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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Maintaining, Good Enough?

This week I was able to maintain the same weight.  I didn't track like I should have. I really only tracked Monday - Wednesday and not even all of Wednesday.  But what I did do was try to be "better" beginning Monday.  I had a bit of a fun eating weekend, without it being to terribly out of control.  More movie popcorn issue than real "food" issues.

I was able to get to the gym two times... but I need to do more.  I need to get there 3x a week for it to make a difference.

In today's WW meeting, we talked about our Thanksgiving meal and how we're going to handle the holiday (s) and what we really want out of it.  Honestly, I need to lose weight.  We are going on vacation January 10th to a warm place - so I really need to get to a better weight in order to feel comfortable.  So my goal is to actually lose weight over the holiday season.  I'd love it to be at least 10 lbs... so I really need to stay focused and make it happen.

It's not going to happen at the rate I'm going.  Even though I've done better since our move, I still need to do more.  More tracking, more exercising and being more concious of "is it really worth it?" thoughts.  Mantaining is really not good enough for me right now.  Need to actually lose!

So... there in lies my plan!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

All Moved and Unpacked... time to get serious

Between the last time I posted and now I have been to New York for a week and packing up our old house and getting all prepped for our move - wow is that a lot of work.  It's been 9 years since we last moved, there's so much to organize and so many things to update with a new address.

We're all moved now.  We moved two and a half weeks ago and by  that first Wednesday we were 90% unpacked (not decorated... just unpacked).  We just have the annoying little things left now.  Like hanging pictures, organizing the storage room and garage... and I guess this isn't annoying, but it will be a chore - I still have my craft room to put together.

I'm thrilled to be in my new home and already feel settled and very happy.  We have our forever home, we will not move again until we are too old to live in this house.  It will be a bit much for me to keep up with the cleaning, but we actually have space now.  Space to move, space to put things and space to entertain.

My New York City trip was amazing.  It was half fun and half work conference.  The fun was FUN... the conferece was great.  I feel like it was definitely worth my time (and not a waste of money for my company).  I had to miss a weigh in while in New York, but weighed in the week after.  I had actually lost 2 lbs.  That was due in part to having to pack up as soon as I got home.  I wasn't counting points or trying to keep track of anything.

After that it was the weekend before the move and the move.  Again, didn't track and was moving around a lot.  But apparently I ate more than I moved and gained 1 lb last week.  We had company for the weekend that arrived on Friday.  I was able to make a few meals in my new kitchen (ONE of the main reasons I wanted this house).  It was great to have some company already especially when they are super good workers and helped us get the house more complete.

This week, while still moving around a lot getting things organized and changing up the placement of other items... I started counting points last Thursday.  This week I got myself back to the gym and was able to lose 2.4 lbs... don't let that fool you - I'm way up.  But this was the direction I wanted to go vs. up up and away!

I will be tracking again this coming week and getting even more exercise in.  YAY me!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Happy happy October... this is a great month.  Next week - My birthday, my anniversary and off to New York and then we move!  BIG BIG things for me this month.  My posts will likely be short and sweet (and maybe sparatic) for the rest of this month.

With that said... I know I'm overwhelmed... I can feel it.  I can feel the constant stress... and it will be like this until we move and are settled.  It's not a good feeling for me, nor do I handle it well.

I didn't track that well this past week and I really wanted to.  I found myself going back a few days and trying to remember what I ate and when... guessing at the points.  I'm sure I missed things, but it did help put into perspective how bad I really do when I don't think about it.

I do want to do better this week... I really do.  But I think my goals have to be super tiny right now, because it just stresses me out more when I don't meet them.  So my tiny goal this next week is to get to the gym at  least 3 times.

I need to get my gym time in because soon I will be off to New York... and with that comes food and entertainment.  A lot of walking too, but I'm pretty sure not enough to work off all the stuff we will try while out there... and after I get back we will have two weeks before I move.

It's also a busy time for me at work.  So I need to stay focused on that as well.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Working to Feel In Control

Well this week I lost 1 lb. I'm a little surprised as I was a bit over on my points... but I tracked most days, worked out and was packing.  I could obviously lose move if I try to stay within my points.  But I'm still working with baby steps here, so my goal is to track all 7 days regardless of what I eat.

