Monday, December 31, 2007

Last Day of the Year!!!

woo woo....its over 2007!! and on to 2008
The plan is 2008 is the year-- to change my life....
I've in the Spring Chicks Challenge on the Challenge Central WW Board and the Shannons Easter Challenge (See link on side panel)....I created some new years resolutions on Facebook- for all to see (who have that application) that should also help to keep me accountable!!!
The water is an obvious one- I had an epihany the other day about how when you drink lots you feel full (I know its obvious but I actually felt it the other day)...the excersize 4 times a week is also important- I have a dog that needs walking so there really is NO excuse for not doing some sort of excercise.
While I was in the Vancouver yesterday i had the "pleasure" to visit Addition-ELle and Reitmans Encore section at Park Royal...I just have to say I HATE PLUS SIZE clothing!!!! I was soooo mad when I left there- the prices are so expensive even with a "SALE" going on....I looked at a couple of things and since I'm between sizes (20-22) they looked in anycase, that was a kick in the butt to get OUT of those "Fatty Stores" and get movin'

Hope all is well with you all- take care and stay positive
we are off to the neighbors tonight for a couple of drinks and snacks (probably not WW friendly-however I'm in charge of bringing a veggie plate)

HAPPY NEW YEAR---my new years resolutions!
(as posted on Facebook earlier today)
I resolve to ... re-learn how to play piano (after a 12 year hiatus)
I resolve to ... do more good deeds!
I resolve to ... spend more time/stay better connected with family & friends
I resolve to ... not spend as much time on Facebook!
I resolve to ... update my Blog more frequently
I resolve to ... not let work stress me out so much
I resolve to ... be more active and healthy

Sunday, December 30, 2007

blogging on my blackberry

Look out world- I can now blog from my work blackberry...

An update from earlier today-- I had the sub, but brought it home to eat and chowed down and some leftover christmas candy...bad me

Today- dec 30 I'm on the BC ferry sitting in my car resisting the bacon eggs and cinnamon buns upstairs...DH went to eat breaky I stayed in here--yeah me!!
Going to IKEA yipppeee!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

at work- slackin off

just me- being at work, slackin off a is a new OP day.....was going to go to Tim H's for B-fast this AM but kept driving, just had my fruit bar instead....motivated to get losing again, joined a bunch of challenges on the WW boards and looking forward to the scale going down again!

I'm having a debate for lunch...I was going to treat myself to a slice of pizza (9pts) but I'm trying to convince myself I would enjoy/my body would like a footlong ham sub- with cheese and honeymustard sauce for 14pts....hmmm the debate- both food items require me to drive and go get- Subway further then pizza.....I'll post later with my decision....

Thursday, December 27, 2007

soo...we survived!! got home last night at 12:36am so in total the travel took almost 4 hrs (ferry was late, we were in the line up early, road slightly slippery-drove slow)......however very hectic from our perspective it was fun and nice to spend time with family....glad we could make it this year!!

Very Happy its back to normal today---- I could use some normalicy, DH and I were deceiding yesterday to stay one more day or get out of there on the last ferry last night- we left and I"m glad, I finally said to him, I need toget back on and back on track!!! Going to have a protein shake for breakfast this AM...start my detox :) Christmas was fun but really glad to get back to routine.....

not good news this AM from the scale.... its registering that Im up- way up --its giving me the error message which means over 300!!!! (my scale is usually 3 pds heavier then WI) so that would be 11ish pounds up... follow me on my journey to lose it before my next weigh in...grrrr..I had no rules- i never though I wouldn't gain weight....but I'm going to work my BUTT off to get it off...
anyways today DH is going to vancouver to buy his new cell phone- I'm not going cuz I need to re-group and loose some weight!

