Hello again friends,
Want to give out a special Thank You to Michelle@MyJourneyToOnderland and also Kathie@MyJourney.com These two special ladies gave me a blog award and I feel so grateful to be one of the blogs they like!! I haven't been doing this but for only a few days, so it means so very much to be noticed for this special award, thank you both so very much!!!
Sean and I got in a 10K tonight it was a wonderful time to talk and walk, it was nice out from all the rain, we tried to do a on the go video but it was so dark, don't know what of it is visible. We were talking about the first time I walked it with the girls over a year ago at my highest weight and I couldn't get but half way around the darn thing, the girls couldn't believe it. Mom had to stop and rest her legs. right then and there I said No way is this going to happen and I just kept doing it and a little at a time and tonight again we walked 7 and a half times around.
I have always been active played softball was pitcher on the team, hit home runs and grand slams that my grandpa used to pay me for. Played soccer and ran the ball all the way down to the goal, loved to do cart wheels and play outside all day. I was raised by my grandparents and even at 70 grandpa would practice with me everyday. Then met Sean got out of school and went hog wild on fast food, I never had it growing up we had 3 square meals a day, home cooked meals but, barely enough to feed us all. Grandma and grandpa both retired and 4 grandchildren they were raising. We did have a huge garden though and we all had to help with it all summer long...lol But it was abundant in fruits and vegetables and we loved it.
These are My Thoughts and opinions on some things.....
Sean and I was talking tonight about weight loss Gimmicks, plans and diets that work for short term, but not for a life long commitment. I don't like it when people ask me "Hows your diet going?" I am not on a "diet" I am on a life changing commitment, changing the way I eat, what I eat and learning to do it one day at a time, for life.
Not just to lose all the weight I can, and gain it all back, but to change my habits and my thinking along the way. The weight lose industry is a billion dollar company, they find people like us and give us pills, plans , diets ,charts and points. Some give us food pre -packaged and some give us shakes and tell us no carbs none of this and none of that. So what we end up believing is...If we eat something we want or something that we crave then we have already failed.
When in fact if we eat less, but still have the foods we want and exercise more we will lose the weight, you cannot help to and along the way you teach yourself how to eat while still enjoying your favorite things, but in moderation. This is what I have done and what Sean has done and this is all we have done...He has lost over 200lbs and I have lost 142 so it can be done and we have no desire to "cheat" cause everything we want we can have.
Its the same thing with the surgery Tammy was talking back in her blog Tammy@FromFattofab a few nights back. When you have surgery, mind you some people need it for emergency reasons if they cannot exercise any longer, but just to have it because you "don't think you can" is a different story. Because what happens after the expensive procedure is.....you have to cut done your portions and eat in moderation and exercise anyway.
Sean wanted this too at one time, and if his insurance would have covered it he would have had it. he also mentioned going away and staying in a hospital and only having food through his veins until he lost the weight. Desperate measures? yes of course it is, but he didn't think he could do it any other way.
We have a dear friend who did do this the lap band i think it was or the gastric cant remember but yes they lost the weight they were looking good and slowly they became the frog in boiling water..(From Jack@jacksh*t,gettin'fit
They let their old ways of eating creep back in and before they new it they were back in the boiling water and heavier then they were before, Because you can cut the stomach and make it shrink you will get sick if you eat to much, but if you keep over eating the stomach will grow again and there fore it will hold what you want it to again.
Enough about that.....Weigh day is today....and Sean should be in the 200's.....and Courtney should be in the 100's....YEAH....so very happy!!! I will be in the 100's next weigh day and that will be a milestone for me...Today will be close, but don't think I quite made it...we will see.. I haven't been below 200 since I can remember, when I got pregnant with Amber I was 215 and still in high school so below 200 will be remarkable!!!
Leave you with this....
What works for me....Having what I want
What works for me....Eating in moderation
What works for me....Exercise (and it doesn't have to include a 10k)
What works for me....it doesn't cost me ANYTHING
What works for me....I'm losing weight while learning to eat
What works for me....Is teaching me to eat in every situation
What works for me....Is knowing I will soon be at my goal
What works for me....Can and will work for you too!!!
Cheers to new beginnings,