Thursday, March 27, 2008

Losses of all kinds....

The good news is that I'm down another 0.8 pounds, which brings my total to 172.0 even!!!! I was excited about that, because I wasn't sure if there would be a loss this week. Sometimes, when I have a really good week (like last week), there's a "rebound" week when I gain a small amount. WHEW!

But there's a loss that I'm not enjoying -- my leader got a promotion, which means she'll be doing more training. It's good for her, but she's having to give up a meeting or two, and ours is one of them. Debbie has been a complete godsend to me, and I am going to miss her tremendously. She'll still be around for visits, but her wisdom and humor, week in and week out, has helped me so much. I can't wait to hit goal for her to see the fruits of her investment!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Milestones in the mirror -- and windshield!

I lost 3 pounds even this week, for a total of 171.2 now. Oh my!!!! 170-Gone is in the rearview mirror, and 175 is looming just ahead in the not-too-distant future (let's hope, anyway!)

I'm thrilled. I'm completely "WOW!!!!" This means I have just 71.8 pounds to go to hit my goal. It's getting closer and I'm excited and scared and happy and psyched and so many emotions. In about 7 weeks, I will hit two years on program.

I had an appointment today with the doctor who recommended Weight Watchers. He was thrilled, and I was actually a little in awe of how much I've accomplished. I know the numbers; I see the progress. But sometimes it doesn't really sink in. Today it did.

And in the words of the "Reverend Jonathan Worley" ..... EVER FORWARD!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A little sad....

Today was supposed to be "Walk With The Docs" in Easley. And pets were going to be welcome to walk the route too. Still, as with most plans of mice and men............ Earlier in the week, the local weather gurus were predicting showers on Saturday (today). By yesterday, the forecast had not improved; rather, it had worsened to "strong showers, maybe thunderstorms."

So this morning, I decided that I wasn't going to do the walk. It was raining when I arose, and I even heard little rumbles in the sky. Shockingly, I was truly bummed. I wanted to do another charity walk, because I enjoyed my time so much last year doing Race for the Cure. The money from WWTD all goes to the local free medical clinic, and for quite a number of years, we'd posted information about WWTD in the church bulletin. I really wanted to do this, knowing it was for a good cause. So they're going to get a check from me anyway.

The race was to begin at 9:00. By 9:15 the sun was out. No, I'm not joking. The sun was shining; granted, the roads were terribly wet, but it was bright and beautiful. Sonofagun, I thought.........

I really hope that it just got postponed. That maybe they decided to do it next weekend. I will call the clinic on Monday and find out. Like I said, either way, they're getting a donation, but I really want to do the walk!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Like the Energizer Bunny.....

I'm still going! WHEW!!!! Minus another 1.2 for a total of 168.2 pounds gone. Yes, it's going a little more slowly, but I'm just happy it's going!

As I said in yesterday's post, I'm thankful that Daylight Savings Time is allowing me the joy of walking Maddox when I get home from work. I know that will not last forever, and by Memorial Day, I'll be switching it up to those early morning hours to avoid the evening heat (God help me!). But for now, it's good.

Usually for weigh-in, I take my yoga pants. It was especially important today, because I was wearing pants of a heavy twill today. And guess what I left at home...... As it is, the yoga pants are getting a bit large themselves. The legs are starting to develop into bell-bottoms. So I went to Target on lunch hour, and found a pair of workout pants -- bought them and realized: oh crap, they're capris. I am no fan of capris. I still have huge lower legs and until such time there's an operation on them, I will have these huge bunches of excess skin on the fronts of my legs. Cankles would be a kind word to describe it. But I needed the new pants/capris anyway. They're a little snug, but I'm happy for that -- it give me incentive to work even more.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


The time change has done exactly what I wanted -- lighter evenings, and I've been walking Maddox when I've come home (except for Monday, when I had something else to do). It's been phenomenal!!! I'm not even quite as groggy in the mornings as I thought I might be...... not that I'm super-perky either. I still do NOT do mornings.

We shall see how things are tomorrow at weigh-in. Even if the numbers are not where I want them to be, I have had some big non-scale victories, and for that, I am SO grateful!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Spring Fever is hitting me...

I lost 0.4 pounds this week according to the scale, and I truly was hoping for a little more. All things considered, however, I'm pretty happy with the loss -- it's now 167 even that I've lost, and only 76.0 more to go to reach goal!

I'm also inspired to do more activity, now that spring is only 2 weeks away!!!! The time change happens this weekend, and then there will be more light in the evening. I can finally walk Maddox when I get home and not worry for my own safety. I am looking forward to outdoor activities -- and who would have EVER believed that?

I am psyched, and ready for all the good things that the seasons to come will bring. Move over, Old Man Winter!