Tuesday, May 15, 2012 

Day 15

    Today is National Chocolate Chip Day.  How did I celebrate the day?  By clearing off the front porch at the mission and planting begonias in the flower pots and on the grounds.  I will admit to looking at my friend Chocolate Chip from a distance but knew enough to stay away.
     It was a busy day.  The porch is now really pretty with places to sit and an actual place to have lunch or relax.  The guys moved all the miscellaneous things that have taken up full time residence on the porch and power washed it.  Our porches were just recently painted so it looks really nice now.
     I really need to plant flowers at my house now.  Wish me luck I'm on my weigh.

Monday, May 14, 2012 

Day 14

     This has usually been my motto!  Two weeks down and I haven't eaten anything sweet.  Who Knew?  I will confess to being drawn to salty treats though.  The guy I share my office with brought in a jar of roasted salted peanuts.  I finally had to hide the jar behind his monitor as I kept being beguiled to indulge by constantly seeing that jar.
     I've had help sorting clothing today.  Three students from a Christian school got suspended and have been doing "community service".  They are good kids (just not very smart at times).  My clothes pile has been brought down and the bins are full once more.
     I jokingly asked them what could I do to get them suspended for a few more days as I have some more projects I could use help with.  I'll have them tomorrow also.  Ah, to be young and foolish once more!
     We will be going to Virginia Beach this weekend to visit my mom.  We haven't been in a month and a half so we are way overdue.  It will be fun to see her and I know she is really excited about our coming.
    No weight loss this week and I'm bummed.  Guess I'd better go back and start recording everything I eat and my activities.  Wish me luck I'm on my weigh.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 

Mother's Day (Day 13)

Welcome to my Mother's Day Dinner.  Our good friends Sandy and John came over and we share a meal together rather than make our guys take us out.  We figured we would eat healthier, and be able to hear each other at the table.
    Charlie grilled turkey burgers on the grill and grilled some vegetables too.  Sandy brought a rocking salad complete with mushrooms and sliced almonds for an extra crunch.  We had strawberries, blue berries and bananas for a red, white and blue dessert.
     I got a really nice card from our son and soon to be daughter-in-law, a call from my son, a call and and a really nice blog post from daughter Suzy, and two calls from my Canadians earlier in the week.  Charlie got me a new pair of sneakers, some new slippers and let me buy some craft materials for my button project.
    My eating was really good so I've been almost 2 weeks without carbs and sugar.  Who Knew?  The weight is not dropping off me like I was hoping it would but I just discovered I've only been taking a half dose.  So maybe I'll have better results next week.
   Wish me luck I'm on my weigh.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 

What made my day

12 May 2012

My Momma

This is my momma.  Isn't she awesome? (Why yes, she is totally rocking that white pants suit!)

I've been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to be a mom and really just how difficult a job it is, especially to do it well.  I want to be a great mom.  My mom is a role model of mine.  Let me tell you about the things she is incredible at... some things that I hope I can model for my boys.

My mom is my very best cheerleader.  She is always there to support me and tell me that I'm doing something worth while.  She encourages me to keep trying and to push myself (way after I've given up hope).  She is always ready to chat me up on the phone or talk me down from a ledge (figuratively speaking, of course).  She'll pray for me over the phone and lets me know that she prays for me daily (and let me tell you, this woman has a DIRECT line).  I know that whenever I need her, I can call her and she'll do her very best to be there for me, whether that means she'll run up her long distance phone bill or hop on an 8 hour bus ride!

My mom is super creative.  I love chatting with her about party ideas, library programs, and fun things to do with the boys.  We're both Pinterest obsessed lately, so we share ideas there, too!  She is always on the hunt for a clever idea to run by me.  It's inspiring.  I love her writing, too.  I've been on her about blogging more because she always has interesting and witty things to say.  (Mom - if you are reading this, you need to go blog.  But not until after you finish reading, naturally.)