The festivities were good- I got spoiled and had interesting times with the a new digital camera and lots of other goodies.. my favorite live-inperson weught loss inspiration was at our christmas eve party....the pic below is of Shannon- who I have more fun with then anyone else in recent years- tons of fun, lots of energy, likes to have jello-shooters and belt out KAREOKEE untill the wee hours of the morning...and she used to be "fat" like mid-200' as you can see she is just little-has been lifetime for about 6 years, its always very motivating to see/hang out with her...

hope Santa was good to you

Saturday, December 22, 2007

let the holidays begin....

for me its finally the start of the holiday season- I'm done work and I'm heading "home" to my parents with DH and Doggie for 5 I will be doing some last minute shopping/wrapping and packing...and maybe some housework so the place is clean for our return onthe 27th..... I havn't been able to get my eating on track since my Wed set back....but I guess i have 2 weeks to do so- I have no meeting untill Jan 2....

So we are going to be busy while in Powell River
23rd- 2pm go up mountain and sleigh ride, have weiner roast
24th- visit friends father in hospitals
visit friend and her boys at there house
have dinner at step sisters
go to Kareokee/Guitar Hero party at brother and sister-in-law
25th- wake up at dads
go to moms for breakfast
back to dads for dinner

Go to Uncle Jimmys for Visit
Have dinner with mom's side of the family at Uncle Eds

27th- get the heck out of there and go home to relax and back to work on the 28th

hope everyone is doing well....take care and have a safe and happy holiday!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I feel like a failure...

I did everything proper this week and even started jogging and drank all my water and I gained 2 pds.... I was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hoping to have a 2.4 pd loss so I could get my 25pd but instead I got my 16weeks...and am still at 20 pds lost...I actually cried at the scale and all the way home....(which of course led to some self destructive eating) not feeling very much like myself right now

The meeting was really small but was a supportive group of ladies- Glad to be part of the group to be set up for success this year

Monday, December 17, 2007

inspired my Scale junkie- here is my christmas poochie

I jogged again!!

this time with the light posts- I'd tell myself I could quit at the next one but then while I was doing it I would convince mself to make it to the next driveway!!it was good- I was out there for 40mins tonight!!!
Woo woo woo

got my craft collage made for DH's office, organized christmas, ate within my points, still have a couple left over, got all my F? all it was a pretty good day!!!

tomorrow I'll have to get in my "last chance workout" before WI WEd....have a minor challenge on WEd- I have to head to vancouver for a training session on the new gym equipment we've bought for 'my' community centre....(yes this fatty is learning how to train people on gym equipment- ironic? I think so) ANYWAYS...I usually am pretty ritualisitc on eats before I"m hoping this little journey won't throw me too bad...

anyways take care all--its funny I don't know why I write that- there doesn't seem to be anyone reading this :)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

tonight I JOGGED

me and my 287 pd body and my doggie went for a jog.. I alternated between street lights walking and was SUPER....big ackomplishment for this big girl!! my dog liked it once we got going- she tried to stop me by chewing her leash!! but I didn't let it...we kept going...its proof you can do it!!!

it was a great OP day for me...did some awesome grocery shopping and got prepped for my last wek here before going to mom and dads....DH was supportive........ didn't get much christmas coordinated but its all good....there is always the evenings this week- not much good TV on anyways!
must go drink water!!!

Sunday- christmas coordinating day!!

good morning everyone....
my plan-- to have a good OP day- going grocery shopping so to have a productive week- next Sunday heading home for the that could be interesting- hoping to pull off a 2.4 pd loss on wed- so gotta be really good the next couple of days!!!

Must get the last of the christmas cards in the mail today....and the last few christmas gifts organized. I'm still stamping calendars for gifts!!! I was going to put it off then I realized that they are all printed with 2008 dates so if I don't get crackin' they'll be no use to anyone- pressures on- stamping oct, nov, dec, jan, feb, march, april, may last night so just the rest of the year to go!!!

Take Care

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I'm in love with Taco Salad

Hello there...

has a super awesome taco salad- 1/2 cup ground turkey with taco seasoning, and BIG bowl of letuce and a 100 cal pack of was good and pretty low on points...

Day was ok- no exercise yet and slightly over on my points...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Down 2 pds at WW WI

good times good times...the scale moved downwards for me tonight---hip hip hooray

After all that stress over the weekend water retention gain- I made it just a little bit closer to the goal.

