Monday, May 18, 2009

Manic Monday

It will be one BUSY week for me. My son has to undergo aggressive physical therapy appointments this week. My husband's family may be staying with us for a few days for an upcoming wedding and lots of other stuff to do and not enough time to do it. I started to get overwhelmed again, until I read some of your blogs. I felt inspired, uplifted and rejuvenated.

Every one is so positive even with the challenges that they face and what I love is that despite these challenges no one is giving up on trying to lose weight, and living a healthier lifestyle. I am so tired of complaining about my weight or how I look in clothes or in pictures that I don't want to waste my life complaining about the same things for the rest of my life. What a complete waste! Wouldn't it be nice to have complaints like this:

- I need to eat a little more, I'm wasting away!
- OMG! I look too skinny in this!
- I know I look good, but I'm getting WAAAY too many compliments!

This weekend my sweet indulgences was an ice cream cone and one small piece of chocolate cake and I felt sick! The dessert was too rich and sweet. I had a stomach ache and did not feel good. The past several days I've been eating low cal desserts and eating more fruit that my body didn't like the real thing and guess what? That's okay! A fat free chocolate pudding sounds so much better now than a chocolate cake! That's a big triumph for me!

It will not be easy tracking everything I eat, being honest with my calorie count & exercising 6 days a week, but then again CHANGE is HARD. No one said it would be easy. And yet at the end, it will be worth it.

Food for Thought: "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." Maria Robinson


Jenn said...

Wow, sounds like you have a lot going on!!! I would love to have those complaints, too!

kaseybobasey said...

Those are the kind of complaints I'm looking for! I know I've never tried on an outfit and thought "I look too skinny!" of luck with your son's physical therapy're gonna do great this week tracking calories and exercising! Just keep your goal in your head and work it!! :)

fatty McButter Pants said...

I too hate complaining about the same thing over and MY WEIGHT. I am with you, the pudding sounds so much better then cake right now.....

Have a nice time with family....enjoy yourself too!

Patty said...

You have such a great attititude, esp. considering how full your plate is...not the dinner plate, the life plate! :-) Just keep reminding yourself that all of these people love you and need you, so in order to be there for them , you have to take care of yourself!

Beth said...

I read something the other day about how it is hard to get muscles but easy to lose them. And it is easy to get fat and hard to lose it. While it may not be fair, it simplified things for me.

You are doing great! And what an inspiration you are to me and to others.

My 3 Month Challenge said...

Yes change is hard :< But the results will make all our efforts worthy!!
AWW that is an awesome quote. We are off to make new endings!!

I love this complaint :> :>

- I know I look good, but I'm getting WAAAY too many compliments!

Wendy said...

i love reading your blog, I feel like we think the same things! it is nice to not feel alone in this losing weight thing!

Sally said...

Here are my complaints:

"I am so tired of being mistaken for a twenty year old!


My God! I weighed in at Weight Watchers today. Man, I am so tired of these 5 pound a week weight losses!

(*Real weigh in is tomorrow....reality will set in...I promise)

Gigi said...

"Does this come in horizontal stripes?" is another one.

Hope all goes well with your son. Those are always the hardest obstacles to face when it involves our kids. In spite of it all, it sounds like you're still positive and moving forward. Good for you.

Suzanne said...

I just have to say how much I love your quotes! I'm printing this one up to put on my frige! I hope the PT goes well with your son....that's always a slow, painful process. You have a great attitude that is contagious! And your complaints made me LAUGH!!!

Heather said...

Sounds like you're doing splendidly! Keep up the good work! :)