Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9/27 Weigh Day - Great results

306 (-6.2/my total weight loss -17.24)
I have come to the realization that it is impossible for me to blog daily. There has been so much going on in my personal life, that I have been far too busy. I am ok with that. Thru all this craziness I call my life, I have stayed focused on my journey (food wise). Yeah! Damn proud of that.
I am worth it!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Day 27 thru Day 36 - Fun in the sun!

Just got back from a great vacation in Negril, Jamaica. I went to an all inclusive resort, Breezes Grand Negril. Airfare, hotel, transfers, food, drinks, and some water sports were all included. There was beautiful weather every single day. I could get used to taking turns between lounging on a lounge chair and floating on a raft. Life is good!

I am very proud of my choices while I was there. I did great food wise. Opting for fruit and protein for breakfast. Lunch was light. I choose small portions for dinner; selecting proteins, veggies and small amounts of carbs. I had dessert only 2x's. At the most, the dessert amounted to 80-100 calories. I took very small pieces of items off the dessert table. You know the mini milkway bars, my pieces were smaller than those. I drank a little more than I should have the 1st full day there, but I was swimming and walking on the beach, so I think I equalled it out. The rest of the time, I had 1 or 2 drinks per day. I feel I got enough exercise with all the walking and swimming I did during the week. This can be done. It is not about the food!

Back to work today...boo hoooo! Just finished reading my mail and newspapers. Looking forward to tomorrow and continuing to make good choices.

I am worth it!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 26 - Lost my license!

312.2 (-2 / total -11.04)
Pleased with today's weigh-in, not thrilled...there is a difference. But, I look at my overall results and they are good. I know when I get back from vacation I need to focus on exercise. I seem to have control over my eating and calorie intake, but I have not been honestly giving exercising 100%. I plan on exercising while on vacation. Walking on the beach, going to the gym, dancing, etc. I also plan on having an awesome time!!!

Like I blogged yesterday, I am going to an all inclusive resort for a week. I leave tomorrow am. Unlimited food and drink. In the past, I would definitely get my moneys worth in both food and drink. In order for me to effectively change my patterns of the past, I need to stay on track during this vacation. Now that I am on this journey, I have officially lost my license to eat. I am ok with that. It is not about the food. I am going with some fantastic people, my focus is going to be on enjoying my time with them and having a wonderful vacation.

Not sure that I will be blogging while I am away, but I will journal if I don't blog.

I am looking forward to tomorrow and burying my toes in the sand! Oh, heaven!!!!! : )

I am worth it!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 25 - Buttoning my lab coat

While I was waiting for the elevator to go down to my floor, I adjusted my lab coat. I haven't ever buttoned it, not because I didn't want to, but because it was too tight, the sides wouldn't reach. Not sure why I tried to button it today, but I did.....and I was able to do it. Yes, it was a little snug, but I did it. Wow, I couldn't believe it. Making progress.
I will be leaving for vacation on Saturday, going to an all inclusive in Jamaica for a week. Which means all the food and drinks are included. This is going to be a test, I have been trying to mentally prepare for it starting today. For breakfast, I am going to focus on proteins and fruit. Lunch, hopefully there will be salad. Dinner, I will look for protein, vegetables and a small starch. As far as drinks, I am worried. Not that I am a big drinker, but those island drinks are so refreshing. Maybe I will drink water in between alcoholic drinks. I plan on exploring the beach daily, not only to look for shells, but for exercise. I may even venture into the hotels gym. I am really looking forward to the trip.
How did you handle your trip? Were you able to stay on track? Any advice is appreciated.
I am looking forward to walking out of work tomorrow knowing that I won't be returning for over a week. I am going to weigh-in because I won't be able to do it Monday. It should be good.

I am worth it!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 24 - Too tired!

I have been working on writing a cover letter for a job I am applying for at the hospital. The darn thing took me most of my evening once I got home. I went out to dinner with my Mom, didn't have the best time (that is another story), but gosh darn it, I stayed on track. So proud.
I am too tired to write a long post. Looking forward to tomorrow and continuing to make good choices.

I am worth it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 23 - Better days ahead!

Still reeling from what happened. I have been going thru many emotions today, mostly anger. But, I did remain steadfast to my journey. Feeling good about that. I finished my calories off with a delicious 100 calorie chocolate ice cream bar. Yummy!
I really appreciate the supportive comments from my blog family. I am not alone on this journey. I do love reading other people's post to see where they are, what they are dealing with or what they are thinking about. Today, I stumbled on Sarah's blog http://theweightitis.blogspot.com/, she has maintained her weightloss for over 5+ years. Good for her. Reassurance that this can be done! I looked at her before pictures and I saw myself in them. I just can't wait to see myself in her after pictures. It will happen.
Well, I know better days are ahead. I look forward to a less emotional day tomorrow.

I am worth it!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Day 22 - Staying in control!

Something happened last night that put me in a bad emotional state today. My mood fluctuated between sadness, anger and happiness. (Please be aware that no one, including myself or anyone that I love, was injured or harmed in anyway. This is just not the forum to talk about what happened.) The reason I am bringing this up is because I would have normally turned to my old friend food to comfort me while experiencing such an emotional day. But today, I remained in control. Rather than using my mouth to eat, I used it to speak. I didn't hold in what I was feeling, I talked about it. Getting things off my chest freed me emotionally. It felt good to stay in control. I still have to continue to deal with the fall out from what happened yesterday, BUT, I am so focused on my journey, that I am not worried about going off my plan. Feels good.
Sad to be going back to work tomorrow, my four day weekend flew. For tomorrow, I am looking forward to making good choices and remaining in control.

I am worth it!