Monday, July 2, 2012

20 Months Later.....Monday Weigh-In

My poor neglected blog!

I gave up on my weight loss journey almost two years ago.  I had a lot of excuses.

It wasn't until Pinterest came along that I started to feel that motivation again.  It was a simple saying that got me off my tush!

I started small, first just walking on my lunch hour around campus.  Then I added in an Elliptical workout in the morning before work.  Then I got really brave and signed up for two workout classes!  Aerobics on Tuesday's during lunch and Piliates on Thursday's during lunch.

It was in my Piliates class that I met the elegant, flexible and fit 70 year old woman.  And I said to myself "that's what I want 70 to look like for me".  But let's be honest......I'd be stoked if 50 looked that good!

I have 7 months to get there......I turned 50 in February.

My weigh-in this morning was 162.4.  9 weeks ago I was at 178.1 so I'm headed in the right direction!

And this time I'm not going to quit!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday Weigh-In

Seems I am currently reduced to only posting my weigh-ins!  Work and weekends have been so busy I haven't had time to post or even read other blogs.

Good news on the scale today.  165.2.  Woo Hoo!

I would love to update my ticker but seem to have forgotten my pin number.......can't wait till things calm down enough to take a deep breath!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday Weigh-In a Day Late!

What a busy, fun weekend I had!  I'm finally starting to feel pretty good and getting more energy back!  Yeah!

When I stepped on the scale yesterday I was surprised to find 167.7 looking back at me.  I was expecting a bit of a weight gain since my appetite has returned and we ate all our meals out this weekend. But we did a lot of walking and raking so I guess the exercise helped.

Now that I can breath again it is time to add exercise into the mix of eating healthy.  The weather here is still good (no snow yet) so there is still time for me to walk outside before it's too darn cold and icy!

One more piece of good news.  My MIL bought a condo this weekend!  She should be moving out within the month.  Although it hasn't been bad having her live with us, she likes to cook and I don't mean healthy meals!  I've not said anything to her because I realize she is trying to help but it will be nice to get back to eating some "good for me" dinners again!

Off to catch up with how everyone else it doing!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

An Unpopular Decision

Just about the time I made the decision to get my health back and started this blog, I came down with a case of bronchitis that is just not going away!

The doctor initially prescribed antibiotics for one week and when that didn't help he prescribed another two weeks worth.  Three weeks worth of antibiotics and I'm still sick.  So a couple of days ago I made the decision to quit taking the medicine and will not be returning to the doctor.  This is a very unpopular decision with my family and friends.

I have stated before that there was a time in my life when I was very healthy. During that period I practiced meditation and yoga, I ate natural, healthy food and I exercised daily.  That all came to an end 5 years ago when we made a relocation back to Indiana and I fell into a mild depression.  I created the unhealthy situation that I find myself in and I believe this illness is my wake up call.

You see, deep inside, I believe that our bodies were made to heal themselves.  Yes, western medicine does have a place in assisting the body along but when illness lingers like this, I tend to think the healing properties we are naturally born with are "stuck".  The antibiotics have done all they can, it's up to me to help move myself towards wellness.

Luckily I have already begun eating healthy and cut all "junk" food from my life.  I have also begun taking 2000 mg of Vitamin C daily and started meditating daily again.  On my lunch hour today I put on my tennis shoes and did a slow walk around campus.  I felt like the sunshine and the beauty of the campus would do me good. 

My blog is focused on regaining my health and so, in addition to my weight loss, I'm setting new goals that will include incorporating meditation, vitamins, exercise and a general focus on my mind and spirit as well as my body. 

It's an unpopular decision with my family but one I know my online friends will support.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Weigh-In

Because I am losing track in my mind how much weight I've lost I guess it's time to reveal the number.  I started out at 173.4 with a goal of 140 which is what I weighed for most of my adult life.

This morning I weighed in at 167.8.  This means I have gained some weight back that I lost last week, however, it also means I'm starting to feel better and have more of an appetite which is a good thing!

I'm taking the overall loss and calling it a happy day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Am I Overreacting?

This morning I was catching up on my blog reading and came across a posting from Trisha at A Crazy Little Thing Called Life that really struck a cord with me.  You can read the posting here.

Trisha is talking about a co-worker who is losing weight by not eating.  I think we all know someone who has tried all those crazy lose weight fast schemes (I've done them myself) but we also know the safest and healthiest way to lose weight and keep it off is by diet and exercise. 

Which brings me to the issue of my mother-in-law.  I posted a few days ago about my MIL moving in with us temporarily.  Not the best situation for anyone but one that is necessary at this time.  My MIL is a very beautiful, successful and tragically insecure person.  She has undergone a few plastic surgeries, had lasik done to her eyes a few times, does botox on a regular basis, and gets her hair and nails done weekly.  Not that any of that is bad in and of itself but when it is done in an effort to increase your self worth, it's sad.

My husband, who cooks dinner every night, has been a great support for me.  He has been preparing healthy meals for dinner and enough leftovers for my lunch the following day.  Because she is now living with us and eating with us she is well aware of my weight lose goals.

So last night she says she is going to Walgreen's and asks me to drive along with her.  So off we go to drop off her prescriptions and pick up vitamin C.  While in the store she calls me over to the aisle she is in and says "a lady I work with is drinking this juice that makes you lose weight.  She has lost 18 lbs. so I thought you might want to take a look at it".  Really.  A juice you buy at Walgreens that makes you lose weight.  Why doesn't the whole world know about this miracle juice! (insert sarcasm).

Somehow I'm taking this personal.  She tricked me into going to Walgreen's with her to try and get me to purchase this juice.  When I refused, she purchased it herself and put it in our refrigerator.  I'm upset and I am hurt.  I wish she would praise me for the weight I have lost so far and support me in my efforts to do this the healthy way.

So be brutally honest with me.  Am I overreacting?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Weigh-In and a Blogging Award!

First up my weigh in.  I lost another 3 pounds but again I'm hesitant to get too excited.  I have been eating healthy for the past two weeks but I've also been sick and not too hungry.  Once I begin feeling better and my appetite returns then the challenge will be keeping the weight from returning!

Thank you to Christina from Never The Skinny Girl for my blogging award!

As a condition of the award I am suppose to list 7 things about myself and pass the award on to 15 blogs.  I'm going to keep it to 5 blogs because as a new blogger I am still finding blogs to follow.

1.  I just celebrated my 25th anniversary to my high school sweetheart.
2.  I work for the University of Notre Dame.  GO IRISH!
3.  My favorite movie is Julie & Julia.
4.  My husband does most of the cooking.
5.  I faint at the sight of blood!
6.  My husband and I invested in a nice Nikon camera and we only take photos on the auto setting because we don't know how to use it!
7.  I just learned how to do Sudoku and love it!

Here are 5 blogs I nominate:

Crazy Little Thing Called Life
My Last Weight Loss Journey
I am sick of being as big as a house
Gains and Losses: Life through Sharon's eyes

Thank you again Christina!