I am thrilled to report that my mother has joined spark people. She was diagnosed with diabetes (not thrilled about that part) but I am happy that it is helping here make some healthy changes to here lifestyle. I am now more motivated to push forward to help her. Most of my family is over weight some extremely so. My aunt KarlaKay917 has already lost 50 + pounds, my uncle has dropped 25 and several others have been on the track to healthier lifestyles as well. Now my mom is on the right track. At this rate we will all be looking and feeling awesome by the holidays.
Happy day to all!! Hope you are finding your own new motivation everyday.
Yes, in the middle of the worst cold spell my patch of Oklahoma has had in years .....my heater died. The day of the passing was a bitter High of 19 degrees. The night was around 9 degrees and felt well below 0 degrees. Sooo for the last week we have been having to sleep in the living room near the electric heater because if we plug in any more heaters they flip the breaker. NOt only did the heater die, it can not be fixed, it is old so there are no replacement parts. So it has to be replaced. A whole new heating and air unit. It had to be ordered so hopefully by Tues. we will once again be toasty warm in every room of the house. We are supposed to be getting more sleet, snow and ice on monday and tuesday so I hope the weather man is wrong or the heating man is tough. BBRRRRRR!! Thank God for good landlords that are trying very hard to get the heat pumping again.
In other news I have discovered that not having heat has kept my busy and I have had less time to "snack" and have actually lost a little. YAH I also found that getting out of the house even if it isn't exercise helps curb the appetite. Who knew!! I went and helped administer the ACT test yesterday at our local High school it made me 1. thankful that most of the time I get to stay home with my lovely kiddos and 2. appreciative of the fact that my hubby goes to work everyday to make it possible for me to stay home. and 3. aware that I can do something other than laundry and cooking lol
Happy day to all, hope you are keeping warm and succeeding in your goals.
This week has been unpleasant. I started feeling bad monday and progressively felt worse every day to follow. Coughing and coughing and coughing........till my stomach, back head and chest feel much like I have been hit by a truck.....and dragged awhile. I am beginning to feel a little better and now both of my kids are starting.........The YUCK!!! I am sure we will all survive this round of YUCK but it has really put my healthy plans as well as any exercise on hold. Anything that is the slightest bit active sends be into another fit of coughing and I have been mostly living on cough drops. If I never see another cough drop, it will be to soon.
On a more positive note.......the kids are taking all of this in stride and so I am sure they will be okay. I have not given up just had to slow down.
Happy day to all. I hope you are avoiding the YUCK and making progress in you effort to reach the goal of happiness and healthiness.
I am by my own admission a scale-a-holic. I have been known to step on the scale as many as 10 or 12 times a day. First thing in the morning.........after breakfast.......before and after lunch........before and after supper.......right before bed and before and after any an all workouts. Pretty extreme and not terribly good for the self image. A person can weigh as much as 5 pounds heavier /lighter through out the day. ANNNNNYWAY!!! I have walked away from the scale......for a 5 days now. I am breaking out in a cold sweat even thinking about it! I am trying to make it till sunday before I weigh or measure. That will be 1 week without getting on the scale. A huge accomplishment for me. I feel like I am making progress but I honestly am trying not to think about it at all. I have said "I will only weigh once a week" before. I meant I will only count the weigh in once a week. I would then proceed to live on or near the scale. I am determined to not weigh till sunday. That will be my NONscale victory. LOL Wish me luck.
Happy day to all, hope you are all pushing yourself toward a healthy lifestyle and healthy outlook on losing the weight.