February 24, 2010
This morning at breakfast, I noticed 6 yr.old Granddaughter staring intently at my stomach as I sat there sort of hunched over (not a good pose for someone with too much tummy) and I thought "Uh oh...what's coming...?"
"MIMI!! You are getting un-fatter!!"
I LOVE THAT GIRL!! She could tell I was "un-fatter" after only 12 lbs.!
WOO! HOO!.......progress and validation already, with 11 1/2 more weeks still to go!
I CAN DO THIS!!!
February 20, 2010
I'll give you a tour of our "Swamp"....... chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting, covered with oreo crumb "dirt". The green frosting swamp is surrounded with chocolate "rocks" and has gummi frogs swimming near green fruit leather "swamp grass". There are gummi worms, snails, slugs, and caterpillars crawling in the dirt.
February 13, 2010
Thank you Gram for helping me be a crafty girl..............Love, Grace
February 11, 2010
And my Dad was a Fireman, so I grew up around Fireman and their families, Fire Stations, and Fire Department activities, so I guess I'm a little biased anyway........
After our workout at the fire station last night (see previous post) I am now not only amazed, but absolutely in awe of what these guys do to stay in shape!
They had us running while dragging fire hoses, carrying heavy jugs of water, and stacking and unstacking coils of hose, among many other "activities".
Parts of my body that I thought had abandoned me long ago are screaming at me this morning! If I didn't have an important meeting at work today I would have stayed home "sick" and moaned all day.
All I have to say to all of you FIREMAN out there who do a much harder version of all this on a regular basis is: YOU ROCK!!!
February 10, 2010
So I now find myself, against every fiber of my being, committed to something 4 TIMES A WEEK for the next 15 weeks!! .....with 200 STRANGERS!! divided in to 4 teams. AND I'M SUPPOSED TO GET TO KNOW MY TEAMMATES REALLY, REALLY WELL so we can support each other during this huge endeavor.
Well, I'm certainly giving this all my best effort and attitude. The ultimate goal, besides weight loss, is a lifestyle change, a healthy lifestyle. I am 52 years old and overweight by 60+ pounds that are starting to cause several health problems, so I don't have time anymore to wait around for a magic solution. There is no more room in my life for procrastination on this issue!! (how's that for effort and attitude?)
Monday nights are Nutrition/Life Coaching seminars.
Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings are fitness workouts, often with team challenges. If you've ever seen the T.V. show, the coaches are taking notes from the show to use for our workouts. Last Saturday we met at the Mall and the coaches made a competition of which team could speed walk the most laps around the Mall in 30 minutes. Tonight we are meeting at a fire station where the Firemen are going to put us through their "recruit conditioning"! AAACK! (I am very afraid...)
And every Saturday morning is an official weigh-in.....oh happy day! Absolute torture for someone who avoids the scale at all costs!...But I'm happy to report that after the first week I'm already down 6 pounds! YAY! Nothing like positive reinforcement to keep the momentum going! Only 13 1/2 more weeks to go!
I can't say that I've made any new friends yet, but I've made it to 6 meetings in the last week and a half!
I don't believe in the saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks", so I'm going to do my darndest to get over my fear of socializing with new people and my hatred of weekly commitments..........
GO TEAM ORANGE!!!