Saturday, November 24, 2012

WOW OH WOW...maintenance is easier then I thought

Since being in maintenance I have done really well, I have even lost more weight. Now I am at a total loss of 109 lbs or I was before thanksgiving. GRRRrrr. LOL. I have been able to stick with it and most of the time it comes natural now. Of course I do have weeks where I am constantly hungry, don't want to exercise and struggle, but that is life. As long as we eat healthy at least 80% of the time, exercise at least 5xs a week, even if just a 30mins walk and drink lots of water we will be able to stay within maintenance. WE CAN DO THIS. I do really well when I am by myself, but it is when the kids are home wanting to snack constantly. I am invited to dinners or around other people where there is alot of temptation that I struggle. My mom said for her she struggles more when she is by herself and bored. When do you struggle the most with food and eating what you know you should? When you are by yourself and bored or eating out of comfort or when you are invited out to dinner, around the kids and their constant snacking or around family and friends? Just curious as to when others struggle most......


We were all together for thanksgiving, my mom was reading the sale ads. Planning our careful strategy for the black friday sales and all of our great deals where we were going to save TONS of money (yeah I know, save ourselves into the poor house) when all of the sudden she couldnt see anything in her left eye it only lasted for a few minutes but still scary. We insisted that she call the advise nurse and see if she should go into emergency just to be checked out. Well they told her she should come in immediately, that she may have had a stroke. So my SIL took her to emergency, after running several tests, sure enough she had a mild stroke. They put her on blood thinners and sent her home. She told them that she hadn't even had pie yet and needed to get back home before we ate it all. LOL. Anyway they are suppose to call within the next couple of days to set up an appt for surgery to put a stent in. My mom lives about 5 mins from the gate to Yosemite by herself in a gated retirement/vacation community. God was really watching out for her, she could have been all my herself when it happened and she probably wouldnt have gone into emergency because the closest hospital from her house is about 1 1/2 hrs away. God is so good he protects us even when we dont know it. So my mom will be staying with us for awhile until she has the surgery and is stable anyway. Please keep her in your prayers.....thank you

Friday, November 23, 2012


THINGS THAT SUCK NOW I want to make a list of all the little things that make my life harder right now. Then, as I lose the weight, I can look back, and say, "Hey, that got easier!." I am glad that I made this list before I started my weight loss journey, it is so encouraging to look back and see all the ways my life has gotten easier, it helps to keep me ontrack when I want to eat something I probably shouldnt It helps me to see all the ways that it is worth it to stick with my new active healthy lifestyle. If you are just starting out with your weight loss journey think of how good you will feel when you see all these things become easier in your life..... *Painting my toenails *Shaving my legs *Getting romantic (wink, wink) *Sleeping on my stomach *Tying my shoes *Seatbelts *Sitting in chairs that our designed for outdoor use (Please don't break, please don't break) *Movie theater seats (or any audience seats-arena, auditorium, etc) *Sitting up in the chair after I get my eyebrows waxed *When my hairstylist raises the seat (Oh god, what if it won't raise??!!) *Picking things up off the floor *Sitting down on the floor and getting back up *Crossing my legs *Wearing shoes with higher heals *Wearing boots that fit around my calves *Wearing skirts and dresses *Panties that aren't made for grandma *Sexy bras *Eyeshadow (it creases it my eye fat droopage) *Take a photograph without anxiety *Seeing old familiar faces without embarassment This doesn't even include all of the health benefits, fitness, etc. Just everyday things that are more difficult to do when your carrying around an extra person. Can't wait until I can look back and say I can do that now with ease, comfort, and confidence! Have to add: *Wrap a normal size bath towel around my body *Wear my wedding ring, well not really because I have had to put a ring guard on it so I dont lose it until I go get it resized. Puffy sausage fingers be gone!