I woke up and had my oatmeal for breakfast with a cup of coffee. I had snacked on some popcorn and missed lunch. I finally went to the grocery store and had a lean cuisine for dinner. I have not been drinking my water/green tea like I used to. I have only had about 4 cups of water today and 2 cups of green tea. Tomorrow I will dig up my water jug and start getting back in the habit of taking it with me wherever I go.
My Halloween party has been on my mind 24/7 lately!!! I weigh in tomorrow and I’m not looking forward to it. I have been bad this past week with trying to get back on track and I just have this gut feeling that I gained. Part of me wants to put it off another week but I need to know.
<-- Guilty as charged.
Today started off to be a good day until about a few hours ago. I woke up and had my oatmeal for breakfast and then for lunch I had a bowl of popcorn. I am going grocery shopping tomorrow so I can get some more food in this house! I haven’t grocery shopped since before I left for VA. Now here comes the bad part; Michael and I had McDonalds for dinner. Not healthy McDonalds either. That is something I tried very hard to stay away from when I was on vacation and I just had it for dinner. I had a large fry, a McChicken with cheese and a southwestern chicken sandwich. As I have been losing weight; a little piece of my will power to stay away from bad foods goes with it. The thought that runs across my mind every time I cheat now is "I can't gain 73 pounds back by just eating one fast food meal." - Deep down I know it's not ok. To many this might not even be a problem but in my case the reason I got as big as I did was by my fast food addiction (mainly to McDonalds) and if I’m not hard on myself about it now and don't admit to it on here I only know it will escalade.
I Marilyn Ziebell solemnly swear to shop healthy tomorrow. I vow to keep my will power strong and keep on; keeping on.
I had oatmeal for breakfast and for lunch/dinner I had some more chili that my Mom had made. I only had 3 cups of green tea and had 9 cups of water.
I have been busy most of the day getting things ready for my Halloween party on the 27th but I did get in a dance work out! I am proud of myself, ha-ha. My cold is subsiding too! My sniffles are gone. I have been gargling with warm salt water (yuck) and my throat still is sore but not as bad as it was yesterday.
This morning I woke up with a cold. Not a bad cold but I have the sniffles, am constantly tired and my throat is so sore. I felt it coming on last night but didn’t want to admit it! I hope it doesn't last long. I wanted to work out today but I am not going to lie; I didn’t get to it. I was pretty active & busy though. I started to clean and decorate for my Halloween party and moved a bunch of stuff upstairs.
I haven’t weighed myself since last Saturday. The next time I will weigh in will be this Saturday.
I had oatmeal for breakfast. For lunch I had 2 egg whites on 2 slices of wheat toast and for dinner I had a bowl of chili my Mom had made. I have had 4 cups of green tea and 8 cups of water. I have to go grocery shopping. I only have eggs, bread and oatmeal lol.
I put together another before and now picture; I figured it’s been a while. The left picture is from last November and the right one is from this past Saturday. I noticed the other day that I had a double dimple on my left cheek and realized you can see it in the picture on the right! Crazy on how these features are coming out that I never knew I had!
<-- My dinner; it's not the prettiest i've cooked but I had a fried sweet potato cooked with a serving of my light I can’t believe it’s not butter, 2 egg whites and 2 slices of wheat toast. I could not finish it but the whole meal is about 500 calories. For breakfast I had oatmeal and for lunch I had a lean cuisine. I have had about 5 cups of water and 5 cups of green tea. I did not work out. I really need to get back on track with that. I have been feeling so lazy!
I have my Halloween party coming up on the 27th and still have yet to get my house decorated. I have so much to do! I have a friend coming over on Wednesday to start to get stuff going. I am having so much fun planning I can’t wait to see what my house will look like once we get it all done.
I have been feeling pretty good. I am really happy with my mobility. I never thought I had a problem but now seeing how easy it is to do the simplest tasks like hooking my bra or being able to scratch that itch on my back that I never could have reached before is awesome! I am still getting adjusted to this new body that is forming. I don’t recognize my face. I have never felt this way before and I kind of have an empty nest feeling if that makes any sense. I’m not saying that I miss being 338 pounds but I am still having a bit of trouble dealing with some insecurities. I can’t believe I’m only 27 pounds away from losing 100.
Tomorrow I have plans to exercise. I am not sure what I will do yet but I need to get back into my groove!
Where to start... Well, I got my hair dyed a few days ago! My Aunt took me to her hair guy in VA and I got it dyed to mocha brown with some highlights. I am happy with it! It is very pretty in the sunshine.