My mom is also very loving.  She is someone I could hug all day long.  I'm proud to say it - I just love hugs from my momma!  She even gave out her love to all my friends when I was growing up.  Folks loved coming over to my house because they knew that my mom cared about them.  She even let my friends call her Momma B.

My momma has always given of herself rather unselfishly.  I hope I can model that for my kids, too.  When my sibs and I were young, my mom had to work full-time as a night nurse with some killer hours.  She did that for our family.  And I know there were times when she got zero sleep.  I don't know about you, but I need my rest!  To this day, I have no idea how she did all she did on VERY little sleep.

I could keep going on and on, but I'll end with one last thing that I've been thinking lots about and that I hope I also can model for my kids.  My mom is incredibly supportive.  She has been with my dad through thick and crazy thin (as in the only thing in the cupboard is hot dogs and jello).  She has followed him all over the map with jobs.  She is always ready to back him up on something, as long as it isn't too bananas (think Fox-News-rants).  And as silly and bizarre as my dad can be, she loves that man unconditionally!  The same love goes out for me and my wacky-wild siblings.  I hope my boys will grow up seeing that kind of love from me.

I love you, mom.  Happy Mother's Day.


Day 12 (The Weekend)

   This would be funny if it weren't so true!  I loved the books and the movie though.  So it's the weekend and the lazy daisy in me wants to chill out, watch TV, play on the computer, read a book and of course eat chocolate.  Am I doing that?  No, I'm at work with a group from a local church that is doing the 40 hour fast for World Vision.  So do I feel like a heathen since the kids are working and haven't eaten in 40 hours while I fully intend to eat lunch?   I've really been doing well about not eating what I shouldn't but do not stand in my way when the lunch bell sounds because then I am an all star sprinter.  Wish me luck the bell has sounded and I'm on my weigh.


Day 11

   I hope this sign is right and that I'm now in the zone to lose weight.  I stayed home today to clean my own little nest and catch up on the laundry. 
   I love being home.  It was a nice day and I truly felt like I got something accomplished. 
   As far as my weight....I walked two miles with Leslie Sansone in the big burn exercise video.  So that was good.  My eating has been good but no further weight loss.  Two pounds is good but I want more and the week is not over, so wish me luck I'm on my weigh.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 

Day 10 is not my friend

What a good thought!  So often I let my mind dictate what I want to eat.  It's been 10 days now without sugar and I can't say I miss it.  Don't get me wrong the desire is still there but not the craving. 
    Yesterday we had a farewell send off for some of our volunteers.  We bought Klondike Ice Cream Bars.  I adore Klondike Ice Cream Bars so I opted out of the celebration mainly because I really didn't want to watch everyone else eating them.  Out of sight, out of mind.
     I asked my hubby to store his treats downstairs in the man cave because it is much to easy to graze if they are in sight.  It has definitely helped.  I know I can go downstairs and get them but since it's inconvenient and I don't have the sugar craving I don't even think about them.
    No weighing today I'm trying to be good.  I read in an ivilliage post about good things that you can learn from fad diets.  One thing from the cabbage soup diet was that people lose more weight if they eat broth based soup than those that don't.  So last night I made cabbage soup with all the veggies and low sodium chicken broth.
Today I've been eating a bowl whenever I feel hungry.  It certainly is filling. 
    My friend Karen helped me sort clothing today.  I love the days she is here.  We laugh and talk and today we took a walk after lunch.  It was fun and a nice break so we have resolved to take a walk every week when we work together.  So today is going pretty well, wish me luck I'm on my weigh.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 

Feeling fine on day 9

Remember yesterday when I said I wasn't going to be making a daily visit to the scale?  Well, I lied!  I weighed this morning and was down by two pounds.  Woo Hoo!!!  So I am indeed a happy camper! 

I worked on a craft last night so did not do any grazing which I'm sure helped with the weight loss. 

