Friday, August 27, 2010

Positivity! (Is that a word?!?)

Cool stuff going on here. Since I’m no longer with weight watchers, I’ve changed my weigh-in day to Friday mornings (if I remember, but I put stickies everywhere). I figure if I do a little damage on the weekend, I will have all week to repair it, and Friday will hopefully show a gradual decline. My weight this morning was 265 pounds. Which is 13.4 pounds less than my last weigh-in at weight watchers. I am excited that it showed I am losing. The scale has been consistent enough that if my weight was decreasing, I’d see a difference on my scale, etc, so it does give me a fairly good idea that it’s definitely down, but I’m also definitely taking this with a grain of salt.

My scale was always a little lower than theirs (by, like 2 pounds), not to mention that it’s a different weigh-in time than usual. My normal time was in the evening, so you can see that there are several changes that can definitely have an effect. So if I remember, I’m going to try to weigh myself in the morning (mostly naked and after peeing), and again in the evening before bed (mostly naked and after peeing) I can hopefully get an idea of what my body and my scale is doing. We’ll see next Friday what its doing.

For the good news, for the last 3 days, I have been within my calorie limit, and have tracked EVERYTHING on Spark People. I even tracked my water intake. It’s been a long time since I’ve done this consistently, so this makes a big difference. I feel that I’m really back on track; my exercise could use a little work, but my eating is doing great, and right now, I feel like that’s the most important thing. I will eventually work harder at getting the exercise in.

Yesterday, I had another funeral to attend. This one, a 16 year old second cousin who was killed when he hit a drainage ditch that was hidden by tall grass with the ATV he was on, and rolled it. I barely remember Louie. When he was young, I remember that he was quite spoiled, and I always thought a brat. But everything I’ve learned in the past 5 days about him shows me that he really turned into a decent young man, who treated everyone with respect and kindness. It makes me wish I had known him. I’m finding it harder every time to attend funerals, because I’m such an emotional person. I can go to a funeral of a complete stranger, and if I see/hear someone crying, I well up. If I hear happy or sad stories about them, I well up. It’s hard for me not to. But out of respect for the person and their families, I will continue to go. I just have to bring lots of Kleenex.

After the funeral, I had a hair appointment, thanks to a gift certificate my Mom gave me for my birthday. The hairdresser was fantastic; really easy to talk to, and she knew what she was doing, AND it only cost $35 for a haircut, wash and dry and highlights! I’m so going to be going back in a couple of months. Anyways, I kind of let her do what she wanted with my hair, without cutting it too short, and she cut it into a sort of shag cut. She also did blond highlights, which really look great! I love it!

By the way, I discovered something AMAZING!!! You know those ‘green’ bags advertised all over TV, to “keep your vegetables fresh and lasting longer!”? They totally work! A couple of weeks ago, I was getting really tired of getting some lettuce or spinach and having it go bad before we really even used it. So I got the bags and put a head of lettuce into it. Through the last 3 or so weeks, I use it here and there (working on using it more) and that head of lettuce is still good! It lasted three weeks! It’s so fantastic for people like us who only shop twice a month, and have veggies and fruits go bad far too fast for our use. I’m so excited to see what else will last way longer than planned. All we need is for it to last for 2 weeks until we shop again. (So there’s my fantastic endorsement!) If I could, I’d give them 11 ½ stars.


  1. Congrats on the loss! Keep it up!! Thanks for the review of those green bags- I always wondered if they 'really' work.

  2. 3 thoughts...1st I do the same schedule on the scale as you are. And way to go on tracking. I gave up on that back in March and still am losing. So kiddos for you. 2nd I cry when I see a complete stranger crying too. I cried when Lassie didn't come home, or when the Tin man cried... And lastly I am SO getting me a "GREEN" bag, so sick of my fruits and vegs going bad. Thanks for the review. (notice my blog today. I kept you as a follower to read cause I enjoy your blog) smile.

  3. They have a bread version of those bags too. My soon to be mother in law tried them and they didn't work, so I've been afraid to try the veggie ones. I'll have to give them a shot! BTW Laura I need you to email me You won my give away and I need to pass your info on to the CSN rep so you can get your gift certificate!