Thursday, April 26, 2007

Going good

Doing good on my second day on my new program. Eating healthy, did more cardio and started wt lifting again. It felt good! I was a little tired before working out today as I was gung ho yesterday and wanted to just get back into it. WannaBSlim at http://wannabslim.blogspot.com/ , who is doing so great on her wt loss journey mentioned I should do a wt loss ticker. But, you know what, I have had one up on my header for a long time now as I got the bug to have one from Fat Bitch last fall. I just took it down! It was depressing to see my wt loss ticker up there with no loss just going up. I will do my wt loss stats to the side of my blog. Unfortunately, I am not at 208lbs anymore. I am more like 217lb. Yikes! It really has got out of control!! I can't bear to change it at this point, it's a mental thing. But, I am taking it on the chin and have already seen the scale move down 2lbs and will start weighing in on wednesdays on my home scale.


I'm trying not to look at this as terrain I have to redo. I mean I got down to 198. So I have really had a back slide! I'm trying to look at it as part of my individual journey and that it is a really big bump in the road for me. Ok, a friggen big hill, but I will get past it and I feel better already. I was really feeling sick to my stomach from the crap I was eating and also eating late at night which is a big no-no for me. It makes me gain even faster, it seems. So, no excuses in sight. Even when I visit my girlfriend in May in Vegas, there are options. I will exercise down there too! I'll walk in her neighborhood or I will go to the gym for a day pass. There is no excuse not to keep being healthy or at least keep trying!!!


Thanks for the comments, I know a lot of you have been in my shoes before and I'm coming out of the darkness and see a light at the end of the tunnel. I've got a renewed comittment to lose some wt by August as the triathalon is then and I really can't do it at this weight. It is too dang hard! And, I will start swimming tomorrow and biking next week. I forgot how good I feel after I exercise. It's just hard when you are in the middle of your cardio and thinking "I can't do 10 more minutes!" But, yes I can. Yes I can. Check out this video of this 84 old woman still dancing, if she can do it at that age, of course I can do this tri race! Link is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKRZv6NGjdc

I want to send well wishes to Fat Bitch and Amanda Jane at 'what about your hips'! I know they are not blogging anymore and maybe not on the wt loss journey right now but if you happen to read this blog, I hope you are well.


Have a good weekend all you blogger buddies!

(P.S. Can anybody give me pointers how to do a header/border at top? I just put a photo up there but can't seem to get anything else up there. Think I need to research it more. I had my blogger title name up there but it just post within the photo and looks funny.)

8 comments:

Kim said...

I am so glad that you are back in the groove! You will take those pounds off again, as well as the rest that you have until you reach your goal!! I think we are in the same boat - both doing well, and then blamo - a bit of a backslide. But, you're right, it is just part of the process. Hopefully this just makes us more prepared to keep it from happening again! :)

Wanna_B_slim said...

Oh I am so glad to hear you are feeling so good about things...
I know how dissapointing it is to gain... been there done that.. many many times.. and no doubt will go thru it again... Promise to be there for me if it happens and kik me in the bum.. haha
You can do it girl!! And you know first hand how good you will feel when you do start to lose again.. it will drive you harder and faster and it will get easier..
Biggest girly hugs to you...

Living to Feel Good said...

Hooray!! SO glad to hear you have two days under your belt! Keep it up girlfriend!! It will just get easier as you keep going for it.

As for Vegas...when I went last time, I still ate the crap, but I also took time out for exercise. I walked up and down the strip, I climbed the stairs of my hotels parking structure, and I ran (when I was running..I'm not now) circles around the block my hotel was on. You can make the exercise happen if you just allow it to. Actually I did sit ups and squats in my hotel room too now that I remember. And guess what...I maintained during the trip. It can be done. So don't worry about Vegas...just have a plan!! :D
I'm cheering for you girl!!

Flo said...

You sound really good today, that's great!! Just keep it up, one small step at a time.

celtic_girl said...

Great to hear you so positive,as Flo said - "take one day at a time." Have a good weekend.

christie said...

I really appreciated reading what you said about trying not to look at the gain as terrain you have to re-do. I really needed to hear that. I don't know my exact weight gain but I had gotten down to 239 and I am up over 250 again, ugh. Today I went to put on an interview outfit I had purchased at 239 and it didn't FIT!!! Holy crap that brought me to reality. I think I was beating myself up a little bit today, but the things you wrote about really helped me. Thanks as always Patty, and you are doing GREAT!

Chris H said...

OH you will get there girl, just takes time... no idea how to get your Header up there, I'm amazed I can do anything with these computers! Have a great weekend.

Livy said...

You are a very pretty lady!! You look wonderful!! I can recomend a book called "You can heal your life" By Louise Hay. I read it recently, and found it to be an invaluable tool in finding myself, and loving myself.