Saturday, November 21, 2009

Who Can Say...

If I've been changed for the better. Because I knew you...Because I knew you... I have been changed for good.

So I stole the first line of my blog from the musical 'Wicked', but it's perfect on how I'm feeling today.

I just ended a 10 year somewhat toxic friendship. Well actually the other person ended it. And I'm okay with that. This person doesn't take responsibility or hold themselves accountable for their actions. And they will have a sad, lonely life because of it. I put out an olive branch to try to salvage our friendship, and they don't want to. That's their perogative. I tried, and that's all I can do.

The ending of this friendship has helped me realize what type of person I am, and what type of people I want in my life. I truly have realized today, that my weight loss journey is SO much more than just physical. I knew it would be, but I realize it even more so now. I'm changing, and not everyone in my life will or is pleased with this. But it's the reality. I'm going to keep making mistakes and stumbling on my way, but it'll all part of MY journey.

On the upside I did 14, yes FOURTEEN miles today! Woot Woot. I guess being upset does have it's benefits :)

And, lastly, this week I am thankful for my Family. Without them I wouldn't be who I am today, or be able to go where I'm going!

I hope everyone is well!

Ciao!

<3 - Mags

Monday, November 16, 2009

Victory Is Mine!

Okay so not a HUGE one just yet, but I lost 6 lbs last week! I'm really only counting it as 4 though, given I had gained 2 lbs back last week. Either way I'm happy though.

Why do you ask? Because now I'm just near my half way goal mark! That's right, I'm 65 lbs down. Woot woot! Just another 65 to go.

My goal is to be 80-85 lbs down by my Surgiversary, which is in 2 months. I KNOW if I stick to my food journal and exercise plan I can do it. I just have to keep faith and keep myself motivated every day.

To help keep my motivation I want to write something I'm thankful for every week. This week it's this:

I am thankful for ALL the victories I've had since my surgery 10 months ago. Besides my 'scale' triumph's, I've had many NSV's along the way. Without my surgery I know these would not have been possible.

I hope everyone is doing well. And don't get discouraged if you have a bad week! If I can over come a 2 lb gain, anyone can!!

Ciao!

<3 - Mags

Monday, November 9, 2009

So I Creep...Eek!!!

I forgot to post last week! My bad.

Last week I did really, really good at sticking to my food diary. That is, up until Friday.

And wouldn't ya know it? I gained back 2 of the 4 lbs I lost because of this. WOW. What a difference 2 days makes...

It just goes to show me that I truly still haven't grasped my eating habits. That is, unless I write them down. I'm annoyed with myself for gaining 2 lbs back, but it's only reinforced to me HOW important it is that I stick to my food journal. It's not something my doctor requires, but for me, at least for now, it is necessary.

Oy vey! Let's hope this week I lose the 2 lbs, PLUS another 4 :)

I hope everyone out in cyber land is doing well!

Ciao!

<3 - Mags