Watched biggest loser last night- i would give anything to be on that show, it would be sooooo amazing to be able to loose that much weight and get that intense training....even though there is no blue team it was still a good show- I'm excited for the finally next week--- it would be VERY cool to see a femail Biggest loser!!!

meeting was good tonight- the leader isn;t the most dynamic public speaker however gives good information- that is my secret desire to be a leader when I get to goal ...'new' program isn't new- its just reprinted...however the kick start book may be helpful

Life is good otherwise- my mom's visit went very well with DH- I think it was a small victory!!!
Work is VERY busy....but thats to be expected the communtiy centre opens in Feb and all the prep is happening now...

Just spending some time surfing blogs, I had a list of people that I was reading/checking but I started looking through there lists of blogs they read and you know what??---there is a LOT more interesting people then me :) so that is why nobody visits me....

I've just hooked up the Google "reader" as posted on so now I'll get updated when theres new posts instead of checking each of my book marks..however now I want to snoop around and read more peoples blogs!! there is SOOOO many out there...

anyways if someone is reading this-- thank-you thank-you

Monday, December 10, 2007

GRRRR monday... GRRR bad self control...

So I basked in the glory/enjoyment of a great weekend with Friends...but reality hit when I stepped on the scale for a reality friend has stopped breast feeding her little guy and had her first couple drinks since getting pregnant... we ate and partied a little and this morning i stepped on my scale it registerd up 7 pds....I'm hoping that is mostly water and I'm going to kick it in the butt....but i was super shocked.....

my mom came back with me for a visit- she has gone shopping this AM- we are meeting for lunch- I'm going to have a spinach salad with chicken- no bread, just water....and a responsible dinner....

I was SOOO pumped up and motivated on thursday what happened? I even caught myself with the little devil voice inside of me, talking me out of Subway to have McD's or getting a chips and a sugar pop at the gas station instead of water and gum.... I fell for it and made some bad choices, but what gets me is I have the best intentions but it all goes sideways...

must get back to work, need to focus on budget this AM-- hope everyone is doin' what they want to do!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Awesome Weekend

not very OP....but it was to hang with my best friend and party, have turkey and have a good time...back OP tomorrow with vengence...I'll ahve to write more about my adventuresome weekend, trying to party in our hometown...below is me and DH test-driving my friends baby....they are scary!!!! but cute :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Down 0.6

grrr...ohwell I wasn't OP all last week- just 3 days so I guess I need to count my blessings....
Had my normal Wed night pig out and then took the DOG for a walk, waiting patiently for DH to get home from Vancouver...I bought another christmas present for him tonight...I'm getting closer, he's really hard to by for and apparently I don't always listen when he talks and drops hints!!!

other then that it was a good day...back on track tomorrow- I plan to be a little off on Friday night for my christmas party and sunday for a pre-christmas turkey dinner at a long time friends house (she's visiting now in lieu of christmas)..

Tomorrow will be a long-ish work day, gotta pack my lunch

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I'm on track

so I seriously it was an awesome day- I still have 1 point left and I earned 4 activity points that I;m not was my "last chance" workout before WI tomorrow..did you watch BL tonight-??? it was great- its getting really sad to see people go, however they are doing awesome at home- it is truley motivating.... I would give anything to be on the show...

anyways today i went AQUAFIT at the pool in which I'm the manager of....I'm the new manager (for past 4mth) have some highly qualified long time Aquatic Supervisors and a Programmer but I'm actually the it was kind of a stealth mission to see what the evening staff really do and test out the new instructor- she rocked- my staff were working hard, class was good- my arms are tired!!! hip hip hooray- its a weird and funky feeling to workout in the water I forgot how good it is!!!

Anyways tomorrow is WI...DH is in Vancouver tonight for work....must have light food eating day tomorrow to have a good WI....

Hope all is well with you
Ta Ta for now...I'm going to eat a 1 point cup of unsweetened applesauce

Sunday, December 2, 2007


I've realized that my 2 weeks of sick has caused me to take a very downward spiral on my WL.... my husband has been joking with me that "my diets over" and I'm really thinking he was right...I have been kinda all started when he asked me to stop spending soo much time on the boards....without my frequent check-ins, I don't feel as motivated??? but stop all the pointing fingers- I'm the one that is putting the food in my mouth- I COULD make a choice to pick something better, I could make my fat butt get off the couch....I COULD, I SHOULD and I WILL....

