Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Power of One- Week 4

This week was a much better week for me than last week. I actually skipped weigh in and blogging for week #3. I'm back and rearing to go! I believe I have finally hit that groove I've been trying to get back to for the LONGEST time! The groove where you have to exercise, its like a drug. I never thought I'd find it again, but here it is! I'm thrilled to back to that point.

That groove is what is going to make "this time" different with weight loss. I not only want to lose the weight but I am where I need to be mentally to make it happen. Instead of saying I'm doing it, but only doing enough to say I'm trying. This time I'm in full force!  My goal for this upcoming week is to be able to replace my 10# button with a 15# one! :) 

This week I am back to Onederland!!! Its been a year since I've been there, and I am not going back!! Ever!

Previous Weight:201.5
Current Weight: 199.0
Down this week 2.5
Total loss for the challenge 7.5
Total loss since 12/21/10  13!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Just Three Words

A cute joke I came across, I thought us women would appreciate...

A woman was sitting at a bar enjoying an after-work cocktail with her girlfriends when an exceptionally tall, handsome, extremely sexy young man entered. He was so striking that the woman could not take her eyes away from him.
The young man noticed her overly attentive stare & walked directly toward her. Before she could offer her apologies for being so rude for staring, the young man said to her, 'I'll do anything, absolutely anything, that you want me to do, no matter how kinky, for $100, on one condition.'

Flabbergasted, the woman asked what the condition was. The young man replied, 'You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words.'

The woman considered his proposition for a moment, withdrew from her purse and slowly counted out five $20 bills, which she pressed into the young man's hand along with her address. She looked deeply into his eyes & slowly, meaningfully said, "Clean my house."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tuesday- True Confession

It's confession time! I was doing so well with counting points... keeping it all together staying within my points target, exercising and losing weight. I had been even enforcing my willpower each and every time someone in my department brought in cake, cookies, doughnuts and other goodies. Of which said goodies are always placed at the empty cubicle directly behind me. So every time I move they are in eye sight.

On Thursday I caved... we had cake.. and I decided a small piece wouldn't be so bad. However, I had no idea how to count points for it. I though one little splurge wouldn't hurt, right? Wrong! Because for me one little splurge leads to another, then another.

After the cake, it was decided that our department was ordering out for lunch... Dominos. I hate Dominos. But to go along with the group I ordered.  I decided on the cheapest thing.. cheesy bread. Again not a wise move. Didn't count points that day after about 10 am.

Last night B and I went out for dinner. I should have picked somewhere that I could eat healthy, but I didn't. Buffalo Wild Wings it was. Enough Said.

I don't know if its because TOM is lurking its evil head, or the fact that for some reason although I am eating all of my points I feel like I am starving.  Maybe both. I felt like an alcoholic the past few days, once I got a taste of the "good stuff" I couldn't stop.

But today is a new day, I am back to counting points. No beating myself up.. won't do me any good now. Just hopefully, the scale won't reflect how horribly I have eaten.

It's really awful that you can screw up your awesome weightloss efforts in a day or two.

What Are Your Goals?

Week #2 project for our Power of One Challenge at the sisterhood is to come up with a list of goals we want to achieve. This weeks challenge was another tough one for me. I seem to set goals to lose weight over and over again and never pull through with the results. Yes I lose but it always comes right back, due to loss of motivation.

I didn't put on this weight overnight and I'm not going to lose it that quickly either.

Goal #1 Realize and remind myself over and over this is a work in progress. This is going to take time and its going to take work.

Goal #2 Focus, Focus, Focus. If I had only focused on what I wanted long term instead of what I had wanted at the moment so many times ago.. I would have reached my weight loss goals years ago.

Why give up what you want the most, for what you want for the moment??!!

Goal #3 Train to walk 30+ plus miles in the course of a few days and raise money for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. (Want to support me? Click on the link in the top right corner of my page.)

#Goal #4 To be not just a walker, but a runner. This running thing, is something I have being trying to do for a while. My body doesn't want to cooperate, hip issues and shin splints are usually the outcome. I am hoping to sidestep these issues and be able to run, really run.

