Road to becoming an improved person in all areas of my life; motherhood, health, religion, appearance, organization, financial.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

AdSense


SONY DSLR Alpha
Originally uploaded by Livid Torvalds
I've added AdSense to my blogs. The goal is to get one of these Sony cameras. Please click away on the ads, you might just like one of them.

I'm grateful for your help.

AdSense


SONY DSLR Alpha
Originally uploaded by Livid Torvalds
I've added AdSense to my blogs.

The goal is to get one of these Sony cameras. Please click away on the ads, you might just like one of them.

I'm grateful for your help.

Friday, January 25, 2008

21 Days

I've been surfing looking for weigh loss forum. I haven't really found one yet that has truly grabbed me, but I did run into an interesting thread. Forming or breaking a habit in 21 days. I'm sure we have all heard this one, but how many of us have really followed through for 21 days.

Starting from today 21 days will be on February 14 - Valentine's. What a great gift for myself to complete this task.

My goal is to do the Walk Away the Pounds 1-Mile everyday for 21 days.

Blah

Yesterday I woke up with a nasty migraine. Haven't had one that bad in a looong time. I've feeling a bit better today. Yesterday I was wondering if it's the weather that has had me feeling blah this week. God knows we need the rain, but it gets in the ways of doing things since I don't have a car at the moment. I've had a few errands to run but have had to put them on hold for tomorrow.

I've been trying some different eating and exercise habits this week. Still trying to figure out which one I like. Once I figure it out I'll let you know.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rest In Peace


I was so shocked and sad to hear of Heath Ledger's death. I've always enjoy his movies. Such a shame.



My prayers go out to his family.

Monday, January 21, 2008

If only...

all weekends could be like this. I had a really enjoyable weekend, full of family and friends.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Excited

The pictures of the last two days have given me a lot of incentive of loosing weight. I have been so excited about it, it's hard to explain. I have taken long power walks for the exercise. Cut down on some of my eating.

I have also been taking my vitamins to help with the weight loss. The Metamucil type pills have really helped. I feel more full and less hungry all day.

Next week I am trying an eating plan that was given to me. I normally don't like to follow diet menu plans because I am a picky eater but this one is really easy to follow. I like most of the foods, and the one that I don't like I can easily replace it. The plan is for 30 days. I'll eventually share but I currently don't know how. The file is in excel, and I don't know how to put it in here.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Major Flashback


I was in my mom's basement looking for some old paperwork that I need. I came across these pictures.

I was about 18 1/2, and about 135 pounds. I so can be that weight again. (I hope!)

This is the hair lenght I want to do again and this is how I want to dress up again. Not all the time but for special occasion - the make-up, the jewelry, nice clothes.

The weight has really gotten in the way of me wanted to make myself up.




Gloomy Mood

I'm feeling in a gloomy mood. I had a really good weekend but yesterday we went in search of finding me an interview outfits. I no longer fit in clothes that were my fat size, I have gone a size bigger. I didn't like anything on me, including the dress I got but I was just besides myself by the time I picked out the dress.

Then to top it all off, this is my aunt. Sshe's 72 and looks so much better than I do. I need to center myself and really focus on my appearance. Many times I have started to work on my appearance but only get frustrated with all the work it take and then I give up.
Part of the reason for the other half of this blog is for me to prove to myself that I can start and finish a project. I have to extend that sentiment and motivation onto myself.

I'm still very excited with the news that if I loose one pound a week I can be at my goal weight by August. You have no idea how much I want it, but wanting it and actually doing the work is where the problem lays with me.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Mini vacay

I'm heading out today for a mini vacay, returning Sunday night.
Girls weekend of sorts. Going with my sister, nice and daughter to visit an aunt and uncle.

Side Note: With yesterdays flash back I woke up very inspired to exercise this morning. To be totally honest I haven't really been working out. I walk on and off but nothing constant.

Also, I took a little quiz which told me that if I loose a pound a week I will be at my goal weight by August. That seems doable to me. I've done it before, I am doing it again. Then there is also a huge incentive for August, we are having a huge family party. Great opportunity to show off my fabulous body.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Flash Back


This picture was taken Oct of 2006. I recall that when I saw the picture back then, I thought I looked bigger than what I perceived myself to be. Comparing them to the pictures of now, I would like to go back to that weight and start the weight loss from there.

One of the things I don't like about the recent my pictures is that my neck is not really visible. I don't know if I can really call what I have a double chin. Just my neck is slowly becoming part of my chin/face. Back then I still had a neck.

Soon, very soon I will be back to that weight.

Interview

I had an interview today, which I believe went really well.
This time around I haven't been nervous at all on the interviews (2) and test (2) I have had. Even the hubby is a bit surprised by my attitude towards my employment search. I have been a bit laid back in my search but that was only because of the holidays. Now that we have started a new year, I am going to be taking a more active approach. I have been sending in my resume a couple of times a week and that is how I ended up with the interviews I have had.

Today, I realized I need an interview outfit. I was feeling okay with what I wore but when I got to the interview I felt a little unease by what I was wearing. There were quite a few other candidates there (they were not all for the same position.) The men were dressed in nice suites and some are the females were wearing nice pants suites also. I figured I need two outfits, just in case I get called in for second interviews.

Since I have gained weight being at home these past few months, I really don't have anything presentable to wear. My dress pants are a bit snug and my tops don't look nice on me. I'm even a bit embarrassed typing this, but for the two interviews I wore one of the hubby's dress shirts.
I should be telling myself that I will loose the weight to fit into my clothes but I need to be realistic, I can't loose 20 pounds in a couple of weeks in order for my clothes to fit.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

365 Day of me in words

I created a separate blog to post my thoughts on the weight loss journey and about life in general.

I got the idea last night as I was going through The Biggest Loser Contest blogs. Not too sure if I'll have enough to say in order to keep it.