Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tweet Tweet, the Canary's were fantastic!

So sorry I forgot to post before I left for vacation! I did weigh in, however, and there really wasn´t that much to say. I had made a goal to drop roughly 11 pounds before my vacation, just as a fun little goal, and alas, I didn´t drop a pound. Not one single pound. It´s typical me, when I have a deadline, weight loss related, I tend to binge my way out of success every time. This is something I hope to work out with the therapist if they ever call me to make my appointment.
We did have a wonderful time in the Canary Islands (Lanzarote was the island we went to) and I managed not to gain a single pound while there, even with drinking alcohol (which I don't do at home) and I actually managed to lose two. I guess it was all the activity and NOT sitting on the couch watching TV that did it because I didn't watch what I ate at all and had ice cream every day, sometimes twice. Between the sangria, champagne for breakfast, ice cold cervezas at dinner (okay and sometimes lunch) I would have bet the farm that I would have gained a little something but cock-a-doodle-doo I didn't!

Here are just a few pics, because I realize I haven't shared any pictures of me recently. So here I am at 128.5 kilos or around 283 pounds.
I haven't worn a dress since my wedding in 2004, but for some reason I was really attracted to this one. Between the flight, the heat and the alcohol my feet were swollen and looked like potatoes, hence the unattractive, but wearable, shoes.
Me and Sadie (yes I realize big people aren't supposed to wear verticle stripes but ya know, I'm not going to fool anybody into thinking I'm tiny by avoiding them, so here they are)
This is sooooo not a flattering picture at all but it's what I look like so here you go.
Ouch! We had a fun time at the Cactus Garden.
Me and Sadie That lovely sangria that I enjoy oh so well and not nearly as often as I would have liked to!

So there you have it, me, in the flesh. All 283 pounds of it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Feeling better

Just a quick update to let you know I am feeling better and back at work. Still trying to reach my ini goal before I leave for vacation in a mere 8 days but I think I will fall short. I'm not going to weigh myself until the day before though just so I can keep this positive momentum going.

It's just a short, 3 day work week for me here, so I'll try to catch you all up with a more interesting post in a few days. I hope you are all having healthy and successful weeks!

Friday, May 07, 2010

I'm down (but not talking about my weight)

I'm sick. It started with a sore throat Tuesday which has progressivly gotten worse as the week went on and coupled with a stuffy-yet-runny nose and full feeling in my head and ears, it took me out of work both yesterday and today. I'm taking it easy, laying around, drinking plenty of fluids and just doing what you're supposed to do when you're feeling puny.

Needless to say there isn't much to really catch you all up on. I hope by Monday I am back in the game full force. There is only 13 more days until we are on a plane to Spain and I have hopefully lost the 5 kilos that I set as my goal. If I were to guess right now I would say there is no way I've lost 5 kilos yet considering the cookies, krispie treats and muffins I've been devouring but I still have some time left to make at least a small dent in my small goal.

We shall see.

(feel free to leave as many sympathy and "get well" comments as you'd like, I'll lap them up like a little puppy dog)