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Negative Twenty

It started months ago sitting in the parking lot of the local Thai restaurant. My friend and I made a pact to lose 15 pounds by a certain date. I don’t remember the month we decided or the date that we were supposed to end. She was the one that was keeping track of it. I wrote it down on my to go box but of course I ate it and tossed it. I ate the food not the box. I wasn’t that bad!

The date came and went and I had lost 10 pounds. I didn’t make the goal, but I didn’t give up. By then I was on Weight Watchers online I kept up with it since I was determined to do it! I finally met the 15 pound mark and set a new goal for 20 pounds. That last 5 pounds have haunted me!!! Well more like the last 4 oz. Every Monday I get on the scale and I’m always 4 oz short of losing my 20 pounds!!! Well, this morning I got on the scale, because I had a feeling… and I was right!!! I made it!!!! I was beginning to think that it was never going to happen. I have been stuck for 4 weeks and I made it!

Woohoo!!! I am now officially below 140!!! When we started I was 160 so that is the weight I’m going by but I had already lost 7 pounds so in reality I have lost 27 pounds!!! I’m so proud of myself!

I have been trying for years, but had not been able to do it. Weight Watchers is what did it for me. I’m glad I had finally broken down and spent the money to do it. I always thought diet??? Ugh, I’ll starve and I did, but not on WW! You get 29 points a day to spend. I ate normal the first 2 days and only used 11 points. It turns out that I was starving my body of the food it needed. In turn that made my body store it all away. WW taught me to eat better and more! They also helped me lose 20 pounds!

Have a wonderful day!!!

10%

I did it! I lost my first 10% of my body weight! I know weight is an important factor in staying healthy. I joined Weight Watchers Online earlier this year. I know I don’t have a lot to lose, but I didn’t want to get to the point where I did have a lot to lose and be that much harder to lose the weight. I have lost 16 pounds now!

I know the next 15 pounds will be harder to lose. I guess I should throw in some exercise. I’m just horrible at it! LOL! The longest I ever managed to work out was for two weeks. I felt good while I was doing it and didn’t push myself, but I tend to just stop. I can’t remember if I went into a flare or not. I do my house work and work in the yard a lot. I try to stay active when I feel good. I have to make up for the time when I’m stuck in bed and can’t do anything!

Well, either way. I’m going to TRY to toss in some exercise so I can at least firm up my body.

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Have a wonderful day today!!!

Crazy

Sorry it’s been so long since I posted. Life has been difficult and those of you that know me know what has happened. It’s not something to post for the whole world to know. Things are going to be difficult for a while. This doesn’t involve my health, so that is a plus.

On the positive side the rest of my life has been well. I’ve been able to work in my yard and get things done. The pain that I had during the winter… well it’s not all gone, but it’s not at the level that it was at. I am able to get out and about and I’m not having to fake it as much.

I went to have lunch with my wonderful husband today on the square. We had a good lunch and a nice time visiting. We walked around a bit and found a bookstore called The Next Chapter. My hubby found a crochet book for me and I decided to buy it. Next thing I know… ummm… I think I’m going to be volunteering to teach basic crochet classes! LOL! I need to find a basic pattern that I can teach. I taught myself a few years ago and am still learning myself. It’s kind of scary, but I figure if I can teach them something basic and they like it and it becomes a lifelong hobby for them then it is worth it. I left my info and we’ll see if they contact me!

I have also lost 5.5 pounds on Weight Watchers so far! Woot!!!

Well, I’m off to bed for now. I’ll try and keep up better in the future!

Weight Watchers

I joined Weight Watchers yesterday. I made a deal with a friend to lose weight. We have 8 weeks to lose 15 pounds. We are going to put away $10 a week and at the end we get to go buy something new! Yippy! This came about after trying on clothes and not liking how they fit. Grrrr!

Day one started out, well, let’s just say “Don’t join Weight Watchers after lunch!”. Always join in the morning. 🙂 I had gone to lunch with Valerie and we had the most wonderful food at Eat At Thai. Great place to eat people! The Iced Thai coffee alone was 9 points! The rest of the meal wasn’t bad points wise, but I didn’t have much to go on after I was done. Oh, but it was sooooooo good!!!

I have come to realize that I HAVE to start eating breakfast again. That is probably part of the reason for my weight gain. I don’t eat much at all and that is the problem. I used to eat breakfast all the time. It’s the most important meal of the day! Well, hubby doesn’t eat breakfast so I got into his pattern. We don’t eat until around 1pm most days. So if dinner was at 7pm the night before then that is 18 hours without food in my body. Nothing to start my metabolism going in the morning. My body thinks I’m starving it. I know you don’t have to say it… “Have you looked in a mirror lately?” The fat is packing on.

Yesterday, I ate like I normally do and I only used 17 points. Part of that was from the 2 beers that I drank! I am supposed to use 29 points. So my diet begins. I’m teaching myself to eat more. I just made a yummy omelet for breakfast. Yes it was almost noon, but I had been working in the yard and forgot to eat. I did get around to it. Now I hope I’m not too full and end up skipping lunch!
Well, that’s what is going on with me. I haven’t updated in a bit and thought that I should. Have a wonderful day!!!