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

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Hey you!
Aren't you a gorgeous thing! Keep plugging; your'e doing awesome! 20 pounds off rocks!!! :D

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!