Monday, September 29, 2008

dog and i went running

with the healing of the sprained ankle this summer, I'm slowly getting better with my running...i'm working on my physio exercises and go out ever so cardio went down hill when i took the time off to heal- so easing back into it is good both ways.... I do a bit of a circle route with the run 3 mins walk 1 min with a couple loops down side streets and i passed the same 2 ladies 3 times...the 3rd time they said 'your doing great- I'd be riding that doggie home by now'...I'll take that as a compliment....

at this very moment-- I feel rejunvinated, alive, motivated, keen to go again... i WISH I COULD BOTTLE THIS feeling up and save for tomorrow :)

just took pic on left tonight --- click here to see others--

Sunday, September 28, 2008

go, go, go, stop???

I feel like im in a horrible episode of that childrens game- go go go stop.... with weight loss... I didn't update 2 weeks ago that i FINALLY hit 45...woo woo :) however I've spent the past 1.5 weeks idling/stalling/STOPing to care, eat properly etc....

I want this, I really like they way I felt losing as much as I have--- why can't I keep it up???

its frusterating that I do this to myself, I wouldn't even go to WW on wednesday cuz i knew I was up and didn't really have a good reason why...??? i just felt like eating bad?? I'm sure the lady at the scale would have loved that one...

so here's to a new week- I'm going to cruise a few blogs, and read some posts on the WW board...and GET back on track- right now.... maybe even go for a walk...

I'm posting this picture as a reminder of where I have come from....
August 2007

I'm going to have to get hubby to take a more recent pic... all I know is- i'm never going back to that

so after reading some blogs- i realized even more that I need to get out of the pity party adn get going... and I did have a good weekend in so many other ways:
- took dog for 2 walks
- made 1 pt mini spanikopitas
- did DH's laundry
- did my laundry
- took doggie to the beach for swim and stick chasing
- visited with friends on friday night
- cleaned the house
- organized some boxes of old stuff
- sent bags of clothes etc to thrift store....

I can do this- Its not rocket science.... i CAN and will be positive and back on track :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

43 down....yipppe

things are going ok... just getting back in the swing of things after the sprained ankle and a stressful summer with all my collegues on holidays... I finally stopped the up a little down a little up a little rebound game I have been playing...43 is the most I've lost since 1 year and 1 week ago!!!

yes thats right-- I've been on WW for over 1 year-- approx 53 weeks, I attended 46 meetings and lost 43 pds....hmmm perhaps there IS a corelation between going to the meetings and loosing :)

just blogging to keep acountable- hopefully able to get out and see some other blogs soon..
Going on my cruise in 80 days wooooo woooo

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!