Goal #5 If I can tackle goal #4 I would LOVE to be able to train for a 1/2 marathon and join the Shrinking Jean teams and all of their awesomeness! :)

Dear Me 2012

The Power of One Challenge at the shrinking jeans, isnt only a challenge to get you moving and focusing on eating healthier. Its also a challenge to get your brain moving too. To focus on the mental issues that are causing us to be unhealthy.

The week one project (yes, I'm a little late) was to write a letter to yourself as if 2011 was over and it was January 1, 2012. I was hesitant about this project, and was even going to skip it. But I have decided that I need to go out of my comfort zone and jump in this with full force so here it goes...

Dear Misty,

Can you believe its 2012 already? 2011 was an exciting and great year for you! The biggest feat that you accomplished is that you are happy again. Not just happy, going through the motions happy, but REALLY happy. There is alot for you to be happy about...

In March you were married, they say the 2nd marriage is always better, truer words were never spoken.

You lived it up on your honeymoon, a cruise to Bermuda. Although there were people who tried to ruin that for you, you were able to take it all in stride and not let anyone or anything ruin your plans.

You finally were able to reach your weight loss goals. Not as quickly as you were hoping, but you are now where you want to be. Doesn't it feel great??!!

You raised money and walked the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Did you ever think you could walk so many miles??

2011 was an awesome year! Whatever is in store for your 2012 I'm sure will be awesome as well.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Do A Good Deed! Help Fight Breast Cancer!

Dear Friends and Family,

I have decided to participate in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. This is such an important cause to me because this year, an estimated 40,000 women will die from the disease. Breast cancer takes another life every 14 minutes. Another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes. An estimated three million women are living with breast cancer. One million of them don't yet know it.

 As part of the event, I pledged to raise money. People can make donations on my behalf, so that I can reach my fundraising goal. With the donations raised, the Avon Foundation will provide support and resources for women affected by this terrible disease. This will help so many people in our own community and throughout the country. Any amount you can give is great; I just appreciate your support. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make a donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. Whatever you can give will help! I truly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress. Thank you for supporting me always, but especially in this challenge; you really do make a difference.

If you would like to make a donation, please click the link at the top right of my page. Or email me for my address if you would like to send a check made payable to "Avon Walk for Breast Cancer"

Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Power Of One Week 2

It's Wednesday and we all know what that means.... weigh in day for the Power of One Challenge. How did everyone do? I have to say I am loving the new Weight Watchers Points Plus program! Some days I struggle to use all my points, since there is no longer counting for fruits and most veggies. 

I have heard that the best time to work out, is when you don't feel like working out. I found that to be true this week.  I really struggled a few days to make myself get up and get some activity in. Once I did I felt awesome after! So when you don't feel like it, just make yourself do it!

I am seeing positive change on the scale, and mentally I am feeling better about myself for making the changes. However, I am not seeing any change when it comes to how my clothes feel or fit. So how much does one need to lose to start having the droopy drawers syndrome? lol

Last weeks weight 206.5
This weeks weight 201.5
 Down this week 5!!!
Total loss for the challenge 5
Total loss since 12/21/10 10.5  Yay! I've earned by 10# button!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Weekly Check In- Power of One 1/5/

This week there is good and bad news. The good news is I finally have wrapped my mind around the new Weight Watchers Points Plus program. I struggled for the past week and a half. Mostly because not wanting to deal with the "change". Usually change isn't really a big deal for me, but for some reason I was really stressed out about new points vs old points. Once I REALLY got focused and set my mind to it, it really hasn't been that difficult. 

The bad news.... I'm up 1 pound this week. Not surprised though, considering while I was trying to get into Weight Watcher mode, I didn't make very good choices while dining at Olive Garden for a relatives birthday dinner. 

I'm on the right track now, and I just *know* that pound will be gone next week!

Previous Weight 205.5
Current Weight 206.5
+/- for challenge     +1

Pounds gone since 12/21/10 5.5