Monday, August 30, 2010

Entry #17
Weight 234.5 Loss of 3.5 pounds!!!
Monday, August 30, 2010

I was very pleasantly surprised by my weight loss this past week, especially after my slip-up of Friday night. But I am thankful that it didn't derail me as it might have done in the past.

Early this morning I checked Kenz's blog and she is hosting something called Friend Makin' Monday. It's a series of prompts which the blogger finishes. I thought it would be interesting to use at least some of the prompts, so here goes.

I read. Unfortunately, during the school year I don't have much time to do it. My favorites are historical fiction and anything set in New England or the South.

I don't like...spending time in the morning doing my hair and makeup. I spend about a hundred dollars once a year getting a perm so all I have to do is wash, condition, comb and mousse my hair in the morning. The only makeup I wear on a regular basis is mascara. I'm getting a little better about spending more time on my hair. Recently I got it cut and most of the perm is gone, so I need to spend a little quality time with the curling iron.

I family, friends, and the ocean. I wrote in an earlier blog about my growing desire to spend time with my family and the need to see my friends on a more regular basis. My favorite season is fall. I love the cool weather and the beautiful leaves that change color. The ocean has always been my favorite place to visit. I am in awe of its beauty and power.

I wonder...what I will look like when the weight is finally off. I've never been a "normal" weight, at least not that I can remember. I'm looking forward to seeing what that looks like.

I know...this weight loss will take a long time. It will be a slow process and I need to acknowledge and accept that. Sometimes it's discouraging to see how far I have to go to get to my goal, but it would be so much more worse to stop and then have to start again at an even heavier weight.

I a friend's 40th birthday party last Saturday night. It was so much fun to see friends that I haven't seen in years. The food was good and the best part was that I was able to enjoy eating a good dinner, including dessert and not feel guilty about any of it.

I want...eating healthy to become second nature for me. It's been very time consuming planning what I will eat and then adding up the calories. It is getting easier the more I do it, though.

I increase the intensity of my morning workouts and add at least Saturday to the schedule. Right now I only go in Monday through Friday. I've been gradually adding more weight machines to my workout and the elliptical machine to my cardio time. However, I still need to push myself more than I am right now.

I am...much more positive toward myself and my weight loss.

I am not...going to give up and live the life of hiding, eating and watching television again.


  1. Visiting thru FMM and enjoyed reading your answers. I think most of us struggle with weight loss, you are not alone, good luck.

  2. Congrats on the fantastic loss! And thanks for taking time to participate in FMM. :) I'm looking forward to seeing the thin person underneath my heaviness too. It's crazy how much I changed during the first 100 pounds lost..I think the next hundred will be insanely different...and I'm looking forward to it.

  3. I tried not to read everyone else's before I did mine, so I would keep mine authentic . . . but I like so many of yours better!!! :-) We certainly want and need the same things. We're getting there, and we are on the right path!!!