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

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Running with the Sisterhood

I set out a goal to start the couch to 5k program again and run 2 5K's with hopefully (but not mandatory) doing a ½ marathon at the end of the year and attempting to the L.A. Marathon in 2012. When I read the article on the sisterhood about the ½ Rock 'n Roll Marathon in San Diego I instantly wanted to sign up.

I know I can walk a 5K for a consecutive week, running it is another story but I know that if I put focus on the training I can do it, and I know a 5K is a lot and a huge accomplishment but I want the satisfaction of saying "WOW I JUST RAN A ½ MARATHON." Always hearing of a 5K, it just sounded so intimidating, but when I found out my walking route/path was equivalent to 3.1 miles I was a bit disappointed. I was thinking "this is it, I was scared of a 5k and this is it!" I know this type of response or attitude is what always failed me. I want BIG, I want it ALL or nothing. AND look 10 years and I'm still overweight.

That is why, as much as the challenger in me wants to do the ½ marathon and sign up right now, I am going to think about it over the weekend.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weigh In #2 POWER OF ONE

208.6 lbs

A 0.2 weight loss this week. I was a bit disappointed when the number appeared in the scale. I had a great loss last week, and I was expecting another great one this week since I kicked but in tracking my points.  In all the times I've done WW, I never tracked for a complete week, so even though the loss is not what I wanted I'm proud of myself.  I know the areas that I need to work on, and today is the start of a new week. 

I realized that I am not prepared for the weekends. This past weekend I ate food high in points and not that feeling.  I do great during the week with preparing my lunch and snacks but for the weekend it's hard. I'm not used to preparing meals on the weekend, I normally just leave dinners up to what ever fast food we are in the mood for.  This months assignment is to get used to cooking on the weekend again and getting the family used to eating at the same time again.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

FIrework

Recently my daughter told me that Katy Perry's Firework song reminded her of me, because I am always telling people to look at the positive side of things. I had heard the song before but had never really paid attentino to the lyrics, wow this song has become my anthem.

I've always been really good at giving out advise, and quick to be able to point out the wrongs on certain things but boy I was horibble in taking my own advise. At times I did feel like noone could hear my screams and just waiting for a brand new start.




Do you ever feel like a plastic bag

Drifting throught the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there's still a chance for you
Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

You don't have to feel like a waste of space
You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on slet your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through

Cause baby you're a firework
Come on show 'em what your worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you're a firework
Come on slet your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"
You're gunna leave 'em goin "Oh, oh, oh!"

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Letter From the Future

January, 2012


Dear Michelle,

When this challenge was given last year, I was a bit apprehensive in writing you letter from the future. I was scared of having a year go by and waking up in the New Year and nothing had changed. We lived with each other for 36 years, and set out the same SAME, resolutions every year. And every year those resolutions easily fizzled away. BUT in 2011 things changes and I am so proud of you that 2011 was not the same. YOU my dear friend have done phenomenal and tackled just about all of your goals. I am so glad that we finally discovered the reason to fight, and that reason is life. Our life has been so worth it all these year but we just lost our drive somewhere along the line but that is all in the past and we have such a great future ahead of us.

Currently you are well on your way on walking on stage for your A.A. Degree, you have paid off 3 of your collection accounts, and are out of your awful work environment. Thank God for these because these where one of the biggest issues that effected your mental status.

As for your weight loss, WOW! I knew the first week in January that you would stick it out with WW this time around, and the meetings you have missed are easily counted in one hand. Tracking your food has been a challenge but it was worth all the time an energy that you’ve become somewhat of an expert in it. You’ve completed 2 5k’s and are in the best shape in your life. I am so glad you found the fighter in you again.

Here’s to a great future, and never going back to the state of mind you were in the first decade of the 2000’s.



I love you so much,

Me!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Weight #1 POWER OF ONE

I'm Down w/the Sisterhood  4 pounds this week, woo hoo. I am so pumped. 

The first time I joined WW was in 2000. Like a few out there, I have joined WW a gazillion times and I have failed a gazillion times because mentally I just wasn't there.

This past decade was a rough one, and I made it even rougher because I self indulged in my pity party. Part of me is still afraid that I will sabotage myself in someway but I am loving the New Points Plus program from WW and I just have to keep fait that I will stay positive.