Okay, ladies (and any really cool gents who may be readers of Sew Lyrically Vintage), they say confession does something for the soul, whatever. My job has a “Biggest Loser” contest going on and I decided to play along. I asked a fella to take these this morning just after the weigh-in.
Weigh-ins are every Thursday until May 26th. The grand prize $500.00 (mamma needs a car to get to the ministry and work). I am not even scheduled to work today but I got my butt up at 0600 and prepared to drive to the weigh-in. This is the third weigh-in. Last week I went up 1/2 lb. Hey, check it, my husband treated me to an impromptu luncheon and my congregation took us Pioneers (full time ministers) to a luncheon. The increased weight was worth it, don’t you think?
Try for the life of me I can’t find the post when I blogged about making this skirt. I could have sworn there was one. I was away from my Tabitha and thus made the skirt by hand while visiting family either last year or the year before. I tell ya, time is going so fast. A small person could fit in there. YAY!!!
I have decided whether I win the $500 or not I will be “a biggest loser” for ME. In March my friend encouraged me to join a local gym with her. We even hired Matt, the personal trainer. When I first when to the gym I was at least 189 lbs. In a month’s time I had gone down to under 185. I love it and I do not want to go back to the 190s.
Now, hitting the 170s seems to be a reach. But I AM GOING TO DO IT! Lifting weights, behavior modification, next to no McDonald’s (I have enjoyed the snack wrap, no ranch sauce, and the small parfait). This from a McDonald’s-a-holic. I used to eat there daily and I am proud of myself so far for exercising restraint. Basically instead of eating sweets with wild abandon, I am watching what I decide to put into my mouth. I ask myself often, “Is it worth it?” When I think of the money I spend to workout at Anytime Fitness and the fact that I am only part-time; i.e., not much money, I refuse to waste all that I am doing for a stupid pastry.
I am working toward viewing my “choices” not as deprivation, but sensical (is that a word) choices for healthier living. I was almost 200 lbs., with body fat of over 45%, pre-diabetic and hypertensive ; i.e., a disaster in the making. When I last visited my doctor my LDL had dropped 24 points (that is the bad one, right)? My hope is that my next visit in August will remove me from the one medication I am taking. At the very least go from the current 10mg down to 5 mg.
Apparently I should be drinking a gallon of water a day.
Still working to get to that. It’s not that I do not enjoy water, it’s more of remembering to drink the stuff. At work, I’m busy. While in the ministry, I’m busy ministering, LOL. I’ll reach it though. By “choice”. Hey, perhaps I should do this!
Stay with me on this successful journey to health, reduced weight, and Sew Lyrically granny styled cuteness to the max!
Yours in good health and happiness by “choice”,