I was able to get to the gym 3 days this past week, so that is also a very good accomplishment.  I only have one more to go before I hit my goal for my healthcare insurance and get my $20 back.  I looked at how well I did this year and for the year my goal was to get my 8/month in each month so I'm not wasting my gym membership.  I can say since February, I've made it each month (I set the goal in mid-January) except for June.  The reason for June is that's the month we prepped to put our house on the market and I was getting plenty of work outs in at home.

I'm feeling a bit more in control and definitely better day to day by eating a bit healthier.  I haven't felt like this in a while, so I'm proud of myself for that.

We are still packing and going gang busters here, we want to be in a good place before our vacation so that we're not rushing that last week and a half.  So I feel very in control there too.

Things are coming together for me.  It will be harder as time goes by as we are trying to eat everything we have in the house before we move - so meals will get interesting :)

Either way...

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Making myself a priority!

Well, I lost what I gained last week.  So that's good.  I know I made some better choices and was trying to stay a little more concious of what I was doing for the week.  But I didn't track at all.  My goal for this week is to track a minimum of 4 days.  I know I can do that, hell I know I can do all 7 but lets start small so we can make ourselves feel better.

Unfortunately I feel like I'm getting sick... that may be a plus and help me lose weight though.  ha ha!

This past 7 days has been a whirl wind... we got an offer on our house (finally and it was decent AND we took it), we made an offer on a house (I knew the one I wanted and glad I didn't miss out on this one, but the people were very unreasonable OR their Realtor is just an idiot or doesn't know what he's doing yet -- very young, unprofessional and in my opinion lazy and "spoke" for his clients when he shouldn't have... my poor realtor)... we did finally come to an agreement.  Inspections have been done on both houses... both came out well.  Almost all my loan documentation is done (yay!)...

and now the packing begins... We close in a month and 10-ish days.  So we have time, but we have a lot of stuff and both have separate vacations we're going on.  So that's a week gone for both of us... so we basically have a month to pack and plan how we're going to move our stuff. (I'm working on that right now)

Anyway - I am less stressed (kind of) and should be able to pack, go to the gym and make myself a priority and eat healthier.  That is my goal for this week.

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Shake it off!

I haven't blogged in a few weeks... one was because I wasn't around for weigh in and the other I just didn't have time last week.

I'm still not on track.  I am going to the gym (the minimal amount) but not doing well with food.  I'm not sure why I can't get myself back on track - I know I need to.  I'm taking a trip in one month and probably won't have anything to wear... and another trip in January.


I have to shake this off.  I have to focus on me.  This house selling stuff makes me so emotional and stressed out.  I don't want to cook much in case we get a showing request.  I can't have my house smelling weird.  We just went through a house yesterday that smelled bad and it totally turned me off, so I feel somewhat justified... but when we go out to eat, I make bad decisions when I could actually pick something decent.

I will figure this out!  I have to!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Lagging Behind, But NOT Giving Up

Sorry, I didn't have time to post last week... I had a work event on Thursday and then held a graduation party at my house for about 25 people (my house is not that big - we got creative as it was HOT AS HELL) and then we had the kids through Monday.

So, I'm not doing well.  Struggling a lot.  Not tracking my food.  Eating what I want.  Blah Blah Blah...

I'm like most overweight people... I'm an emotional eater and food makes me feel good while I eat it.  And then after, I feel all kinds of guilt and more unhappy.

I've gained over the last two weeks, no surprise.  I haven't made time for the gym (feel guilty about that).  I'm unhappy with the way our house is doing on the market.  All kinds of negativity in my life... and I do not do well with negativity.

We are going away for the weekend to my in-laws place... where there's always good food and some drinking.  Drinking I can "manage" usually... I'd rather eat.  I'm going to try and at least be concious of what I'm eating, but the menu is not weight watcher friendly.  It never is.

For the rest of the time, I'm going to track.  I'll probably try and track there too, but it may get discouraging for the rest of the week... so that'll be a game time call for me.

I'm not giving up.  I'm not letting go.  I'm still down 50 lbs from when I originally started... I've just hit a huge speed bump.  I will get back on track... I'll try to control my emotions.  I'm not giving up!

I can't wait to be Healthfully Ever After.