Ho Hum

Hello folks!!

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged much in the last couple of months and there’s really no reason for it other than, like exercise, if I don’t do it first thing it doesn’t get done.

I’m still hanging around 185 pounds which is 5 pounds down from my restart in mid July. The last couple of weekends have had a lot of restaurant and fast food meals, something I don’t typically do on a normal basis and I can tell that has wrecked a little havoc on my weight loss, but I’m back to making decent choices and I feel good. I’ve been walking for a half hour most days and I even went to Zumba again on Tuesday after a 3 month haitus – my Zumba buddy got pregnant and was super nauseated all the time, so no Zumba. I don’t know why I don’t just go by myself. I’ll put that on my list of things to do.  :)

Since I’ve started walking again regularly, I am amazed at how much better I feel. Mentally, emotionally, physically – it all feels pretty good right now. Why I can’t remember this when I’m in an exercise funk, I’ll never know.

My Secret Weight Loss group on Facebook is humming along. I’ve got 13 members total, but only about 6 of us are active commenters, which is fine. I’m a little concerned though because I don’t know how to respond to some of the ladies’ weight loss attempts.  Of the active members, 2 of us are in the slow and steady camp, 2 of them are lowcarbers, one is more exercise oriented, and one is doing the HGC diet. I know everyone has to find what works for them, but honestly some of the stuff they write about makes me cringe. And also, when they post huge losses (one girl lost 7 pounds last week – and she’s not obese that I can tell) even though I know it’s not healthy, I still get this twinge of “ooooh, maybe I should try low carb for awhile!”. I’ve done low carb and it just didn’t agree with me. I want to “lose it the way I want to live it” (is that a WW quote? where did that quote start?) and for me that means focusing on eating all kinds of healthy foods in moderate amounts, even if it means slower weight loss. I just try to encourage them as best as I can and I’d like to start incorporating a topic of the day or include articles on healthy living or something along those lines.

So really that’s about all I’ve got going on. This might be the least exciting blog post ever. Sorry bout that. I’ll try to make the next post a little more entertaining!  :)

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11 thoughts on “Ho Hum

  1. I like that idea of ‘topic of the day.’ might stimulate some interesting conversation.

    And you are my Zumba hero. Someday I’ll grow up and go to a Zumba class. I do the same thing, still, almost EVERY day. About 7:30 pm, right before it gets dark, I think, “I’d better take a walk, otherwise, no exercise for today. I’ll just go a little ways.” And then I feel so much better that I go for a longer walk, and I think, “why did I wait so long, I could have gone farther.” Those old neuropathways are hard to reprogram.

    • Yes! You can go on Facebook and create a public group, a private group, or a SECRET group. Everyone can see/join a public group, only members can post in a private group but the group is known, and only members can see/post in a secret group. No one knows about the secret group except the members themselves. Kind of like in Pirates of the Carribean where the island can only be found by those who know where it is… :)

  2. Your posts are always so heart-felt and from the gut. Thank you for that! Keep on keeping on…that’s all we can do, right? And I’ve never heard that quote: “Loose it the way you want to live it.” Love it! Thanks! :)

  3. Sometimes I cringe, too, when I read about others’ journeys. Part of that comes from personal experience, part from reading from others’ experiences. My cousin was taking HCG and reporting on FB how quickly she was losing weight and how great she felt. I cringed and held my tongue, but I did have a flash of “maybe that would work for me.” Then I got a call from my mom that my cousin was in the hospital. She’s off the HCG now.

    I can become discouraged at the creeping-crawling rate of my weight loss, but then am uplifted when I tell myself it’s in the right direction and that it’s at a rate I can LIVE with. Your quote is a good one!

  4. I think it’s great you are walking regularly. It can be such a meditative exercise, too.

    You don’t have to be witty for every blog post, girlfriend. Just be yourself, and if you don’t feel witty that day, so what? We’ll still read what you have to say and be there for you.

    Hope you have a peaceful weekend.

  5. Sounds like you’re doing the right thing by choosing “healthy foods in moderate amounts” and accepting a slower (but wholesome and working!) weight loss rather than eliminating food groups. You’ll feel less deprived and happier overall because you can enjoy a variety of foods that nourish your body. Keep it up!

  6. Hi I just found your site. Love it! I have been working on my too big bootay too and agree walking is just wonderful for us. I also use NanoMeals from SuperFoodsAmerica.com. I also love their NanoLeans that are a great organic metabolic booster. I am allergic to preservatives and have lots of drug sensitivities so I’m really cautious of all the stuff out there. NanoMeals were recommended by my trainer – Bobby Custer – Better Fitness Daily.com… I love them – they are green and goopy – but they have great protein and taste pretty good. I love the way my skin looks because of them. Just my two cents…that might help another….

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