Not much new or different going on, so wish me luck I'm on my weigh!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 

Day 8 not so great

Okay, so here it is Day 8.  I've lost nine pounds last week so I've decided not to run to the scale every morning to see if I've magically lost massive amounts of weight while I slept.   I say that and the picture shows exactly what I did this morning.  Of course I hadn't lost anything and of course I was disappointed.  So again I am reminding myself to weigh once a week now so I won't go through the disappointment on a daily basis.

On a better note I'm still not grazing at night which I'm sure has been a major victory.  Last night I made a button bracelet.  (I started it and Charlie finished it when it got to hard for me to bend the circle mounts).  I'll add a picture of it later.  I really like the way it came out.

So far today I've been writing prayer letters and getting out receipts .  So it hasn't been an great day but diet wise I'm doing well.  More tomorrow, wish me luck I'm on my weigh.

Monday, May 07, 2012 

Not nearly heaven is day 7

 Well, here it is the ugly truth, the before shots that I dreaded but finally took and that's after losing 8 pounds.  As you can see I'm all Butt and Gut and about the size of a walking refrigerator.  I figure it can only get better.
I lost another pound Yay!  So that's nine pounds so far.  Again I'm not grazing at night which is half the battle.  I'm not hungry so that helps.  I'm still an emotional eater so I'm trying to do some craft projects or blog or read to fill in the need to feed syndrome.  I'm not a dog so I don't need to reward myself with food.

I've cut out sugar and processed foods from my diet which has helped.  I need to get my crock pot out and cook some chicken and vegetables so they will be ready when I get home from work.

I'm finding out that if I plan my menus and cut up vegetables on the weekend I'm more inclined to continue my diet.  If things are available to eat I will choose the healthy items.  I made Charlie take his snack foods downstairs out of sight so I'm not tempted by them.

I really do want to lose this excessive baggage.  I know I have to work at it to make it happen.  I need to start back with my vitamins and calcium.  I tend to forget about it unless I put them in a daily pill reminder.

   I need to motivate myself or do some dream casting.  So When I Lose This Weight I will:
1.  Have less stress on my joints
2.  Be able to get off Blood Pressure Medication.
3. Improve my health.
4. Live longer to enjoy my grand babies.
5.  Enjoy shopping for clothing.
6.  Not have to fear that the seat belt won't fit on an airplane.
7.  Be able to get down on the floor and play with the grands and be able to get back up again.
8.  Will be more adventurous and conquer new goals.
9.  Will improve my self esteem
10.  Will not be embarrassed by my size.

Well, that's enough self disclosure for today.  Wish me luck, I'm on my weigh! 

Sunday, May 06, 2012 

Sick of Six

No weight loss today, but no gain either.  I guess my body is getting adjusted to the loss.  It has been a good day with church, and relaxing at home. 

Tomorrow starts a whole new week of sorting clothing, doing prayer letters, and trying to keep my head above water.

So I keep pressing on.

Wish me luck, I'm on my weigh.

Saturday, May 05, 2012 

Still alive on Day 5

Today is Saturday.  I'm not grazing at night which I'm sure is half the battle.  The scale is stuck at 8 pounds.  I know I should be thrilled and I actually am I just really wanted the weight to fall off.  I know, wishful thinking!  So I'll continue putting one foot in front of the other and be grateful that I'm not hungry and not gaining weight.
    We actually did some fun things today.  We went to the library and I got some great books to reward myself.  I also got to go to the craft store to get materials to make some more button projects.

I went to bed earlier tonight and watched some of the programs I missed during the week.  I'm not unhappy but I guess I really wanted the scale to move this whole week.

I'm thinking of doing a motivation jar so I can see results.

Wish me luck I'm on my weigh.....

Friday, May 04, 2012 

I adore Day 4

I woke up this morning tired.  I didn't sleep well last night so I did manage to get a lot of praying in.  I stay up too late and I really need to start going to bed by 10 instead of midnight.

I've been reading that a key element to weight loss is sleep.  So I really have no excuse.  The TV programs I enjoy can be viewed on line or on demand so I really don't have to stay up late to watch them.

