Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Morning Update #2 - Revised Edition

It's been a long week. I know I need to do more updates during the week but it got to be a busy few days. Watched some kids for a little while on Wednesday night, had some friends over on Thursday night and just had things to do over the weekend. It was kind of a weird eating week because I did pretty well....considering. Went out twice with people and then Thursday night had some deep dish pizza. Soooooooo, the rest of the time I actually did very well.

This week though I lost 4.0 pounds to bring the grand total over time to 81.0 pounds lost. I'm getting back on that horse and feeling a lot better. I need to keep this rolling and keep up with the small victories. I always want things so fast but just need to remain patient.

Also.....GO COWBOYS!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Morning Update #1 - Revised Edition

Okay, so things haven't been going the best here lately on the weight loss front (as if you all couldn't tell!) I backslid quite a ways from losing over 120 pounds. Last Monday, I was back to having lost 70.2 pounds. That's a gain of around 50 pounds in a couple of months without really "trying". I knew what I was doing though and could not seem to help myself. I won't make excuses though because there aren't any that could explain something like what just happened. It's soooooo easy to put it back on and sooooo hard to take it off.

Anyways, we'll get to some good news. I ate pretty well this week and here at the end of it, have done some exercise. I need to start walking at lunch again and take care of some business. But this last week I did lose 6.8 pounds so my overall total is back to 77 pounds lost. I just need to turn the page on the last few months and know that that doesn't have to be my life, it can be anything I want it to be. I want to feel good, I really do.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years

It's been 10 years since September 11, 2001 today. It doesn't seem like that long ago. The overriding things I remember from that day are some fear of what was happening and a sense of astonishment at the sacrifice of all those first responders. I don't know that I could say I would've showed that amount of bravery. It was amazing to me that people could be that selfless and make that type of sacrifice. I guess I'm just not that brave. Anyways, it just seems like yesterday that it all happened and we gathered around radios and tried to get whatever we could on the internet at work. Many sites were not up as they were inundated with people trying to get news. The memorials that I watched this morning were very nice and the memorial sites at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville are impressive. I hope to visit them someday.

Football also started today which is very exciting for me as it's my favorite sport. Right now, I'm watching my Cowboys play the Jets. It's only in the 2nd quarter but the Cowboys are up 7-0, I hope this continues and Dallas can get a win right off.

I've been working this week on doing better. It's been a good week. Today I did some weight work and rode the exercise bike. Not a whole lot right now but more than I've done in awhile. My eating has been very good this week and very good over the weekend which is something I've been struggling with. I need to believe in myself more because I know I can make it through the weekends and still do a good job.

I should have a weigh-in update tomorrow. I need to figure out how I'm going to mark everything and record since it's been quite awhile since my last update. I'm determined to get going again because I need to. I feel sooooo much better and things in my life are good when I'm losing weight and eating better. It's time to reclaim my confidence and getting rolling again. It's just time.