Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wow - what a day!
Can't say I overate, but I did eat a little bit of everything, and it was all very very good...I left half of the food on my plate too. Well, I couldn't expect to eat the whole dinner, not with all of the appetizers before the meal! LOL But it was a good day.
I will rescind a portion of my last blog. I don't hate the holidays. I hate the fact that I do a majority of the work, that is all. So in honor of that blog, I asked for help today with my apple pies. Side by side, hubby and I peeled and sliced apples. & I made the most delicious pies ever! My family loves my pies...they look like a postcard and taste like, well, the best apples ever. The best thing my hubby could do was come directly over to me in front of the family and kiss me and say, "that was heaven, thanks hon"...all over an apple pie! That was as sweet as the pie.
So I hope everyone has a stress free happy holiday. I'm thankful that all the kids behaved today, that no one really overate, that everyone shared in the prep and made a delicious spread at my brother's house. Most of all, I'm thankful for my health, my family's health, and for Spark and all my Sparkfriends.
Hope you all had a great day.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Yup, I just wrote that. Marital celibacy...it does happen, and if you are thinking "Me & hubby? NEVER!" Well, then, I don't believe you. So there
I think it's been about 2 months - yup, 2 months since you know what. I can tell you when things ceased in that department. Hubby got a cold, and I SURE AS HECK was not going to catch it. NO WAY!!! This mommy is too busy to get sick....let's just say, there was a point the poor guy was on the couch.
And then...things get busy (no, not that busy) and he gets better...and another 2 weeks goes by and then the kids and I all get sick....3 weeks later and 2 months in total we have...marital celibacy! Tada!!!!!
Can't believe I'm writing about this subject right now, but it kind of just struck me as funny...and this is why....
2 months ago, I was probably 6 pounds heavier. That's a big difference!
This morning, in bed, my hubby rolled over and touched my waist and said "Where'd you go?"
He's just been clued in on the 50 pounds gone and I guess with the whole marital celibacy period, he kind of had a little shock this morning. I've been there the whole time...it's just that he's been a little preoccupied and sometimes we don't realize what is right in front of our eyes. Too funny.
"Where'd you go?"
"Nowhere, honey....I'm still here... and don't worry, I'm done now."
so is the drought
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I'm making it official today!
I'm NOT waiting for the number to say 137.00, because when I started this journey, my scale was CRAP and it said 187 - I think...could have been 188 for all I know! But that is it! I am making it official - I LOST 50 pounds on Sparkpeople!!
Now you all know why I was uber-happy on my status yesterday! When I saw that '7' on my scale, I fairly jumped out of my skin! I've done this with every pound that I have lost....I catch a glimmer...then it goes away...and then I get more determined to see that number again...and then it comes back and smiles on me once more. So after 2 days...it's staying, which means that it is official in my book. 137.
I laugh a bit here & there...like take off the 4 pounds off for sagging skin and I'm totally under that! LOL I do, I have a bunch of that...but, that is AOK...I am healthy and that is what matters most. I have energy, I have lost the wieght of one of my kids! I picked him up yesterday just to feel the difference....WOW is all I can say.
I don't really talk about how much I have lost with my husband...he has always loved me as heavy and he doesn't mind one way or the other. This is the thinnest he has every seen me since we are together....and he doesn't mind a bit, I don't think. Well, he came home yesterday, and saw that I was super-happy. He gave me a hug, and in his arms, I looked into his eyes and I told him that I have lost a total of 50 pounds.
His look was priceless! A mix of shock and happiness and surprise.
Being around me all the time, well, I guess he doesn't see the weight on or off...he just sees me...like he always has. He sees me...and that is why I married him. Met him when I was 188, wed at 157 (my lowest since highschool - can we say yo-yo diet here) and I ballooned up from there...and all that time, he saw ME. Loved ME. Not the body, not the weight... just ME.
