I’m stalled

I had my first outdoor concert of the season on Saturday, that I have hosted for 13 years. I was very nervous because alot of people haven’t seen me since surgery. I had a ton of people tell me I was looking great, so that was huge for me. I resisted a food vendor that I went to every night of concerts and had a protein bar instead. I also resisted a new food truck that has belgium fries with mayo based dipping sauces. I am afraid if I had it once it would be the death of me.

I am stalled on weight loss. I know why. I’ve suffered with migraines for about 3 weeks, and that has kept me from exercising or going to the gym. At all. It has really sidelined me. And exercise is a vital part of the formula for losing more weight. And with a free indulgences creeping in, you know how it is.

I have to make an effort to get to the gym. And as I type this I feel migraine creeping in on me again. (we have had a storm brew last night, and stormy weather today, which is my nemisis)

I can and will do this. It’s all good. Staying positive is a great thing.

I want to try to add the tv commercial for the concert series that I just got sent to me. But I can’t make it work. Bummer!!

Anyhow. We make mistakes. We learn from them. And we keep going.


And then those old habits come in to say HI!

I was so close to my -100 lb mark I could taste it.

Then I taste Lucky Charms and crackers. I started seeing old eating habits creep back in. And when they did, I didn’t exercise. I will say that for 2 weeks I’ve been in migraine hell due to the weather changes here in Iowa, so that has limited my movement a great deal. I had been drinking 3 lattes a day (sugar free with skim milk, but still calories) to help deal with the migraines.

But today I weighed myself and I gained 3-4 pounds. But I see it. And no excuses, I haven’t been doing what I need to do. So back to more water, less caffeine, and protein shakes. Let’s not totally derail the train. Back on track is where I want to be, and to be there I need to follow the plan. Focus.

I got this.


I still haven’t hit my 100 pound mark yet. But finally someone came up to me at work and said ‘when are you going to stop losing weight? You are getting so skinny!’

I like hearing that.

Another coworker said the same thing to me about an hour later. I was happy about that too.

Because I am working hard at this. It isn’t easy. Every day is a challenge. But I am meeting that challenge head on. Each and every day. So let me enjoy the compliments. They give me fuel.

I have new work shirts that are slimming on me. new work

I’m getting where I want to be. But I look at this picture and can really tell how thin my hair is getting. Oh well. It’s just hair.

I did it!

Mark my first 5k in the books!

I ran/jogged half of it. And made it in 48 minutes. I’m stuff and sore, but damn….I’m on cloud nine. Unity Point Weight Loss clinic in Des Moines created a team for us and I joined them. At the very end I was dragging, but another patient I met this morning g kept me going. He made me pick up my feet and jog across that finish line. He just said make it to that tree….now that sign…..ok now where that person is standing….

I did it. When I caught me breathe I thought this feels so good I could keep going…

then my legs started to stiffen up and my body temp started to drop.

imageI think that’s enough for today. I had my protein shake in the car waiting for me. Drank two bottles of water slowly over the next few hours. Had my coffee. Now resting before I head to a friends wedding.

but I did it.

New goal is to do one per month. Is that possible? Should I try?

i just fixed my lunch before I rest. I sautéed some zucchini, red pepper and mushroom in some chipotle olive oil.  I added one scrambled egg. Topped with a sprinkle of cheese, avocado, and salsa. I finished half.

but I will have wedding cake tonight.