Friday, January 30, 2009

Hitting Forty is a Delight

Well I can't believe I have not been here in over a week. I have been very busy with my classes and it doesn't seem possible to hang out online unless I am working with my class. The online class is time consuming, but I think it is going well. My on campus class is great. Between meetings, time spent online, and homelife, well...not here as often. I did manage to catch up on some of my favorites. What creative and delightful friends I have here online!

I lost .8 pounds last week and another .6 pounds today. That makes me a rounded off 40 pounds! It has slowed down and I am really tired of these specific numbers, but I am down 40 pounds over the past 17 weeks! Nothing difficult this week, just cruising on the ice at this time. Keeping my eye on the things I tend to do that might be a problem down the road. Like eating too large a lunch. Dinner is never a problem but I tend to eat a big lunch. I won't be able to do that when I get down to a reasonable weight (right now I can eat much more than shorter, people who have less to lose can eat).

 Hair growing and looking a bit better (although today it didn't look all that great LOL Wind and rain will do that).

Friday, January 23, 2009

Fabulous Award!

What a surprise to receive a Fabulous Blog Award from my friend Debi! A Fabulous Blog award, quoting Debi: For this one I must list five addictions (in no particular order). So here it goes!
  1. Eating! LOL
  2. Quilting
  3. Hitting the road--am addicted to driving all over the states listening to Bonnie Raitt and Indio Girls
  4. My grandgirl--am addicted to being with and playing with her
  5. Being on the 'Net--what can I say?

Thank you Debi! I am extending this award to three of my friends: Corinna , Gari, and Myra. Thanks to all my friends who share their thoughts and ideas with us on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. You are all Fabulous!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Slipping into the Zone

Not sure why but I am going well through this past few weeks. Not complaining at all! LOL Nope, but I am clear sailing. This week weight in was down another 1.5 pounds. In the past if I had felt so out of the loop I would probably jave quit, or stay with meetings but eventually quit because "why waste the money?" I didn't quit this time because it is about the journey. I am committee to follow this river wherever it takes me.

My sister had decided to have a stomach band. One of the requirements is that the person has to eat a certain way and lost weight before the surgery. She had lost 85 pounds before the surgery, which was scheduled for Wednesday. But at the pre-op, the doctor said she was doing so well with the weight loss that they are waiting another six months to re-examine if there is a need for surgery. I am glad. She is relieved but sad, if you know what I mean.

I am still in search of a good haircut since I allowed my hair to go grey and it now grows straight as a board. I hate perms. I hate the stink of perms mostly. And the hassle. And I hate to mess with hair. I never used any products in my hair because it just curled perfectly. Now I have to use products. So my new style probably won't need any stuff in the hair. The weird thing is that the back is still curly, the top straight and flat. Perhaps I should ask my hairdresser to come over every morning and give it that flow dry lift...

This is today's picture from my weekly pics. Oh yeah I am having eye surgery in a month. I might not need glasses afterwards as they are going to fix the astigmatism as well as replace the lens in my left eye. So I am wearing eye make up once again so I have some color in this fave in case I don't need glasses! I am soooooo tricky, eh?


Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I am back in the groove
and hitting the mark!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just a little step at a time...

Weigh-in was fine. I dropped the 1.5 I had gained over the holidays followed by another one, for a total of 2.2 pounds. But I decided to wear a lighter did I really lose or was it the skirt? Doesn't matter. I am doing just fine and whether or not the scales show it, I am losing :)

Soon I need to have that massage owed to me for the last 15 pounds. My body really needs it! Classes are going well. I am teaching one class in the traditional classroom and one online. Each has drawbacks and advantages. But the different modes is challenging until the term gets going.

Went out to buy a car with Doug today. It was cold and my hands and toes were freezing. Finally warmed up when we went out into the hot tub. Life is good :)

New picture shows...I dunno. Nothing as dramatic as the first few weeks. And of course no one can notice the body changes yet. That will be another 25 pounds or so. But because he has been looking at and helping me select which picture to post, Doug notices changes all over. Sometimes he notices something before I do. He's such a great guy :)

peace~~ Take care of one another this week, okay?

Monday, January 05, 2009

Shake Shake Shake...Shake Your Booty!

Just a little note...

Rode my stationary bike for 10 minutes and went 1.8 miles. Part of my new routine! I know it isn't much, but it is what I can do. And I'm proud of it! Going to walk when I can. It is a bit chilly and wet out may only walk on the sunny side of the street ;) ha!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Once Again, It Is About the Journey

It is so easy to give yourself a break when you have no reason or no one to be accountable toward. I mean, ultimately I need to be accountable to myself but I have spent 58 years lying to me...I'm so damned gullible and manipulable. So not weighing in for three weeks--weather prevented and then Christmas--that I knew I was up a tad. I accepted the consequences because I accept the responsibility. I made a choice to not pay attention to what I ate New Years Eve (and then the next day as well but that one wasn't a conscious choice. That one was a "what the heck" choice).

So being up 1.5 pounds did not come as a surprise. Nor do I feel badly. Made a choice and take the results. But I did learn that I need to weigh in for accountability. There is a reason that people tend to lose three times more weight by attending meetings.

And then I looked at my pictures again and I again saw how many pounds I need to lose. And then I shifted my eyes to a different thing. I saw my arms around my grandgirl and we were doing things together. That is what a day is about. If I keep at this direction of my life's journey, the weight will go away. All it takes is time and some vigilant focus and energy. I've got time. I've got energy. And I have my family and friends around me, supporting me, caring about me.

And that is what it's all about. peace~~