Monday, November 23, 2009

Long Time

I'm so sorry!!!   I haven't fell off the wagon.  I haven't stopped my challenge.  I just haven't made the time to get on here and post.  However, I do find by not committing to my posting, I'm not remaining constant on my weight loss dedication.  Therefore, I am making an early New Years resolution to post daily...even if it is something silly :).  Please keep the encouragements and ideas coming! 

My weight loss hasn't been all what I want it, but like I said, I haven't been super committed either.  The up side to this is that it has been losses and not gains are good. 

I'm very excited because in 3 more days I will be doing the Turkey Trot in Detroit with Corenae...something 2 years ago neither one of us would have attempted or wanted to attempt :).  I'm more excited about this than the turkey dinner on Thanksgiving....GREAT SIGN!!! 

Speaking of Thanksgiving...would you each please share with me one or two things that you are thankful for.  I will start.  I'm thankful for so many things but this year, especially, I want to give thanks for our soldiers who fight for our safety, freedom and rights.  God Bless all of you!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fell Off the Wagon, Finished My First 5K, Never Giving Up

Oh my!  Dear friends and family,  I severely fell off the wagon.  I lost focus and therefore gave in to every little temptation.  I was to the point where I wasn't craving things like pop or candy...but now I am again.  The good news about falling is that you can get back up again...some of us slower than others...but it can be done.  Happily, I'm up again!

One of the reasons I started giving in to the cravings and desires is that I was training for the 5K. I told myself lies.  "Oh, you are working out so hard that a little more calories won't hurt".  The problem isn't the couple of more calories.  It is the MANY more calories.  I stopped tracking and wasn't sure how much I was really taking in.  Well, the scale doesn't lie.  I took in enough extra calories to go back up to 254 again. 

That is okay...because lesson learned!!!!  The good news is that 'I'M NEVER GIVING UP'.  As my friend Amy says...Direction not Perfection!!!! 

I will be adding pictures from my first 5K.  I finished second to last...but I finished!!!  My bestest bud, Corenae and I are doing the 5K Stuffing Strut in Detroit on Thanksgiving morning.  I'm so excited to be doing this with her...something neither of us could ever see ourselves doing 2 years ago.  Lesson here....NEVER SAY NEVER :)

God Bless,