Monday, March 14, 2011

Weary and Discouraged....




From what, do you ask?

My weight loss slump, a huge stomach from having so many children that I am terribly self conscious about. My muscles are just shot! Even losing weight and doing stomach exercises doesn't help it. Battling the question, "Do I go through another painful surgery and get a tummy tuck?"

Trying to get a business off the ground and feeling like I am going nowhere with it. It is not easy and I feel like giving up sometimes. But I am determined to carry on! After all, Rome wasn't built in a day or a couple of weeks! I have to keep reminding myself of that.

I just can't get out of this slump where I am struggling to stay on track with my Weight Watchers and exercise. It has been hard to stay with it. My appetite has been so bad lately and I cannot seem to get it under control! Ugh! But I am determined to carry on and make myself get out of this slump, getting past the 140 mark that I seem to be staying at. My goal weight is 134, so it is very frustrating.

I guess that I need to start counting my blessings, not worrying about these things so much. It is just hard when you have to look in the mirror, at the numbers on the scale or the "0" in the place where the money amount is supposed to be on your website's "dashboard".

The Lord can help me do that. I just have to pray that He will and He will answer my prayers.

Leave words of encouragement in the comments below. Or tell me about your struggles and maybe we can encourage one another.

Until next time....

Monday, February 28, 2011

My Weight Loss and Fitness Progress & Fibromyalgia




Well, I am back to counting my points. I haven't been as good at keeping up the tracking but the new Points Plus calculator keeps track of all of my points. I have been faithful to keep up with calculating all that I am eating. I do want to get better at writing everything down. I am determined to do that!

I bought an exercise bike and rode it 5 out of 7 days last week! Thursday, I had to do the grocery shopping and Sunday is my day of rest, my day off! I am really enjoying the bike and do some calisthenics on top of that, as well as strengthening exercise, especially for my abdominals, that are all stretched out from having so many babies. I am determined to get them flatter. I have thought of having a tummy tuck because it is not working as well as I would like. I just am not sure if I want to go through all that pain to do it. Anyway, I am definitely exercising more than I was!! It gives me more energy and has helped some with my fibro pain. That I like.

I wasn't able to go to my meeting last week but I am hoping to get back there soon! It really does help me a lot, helps keep me accountable, as I have shared before.

I am determined that I am not going to look bad in a swimsuit this year! Hopefully, I can reach that goal.

On a side note, a friend of mine just found out that she has fibromyalgia. It really seems like people are being sent in my path, in order for me to minister to them, as one who knows what it is like to have this condition. I love to encourage, so this has been a true blessing to me. Fibro is not fun. But I try to keep a positive attitude by remembering that at least Fibromyalgia is not something that will kill me. It is a nuisance but not deadly. So many people that I know are not so fortunate.

If you have fibromyalgia, have any questions, or just want to vent, leave a comment below! I love to receive comments on my posts! Or if you are in the process of losing weight and want to share about, leave a comment below as well!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Getting Back in the Saddle Again! Time To Get Serious About WW!



I know, I know... I said that I was going to start back up on WW about a month ago. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. I still wasn't tracking and I still wasn't exercising as I should. I was eating things that were NOT good for my diet and I just felt like throwing in the towel. No more! I am getting back in that saddle and going to my first Weight Watchers meeting, in about 3 months, tomorrow! I have come to rediscover that I really need those meetings to keep me accountable and on track! Not only that, but physically I will feel better too! So will you, if you are getting on that horse with me.

I have my oldest child's wedding to attend in May and I want to look my best for that and for the summer. I do not want to be so self-conscious about the way that I look. So I am going for it and giving myself that kick in the pants, finally.

If anyone would like to join me, please do! Feel free to leave a comment below!

For a while, this will be my journal of my weight loss and my journey to become fit! Hopefully, it will not only keep me on track doing so but also be an encouragement to some of you who read my blog. Or maybe you are just discovering my blog and this caught your eye and maybe even described what you are going through in your own life.

Well, here we go!!

Until next time......

Monday, January 17, 2011

Giving Myself That Kick in the Pants! Getting Back On That Weight Watchers Wagon!




Thanksgiving dinner and all the trimmings. Christmas season and all of its yummy delights! Pumpkin Pie....Christmas cookies...Apple pie with whipped topping...Christmas candy. Sabotage to a good diet! My diet!

Giving myself a kick in the pants, getting off that couch, away from the kitchen, and back onto that Weight Watchers wagon that works so well!

Have you gained back weight that you have lost? Do you want to look decent in a bathing suit? Join with me and lose those holidays pounds, as well as firm up that body! Anyone game? Anyone want to join in this challenge with me?

Don't need to be on Weight Watchers to come aboard. Although, it is an awesome program and it really works!

I have my daughter's wedding in May and summer is right around the corner after that! I want to look and feel better by then! Losing the weight not only gave me confidence, it gave me my life back and improved my health! I want to feel better again!

Starting right now, I am determined to get back to journaling my food intake, exercising more (both firming exercises and cardio... they really do go hand in hand), and sticking to my WW plan with the new Points Plus Program!

Ready to get real? I am!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Favorite Artist, Bob Langston!




This is a photo of my husband Bob doing a surfboard painting demo at the annual Neptune Festival, 2010. The art show is here in Virginia Beach, VA where we live.

I know, I know...he is my husband. But I am his biggest fan!