This is a new week- no obvious pit-falls on the calender as of yet...Christmas PArty on Friday night, DH in Vancouver Tues night-Wed....other then that I WILL...get back on the track...

BTW_ we did get snow, its been fun, but now its raining and its going to take it ALL away...onwards for a wet coast winter....

Chow for now

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Although I love shrek as a cartoon character- and that holiday SHREK the halls that was on ABC the other night was hilarious.... i DO NOT Like it as a paint color...we successfully got on 1 coat in the upstairs and 1 staircase (townhouse 3 levels-shrek in every common area- not in rooms) just waiting for my dad and step mom to wake up and the paint store to open and the doggie daycare to open...have you tried painting with a 2yo golden retriever!! her tail tries to make a good paint brush but it just makes a is an example of the previous owners paint skills and the Shrek Green color--actually this picture doesn't do the color is uglier then this--- I know, this picutre was taken in the summer when I veiwed the house and under natural light it looks kinda khaki---below is a more accurate pic of the color

Gotta go- Dad just woke up- let the GAMES BEGIN

Friday, November 30, 2007

"today is a new day"

I truely did have good intentions yesterday- it just didn't work out that way... I ate a off program lucnh and dinner- so today is a new day, my dad is coming to night to help us paint the interior of the house....that should be fun and will help me stay on track as I don't want him to see me not be hope all is well with everyone else

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm becoming a bad blogger

its been awhile...I guess I've been busy, and feeling like I really didn't have much to say....tonight i gained .2 pds, if I EVER want to hit my christmas and New YEars goals I HAVE to get my butt in gear and get going again...I thought the booklet then handed out tonight at the meeting "kick start" sounded like a good thing to get me going- havn't had a chance to look at it yet but will tomorrow...

Sent my WW board Secret Santa gift and all christmas cards to the girls on the 100+board at DWLZ...just working on my Canadian COnnection Secret Santa gift and ornament exchange for the 100+ dWLZ board....kinda fun...

This weekend my dad is coming to visit and help us paint the house- to rid us of the SHREK green walls...that should be fun and hard work...

I have been spotting Hello Kitty all over the place lately as everything is getting ready for christmas lots of gifts have been popping up!! might have to buy myself one or 2...

hehehe- I think DH has bought my a diamond necklace this year---woowoowooo...I love sparkles, and besides the engagement ring this will be my first jewlery gift from a boy EVER!!! so this is pretty exciting- he can't keep secrets very well so that is why I think I know I'm getting it!!

in anycase- hope everything is going well for those who are reading this!!
Take Care and stay OP

Friday, November 23, 2007

I have a virus....

so I went to the Drs walk-in clinic...sat for 1hr and 25 mins to see the doctor for 5 mins and have him say- its a virus, just drink lots of fluids and get lots of sleep.....I said- I've been sick for 12 days!!! he said thats all it is -is a virus and thats how I 'll get over it....grrrr

Off to drug up on Neo-Citran and go to bed....

Sick didn't win....

it was a tie at the scale!!! the scale stayed the same....which is a small victory since I was having such bad comfort food cravings!!!

however I'm still sick....and at 12:30 I've got to go wait in the line at the drop in clinic to see if they can fix me up with some antibotics or SOMETHING..this is friggin ridiculous....I'm coughing so I hard I actually vomitted!!! (sorry too much info)

anyways things with DH are going really well, hence why I havn't been glued to this thing as much as I would want...however he's appreciating the time we are spending together and the new attentiveness I am portraying :) I am home from work again- waiting for the neocitran to kick in so I can take a nap!!

