Friday, March 26, 2010


Are you like me? Are you tired of scaring your cat every morning?

Well, this is why I am on a mission. Many of you know my sister and I are off to Maui this summer for vacation. What you may not know is that a couple years ago we went on a "sisters trip" there and we vowed we would be thin, tan and feeling amazing when we went. That statement lasted about 24 hours. When we showed up in Maui we were feeling amazing that we got to go, wished we had lost weight but couldn't wait to get there!

When we got there we decided to go lay out at the beach and the earth stopped spinning for a minute and our heads started...... WHAT IS WRONG WITH US? Why did we do this!? We are now embarrassed heading out to the beach in our swimsuits instead of feeling comfortable in our own skin.

We REFUSE to go this year and do that again. I am not going to sit and beat myself up over not being in the best shape I can be. Not again. I'm not going to be afraid to wave to someone for fear of........well you get it right? It's not pretty. My Larms.... my dang Larms.....

I may not have my spaghetti legs back but they aren't going to be Lasagna anymore.

That's right I have taken control of me and I'm feeling better than ever. I did have my first melt down day since this started.

I had to keep kicking myself in the butt and talking myself off of the ledge yesterday. I'm not sure exactly where the funk came from. Maybe just from the fact that my life has been centered around food it appears!

I would call a girlfriend "Want to meet for lunch?"

How come it's not "Want to meet for a walk?"

Call Hunk "Want to meet for dinner?"

How come it's not "Want to work out in the bedroom tonight?"......sorry it slipped out.

My point is things have revolved around my love of eating out for years. I didn't even realize how much I love it until now. So it's changing my world. But it's changing it for the better. I know this and I can see this and I'm grabbing on to it and I'm reminding myself that I deserve to do this for myself.

Nobody can do this for me. No amount of money can make me thin. No amount of money can make me organized. No amount of money can make me could help so donations are being accepted...... KIDDING....

But you get the point I'm trying to make.

So I didn't blow my eating yesterday when I wanted to. You know what I did instead? I went to the gym! I worked out while my daughter was at guitar lessons.

And today? I FEEL GREAT!

Today is my weigh in day......oh crud! I have to go weigh in.......

I'll be right back!

Did you miss me?

I'm down TWO POUNDS.....and some change......It's not the five pounds I dropped last week but it's still DOWN. This is a trend I'm not used to seeing. But I can so get used to it!

This feeling I have right now......... Oh and the feeling I had yesterday morning of being able to get on a pair of pants that were too tight for me before. THAT is why I'm doing this!

We can do this! We are doing this! We are single handedly bringing Richard Simmons Deal a Meal back to life. LOL

I'm going on an overnight with a friend tonight (it's a surprise to her so I can't say where yet) and this is how I know my ways are really changing........ I told her to bring tennis shoes and a swimsuit.

She is probably thinking leisurely walks and jacuzzi...... Well, of course......but the main reason is this place has a gym and a heated pool. I'm thinking work out in the gym and laps in the pool equals Momma drinking a glass or two of wine!

A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. And I'm splurging tonight by having a glass of wine with a friend.......but I'm working for it......

Why? Because I deserve to put the effort in and not let myself down on the scale next week.

I think what has worked best for me is taking it one day at a time. That is how I got thru yesterday. I wanted to eat a burger and fries and I kept telling myself that I'll feel better tomorrow. Just get through today and don't worry about tomorrow. And it worked.

So if you are struggling try it. ONE DAY AT A TIME. Don't think about HOW MUCH you need to lose. That can be overwhelming. Don't think about how long this is going to take you....Think about eating healthy TODAY.

We can do anything for a day.........right?

Ciao Bellas~


  1. I'm so proud of you for getting on the train (and I don't even know you!). My hubby and I started planning a trip to Kauai in May back in January, and I told myself right then and there, that I WILL be in swimsuit model shape by the time we get there. It was a struggle at first; its so much easier to go home and do the dishes and do the laundry and edit photos than it is to go the gym and almost die on that stationary bike. But, I've been going to the gym 3 times a week for 3 months now, and I actually get excited about going! I mean, if I think I'm going to miss a session, I get worried. "But, I'm going to miss the gym? When will I go to the gym" In fact, the other day I left work and before I knew what happened, I was in the locker room at the gym changing. I didn't even know how I got there; that's how much of a habit it has become!

    Like you said, take one day at a time, and pretty soon it will all just happen. You've got a lot of support. Keep it up!

  2. I too had a bad/hard day yesterday and I am realizing how much my life revolves around food too, like I get so dissapointed about going to a friends house because we won't be able to eat...why can't I think how great it will be to go play tennis or go on a steps and 1 day at a time! Thanks for encouragment!

  3. You are sooooo on the right track cous! and don't beat yourself up over that glass of wine or the occasional "reward" we have to learn how to incorporate those into our daily lives if we are going to make this a "lifestyle" instead of a "diet" every Friday, after weighin Karen and I declare a victory of sorts and let Fridays, and only Fridays to be our "reward" day and we have those fries or candy bar or whatever it is that we craved all week, and we use moderation and so far its paid off for us, we eat right all week, workout on a regular basis and look so forward to Fridays as weigh in day and reward day for being so good to OURSELVES! so keep up the good work cous.-I am so very proud of you and Tami!!

  4. I like Richard's deal a meal cards - takes ALL the guess work out - yes, now I KNOW that I'm eating too much (haha, just kidding). His Boogie Down the Pounds CD kicked my hiney and I put him back on the shelf for now. Too intense; not ready. Went back to Sweating to the Oldies 'cause at least there I know what I'm doing. The trick for me is to NOT quit. Missed a day due to congestion, creeping crud, etc., but got right back into it the next day - made myself do it even tho entire body rebelled and screamed "nononono" - we ARE doing this.

  5. One day at a time, that's all it takes, you go this, I KNOW YOU DO!!!!