Monday, July 13, 2009

Mellow Monday

Not a lot to report on the home front today. It was strange.....we didn't have anywhere to go. But one thing happened....I had made up my mind that today was the day. The day that I would wake up and begin the rest of my life!!! Sounds like a pretty dramatic way to say- I want to lose some weight. Weight is something that has haunted me for most of my life. My weight has been up and down like an elevator. My mother, ever the cheerleader, finally just broke it to me straight..."It doesn't get any easier to lose weight the older you get, so you better do it now". Mother, you are right again! I have tried to think back to right after I gave birth to Emily, how many times I said, "I'll start Monday". Too many Mondays to count I can assure you!!! I have thought about blogging about this before, but failure has loomed like a fog on a cool fall night. Having lived almost 33 years now, I have failed at a few things before....not that I'm proud of that, but it's just a fact of life. If you really break down the life you have lived, I'm sure you could point out something you have not been so successful at.

I must come up with another word besides "failed" sounds so harsh!!

Anyway, when I thought about doing this, I came up with the idea of taking a picture of the scales every Monday and posting it. Then I realized how much I that's out of the question!!!!! I will tell you, I am wanting to start with 15 lbs. Every Monday I will give an update on my progress. You may not even be interested in my weight loss. Fine by me...don't read about it. This is just way cheaper than Weight Watchers. I will eventually give my actual weight number, but give me time. Well, wish me luck!!!!

Gracie had pulled up on everything she can today and walking around whatever it is. As you can see she is pretty proud of herself!

First thing today, temptation was staring me in face. My neighbor Eddie, called and said he was going to Birmingham and was going to bring us back some Milo's hamburgers. We've been talking about the commercials and he said they were wonderful burgers, but this discussion took place before the big decision to cut back was made. I decided to go ahead and eat the burger, but I cut it in half. Boy that was hard....I wanted it all!!
Because Eddie is always feeding us, I wanted to do something nice for him. I made a cake....but I didn't have any!!! While I was cooking it, I let Emily lick the bowl. She had more fun feeding Gracie though. Gracie seemed to like that idea!!!

Later all!! Have a good night!!

1 comment:

  1. I had THE BEST TIME READNG THIS!!! I loved..... i love the progress and then when i read on to the burger and cake i couldnt help but laugh... I would have wanted to say..I'll start on Tuesday whats one day!! Anyways good luck!!!!