Day 359 (and Day 4) – Wednesday Already!

Here is something I “borrowed” from my Weight Watchers Leader’s Facebook Page:

By Valentine’s Day I’d be 7 lbs. lighter! 

I’m loving it!!
By St. Patrick’s Day I’d be 11 lbs. lighter! 

With the Luck O’ the Irish I’ll make my goal. 
By Easter I’d be 16 lbs. lighter! 

I’d be a cuter bunny. 
By Memorial Day I’d be 22 lbs. lighter! 

What a memory that would make. 
By Flag Day I’d be 24 lbs. lighter! 

I’d wave my flag proudly then. 
By Independence Day I’d be 27 lbs. lighter! 

That’s quite a declaration of independence from overeating! 
By Labor Day I’d be 36 lbs. lighter! 

What a wonderful reward for all my hard work. 
By Columbus Day I’d be 41 lbs. lighter! 

What a joy to discover what I can do. 
By Halloween I’d be 44 lbs. lighter! 

I would know I had more than a ghost of a chance. 
By Thanksgiving I’d be 47 lbs. lighter! 

I’d have so much to be thankful for. 
By Christmas Eve I’d be 51 lbs. lighter! 

Talk about being merry. 
By New Year’s Eve I’d be 52 lbs. lighter! 

It’s not just a new year, it’s a new ME!!

After reading that and letting it sink in for a moment, I realized it is absolutely doable. 

So, my main goal for 2017 is to lose one (1) pound (.454 kg) each week.  If I lose more, great.  If I lose less or not at all, it means I need to work harder.  I have the tools. It is a matter of implementing them.  

Day 358 (and Day 3) – Grumpy!

Well,I was able to walk the pups. I did not workout like I was going ton, though.  Sugar was out of whack.  By the time I got it straightened out, it was time for work. 😢

Last night, I received a text from a person I know.  She and I go back to 1999ish.  I pretty much raised her daughter until she got her head screwed on straight.  Well, over the past, I don’t know, maybe 8-10 years, she has gotten to the point of only contacting me if she needs something.  Typically, it is money. Hell, she still owes me $60 from September-ish.  

Normally, this does not bother me – the whole contacting me only when she needs something. I really cannot say why her simple request bothers me so much. It just does.  Her request?  To borrow a workout DVD (or DVDs). Simple, yes?  She knows I have a ton of them. 

She needs one that does not require getting down on the floor to do floor work because she had back surgery.  So, I get that.  What I don’t understand is why in the hell she cannot spend $8 friggin’ dollars and buys one for herself instead of asking to borrow one of mine so she can burn it!   I paid for all of my DVDs. Every. Last. One. Of. Them.  

She has a Big Girl Job now. I have not asked her for the $60. I know I will get it back eventually.  But damn!  Instead of spending money on frivolous Shit, save your money so you CAN buy a workout DVD!  

I have worked for everything I have gotten. When I was a single parent raising three kids, I did not receive public assistance.  I worked two jobs so I would not have to. I stayed home with my kids and didn’t take a whole hell of a lot of “Me Time”.  I did not act like my poverty status was a fashion statement.  

Do not get me wrong, I love her dearly. I am just sick and tired of the bullshit.  

UGH! I can tell I have had a not-so-food day! I am in MAJOR grump mode.  However, I do feel better for actually speaking about this “outloud” instead of just keeping it bottled up.  

Time to hit the rack if I want to get at least six hours of sleep. Tomorrow is a new day!

Day 358 (and Day 2) – Monday Monday


Today has been another great day!  The pups and I went for a quick 2.5 mile (4.02 km) walk.  It was another gorgeous day.  Hard to believe it is the second of January and it’s 40 degrees!  Once the hubby left for the week, I busted out Tone Every Zone Walk by Leslie Sansone.  Tomorrow is supposed to be warm again, so I will get up early to take the dogs because come Wednesday, the temps are going to drop by at least 20 degrees.

I still need to play catch up to the missing days of this journey.  My intention is to at least list the highlights.  So, my goal for this week is to crank that blog out.