WW Meeting this week was good- the leader remembered that she forgot all the awards so she re-awarded us all in front of the group- there was one lady that got her 45pd loss as well!! so we were all happy, I have this little group of "older" ladies I hang with at the meetings- as the area I live in has mostly seniors and retirees, there is only 2-3 people under 40 at my meetings...ANYWAYS.... it was fun, they are hilarious and we talked alot about food items that are good for points etc...I was talking with one lady- she is a little one and she is now down 56 pds which is awesome, but now only gets to eat like 25 points a day?!?!?!?! I really want to lose weight however i have NO IDEA how I would manage with only 25 points a day!! I currently get 35...and couldn't possibly imagine life without 10 of them....hopefully my mind will change once I'm acutually down that low- could be awhile so no sense stressing about it

So i hope however is reading this is having a great day...and I'm off to sleepy time....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So since last sunday (count it 9days) i'ne been sick with one form or another of sickness....IE flu from sunday-thurs and head/chest cold Sat untill today...I've been REALLY trying to watch what I ate- however there were times when I gave in to the comfort food....tomorrow is We'll see how bad sickness has been to me :)

THings are going pretty well with DH- however last night I went to a Card mAking party that went WAY too long, however today when he was home for lunch, I let him vent about his day and listened/asked questions...tonight he heads to Vancouver for a workshop tomorrow and then returns tomorrow night.... This weeked we are off to his Christmas Party in vancouver at the "convention centre" they are putting us up in the Fairmont...and opps this fattie has NOTHING to wear....except I might pull out the dress in the last picture of my photo blog- I'm down and additional 10 from that pic so It might work- however it is a fancy I am going ot have to snop around to find out what the other ladies will be wearing...

WE'll hope all is well- I' know I havn't had as much chance to visit other blogs and comment but I'm around and will comment as soon as I have a little more time- this time on the internet I needed for me- some time to straigthen my thoughts

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My Marriage Depends on it.....

Wow- today DH and I had a spirited discussion about my incresingly crazy obsession with the well as my general distraction in life and inability to pay attention to him.....

I have a tendency to be a "bit" of a work-a-holic, and a new addiction to Weight loss chat rooms- this blog, a bunch of other peoples blogs etc....while I saw myself as geting support- what I didn't realize is that if I'm a good wife the support lives in this house....I just need to spend some time listening when he talks, remembering the things he says and paying attention to his general ups and downs....

I can totally see where he is coming from as he had to tell me 3 different times that he was going away Tuesdaynight/Wed for work....same with the course he has to go to in Jan for 3 weeks etc...

So- tonight I'm on here for the hour while he watches mythbusters and perhaps maybe not even the whole hour- but then I'll go putter around the house....and I'm going to make sure to listen well...

on another note- I slept most of the afternoon and ate mostly soup untill this evening after we talked I REALLY wanted Mc'Ds so DH went to the grocery store and then drove thru McD's for me....not very OP but made me feel better-- must get to bed early tonight so I can make it to work tomorrow and be effective in our budget meeting...

Good bye for now

Sickly Sunday

Im here but just barely- yesterday and I staretd to develop a nasty nasty head cold- ick, so the flu sun-thurs and a cold now...grrr I spent yesterday drink/eating mostly soup and probably will do the same today....however the scale didn't reflect my lean meals...

I have dog agility class at 12:30- I'm going to bunble up like a snowman to go outside and "play" Comedy show last night was HILARIOUS-- I think I got an ab work out!!! up a little past my bed time but hey- you only live once :)

I have just over 7pds to make my christmas hamper goal...I'd really like to get my 10% but being so sick has really thrown me for a loop...that would be 10 pds between now and X-mas.... IT IS DO_ABLE...we just need to stay motivated, keep checking in the message boards and stick together!!!

The rest of my day will be spent in bed-- trying to sleep this nasty thing off...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday morning

oh I wish I could have slept in this AM....but Maggie was whineing in her kennel to get out this there I was 7:45 on a Sat the back yard with the DOG....could have slept for MUCH longer- as I was up till midnight chatting in the DWLZ chatroom with some great people...DH is in the shower getting ready for work and I'm making to do list for the day...what kinda sucks is I put an expectation on myself to get ALL the house-y stuff done on Sat's when DH is at work so we can enjoy Sundays together HOWEVER it totally stresses me out and I don't enjoy Sat. I also have a problem of sitting and doing nothing...I'm forever puttering around the house- I can't even sit and watch a full 1hr episode of Bigest Loser- I'm up, in the kitchen, folding laundry, tidying up etc....

