Sunday, June 15, 2014

Spot On

I walked with my friend this morning.  We had a long talk.  We talked about her kids and family and what is going on in her life.  We talked about everything going on in my life and where I'm at with everything going on in my life.    It was a walk with tears, laughter, jokes and utterly serious discussions  So in other words we had our normal walk/talk!

However, toward the end of the walk when we finally got to really discussing our weight loss issues, struggles and dreams is where the talk got REAL!    This friend has been hovering about 3 pounds from reaching her weight watchers goal weight.  She is like me....a life-timer that just needs to get back to her goal weight.  But she's been hovering above it for weeks now.   I pointed that out to her and she admitted that she had recently recognized her apathy toward it and drew the line in the sand.  She had cancelled her weight watchers monthly membership effective the end of this month.  We discussed it and both agreed that it was the right decision.   The conversation continued on and she said something.  "I don't really lose unless I'm spot on."  (or something like that.......hey, cut me some's bee 11 hours since then...and I'm getting old, my memory is not what it used to be...ha ha ha)   I quickly agreed.  You see, I haven't fallen off the rails in recent months.  I still eat pretty healthy.  I don't eat gazillions of calories. I'm not going nuts.  HOWEVER, I'm not eating spot on and for me, that is NOT enough to lose.
So thus was born my which my friend quickly agreed upon.  For the next two weeks.  No long commitment.  NO forever.  Two measly weeks.  For the next two weeks, we will eat spot on each and everyday.  Starting on Monday June 16.  Every on eating. 1300 calories for me. Within her weight watcher points for her.  That's the way it is.....SPOT ON for two weeks.  Daily email reports for accountability....even if it is just as simple as "Hey....I did on for yesterday!"    Little does she know...I'm going to include my water intake too.

Bonfire yumminess from Saturday night bonfire

So eating is on spot....luckily we don't have any bonfire planned soon!!!!

Last night I was looking at old pictures with my youngest nephew.  He saw some old pictures of me.......his eyes got big (he was around but just very young) and his head whipped around to look at me and then back to the pictures.   I asked him "Do you know know who that is?"  He grinned and said "Well I THINK it's you...but...."   He stopped and I just grinned and said...I'm going to look like that again!

Those pictures made me really long for my weight to be lower.....I looked soooo different!

Here are recent pictures.  (Pardon the hair from today..I"m not sure what was up with that!)

Yeah, what the heck was with my hair?????  Is that wings?
Ahhh a hide my unruly hair!

And now.....lets look down memory lane!  And remind myself where I want to be!!

I thought I was still huge........size medium shirt.
My face just totally amazes me in this shot!!!!  (well, Todd's too...soooo glad he got rid of his 'grizzly Adams' facial hair!)

I'm getting there again.  I looked damn good!!!!!


Michele said...

You'll get there! One day and 1300 cals at a time.

timothy said...

yes you did, and darlin you still do! you're a beautiful person it shines from within and I understand you're not where you wanna be (neither am I) but you need to KNOW and understand that's the shell YOU are BEAUTIFUL!

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Lori said...

I think you have found the key - just making small commitments that can easily be met. That is what I do. I started with three weeks and now I am doing four. Even though I know it is a head game, I would not be able to commit to a years long program. It would seem to hard. I know I won't get to my goal weight in 3 or 4 weeks, but I'll be closer and it will be easier to commit to another 3 or 4 weeks.

You got this!

Suzanne said...

You can do it !! I'm fighting the same battle trying to re-lose the weight I gained back. Just taking it one day at a time.
You got this!!

Tricia Coniglio said...

The bon fire goody looks delish! Keep up the good work. PS, your hair doesn't look like it had wings :)

Leslie said...

You are doing awesome! And I think it is great that regardless of whether or not you are "spot on" you are eating healthy and exercising!!!

wahoostampingirl said...

I love the challenge you gave yourself! Mine has been to consistently write down all my food (like I used to). I'm on a 21 day streak.

Love the picture of you at Jefferson Rock. I don't live too far from there. In fact, my kids were there a couple of weeks ago. You can't help but feel good about yourself once you've walked up there.

Debsdailylife said...

Aren't friends great!!!