Posted by gum232 on July 7th, 2011 |Filed Under ME | Leave a Comment

Life has been crazy busy this summer and it’s not slowing down yet! There’s always something going on, somewhere to go, somewhere to be and it seems like food is overwhelmingly visible everywhere!  Ugh!  If you make a conscious effort to observe the availability of food in most any situation it’s actually pretty insane.  We have become literally numb to food being pushed at us from all directions.  Don’t know of many stores that you can even go in that don’t have some sort of food that you can buy even things such as samples and snacks- gum, mints, etc.. They all still have calories.

Not that I haven’t used them, self-abusively in the past, or that don’t use them now, but think of the drive-thru.  That idea is just one of many ways that society has aided in the obesity epidemic.  Thought or actual challenge… if you are wanting to go to a drive thru get out and go inside to place and pick up your order of healthy choices.  That will either prevent you from getting what you’re going to eat sitting in your car mindlessly, you won’t eat that greasy burger & fries value meal at all or even better, it might encourage you to pack a much healthier alternative!  I rarely use a drive through anymore except for an occassioanl coffee or salad.  I’ll even make a pact with you that I’ll park and go in from now on! Every little extra step helps our bodies and in turn the environment by our cars being turned off.  Instead of idling our cars – let’s keep our bodies in idle – keeping our metabolism burning the good fuels that we put in it.

What to talk about today…. well, I am trying to get over a plateau and it bites!  Haha-bites! Seriously I have been at a stand still, very slow pace of losing lately.  When I got under 300 I cut out a mid morning snack that my body had obviously come accustomed to having. Then for the last couple weeks my blood pressure has been giving me some issues of being too low.  I’m only on a mild medicine and was on a water pill.  Think that stopping it and going through that adjustment has been a shock of sorts to my body as well.  Ugh!  I want to go on!  It has to be gone within a year!  All of it.  My personal final, long-term goal is to be at goal within a year.  It can be done!  It must be done! IT WILL BE DONE!

I survived the July fourth weekend festivities that were in abundance for me.  I went to a dinner play, 2 movies, a dinner date, and then a cookout with friends.  Yes, if you’re wondering, I did take my food to the cookout and am thankful for the support of friends.  Love a grilled turkey burger with swizz cheese!  How did you do?  Did you stay focused on your personal goals? Or did you give in to temptation and give to the peer pressure of foods that you did not plan to consume?  I had a couple bites of a potato free potato salad with cauliflower instead!  It was good but 2 bites were enough for me.  To be honest my oldest daughter made a tray of brownies that we even forgot to take!  Oops!  Don’t think I would have forgotten them last year – but it just wasn’t as important to me as it used to be. 

I am going to survive this pause in my weight loss passage as my body catches up after the shock of losing over 80 pounds now.  Patience and perserverance will see me through.  I’ve gotten this far and am not stopping till I get to where I want to be.  I am doing it for me!  Stay focused on your goal!  See you soon:).


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