Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Its not good-bye forever....

Its been with much debate with my self that I will be leaving the healthy you challenge, although I'm still very committeed to my journey to a healthier me... the time constraints are too much with me and my busy work life right now.... I 'm thinking that in the spring I might possibly re-join once work settles down... its a day to day struggle for me to just plan my meals and journal my food, work 12hrs and go for a walk etc so the extra time on the computer isn't working for me....
I'll be checking in on your guys-- since your already in my google reader!!! I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing the positive changes with you all in the near future!!
Thank-you Scale Junkie for putting this together, you rock!!
Much appreciated :)


In other news- we got hit with a SNOW STORM last night.... i la la la la love snow...growing up in this Seattle-type climate when we get snow I get GIDDY....they ever close school here :) however my employees couldn't make it in to work and since I live close by I had to go and open the pool this morning for the other staffers that could make it.. I was there at 5:30am and got home a few minutes ago and am now working on some reports for a deadline tomorrow...

Tomorrow is WW....I'm pumped, I don't think I'm going to loose MUCH...however I hope it will be a really good meeting and hoping to get some more training on the scales etc...

I'll keep you posted....


Bev said...

I saw you had mentioned the snow and "Seattle-type" climate, and saw BC, Canada on your profile. We drove from Alaska through Canada when we moved to the Seattle area in 2006, so I have been through several areas of BC.

Hope you have a great week!

Hanlie said...

It snowed plenty when I was in Seattle...

You're in my reader too, so I will still pop in whenever you post. Be good to yourself and see you around!

Carolyn said...

My fingers are crossed for your WI.

As for heading out tin the snow.. I LOVE snow too. From NS, so it reminds me of being home. However, Calgary is crappy for that type of weather. Lately though, the COLD is killing me. I haven't even gone to SCHOOL in two days!!!

Heather said...

I hear you..work is killing me too and it interferes with everything. the last thing I can do is sit at the computer at night after sitting on the computer all day! I know you can still do well.

Cammy said...

I'm sorry you're leaving the challenge, but I admire you for keeping your focus on what's working for YOU. We're only a blog post or an email away, should you need it!

Swizzlepop said...

I hate to see you go but I totally understand. Glad I found ya in the challenge when I did cuz now you're in my reader too :). Hope the WI went well!

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!