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 aweful....so 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

2 comments:

Sybil said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm looking forward to getting to know people through the 2008 Challenge. Together, I just know we will be stronger and able to achieve our goals.

Surf was a bit wild yesterday but any time spent at the beach is a good day. Although I still have AMPLE curves, I feel less self-conscious these days being in a swim suit and am just determined to enjoy my swims.

Good luck on your goals!

Scale Junkie said...

I loved reading your posts and looking at your photos. You are on your way to meeting those goals! Congrats on your NSV's!!!

I have to agree, those plus size clothes can be horrible!!

I'm really glad you listed UPDATE BLOG more often as a resolution!! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better!

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!