Friday, October 22, 2010

Shrinkvivor Week 6

This week has been so crazy, on Wednesday I didn't realize it was Wednesday. 9 p.m. came and went and it hit my right smack in the forehead about 9:30 that I never reported my weigh in for Shrinkvivor. I made it to week six, three people were on my time, and I FORGET!!!! I was less than amused with myself.  Not that this week was any different than the past month, I am stuck at 208.5, yet again. But that I disqualified myself from the challenge, because of too many things going on and too much on my mind. Not. Happy. At. All

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Great "Giveaway"

You know how you have those favorite peices of clothing that you just don't want to get rid of? The ones that "someday" you will get back into. Along with that, everytime I had clothes that I "someday" wanted to get back into, I had people telling me, "Oh keep them, you will get back into them". I decided to go through all those things a few weeks ago. I had saved SO many clothes, no one would ever believe it. Pretty much everything looked brand new, some as old as probably ten years ago.

So, really needing the extra room and fed up with all of my "someday" clothes I decided to start digging them out and boxing them up for the Goodwill. Someone had filled me in on a donations calculator that I used to figure what I could deduct from my taxes.  I had ALOT, I mean ALOT of things to give away. So much, I'm kinda afraid to claim that much on my taxes.

I went from having at lest ten totes crammed full of things I *might* get into, to one tote of clothes that I can probably get into if I lose a few pounds. My spare room is finally cleaned out and rearranged. And all of this is now at the Goodwill (BTW this was what I took on my SECOND trip to the Goodwill).....


Shrinkvivor Weigh In #5

A little late getting week 5 results up. This week, for the third week in a row.. there was no change. Still holding on to 208.5.  Not much else to say here. I'm a little frustrated, but at least the scale didn't turn in the opposite direction and show again. For that I am happy.

Halloween Toes


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's All About Me!

That's the mindset that I need to have once in a while. I need to put aside the things that I feel like have to do, that the people in my life are counting on me to do and focus on me. I need to just say to hell with the laundry, the dirty dishes, the fact that some days my house looks like it has been turned upside down. You know what? All that will still be there when I get around to doing it.

I have let the housework and laundry and what ever else that ends up on my to do list keep me from doing the things I need to do for me. Things like exercise, planning meals and making sure there are healthy foods to eat. I rarely have time to just sit down in front of the t.v. and just relax. I love to read, haven't had a chance to sit down and read in ages. But this past weekend, I attended a library booksale and added about 50 books to my collection. So I plan on picking that little hobby up again real soon.

I started tonight doing for ME. I signed back up with Weight Watchers and attended my first meeting tonight. Since being promoted at work the girls I worked with before were my support system. I rarely see them, and co-workers now, either don't need to lose weight, already have, or just don't care. So I realized a part of my problem with staying focused is that I have nothing to keep my grounded when it comes to my eating. No support system there. So what better way to be around folks that are working to drop pounds then at a Weight Watcher meeting.

This week I had a preggo scare. Happens every few months, but I always like to make sure. The one time I take it for granted and not worry about it, would be the time I really would be and not know it. So, for now no babies here. This happening again made me REALLY think, what if... I dont want to be pregnant at this weight. I am miserable now, I can't even imagine putting on baby weight on top of what I have. Then trying to lose it all after.... sounds like a nightmare that I probably wouldn't be able to escape. More reason to try to shed these unwanted pounds, in the event that I am blessed enough to be a momma :)

What are you doing for yourself?

Shrinkvivor Weigh in #4

Last week, I was crossing my fingers (and toes) that I didn't get booted off my tribe. Guess what I made it one more week. However, this week didn't fare much better for me. Although I didn't gain, I didn't lose either. I am exactly where I was last week at 208.5.

If I ever get to my goal weight, I will be damn good at maintaining.. I think I've got that down to an art form! lol

Did my best at tracking miles on the treadmill. FYI-I usually workout on an elliptical and I HATE the treadmill. So this was a REAL challenge for me. I have too many aches and pains when using the treadmill that I don't get with the elliptical. But I pushed through it. Unfortunately, I had to walk it, every attempt to run didn't last long enough to report. So my fastest mile was 16 minutes.

I Love Me

The month of October is the Month of Love. Over at the sisterhood I am taking part in the pledge to love myself. (Go on and check it out, or say the pledge posted below, and post about it on your blog.)

Just like everyone else, some days I love myself, other days I love myself a little less. But for this month (which will start the process of a great habit) no negativity. I love myself, and will do what I need to take care of me and my needs instead of what everyone else in my life needs. I LOVE ME!

Won't you take the plege and love yourself too?!

The Pledge to Love Myself.

I pledge allegiance, TO MYSELF.

Today I will proclaim it

out loud,



From this day forward,

I promise to be nice.

TO myself and ABOUT myself.

I will accept my quirks and I will love my faults.

I will love my shape, whatever it is

My bones, my muscles, my hair and my face.

My body, all of it, inside and out.

Because that is what makes me, ME.

And there is only one of me.

I will finally allow myself

to see what others see.

My kindness, my spirit, my love.

And starting today, I will share some of it,

with ME.

Because I deserve it.

I will fight for myself, because I’m important.

And I deserve to be everything I am capable of in my life.

I deserve to find my greatness and live my life fully and completely.

With no regrets.

There is so much I want to do in my life,

but first, it begins with “me.”


Today, tomorrow, and every day after that.


And no one can stop me.