Friday, August 11, 2006

Major Breakthrough...

I shared this at my Weight Watchers meeting last week, too.

My dad has always been really critical of my weight. What ever is wrong with me...Whether I have a runny nose or a sore knee, it's because I'm overweight and out of shape. I've gotten constant lectures for as long as I can remember. It's been hard on me.

This past weekend, we had a birthday party for my 10 year old step daughter. We went bowling...Never let anyone tell you that bowling isn't exercise. It was a lot of fun, and the camera got passed around.

On Sunday, I e-mailed the pictures to my dad. My first big step is that I sent him ALL the pictures. I didn't take out the ones of me, like I usually do.

The second big breakthrough is that, after he looked at the pictures, my dad called me and asked my how much weight I've lost, and told me that he can really tell.

I think you could have blown me over with a single breath, I was in so much shock.

A compliment from my dad is better than all the other compliments combined. Better than a 5 pound sticker. Better than finally reaching my 10% goal.

It's enough to keep me going.
(But not quite enough to help me get up early and exercise.)

Things to do...

Things to do...

  • Listen to alarm go off for an hour and a half.
  • Hit the snooze button at least 8 times.
  • Officially wake up 20 minutes before must leave for work.
  • Decide to start exercising tomorrow morning.
  • Work. Work. Work.
  • Exercise/stretch discreetly at desk.
  • Read articles, etcetera on weight loss and desk exercises.
  • Eat a wonderfully healthy lunch to go with the 10 gallons of water already had.
  • Need chocolate. Walk down three flights of stairs to buy M&M's.
  • Walk up three flights of stairs.
  • Recover from heart attack/slight stroke from walking up so many steps.
  • Eat 5 M&M's. Save the rest for another day.
  • Work.
  • Eat 5 more M&M's. Seal bag with paperclip and "hide" in desk drawer.
  • Drink Water.
  • Work.
  • Eat 5 more M&M's.
  • Dump out bag of M&M's and eat them all. Will exercise extra hard tomorrow.
  • Work.
  • Drive home.
  • Talk self out of ordering pizza for dinner.
  • Talk self out of ordering Chinese food for dinner.
  • Talk self out of making chocolate cake and eating that for dinner.
  • Make wonderfully healthy, well portioned, veggie-loaded dinner.
  • Think about taking a walk.
  • Decide not to walk...afterall, don't want to be worn out when exercising tomorrow morning.
  • Climb into bed.
  • Set alarm extra early so can get up and exercise.

  • See above.

Seriously. Every day. And you wonder why I haven't updated since...forever ago.

Down 27.8 pounds after 25 weeks. Slowly but surely coming off.
No exercise yet. Once or twice a week month.
I'm working on it.