Day 31…

Last day of the challenge I put upon myself, post every day for month…..it fulfilled its purpose, I am somewhat back on the path…I lost another # this morning, couldn’t help myself, I just felt lighter…LOL  so I went ahead and weighed…….I am much more aware of what I am consuming….so all’s good…..I bow down to those of you posting everyday for a year….. thanks for all your encouragement and helpful advice to get me back on the road of weight loss…..

Well I have been cleaning my pictures on my phone, I cracked the face of it and will need to replace it soon and cannot get my computer to download all the pictures…so I been sending them to my Facebook page….in the process I came across a couple pictures of myself…one at my highest weight before I started on my health path in January 2015 ( The picture was taken on…the second was at Thanksgiving (2015) time when we bought this place….I am sitting in our new yard…at this point I have lost 66#’s….I can really see the difference….but here I am…Hello everyone…The chin and jowls are part of the family genes handed down…LOL  can’t wait to compare when I loose the next 50#’s…

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This is our home in California…I miss it, but not the damp weather….my husband bought this house in 1974 and added the second level on it shortly after buying it…really miss the garage….LOL  the throw all place….LOL just wanted to share….

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Later Gators….kat

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Weigh in Day….

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I weighed in today…finally the scale moved in the downward direction…I have lost 2#’s….yay…so doing something right….that was a long stretch…losing on vacation, in fact hitting one of my goals…then gaining, then loosing the weight a second time….then just keeping it at zero- gain or loss and now finally…I have lost another two that wasn’t part of that craziness….so I am down 52#’s and looking forward to a positive week ahead….

untitledWas at the gym this morning at 9a for the water aerobic class, the teacher is a firecracker…no stopping and full bore with a few slow moments to catch your breath….I swam before and after so it was 90 minutes in the pool and let me tell you I was wrinkled like a prune…LOL  then a hot steam and I was done…felt good…I am learning to give myself the permission to take my time, enjoy the moment and let it be okay that its all about me!!  Strange feeling, as its always been about others, the kids, jobs, spouses, the housework, food shopping, paying the bills, it was never about me before, even after my kids were out on their own, there was always a list of priorities before me…so this is kind-a nice…I have the best husband in the world who supports me 100% no matter…life’s good!!!

Went out for lunch, my son called and wanted to meet up…that was nice…I was able to look the nutritional/calories  before we met so that went well…It makes it easier if you can get a handle on the menus before you actually get to the restaurant.  However, when its my husband and just me, I take my time and google the info sitting at the table if I need to….it has saved me from some bad food decisions. So I am at 1046cal, so I am sitting pretty….

Been getting up at 7a and enjoying the morning and getting to the gym early….so that’s new and actually fun, getting a good protein breakfast in before I go….I have finally completely stopped dwelling on the “why didn’t I do this years ago” saga that played over and over in my mind, so that is nice to have come to grips with….it is what it is…and right now its all good…..

Until tomorrow….

loss of 5# – Yippee

Woke up drug my butt to the scale…thinkin maybe 1 or 2 pounds at best…a big ole 5 came up…yippee must mean I am doing something right…all the counting calories and staying away from my trigger foods….makin a difference…since March 22nd I have lost 24 #…slow and steady its coming off…put me on a natural high today….got a lot done around the house….so if I can do it I know anyone can….it just takes determination and will power to over come the desire to eat…I also have cut back on my portion control and am putting at least 4 to 5 hours in between meals…still trying to add exercise other than house work and gardening…well until tomorrow….

Whooo Hoooo

Woke up struggling with the fact it was weigh in day….I did everything but get my morning coffee before I dragged my behind to the scale…brushed my hair, my teeth, cleaned the bathroom, anything to delay the dreaded upcoming event…finally the need for caffeine over came me and I needed to weigh in before I could have my morning pick me up…so I stepped on the scale…took a deep breath and looked  down…much to my surprise I was down 3#’s   YEAH….made it so much easier to stay to the calorie quota for the day….my anxiety of scale dread fell away and I walked away with a new look on my weight loss…I guess I am doing something right this time…it really is happening…not as fast as I would like…but it is happening…my app on my phone takes my daily total of calories for the month and averages it out, so for the month of May I have an average of 1350 calories daily….not bad since I have allowed myself 1200 to 1500 daily, I have only 5 days that I gone over 1500 C this month…so I am feeling pretty good about my progress…..Writing and owning up on this blog has helped..especially daily…so I am going to do this again for another week daily…thanks everyone for all your encouragement and following my journey…until tomorrow…