Happy Monday and Happy March (a few days late)!
I did it again...closed the tab I'd been working replies on. This time, I'm gonna re-do it.
It was a busy weekend with DD#2 play opening (it went well) and DD#1 home for her spring break (the hugs have been great!). My eating plan was ok, actually got a day in of "formal" exercise. I've realized that I've been letting myself have larger quantities of treats/sweets than I should. If I can have 4 chocolate kisses, then I can have 4 more later...and 4 more later...and 4 more later... It's not a surprise that I'm not losing. I'm making a more concerted effort to stay ON PLAN this week! Also, I got some exciting news. A good friend of mine announced he's going to direct a musical that I would love to be in. It's near-ish to my home for a change. I haven't been on stage in almost 3 years and I've been itching to get back. I'm looking to get below 180 before auditions in May. I have 10 weeks to lose 15 pounds. Actually, if I can just go down a pant size, I will be thrilled!
Happy anniversary soon! Those looks like great goals. Theyíre very specific and thoughtful. BTW, I love your litter story. GREAT example of how the changes youíre making have a positive impact in your life.
I live along the front range too. Iíve already got a daphodil showing its first stalk coming out of the ground. Itís been too warm! Glad youíre on a roll!! BTW, the ticker looks good on you! I love 5280 week. A few years ago, we stayed in a downtown hotel during their 5280 promotion. 2 room suite for $52.80. It was awesome. Most of the restaurants down near me donít participate.
Hip Hooray for smaller jeans that fit!!
Happy anniversary a couple of days ago!
Sorry your heart isnít cooperating. Hope things get on an even keel soon!
Iíve been thinking of you and H all morning, hoping things are going well. Iím so glad heís finally getting it. Let us know, when you can, how heís doing! And donít forget to take care of yourself through all this!
Hooray for the Whoosh! Keep positive thoughts about keeping it off. Youíve learned a lotÖyou can do it!!
What is Wonderslim? Your piano tuning comment made me laugh.
Sorry to hear about your Dad. He sounds like a fighter, so keep your spirits up and a positive outlook. Iím sure heís so proud of you and how youíre making strides in taking care of yourself. Hang in thereÖ I like your calendar with Xís and Oís idea. Iím doing the same with a large desk calendar I have at work. Itís a great visual reminder! Good luck with your 12 week programÖlet us know how youíre progressing. About negativityÖjust look at how negative people are rewarded in our country: drunk and mean housemates on MTV, political pundits on TV and radio, all those housewives from wherever. I can hardly stand it. I donít like the negativity either.
Hi to you too! Just keep checking in when you can. Iím sure youíre quite focused on your trek. You do know youíre expected to give us a detailed account upon your return, right? I too have had to ďforceĒ myself to get off my bum a couple of times. Iíve had a couple of really short workouts (15-18 min), but in the past I would have totally blown it off, so I count it as a win-win! Love your wimple rain coat. Itís a whole new marketing scheme!
Iíve not been very goal oriented because my weight loss is very slow. I want to be like others and try for a pound a week (see my entry at the top of this post). But I tend to be one pound for every 10-14 days. It gets frustrating to be excited about a goal like ďIíll lose 3 pounds in the month of FebruaryĒ when otherís have much larger goals. Mine are the daily kindÖstay under 1450 calories plus what I earn exercising, exercise every day after work and do what I can on the weekends. Do what works for YOU!
Iím sorry youíre feeling like an oddball. Every one of us has a different combination of issues, motivations, rates of loss, success, failures, etc. I understand the workload issue quite well. Itís only been in the last two months that I decided there is very little at work that is more important than me. Thereís a sign in my daughterís Dr. office about how you take an hour a day now for exercise or many hours in the future for illness (canít remember it verbatim). And Iíll quietly remind you that exercise will help with the stress. Hang in there! OhÖ.and congrats to your son!! Isnít parent pride an incredible feeling?
Glad you enjoyed Vegas! What kind of gambling did you do (slots, poker, roulette, etc.)? Did you see any shows? Thatís why I would goÖ Iím confident youíre back on plan todayÖright?
Iím so sorry your son is still struggling! I know youíre doing all you can to help and support him. Weíre here to help and support you, so lean on us as much as necessary. Hugs