Friday, April 30, 2010


Have you ever wondered about people? I know I sure do. Everyone knows what a struggle I have always had with my weight, but for whatever reason, they feel the need if they want to bring me something, it has to be a food item. You know, bring me a book of stamps, a nice card, heck bring me a rock, but please people do not bring me food.

I have often wondered, if I had lung cancer from smoking too much, and let me add right here and now, never have smoked, and so glad that is a habit I did not pick up, but would these well meaning friends bring me packs of smokes? I would hope not, but you know I still have to wonder.

People never cease to amaze me.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Have you ever noticed that there is always someone out there that think they know what is best for everyone.

Example....someone telling another person their weight loss plan will not work/last, while all alone this same person is flipping and fluttering from one thing to another, trying to find that ''magic pill." It is very confusing.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


On Sunday I accomplished my 5K walk. I have been working toward that goal ever since it was mentioned at our Weight Watchers meeting a few weeks ago. I was pleased when our leader said we did not have to walk it as a group, mainly due to I am such a slow walker, it would have been embarrassing. But I did it on Sunday, walked the padded track at my gym, each round I made I felt more confident that ''I can actually do this." I am still walking a little bit higher off the ground, due to I never really thought I would accomplish this feat, but I DID!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


There are days I just get so tired of all the complaining and excuses, and then I realize, that some people are just made that way. They seem to never see their own potential or worth, and no matter how much talking a person does, until the person doing the complaining and giving you the excuses nothing will change until that person is ready to make the change themselves.

So many times I hear, ''I can't" before the project is even started. To me that is giving up before you know if its something you can do or not. Its like weight loss, so many times the towel is thrown in just because someone had hit a plateau or had a bad day of eating. Instead of just working through the plateau, or saying, ''fine had a bad day, but tomorrow is a new day" they had rather stop and just wallow in the little pity party they are now throwing.

My question. Is this just people that don't know how to be happy, or is this people who chose to always look on the doom and gloom side of life?"
Just pondering that question today.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My goodness, this week is just zipping right by.

Things I have done that have been good for me.

1. On Tuesday got 2.5 miles in, still working toward that 5K
2. Have been on point, and tracking for 4 full days.
3. Have 4 days in at the gym as well.

''Desire Creates the Power." Love that quote.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Today I am continuing my quest on the 5K training. My plan is go get to the gym, and do 2 miles today. No reason as far as I know that this plan cannot work.

I had my weigh in at Weight Watchers yesterday and found out, my flipping and fluttering with other plans was a stupid idea, and the scale proved that. I know what works for me, and I just have to learn not to allow what might work better for someone else entice me.

So this week, tracking, exercise, and staying focused. That is my plan and me and the little metal box will meet up again next Saturday.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Something intersting my husband said to me yesterday after I was telling him how thrilled I was that I did 2 miles around the track. His words to me were this....
''You got to start it before you finish it." I found this to be profound, it is so darn simple, but we as educated people tend to make things so much harder. So from now on that is going to be my new watch phrase.

If I don't begin how on earth can I ever expect to find an end. WoW!!! I married a smart man.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I actually made the right decision by taking yesterday off from the gym. Today I walked the track, and am training myself to do the 5K our Weight Watchers group has a plan for. Well Sunday, I did 1 miles, Tuesday I did a mile and a half, today....drum roll please............... I did 2 miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Color me very pleased with being able to do that.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

401-2010...Tuesday Evening

I decided to let my feet and legs rest some today, and will get back to the gym tomorrow. I've already gotten 3 days in at the gym since I went on Sunday morning before Mass. So by today the ole body was saying....enough is enough. Now am I getting smarter or just tired of being in so much pain. I'd say its the latter.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


As I mentioned on Sunday, I have gotten back to the gym. Yesterday I worked out in the pool, then went over to the mall and walked a mile over there. I'm taking all of this slow, but the important thing is, I am doing something.
I don't think sitting on my butt wringing my hands and saying, ''oh woe with me" is going to make me feel any better. Getting out and getting moving is one of the best medications there is, and its pretty much free.

My advice to anyone, not feeling good. Get out and get moving.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Loving this weather. My eating has been off and I know why, its due to I've not been able to exercise so no stress relief. This is all changing as of today, I went to the gym, walked the padded track and got 1 full miles in. I was so proud of myself. My feet hurt like the dickens after I was done, but that is okay too.

Tomorrow I am going to call a foot doctor, (I know they have a real name) cause I think I need special inserts made for my shoes. I think I am a combination flat foot and not so flat foot.
Also this week going to be checking with my chiropractor and seeing if he can do an adjustment where the sciatic nerve is located. So I have some plans, now just to follow through.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I am really falling behind on my blogging here. I wish I could say ''my life has just been so darn busy." But, I don't think my life has been any busier than normal. What is going on with me, is wondering and thinking, ''should I change eating plans?" Now don't get me wrong, I will never stop my Saturday Morning W.W. meetings, love that group way too much for that. In fact that would be like losing my right arm. But, I question myself too often. I know stick to the plan that is laid out and all will be fine. If only it were that easy. I have been toying with the idea of going low carb for awhile, then I have a low carb breakfast, and lunch, only to fall into something else by mid morning. The by mid afternoon, I go out and everything goes to ''hell in a hand basket."

I need to plan better. I need to stop worrying so much about everything I do, I need to stop questioning myself so much. I need to stick with what works and let that be that. Sounds easy enough to me.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

04-04-2010....Easter Sunday

Happy Easter Sunday to all that may drop by. Hard to believe its Easter all ready. In less than a month it will be Derby Day here in Kentucky. Time, she is moving right alone.

I had a super busy week last week, and was also sidelined with some hip/leg problems, so was not able to go to the gym, this due to the doctor telling me, ''no gym, take it easy." The hip/leg might be a little better, but still not where I want it to be, and that is pain free. I don't think that is too much to hope for.

Even though my week was not the best for exercising, I did stay on plan, and I was down 2.6 pounds. So slowly, I am getting back down to my pre-operation weight.

I have gone more low carb for awhile. I think the treats you are allowed on Weight Watchers, cause more of a problem for a sugar addicted person like myself than they do good. So I have had to look at things a bit differently and that is fine as well.

So we have a new day, and a new week upon us. Weather is getting nicer, and Spring is busting our all around, so get out and breath some of that fresh air and shake off the Winter.

Friday, April 2, 2010

04-02-2010....Good Friday

It's been awhile. I have had some problems with my leg, but not the one I just had the surgery on. For whatever reason my left hip/leg has been giving me so much pain so I finally had to call and get in to see the Ortho doctor. Right now we are treating this as a Sciatic nerve that has gotten inflamed. However, if by next Tuesday things are not a lot better, then a bone scan will have to be done as well as an MRI. There could be a stress fracture that is not showing up on the x-ray.

Good news is, even though I have been told ''no gym'' until we find out the problem. My eating has been in check, and tomorrow is weight in day, Sunday is Easter Sunday. Time is really moving just way too fast.