Monday, September 17, 2012

Weigh In day... Week 4 and Multiple Personalities

Okay.... before I get to this week's stats (trust me... they aren't exciting) I want to address something that was brought to my attention this weekend by
my better half.  
Apparently I have multiple personalities.  One that he sees on Facebook that is happy and positive and then the other personality that he sees and deals with at home in REAL LIFE which is not so positive and not always happy.  So.... I guess what I want to share and get feedback about is ... I am NOT "Patty Peppy" like I must come across like online for my husband to say this.  More I am guessing like "Negative Nancy".  At first I was super offended by this but then the more I thought about it the more I became sure that I'm not the only one like this. It must bother my husband enough to say something or he wouldn't have said it but let's face it....
Most of us don't go online to groan and moan and complain all the time when we are struggling with personal issues right?  And we most certainly DON'T air our personal dirty laundry although I have plenty of friends that I see do this and they are okay with it.  It's just not me.  I guess I feel like most people want to hear about the "fun and happy" stuff right?  So my life online might seem flawless and perfect and AMAZING.  But that's just not the reality. 
I have an insane amount of struggles and personality defects.  Sometimes I'm shocked that my husband has stuck by my side the last 4 years.  I've dealt with some incredibly difficult things. But the last thing I would want anyone to think is that I have a "perfect life".... but what is that really anyway?  Who defines the word perfect?  I'm not sure.... I don't care really... I am grouchy to my family a lot.... they deserve more.  And I obviously have some more changes to make but my life will never be perfect by most people's standards I'm sure. 
But I still love it.  And I'm blessed with the people I have in it.   
Okay..... I'm stepping off that soap box now.... Sorry! LOL
Here's the dreaded photo for this week's weigh-in.  I didn't budge an inch on the scale.  NOT GOOD.  Time to get serious about the diet and eating side of all this.  I could have literally reposted what I said last week and it would have applied exactly the same.  I guess I shouldn't expect to eat pizza, or fried foods or drink empty calories and still lose weight.  Even if I AM exercising every day.  I pretty much ate what I burned off.  NOT condusive to progress.
On a "Peppy Patty" note.....  here's to a better week!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weigh In Day....week Three....Rain or Shine

 Lost only a pound this week. But if I shared what I actually consumed this last week you'd me...
be wondering how I didn't gain any weight let alone lose.
So I am GOOD with this.
I know the only thing that's been saving me each week is the fact that I continue to get my exercise in EVERY DAY..... no matter what.  RAIN OR SHINE!  Like today for instance.  I woke up to it pouring outside.  The old me.... the one who was dreading this whole "getting fit" plan would have taken one look outside this morning and secretly been like "YES!!! I don't have to walk/run this morning!"  But instead... I shocked even myself with my attitude. LOL I was genuinely irritated and unhappy about the rain and how it would affect my routine.  But... I didn't let it stop me.  And I'm kinda proud of myself for it!  I "pushed through it" ... got it done.  Even took my umbrella with me.....
Now that I'm starting to feel good and solid with my exercise routine it's time to start taking my eating habits seriously.  I am gonna need help in this department BIG TIME!  How do you train yourself to make better choices after living almost 40yrs of eating what "sounds good"?
I've been hearing awesome things about the app called "My Fitness Pal"....
Anyone else use it?  Have success with it?  I'm going to try it.  I downloaded it last night and so far I like what I see.  I think it will take some getting used to though.  I've never been that girl who counted or tracked calories so hopefully I can stay on top of this. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weigh In Day..... Week Two

First of all.... this is getting posted a day late because of the Holiday weekend.  We were blessed enough to be able to escape the valley heat and head up North to Strawberry, AZ for my extended family's annual Labor Day Reunion.  We camped and had a blast with family we haven't seen in years.  It's so good to be home.  We also ate junk that we normally don't eat.  We were camping.  Enough said right?  So you can imagine how terrified I was of getting on the scale this morning.  Seriously dreading it.  I am in complete shock that I still lost a pound and a half!  I've been maintaining my exercise commitment to myself to get at least and hour a day.  Seems that is helping a lot!  I'm so happy!  And looking forward to the coming weeks!  Nothing fun to share today.  Just stats day!  Have a great week!  Hugs!