He's not a guy to give compliments on looks either, but this time, he honestly said that I did everything the right way - slow & steady and that I should really think about helping people professionally. LOL - you see, I have talked to him about going to to school to become a Registed Dietician, but before, as with any kookee idea I have ever had, he kinda brushed me off. (I will add that this pisses me off considerably, & have said so...& he has apologized for it)...but I digress. This was the first time, out of his mouth, that he thought I could do something more than being a wife, a mother, a manager of a dental practice. Talk about seeing me...for the first time....again.
When I saw myself in the mirror today, I was a bit in shock myself. I saw a new person there. Being on maintenance for 146-150 for a year changed my mindset about my body image, and that was a very good thing. I think if I went directly to this weight back then, I don't know if I could have maintained it as well as the 146-150 range. That being said....I KNOW that I can maintain the 130s. It can and will be done. I don't think I'm done learning either...I have mushiness to work on and do some toning...and if more wieght comes off...that is fine...I always said that a body has it's own equilibrium it will settle down at...when it settles, I will maintain there.
There is always something to learn...onward and upward. I'm curious as to where I will land...we shall see!
Before I sign off on this post....Just want to thank ALL my Sparkfriends...Oakboarn & Iamlion & Fulloffiath & MommaKat...I give you the biggest shoutout right now because we have been Sparkfriends for over a YEAR AND A HALF! That is a long time in cyberworld...thank you for all of your support and for being there whenever I needed you. My newest Sparkfriends...thanks for all of your encouragement and inspiration as well. I am here whenever you need me - I love your new friendships and the support that you have given me most recently.......THANK YOU!!!!! I take Sparking very seriously...I wish you all the best in life and love and success on your own life's journey.
Couldn't have done it without you.
Monday, November 16, 2009
First off...thanks to everyone who popped by on the last few blogs....usually I make rounds and visit, but this week blew that out of the water completely!
So the update is this..... I have ONE LEFT with a fever. My youngest has a regular 101 going on which goes up & down with the Motrin/Tylenol. This started right after the flu shot, so I'm thinking that it's an adverse reaction. Still...the doc is getting a phonecall in a few minutes.
The other kids are off to school on the bus with me calling after them "I don't want to see you until this afternoooooon!!! I love you (but I'm sick of Youuuuuuu)!!!!" OK - the last part was under my breath...sort of.
My youngest is back on the couch, in his "spot", watching Handy Manny. He's cool...for now.
My hubby - well he is turning into a hypochondriac. He honestly said his face was numb yesterday and he thought he was having a stroke. I almost lost it on him. I told him to go to the doctor...but before he goes, feel his youngest who has had a fever for 4 days and tell him that nothing is wrong with him, as I hacked another loogy into a tissue and wheezed, coughed and simultaneously wet my pants. He shut up after that. I'm not heartless here...he went to the doc 6 months ago with "heart attack symptoms" & had a full body checkup - aside from his 205 weight, he's healthy as a horse. He's turning into his sister and father - both known hypochondriacs, and his mother - mental. Great. Yippee. Awesome. I get the whole enchilada.
This week was a weird eating week...I ate whatever, whenever because it was what I needed to do. Lots of soup. Lots& lots. It's funny, when you are sick and actually have been listening acutely to your body's needs for over a year, it's so easy to figure out what it needs. I will just say that during a stressful portion, I was eyeing the cake sitting in a box ontop of the fridge, but I prevailed. Like the calories would matter at all - HA! not likely since I was so under this week. It was the aftemath of how I would feel after eating the sugar/fat IN the cake itself. On top of this cold - who needs that crap too? Not me.
Anyhow...gotta go call the doc about the kiddo. Hopefully it's nothing and I don't have to bring him into the germfest of an office.
Update: The docs office is all "Monitor the situation, If he's acting normal, then keep him home and administer the Tylenol like you are doing. It's most likely 'the other flu'" I like that, "the other flu" - like it's taboo to say "H1N1" or "Swine Flu." Gimme a break!! Oh well...the others are all well....one left, like I said. If it is Swine, then we are D O N E DONE! for the season and we can breathe again!
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