My weight loss goals are to lose at least two of the four pounds I gained over the Christmas week.   I would like to say I am shocked about the gain, I really would.  Only problem is it would be a ginormous lie!  I ate two friggin’ pies (Dutch Apple and Pumpkin) all by myself!  Yes.  TWO!  No, they were not all at one sitting.  In addition to the pies, I ate almost two dozen sugar cookies.  Oh and about four dozen chocolate chip cookies.  Then there were a couple of DiGiorno pizzas.  This is the first holiday season where I went completely overboard food-wise.

This is a new week, new month and new year.  I am getting back on track.  I have to.

2017 is going to be my year!  I WILL SUCCEED!On the Road of Life

Day 357 – The Year of My Continuing Transformation

Happy 2017!  Today is the first day of the year, first day of the month and first day of the week.  It is Day 357 of the Year of My New Beginning and Day 1 of the Year of My Continuing Transformation. 

Today I got up, went to Mass, came home had something to eat and then took the pups for a 2.66 mile walk.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day!  The sun was out and the snow was mostly melted.  It was beautiful and peaceful.  

I have tracked my food.  I still have to plan and prep my meals.  The other thing I still have to plan my workouts for the week, as well.  Guess that means I better get hoppin’ so I do not fall off the wagon before I actually got started. LOL

For me, today was the perfect way to begin 2017. 

Day 356 – Final Day of 2016


2016.  It was the Year of My New Beginning.  I decided this is the year I am going to be successful in my weight loss journey.  I did not begin this journey on 1 January.  I did not make the decision until the 11th day of the year – 11 January 2016.    It has been 356 days of ups and downs.  Along the way, I have learned a great many things about myself.  Some things I have known.  Other things came as a surprise.

One of the biggest things I came to realize and acknowledge about myself is in order for me to even begin to be successful on this journey, I have to change my mindset  and thought processes.  The internal changes must take place.  I am my own worst enemy.  The negativity that happens up in my brain-housing group definitely ends up beating my positive results.  For every positive step forward I make, something happens and I end up taking many steps backward.

I took a huge leap and began putting my measurements out there.  I’ve actually gotten on the scale and weighed myself.  I’ve gotten on the scale at the doctor’s office.  Over the course of the last 356 days, I have slowly changed my mindset regarding the scale.  I still get mini panic attacks and have heart palpitations, but they are not as bad as they used to be.

I have shared a lot of my backstory about what makes me the person I am.  I shared it in the hopes I can help at least one person . . . So that one person realizes she/he is not alone.  I remember going through some pretty rough times and thinking I had no one who understood what I was thinking and feeling.

2016 has brought me back to Weight Watchers.  Rather than do it online as I did previously, I chose the Meetings Plus option.  I need the accountability.  Knowing I have to step on the damn sale every week keeps me in check.  (Which worked fine up until this last week.  LOL)

2017 is now less than an hour away.  I have the following goals:

  1. PLAN:  my meals and workouts
  2. TRACK:  EVERYTHING that goes into my gut – good, bad or otherwise.
  3. JOURNAL:  AKA Blog.  I am shooting for every day, but every other day will be acceptable.
  4. Get my passport.
  5. Get my CompTIA Network+ Certification.
  6. TRAVEL:  Next to family, the one person I want make trips to see is Jenn.  She has become an important part of my life and I am SOOOOO  grateful to have her!

In 2016, I did not lose the weight or inches I wanted to.  It is only the beginning of my journey.  In 2017, I will the journey.

2017 is “The Continuing Journey of My New Beginning”.

Have a Safe and Happy New Year!  Blessings and Positive Vibes for a Prosperous 2017!

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Day 30 (But Really Day 325) – One Thing You’re Excited For


2017.  2016 has been The Year of My New Beginning.  It has been a slow and rocky beginning.  I started off strong, petered out, and have picked up steam again.

2017 is going to be The Year of My Continuing Transformation.  I am a Work-in-Progress.  This is not a journey which is only a few months long.  It is a journey which is going to take a lifetime to complete.