could call today ''Spring Eve", we are getting a beautiful day here in Kentucky, and I really hope my left hip.....not the one I had the recent replacement done on, but the other side. Has been giving me fits of pain. I am not sure if in PT, I did something wrong, or could it be that after PT, I do not seem to be able to come home and sit down and rest, I feel the need to keep going on.

So today, I am in a lot of pain, I hate taking the pain medication, but finally had to give in and take some, so I am really hoping by resting these next few days, and doing the stretches, that my PT guy gave me, that I can get whatever this is worked out.

Hope the day goes well for everyone.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

03-17-2010...Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Yesterday I had a bout with a stomach virus. Came on me very quickly, in fact I had even gone to the gym, came home got Bob up and ready for the day, made both our breakfast, and I had two bites of my oatmeal and bam, I was down for the count.

Today feeling great. I have PT this morning and things are back to normal. Hope anyone and everyone that does a drive by here today has a wonderful day, and remember, ''Stay Strong" on your weight loss journey.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Oh my its has been a few days since I have been here. So update is, I did 3 days of PT last week and 3 days at the gym. The thing I seem not to be able to get through my head is, I have to take it slow. I did 30 minutes (the most I've done since surgery) on the elliptical no resistance, no incline, I also did my stretching exercises. Well have no clue if it was the elliptical or the heel lift I am wearing in my left shoe to make me ''even''on both sides, but my left hip, not the hip I just had surgery on, was very unhappy over the weekend. So I did not go to the gym this morning and I also late yesterday afternoon changed the heel lifter and went back to the one that is more cushioned, and the back does feel better. So will talk with PT today, when I go see him.

I did go to my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, but I also knew my week had not been very good food wise, so I opted not to weigh in. Good news is, this week is already going better for me.

Hang in there everyone, don't slow down, and don't look back they may be gaining on you.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


It is really hard to believe, but today marks exactly one month since my hip replacement, and I am so close to being back to normal. I'm doing everything for Bob, this week I found I could even bend down enough to actually wash his feet and legs. Last week, I found I could step over the bathtub in the guest bathroom to take a shower in there, this week, I found I can sit down on the regular toilet in the guest bathroom, and not have to use Bob's handicapped toilet.

All these are small things, but for a person like me, they are major accomplishments. Now I just have to get my eating back on track.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


There are so many things in a day and in life that tick me off. However, today I am ticked off with the way all these weight loss promises prey on the overweight person. I keep telling not only myself, but other people as well, ''there is not magic pill, you have to work, and work hard for the results you want." Ever notice that with these exercise machines they only use flat bellied people. Only exercise video I have ever seen that actually uses real overweight, even obese people is the Richard Simmons exercise videos.

I would love this to be easier, I would love to not even like sweets and all that carbage out there, but alas, I am not that way. I love food, and its not the healthy good stuff that I always reach for.

I guess I am a ''work in process."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Can you eat pizza on a fat loss program? Sure. Can you drink? Sure. Can you lie on the couch instead of working out? Sure. Your choice, your consequences. Remember this..."Bear in mind the single universal law of causality... there will be consequences from your actions, and you must be prepared to accept them."