Anyways on the list today- take some clothes etc to Sally Ann, go grocery shopping, visit craft fairs, stop in at work, organize my desk, walk the doggie, try and call some painters to get quotes on repainting the interior of our house (its currently shrek-ish khaki green) and the list goes on....we'll see what I actually get done!

Friday, November 16, 2007

hmmm what to say about today...

not a heck of a lot... Drank my whey gourmet chocolate protein 3 pt shake......then my fruit source bar- entered into budget discussions with fellow managers, then attended a workshop in the world cafe style.. Neat way to get people talking- basically you sit in small groups and the facilitator poses quesions you chat about, draw, record, take notes and then switch tables and people and they continue asking more though provoking questions.... when I first left I couldn't really even remember what we did- but basically it was a discussion about leadership and how leaders effect changes and what types of changes our community has been through, could go through and what our dream was for our community going forward.... we had some awesome not WW friendly soup for lunch and some yummy choclate squares in the PM....then I went back to work....that was an adventure-- I have an office coordinator that is very stressed out at the changes going on within our organization...she is taking "some time off" next week to re-group and gather herself, but trying to tie some loose ends up with her was interesting....I think she suffers from adult ADD and (so do I) and we couldn't get anything accomplished..finally I just took over some of the things I needed her to do and sent her home for the day.....

So that left me utterly exhausted at the end of the day-- so needless to say when I came home I was NOT in the mood to dream up a dinner, so I had Subway and me and DH took the dear doggie for a W (translation WALK-but we can't say it out loud) she gets SOOO excited...

anyways should be a good weekend -want to get all my secret santa stuff organized for the 3 different Santa persons I'm buying for, there are some craft fairs to go to, and I might end up going to work for a bit- oh the life of a take 2 days off for sick but still have to get the work done...

Gotta get back OP tomorrow hard core as I'd really like to hit 25 lost by December....

I might decorate for X-mas in the house as I'm pretty excited about the upcoming season...

chow for now and hope anyone that reads this is having a good day!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

boring off program day

just another day at work...and I didn't eat properly all day....but I did love every minute of it....back on track tomorrow- cuz I want to loose another 10 pds before Christmas......I usually have a day or soo off program but I need to tighten up if I want to make my goals.....if I could get my 10% before the new year that would be SUPER I noticed my pants aren't fitting very welll- I went to reitmans last friday and purchased some size 20 pants since most of my current/past are I think its time to break our the "smaller pants" woo woo woo.....a couple people have noticed my weight loss at work which is encouraging...

right now I am in the middle of good TV night, sitting with my laptop on my lap watchgin Survivor, Greys Anatomy and walk tonight

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

kinda bummed I didn't get recognized

Just thinking back to the meeting tonight...Tonight I hit 20 pds scale lady gave me my star at the scale and said congrats- is it odd that I wish she would have given it to me during the meeting? I'm actually kinda proud that I have done that!! and wouldn't really like to brag however I think it motivates people to hear how others are doing- I know it helps for me....she didn't give out any 'awards' tonight during the meeting....

hmmmm ohwell- suck it up I guess

anyways when I hit my 10% I'll be so pumped that I'll buy a round of 1pt bars for everyone

woo wooo wooo down 2.8

I'm pumped, excited, happy!! At my WI i was down 2.8 for a total lost of 20.2 in 11 weeeks!!

I'm going through withdrawls one of my favorite websites isn't working tonight- Dotties Weight Loss Zone the message board isn't loading tonight AAAAAAAHHHHHHH....what is a girl to do????

Now I gotta get back to my post-WI feast, a wednesday night tradition to allow me to get all my cravings out of the way and back OP tomorrow!!!

