Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Weight loss update July 18,2009

Last Saturday I made a mental point to remind myself that it is time once again to buckle down and start exercising really hard. i figured that I had slacked off long enough.

I knew ahead of time this week was going to be more stressful for me especially at work. The receptionist was on vacation. In the past when I was stressed I would head right to the casino or go play keno. I knew this time was going to be different. I am no longer able to go gamble. On Saturday July 25,2009 will be 9 months without gambling.

Instead i spent that time going to the gym. I spent a lot of time on the elliptical. I think I counted that I did about 30 miles on the elliptical for the week. Normally I do about 2 miles a day.

With me pushing myself so much at the gym this week I ended up losing 7.2 pounds. I now have lost 106.6 pounds Since August 28,2008. And a total of 119 pounds since May 2008. I now weigh 236.6 pounds. I think I am about 9 pounds away from losing 40% of my starting weight.

From my weight watcher meeting this week.
-Nobody wants to come back from vacation with more junk on the trunk. So pack your bags wisely and have a fabulous time whether you stay at home or go a weigh.

I also think about this quite often.
- (from the Rocky Story CD.) NO EASY WAY OUT. This is so true to me there is no easy way out turning your life around. whether it is you are dealing with being over or under weight, gambling problems, alcohol problems, or anything else. Everything takes time and patients to succeed in changing your life when you are ready.

I am so thankful that I have had all the support and encouragement that I have had from everybody around me. It means a lot to me. It helps me get through the tough times. Believe me I have had plenty of those days to. But so many wonderful days.

I am thinking strongly about doing the corporate cup run in September. So we will see.

It is measurement time again at the gym. I am looking forward to having them done this month to see how much I have changed from last month.


Becky's Blog said...

Hi Beck! Glad to see you posted a new blog post. Way to go on the elliptical trainer. Wow!

Yes, there is 'no easy way out'. And, yes, turning one's life around takes time. I like the acronym for time. T.I.M.E. Stands for "things I must earn". We do the work, we get the reward. We go to meetings, exercise, eat right, don't drink, etc. and we get the pay off in weight loss, staying away from casinos, bars, etc.

It's 'how it works' not how it happens. Keep up the good WORK! You're a miracle in motion. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.


Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Becky!

Your old friend, Karen in Florida