When the above was given to me it really hit me and hard. Not that I did not already know there are consequences for our actions whether it is with our food choices or something else, but just seeing it in print made me stop and think.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Yesterday I had a ''whoo hooo'' moment. I went to the gym for the first time in about six weeks. Two weeks before my surgery the hip was giving me such pain, I just had to forego the gym thing. But, I had made myself a promise that even though right now I can't do what I normally would do at the gym, I would still go. I did get in 15 minutes on the elliptical, I did some stretches and exercises that my PT people have me doing at a ballet bar. It felt amazing to get a bit back into the swing of things. So I am up early this morning with plans of going to the gym again.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Our weight loss journey is like a blueprint. So many things have to be on that blueprint and here are the ones this person listed for their journey, but I have changed the meaning to suit my life.
1. A Vision: Without a vision or an idea in your minds eye what you want to look like or maybe what outfit your trying to fit into. How will you know where your headed?
2. A Plan: We talk about this so much...plan, plan. If we do not prepare ourselves and have a written plan down, then we are going to be like fish out of water.
3. A Timeline: This was the only one I did disagree with, due to every time I tried to put a ''timeline'' on getting to goal, everything seemed to suffer. I think for some a timeline works great, but I am more into very short timeline, sometimes those are just ''one day at a time."
4. Motivation: Where would we be if we did not have something or someone motivating us each day. With the pretty weather we have had the last two days, let me tell you that sunshine has sure motivated me to want to get out and do some walking, and to get back to the gym.
I think, no, I know, the best motivation I receive is from each of you, and our weekly meetings, this has been what keeps me going.
5. Ask for HELP: If you are struggling, don't be afraid to just say, ''hey, I need some help here." It maybe nothing more than talking about what is going on right now, sometimes having a new set of eyes and ears to share these things with can help one to see where they are missing the mark.
6. Good Resources: One of the best things that Weight Watchers has done (in my opinion) for us in sometime has been the ''Weekly Reader." In the beginning, my thought was, ''oh another thing to put in my bag and forget about." Not true, great information, and a recipe each week, now come on all that is good stuff.
Also if you have the e-tools, which I love, you can find recipes, go to the message boards, read those success stories. Our meetings are the number 1 resource that was have.
7. Persistence: Whether its Weight Watchers or some other plan, you have to be persistent. You have to work at it each and everyday by planning your meals, and making time for your activity.
When you put all these things together I think if your goal is to be, ''Thin In 2010" will become a reality.
Today begins a new week, so let us all begin this new week with a blueprint for success.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Today I went back to my Weight Watchers meeting, first time in a month, and I am happy to report, that with all I've been though I have gained on 1.4 pounds, so I am very happy about that.

Now just to be my butt back to the gym a few times a week. That will probably be my goal for this week. I'll keep you all posted.

Enjoy the day, here is Kentucky it is beautiful

Friday, March 5, 2010


Good Morning all, sorry I have not been by to post anything in the past few days, but mercy I have been so busy.

I am doing 3 days a week PT, at the Nazareth Home, and that is going well. Also...drum roll here......I am driving now!!!!!!!!!!!!! Color me happy. I went back to see the surgeon on Tuesday the 2nd, and was told, ''when you feel ready go for it." So when my friend drove me home I asked her to leave the van in the parking lot and I began practicing. Now due to being safe I am not driving across the Watterson Expressway just yet. I feel comfortable doing the short trips around the neighborhood, but I really think to wait on tackling the Watterson is a wise decision, and my friend is more than happy to drive me, and it is a great way for she and I to spend some time together.

My PT buy (Dustin) told me that if I was ready I could go back to the gym, and do my exercises on the ballet bar there when I am not doing PT with him. Well, I thought about getting up and getting there at 5 this morning, woke up in plenty of time, but have to admit, the bed was warm and I thought, I'll wait. lol lol. So see, I am just like most people the warm bed won out, lol lol.
I have 3 more weeks of PT, and yesterday was exactly 3 weeks since my hip replacement.

One thing I would like to add here, it is amazing what you find out about people when you are down, some actually like to kick you while your down. There are so many people out there that do wear the ''two faces'', oh how I do not like to deal with people like this, of course I was not surprised, but I was still disappointed.

Thanks again everyone for stopping by. Tomorrow I will return for my first Weight Watchers weigh in since my surgery, so hoping there will be no surprises there.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Good Morning all,
I cannot believe here we are in March already. This is why I wanted to get the hip replacement over and done with, so I could enjoy the Spring. Today I go for my out patient therapy, tomorrow will have therapy again plus my first visit back to the surgeon.

Yesterday, I ironed 17 shirts. I could not walk into the closet and look at all Bob's shirts on hangers and unironed. So that was my goal for yesterday and since I like to iron I was in hog heaven. lol lol.

That is it for now. Wishing all a great day.