Back at work

after a day in bed etc...I'm back at time to write much, but wanting to check in anyways....tonight is my WI- I'm keepin my fingers crossed for a loss....I'm hoping to get some time tonight to surf some more blogs!
Take Care

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I'm LIVE now!!! woo woo

So this is a test, will anyone care what I have to say???
I've posted the link on the 100+WW board and the CC board at DWLZ....are any of you lurking around?? Can you try clicking on my stampin gallery and see if it works for you? I was thinking that it may not as its part of a website/message board I belong to- so I may have to host those pics somewhere else....

So I'm just trying to figure out how to manage the content- I've got some really good "why I deceided to lose weight pictures" that I would like to post but not sure the best way to get them up- however I have some time as I'd like to actually look less like those pictures before I start showing them off!!!

So far been OP had a awesome spinach/turkey bacon/light cheese/eggwhite omelette with WW bread for lunch- then had a might do some stampin...

The dog is at Doggy Day Care today as she needs to burn off some energy- I'm hoping to feel up to walk her tonight, the weather is georgeous!!

Me again- Time for Bed

I'm actually home from work today I shouldn't be on the computer- however it actually makes me feel better to log on, check my message board posts and get on with my sickly-ness....I'm hoping to stay OP today even though I won't feel like it...

testing testing this blog thingy

hey there

its me- blog rookie, my intent of this blog is for logging my weight loss journey as well as having a place to show off my card making/papercrafting- maybe someone out there cares :) I'm totally new to the blog thingy- I've searched a few and read some inspirational ones...I hope someday mine will inspire someone to- if you can find it :)

Fat Prison- seen on a couple different websites-

I want to tell you about a very unusual sort of prison. It's called Fat Prison. Why is it so unusual? Because it's completely voluntary.
No one sends us to Fat Prison, we send ourselves!

What's it like to be a fat prisoner? The rules are very strict. To begin with, each prisoner must wear regulation uniform. This consists of a baggy skirt or elasticated pants. Most prisoners pretend they don't mind walking around in this shapeless uniform, but secretly they hate it. They'd much rather walk down the street in a slim pair of jeans.
Exercise is strictly controlled Swimming or playing with children is forbidden. And no prisoner may walk more than a few yards at a time. The penalties for breaking this rule include sweating, shortness of breath, soreness and fatigue. After a few years without any sort of proper exercise, prisoners become so soft that the very idea of movement terrifies them. If you don't believe me, go up to a fat prisoner and suggest a nice long walk in the fresh air!
Everyday life The main feature of everyday life inside Fat Prison is tiredness. Prisoners carry lots of extra weight around on their bodies, so not surprisingly they suffer from chronic fatigue. Result? After doing their daily chores, most of them slump down exhausted in front of the TV.
Even when they allow themselves a night out, many prisoners find it difficult to enjoy themselves. They feel awkward about their shape so instead of mixing with other people they tend to sit in the corner with other fat prisoners.
Prison Mentality After many years of locking themselves away inside their Fat Prison, many prisoners develop a prison mentality. They lose confidence in themselves and their ability to "go straight". They look at slim people and think: "I'm never going to be like them!" They think they are doomed to stay in Fat Prison, forever. Result? They let themselves go completely.
Bad for Health Fat Prison is very bad for prisoners health. Don't forget, the greater our weight, the greater the strain on our joints and spine. And the fatter we grow, the harder our heart has to work to keep us going. No wonder so many fat prisoners get ill!
Depressing Fat Prison is a depressing experience, not only for the prisoners but also for their families. In fact, the children of fat prisoners often grow up to become prisoners themselves. It's a vicious cycle.
Question So why do so many people end up in Fat Prison? And even more important, why don't they leave once they discover how awful it is?
Answer Because they prefer to eat cookies, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, doughnuts, fatty meat and creamy desserts. They know that this stuff makes them fat but they don't care. They'd rather go to prison than give up their regular mouthful of fat. *Some may have other reasons
Are you a fat prisoner? Have you locked yourself up in your own private Fat Prison? If so, here's some advice. Don't waste another day of your life in jail. Get out now!
All you have to do is stop eating junk and start eating properly and you can walk free tomorrow.
It may take a few months before your weight returns to normal, but your tiredness will lift immediately and within a week you'll feel ten times better. So what are you waiting for?Get out of your Fat Prison today and start really living!