Archive for March, 2009

Stuck at home

So, I’ve gotten a really bad stomach bug that just didn’t want to go away.  Went to the doctor yesterday after having this thing since Saturday and she tells me that I’m really contagious.  Hoping my husband doesn’t get it too.  Now I’m stuck at home until it gets through my system.  I did go to the gym on Monday morning to walk – didn’t know I was contagious.  It felt good to get in some exercise.  I might try to walk tonight since the doctor said my antibiotic should have taken effect by then.

I have a sister who is considering lap band procedure because she doesn’t think she can lose weight naturally because of how large she is.  Does anyone have any blogs they read or books they have read about women who are well over 300 pounds.  I want her to see that she can do this!


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  It’s been awhile since I last posted.  I’ve had a few weeks of feeling frumpy.  Time to move on.  I’ve thought about posting and then thought no, I didn’t do anything good today….however, I’m posting anyways to say I’ve not been doing well.  I intend to start anew tomorrow morning.

As Chubby Chick posted in her “Keepin It Real” entry, honesty is the best policy and I needed to get it out.  Sometimes it just feels frustrating admitting you’ve messed up yet again.  Well, I have.  I’m not giving up though.  I’ll figure it out and I’ll come through in the end.

Tomorrow’s plan is to start out with breakfast at home at 6AM instead of McDonald’s drive thru.  Then to eat a snack of yogurt and cereal at about 9AM at work.  Lunch at noon – soup and cheez-it crackers.  Afternoon snack of popcorn at 2PM and then dinner at home about 7PM.  I am going to walk the dog tomorrow evening and then do my new Biggest Loser Yoga Video.

I’ll let you know how I handle the day.

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Sold the Road Bike

Okay so I’ve been in a little funk and yesterday, I broke down after selling my road bike.  I listed it on Craig’s List since I have not been able to ride it due to the stupid sciatic injury.  I have ridden a whole 28 miles in the 2 years I’ve had it.  That was $1200 sitting in the garage.  I just couldn’t see letting it sit there when someone else could use it.

I felt really great about who we sold it to.  It was to a family that is very involved in triathlons and cycling, running events.  Their oldest daughter was in need of a road bike and they bought it for her.  I couldn’t have felt better about it.

However, on the way home I got very emotional about how I felt like selling the bike was like giving up.  I can’t run anymore, I can’t ride my road bike and I can’t do my triathlons.  God, I am whiny tonight or what….

I’ve been trying to be more positive and tell myself that I just have to start again with my activity and learn how to do things that won’t hurt my back.  There are things I can do – walking, swimming and some cycling on my comfort bike.  I did 16 miles on Valentine’s Day.  I can also continue to lose weight and maybe be able to pick up some of the harder forms of activity once I am a smaller size.

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Tonight as I watched Biggest Loser, they had Sugar Ray Leonard as a guest star.  He led them through a boxing workout.  At the end, he talked about how each of the people losing weight are fighters.  He also gave them his motto – POWER (Prepare Overcome Win Every Round).  I thought about this in terms of my personal weight loss.  There are times when I am really proud of how I’m doing and then others when I just don’t see how I could keep going on.  Never having been in a physical fight, I don’t know that it’s the same, but I can see how it could be similar.

I liked the prepare and overcome part of Leonard’s motto, but I think sometimes we don’t win every round in weight loss, but coming through in the end is what makes us winners – finding the key to staying with this for good.  Not just winning for today, winning for forever.  This is my goal.  I may not win every round, but I’ll fight every round to come out on top!

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