Today I choose to be happy! Ok ya, I'm still over weight, under paid, have a dog that won't house break, constantly question my parenting abilities and wonder where the heck I'm going. That stuff doesn't matter. What matters is that in all those areas and then some, I'm doing what I can to make a difference. The two pounds I lost last week kinda nudged me along and I am making better choices. I swam at the lake last weekend and got a pretty good work out! Having fun and burning calories is so much better than punching in at the gym. Don't get me wrong, I love me some gym time when I'm in the zone. What makes me feel good right now is being outside and enjoying being alive. Walking the nature trail, swimming at the lake, or even washing my car.
I don't think there is a lot that can replace the feeling you get when you are taking care of yourself. Does that sound selfish? Then let me ask you this - how does it feel when your child goes on their own to get their hair cut, buy new clothes or go to the dentist? It makes me feel proud, happy for them and inside I know that if they are doing good things for themselves then they are feeling good about themselves as well. Same thing goes for us. Sure, people can go over board with the me-thing, but I'm just talking about a healthy care for self. No one else takes care of me but me. I remember that I am precious in God's sight and that as a good Father, he loves to see me taking care of myself. I want to honor him that way. So today I will put the right things into my body and drive under 80 - it's the least I can do :)
Will I be the winner of the 6 dollars this week, or will I have again sacrificed the equivalent of a cold beverage to someone else's weight loss? I soon shall see :D Haven't walked yet but will do it today just because I made a commitment to myself. Heck, I may eat a cookie but I WILL keep my word to myself. Myself gets mad when I let myself down...lol.
This weekend I am going to film some footage for my video submission to The Biggest Loser. I wish so bad I had a video camera of the last time I went to the water park, it was hilarious. I tried jumping butt first into the inner tube while fighting the "river" current. Good lordy that was not easy. When I finally got in, my legs were sticking high into the sky and my butt was caught in the donut hole. Ended up deciding that my back needed more sun than my front so just floated on my belly. Note to self: Lose some more weight before attempting that again :)
Tonight after I workout and shower I'm going to write down my menu for the next week. I'm finding with work, last minute meal planning just isn't an option. The kids have been helpful but I need to work with them to take the cooking up a notch. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate a pot of spaghetti like the next person but it's just a little bit better with a salad or steamed broccoli. MMMmmm steamed broccoli...I'm hungry! :D
Hehehe This is me in line for The Biggest Loser auditions in Los Angeles last weekend. I am the one to the left of the lady with the blue bag. We did pretty well, was number 273 in line. It was interesting to see all the different sorts of people waiting in line to audition. One thing stood out to me - there was a marketing opportunity that was totally lost! As soon as those people come out of auditions they should be inundated with opportunities to make a change in their lives. No one airs their dirty laundry or tells their REAL weight without being in a place where they want it to change.
Making the show would be amazing, but the fact is most of us won't be on it so what's our option B? Option B is to deal stop making excuses and start baby stepping to change. I've been so off track since starting work but I can't live in that space. Being fat stinks (both literally and figuratively) lol. My baby step for this week is I'm going to walk 3x for a mile and a half. If I do more, great but I'm going to ease back into it. The plantar fasciatis last time was noooo fun. So I move a bit, avoid any major calorie abuses and get back on the right track! Ug, just thought about Weight Watcher weigh in on Thursday....lol Oh well, I need to deal in reality and that scale is my reality. I can do this :)
This site is my place for self reflection and honesty. Do you smell what the Kat is cookin? lol Well here is what is cooking up today - I just paid for airfare and hotel reservations to go to Venice beach and audition for the Biggest Loser! Lots of money to lay down on a slim chance at the weight loss lottery, but I had to do it. I've thought about it for a long time and it hasn't left my mind. I figure I've got to give it this chance! The least that will happen is that I will have an adventure, the most that can happen is they take a chance on this Northern Cali girl! Because they're doing the audition on Father's day weekend it looks like I will be going by myself. Yikes! Well, to tell the truth, it's a litmus test. If I have the guts to do this alone then I can take on all kinds of challenges!
Lets talk about something else - Weight Watchers. So bad! Not them, me. Second week in a row I lost 2 bucks to Roberta. Really? What the heck is wrong with me?? I've been stressed, not planning food and definitely not tracking. I need to get my butt back on track. Auditioning for the Biggest Loser is just an extra boost in the weight loss arsenal. Whether I make it or not I am continuing on and I will take the money from Roberta and Laurie this week! :D
My name is Kat and I'm a single mom of two young adults. I have not always been overweight but after having children and going through some personal hurdles, let it get out of control. My philosophy about eating is this: Eat real food. Real eggs, butter, veggies. Eliminating processed junk as much as possible. I eat butter, not faux butter product because I believe my body can better process real food rather than chemicals.