Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone!  I just wanted to send you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

I have yet to fully develop a plan.  Holding relatively steady and looking forward to getting the Christmas cookies, chocolate and our traditional Christmas lasagne out of my sight!  ;/

Vowing to find a doctor in the first month of the new year.  It has been since last April and is high time for a little ass kickin!

I hope everything is going well for all of you during this special time of year.

Tina


Monday, November 4, 2013

Well, hello there!

I don't even know where to start.  I just know I need to start.  Blogging was essential to my success before.  It helped keep me focused and goal oriented.  Now, I am just living life.  I may bore you later with what all has been going on in Tina-land, but for now, I am going to just update you on the weight loss front.

I am at 181  That is up from my lowest of 176.  I am not happy about being up or not losing.  I let my 1 year bandiversary go by without even a notice.

I am not unhappy, though.  I am comfortable in my clothes and I have an average fitness level.  That is a dangerous place to be.  I am not as motivated and feel generally good in my skin.  BUT< Those feelings are NOT going to get me to my goal!

I need/want to lose the last 40 lbs.  I am not going to be able to do it without you or without a plan.

Stay tuned...I am going to develop a plan, share it with you, get your input and make it happen.  In the mean time, I am going back to basics...drinking water (hate it), eating protein first (doable) and sensible serving sizes (less easy).

Upcoming, I want to discuss fills and doc visits and support networks.

I just wanted to reach out again and tell you fine folks that I am coming back to the blogosphere!  :)  Missed you all!

Tina

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I miss y'all

I miss our at least weekly, sometimes daily, chats.  I miss having time to read what is up with you...every time you post.  Not just here and there.  I feel so out of the loop.  I also have been equally unfocused on weight loss.  I weigh 175 pretty consistently now.  Not where I want to be but not higher despite spotty exercise and complete disregard to diet and "no snacks" rules. I guess I would say I am right where I deserve to be.

I have been picking back up with the treadmill running and outside walking about 3 times a week.  I am having some knee trouble, so I am taking it slow so I don't do real damage and hopefully build up some tolerance. I can still run a mile without stopping and that makes this 40+ year old happy.

As always, when I exercise, I always eat better.

So, on the home front....tile floors installed, fresh paint throughout, budget blown...wah, wah wah.... not fun.  I have a vision!  I had a plan!  but, alas, it isn't going to happen overnight.  everything is just plain more expensive than I remember.

Time to pull up my DIY sleeves and get busy!

I have been terrible about taking pics but will try to do a little better.  We are embarking on some bathroom reno, but when the quotes come in, I might have to be peeled from the floor.  It is NOT fun to share a bathroom with a 10 year old boy indefinitely.

My good friend from college is having a MS relapse.  It makes me terribly worried and sad.  She is a wonderful woman, mom and friend.  If you want to throw some thoughts or prayers her way, her name is Julie.  I really believe in the power of prayer.

I am wishing you all success and happiness even if I haven't had time to read or comment lately.

Tina


Friday, August 16, 2013

Weigh Day!

Hi all, committed to bringing you those weekly weigh ins again:
Last week's weight:  177.0
Today's weight:  177.0
Goal weight:  143
Starting weight:  244

Well, not moving anymore...gotta push it this week.

On the house front, painting is DONE, ceiling is SMOOTH, floor tile is IN PROGRESS...moving on...pictures coming after tile/before furniture.

Happy weekend!
Tina

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Weigh Day!

I forgot to post, but not to weigh:

Yesterday's weight:  177.0
Goal weight:  143
Starting weight:  244

I am feeling so good now that I am back on track.
Happy weekend, folks!
Tina