Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Healthy you Challenge- Update

Hey there...
Since scale junkie changed the rules- I'm back in the game... woo woo woo....I've committedd to checking everyone's blog that posts a comment on mine (to be honest- I think is slightly rude when you post comments on blogs and you never see them visit yours) ANYWAYS...support is great in whatever form it takes...I will also be randomly checkin various blogs VIA mr linky.... when the chance arrises- it may take me all week but I'm gonna do it

This week has been difficult- I just couldn't get it together foodwise, yesterday my TOM arrived which sorta explained the weird cravings, back pain, thirst....anyways I'm pretty sure I'll be up at my meeting tomorrow night (wed WI) but I'll posta bout that later.....I'm committed to a strick program this upcoming week- I REALLY need to win the mini-challege with my husband (we set up a valentines challenge since Jan- currently I"m winning however if he actually tries he could probably kick my butt)

I'm heading off to my hometown tonight to visit a friend who is here from Australia...getting sick and have a big day at work- actually I may not even make it back in time for my meeting we'll see it has been snowing all night- the drive could be treaterous

Take Care all and have a Healthy WEEK!!


Carolyn said...

My lord... the difference in your face blows me away! Really inspirational! Sometimes I can see a diff, sometimes I can't. I guess I never really realized how large I was when I was big... so I kinda feel l ike this is how i've always been!
I'm sorry you're sick chickie! But I"m super glad that you're taking care of yourself. Be careful on those roads, and keep chuggin'!

HappyBlogChick said...

Holy guacamole, look at those pictures! Wow! You're looking great!

Hooray for you for not letting one difficult week get you down - good for you for being committed to being healthy and on-track this week.

I'm sorry you're not feeling well - hope you're doing better soon.

Carol said...

I just found your blog through Mr. Linky. What struck me right away was your picture and what a big difference there is. How much have you lost? You've obviously done a wonderful job!!! Good for you! :)


Linds said...

Thanks for the comment! I'm going to have to check out the St. Johns Wart. Hope your cold is feeling better, and that your night with your friend goes well! Nothing better than catching up with a friend that you haven't seen in a while!!

Take care!

Heather said...

glad you are back in the challenge! TOM sucks...always makes me feel icky too. enjoy your visit with your friend.

Hanlie said...

I'm so glad you're back in the game! And doing well! Good for you!

Drive safely, enjoy visiting with your friend and have a great week!

Scale Junkie said...

YAY!! I'm so happy you decided to stay!

The photos of your face are just incredible!!

I really think this new system is going to work out for the best for everyone!

Swizzlepop said...

Yay, you stayed. I totally agree on commenting to others who comment. I try and do the same. I even have my google reader categorized that way so that I know how I need to vistit before others. Yea, I'm a little anal and OCD about that kind of stuff. Hope you made it to your meeting.

Linda said...

I agree with you about posting on folks blogs and not getting any support, encouragment comments in return, afterall I thought that was what blogging was all about.

I had a bit of a barny with someone about this not so long ago but this person was just so pig headed and unreasonable, a horrible woman...enough said about that individual.

A mini challenge...FAB! Healthy competition didn't do anyone any harm eh?

Enjoy your time at your hometown.

Hugs x

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!