I lost two more pounds today for a total of 8!  I'm really loving this losing weight thing.  It's been a long time since I've made any progress.  So Woo Hoo!  I changed my weight ticker to a wedding and bride and groom since that is my goal to look good for my son's wedding.

We had 23 people from Blue Ridge Christian School here this morning for two hours.  So for two hours I lifted and hauled 40-45 pound boxes.  I think I got my exercise in for the day.  I still need to go out and sort clothing for several more hours.

I've been concerned that I'm not eating enough and I don't want my body to go into starvation mode.  So I've stepped up my calories to 1200.

I'm sure I'll do well this weekend now that the scale isn't my enemy.

Wish me good luck I'm on my weigh!

Thursday, May 03, 2012 

Day 3

Day 3 and I awoke to find my weight down by a pound and a half.  I was elated and again I got through the day and the evening without grazing.  Do you like my bunny picture?  That's the closest I'll ever get to being a playboy bunny!

I was really busy at work all day so am really tired but only the kind of tired you would be after a long day of being on your feet.  There is no diet plan attached but they do recommend "a sensible diet".

I think I've been eating too little so I should probably step up my calorie intact before my body decides it's starving and slows down.

So far it's been easy.  I've been off sugar for three days without any bad side effects.  I find that I don't do moderation well, so that's something I'll have to work on.  I bought a 30 day supply of the HCG which is longer than I've ever stayed on any diet so this will be a test of my staying ability as well.

Tomorrow is Friday and I'm off over the weekend.  Weekend eating is usually a downfall so I'll have to be extra careful.  We are expecting 20 kids at the mission tomorrow so it will be one busy day.

So far so good but I'm a sprinter and not known to be a marathoner.

Wish me luck I'm on my weigh!

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 

Day 2 and off to a good start

This is me with Charlie and our grandson Charlie.  As you can see my backside is huge.  I need to get Mr. Wonderful to take some pictures of me at my highest weight so there is some comparison.

I started HCG yesterday.  It's supposed to help you lose weight rapidly.  It cost 109 dollars for a month's supply. (So happy Mother's Day to me!)  It is guaranteed or you can get your money back.

You take one dropper full in the morning and hold it in your mouth for one minute.  It doesn't taste bad.  Afterwards you are not supposed to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes. (I guess to get the HCG into your system).  

The day went well and I had no cravings.  This usually isn't the time I run into trouble.  I'm great at work cause I'm busy all day.  I blow my diet every evening when I graze.

Mr. Wonderful had a meeting so I fixed a soy burger and had one serving of broccoli, rice and cheese that I steamed in the microwave.  I was surprised that I wasn't even tempted to nosh.  (In the interest of full disclosure I should state that I always start out really good....I'm an excellent starter, I just lack the follow through that I'm hoping that this drug will provide.)

I took another dropper full of HCG that evening before dinner.  This morning I was delighted to find my weight down by 4 pounds.  (I know dear reader, you are thinking fluid, even so I am rejoicing that the scale is finally moving in the right direction for a change.)

So for now, this is one happy camper and I think I may be seeing a faint glimmer of hope in the distance.

Wish me luck,  I'm on my weigh!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 

A whole New Start, or here we go again.

What good advice.  I'm sure I knew this but I don't listen to the angel me on my shoulder,  the devil me usually catches my attention with some scrumptious but bad for you craving.  I know what my red light foods are but I also know that I'm an emotional eater and love my comfort foods.  So far I've comforted myself up to 245 pounds.

This is the day I take control and do all the things I know I should do.  I only have 7 months to get in shape before my son's wedding.  I don't want to be embarrassed or embarrass him at this happy occasion.

This is an area of my life that I've never had much success .  So it's past time that I get started going forward.  The biggest loser finale is tonight so that should give me some motivation to see where all the contestants started and what they look like now.  I'm going to have Charlie take some pictures of me today (May 1st) and hopefully post a monthly picture to highlight my journey.

Wish me luck I'm on my weigh....


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