Thursday, August 4, 2011

Commitment and a handful of NSV's

Hello folks! How are you? I'm doing great! I just want to say thank you for all of your kind words and encouragement. We are so lucky to have this community of support, we really are! On Monday, I woke up and said to my self, "Self, some thing's gotta give, if you want to get this weight loss thing moving again, you're going to have to make a few changes!" I decided that I was going to put forth the effort it takes to get through this part of my journey. I did not come this far to just stop. When I decided to get a lap band it was not with the intention of losing just 60% of my excess weight, I signed up to lose 100% of my excess weight. I have been in a rut, a mental and physical rut. I have not been really trying to get to my goal. So when I had the talk with myself Monday, I decided to do WW for 3 months to try to break this mental plateau and try to bring some balance to my diet. I decided to exercise at least 3 days this week and work up to 5 times a week after that. So, I did great all day Monday, Monday night I didn't do so well. Tuesday was a little better and Wednesday a little better still and today, I feel a whole new level of commitment that I haven't had in a long time. I have exercised everyday this week, and I have tracked my food on line. I even tracked my wine last night and it feels really good to be accountable. I have a few NSV's to share too.

  • I don't know when this happened, and I'm having trouble believing that it's true, but my thighs don't rub together anymore when I walk. Amazing!

  • Barbara talked about this too....but it's true so I have to mention it, my shadow looks like a shadow, not a big hole in the ground.

  • A picture was taken of me at rehearsal from the back and I was sitting in a chair, my ass is not hanging off each side of the chair by a mile and I didn't even know it was me when I first saw the picture.

  • My feet don't hurt.

  • My legs don't hurt.

  • It felt great to get out and sweat and walk, I was amazed by the fact that even though I have successfully avoided any physical activity in the last year, I felt strong and in way better shape than last year at this time.

I have a great deal to be thankful for. I'm so glad I got my band, I'm glad that I feel like I got some MoJo back. I want desperately to get out of the 200's and lose at least 10 pounds before Chicago and before my 30th class reunion which is the weekend before BOOBS. I can do this, I just have to make it a priority. Thanks again for your sweet words. You always lift me up!

Big Hugs,



Justawallflower said...

My goal is 10 more before Chicago too! it was 20, but that ain't happening, so I'm going to be more realistic. I haven't worked out in a year either. But I just purchased six weeks of boot camp, so I'm excited to get this jump started again! Best of luck to you!

Beth Ann said...

I'm so happy that your mojo is back!! We ARE so lucky to have each other.

Lap Band Gal said...

What a FABULOUS list of NSVs! :) I know you can get those 10 lbs off in no time - HUGS!

MandaPanda said...

I love the positivity in this post and those are some fantastic NSV's! You're back baby!

Jacquie said...

You CAN do it T....just do what you are doing...make YOU a priority.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I am on the band wagon right along with you! My commitment is back too. Great job, Theresa!

Dawnya said...

Great NSV's. You can get the 10 lbs off and then some. I love your recommitment to yoruself. I'm cheering for you!

~Lisa~ said...

I love, love, LOVE your attitude in this post - so positive, so excited!! You're going to do this, Lady!! No... make that, WE'RE going to do this - I'm in your corner!!

Terrific NSV's too!

Laura Belle said...

YES! I think we all need a little getting-my-mojo-back pump me up thing. I did so good last week, but this week has been a total pooper.

But! I need to make the commitment, just like you, to actually get my sweat on. (And to leave the sweets ALONE!)

We can do it!!

Ronnie said...

Great NSV'S! I can't wait til my legs don't rub! :D

And you can lose those 10 lbs plus more if you put your mind to it, I believe in you! :)

Kristin said...

GO, girl! I love the legs not rubbing anymore NSV. I hope and pray I get there too.

I'm right with you on trying to really focus on eating and kicking up the exercise. I did great this week with workouts, and so-so on eating. But at least it wasn't a total loss, right?

Keep up the great work and the commitment. You are awesome.

Anonymous said...

I loved your list of NSV.
I am a new follower.
There is nothing like a class reunion to get you motivated!

Read said...

Hey.... hmmm, WW for 3 months - now that sounds like a plan I could get behind. I too need something to help push myself into the right direction and not just floundering right here - I think I'll join you!!

Yay for your mojo's return!!