I wish I got to post this earlier but I didn't realise how long it was going to take me to go through my vacation pictures!
After traveling thousands and thousands of miles in the past 26 days; I'm back home! I will now be back into the routine of blogging every day. I had a wonderful trip. As for my diet I cheated quite a bit more than I would have liked to. I am happy I enjoyed myself and maintained what I had lost. I weighed in this morning and I am still exactly where I was the last time I weighed myself in VA. 73 pounds down. I would have liked to have lost more but I think losing 9 pounds while on vacation is pretty good!
I flew home yesterday. I had to stop in Chicago and Milwaukee. I rode on 3 different airplanes and almost missed the last one! There was a delay in Chicago and by the time I got to Milwaukee I was running late. I got to my gate and there was no one in sight. No janitor, no desk lady...nothing! It felt like I was in a twilight zone. I started freaking and saw my plane all closed up and ready to go and then this guy came out from the door and saw me and he rushed back and started yelling "wait, we have one more, wait!". They had to open up the plane door again for me and put the ramp/stairs back out. If it wasn't for him I would not have made it! What a nightmare. I was so relieved to finally get to sit down.
I'm not even going to talk about what I ate this past week and half. I was bad and I am so thankful that I didn't gain anything. I think I didn't gain anything because I was pretty active and I walked some days. What happens on vacation; stays on vacation! LOL
Today I got up and had my oatmeal with a cup of coffee. For lunch I had 2 eggs and wheat toast cooked with a little bit of my light I can't believe it's not butter. I am on my 4th cup of green tea and have had a few glasses of water. I missed dinner but had some grahm crackers and milk a little bit ago. I have not exercised today. I am taking it easy.
Below are some pictures from my trip down South I took with my small hand held digital camera. Our journey started out of my driveway. My cousin drove and we headed towards VA. We stayed in VA for about 2 weeks and then we headed even further down south to FL. We stayed in FL for about a week and then came back to VA for about another week. Yesterday my Aunt drove me about an hour and half to the airport in NC. From NC I flew to Chicago and from Chicago I flew to Milwaukee. From Milwaukee I flew to Rhinelander, WI where my Mom picked me up and we drove another hour and half to get home. When I was in Rhinelander my Mom and I went to Wal-Mart. I had worn a dress home with some new boots I had gotten in VA and this guy walks up to me in the store and said "Just from observation, you are too dressed up for this store." LOL - I guess that was a compliment? Whatever it was it made me laugh.
I am in the process of getting settled and back into the groove of things.
At the end of this I posted a video that I had put together. It's all the little video clips I had taken while I was away in hyper-speed.
Until tomorrow! :-)
Space shuttle launch:
I don't have too much to say so I will make this post short and sweet!
For breakfast I had a ham and cheese lean hot pocket and for lunch I had a lean cuisine. I don't even know how much water I have had so far today but I know it's a lot. I also had 9 cups of green tea. For dinner I had another lean cuisine.
I am pretty lazy today but I am proud of myself that I exercised. I walked around her property 11 times. I know I will sleep good tonight.
We booked my final flight home. I will be flying out of North Carolina on Saturday the 13th. I am excited to see Michael, my Mom and dogs! I have missed them all so much. When I get home I will have been gone for almost 1 month (26 days). Be expecting a HUGE picture post on the 14th! lol...
I finally have computer acess again to update you guys! I have had a change of plans. I was going to fly back home to MI out of Jacksonville FL on the 9th but something else came up and I arrived back in Virginia late last night. I am switching my flight to later in the week and will most likely fly out from VA.
I had a lot of fun while I was in Florida. I got so see my old house and my cousin took me to a few flea markets. We went somewhere every day. As for my diet in Florida; I cheated with food but I stayed very active. Even though I cheated with food I still feel like I have lost something. I cheated with a couple slices of pizza one night and we didn't really eat "fast food". It was more so resturaunt stuff. I don't think I exceeded my calorie intake for any of the days due to me eating very light and then having one bigger meal.
I have not weighed myself since the day I left VA to go to FL and I am not going to weigh myself until I get back home to Michigan (due to my monthly visit). As far as I know I have lost 9 pounds on my trip so far. I can't wait to post pictures off of my camera. The picture below is from my phone when we went to the ocean. I LOVE the ocean so much!
I am on my 4th cup of green tea for the day and I had a salad for lunch with a bagel. I am not sure what I am having for dinner. I missed breakfast this morning.
While I am here I will try to post every day now that I have internet acess again. Even though it is dial up and takes me twice as long to post; to me it is worth it! Blogging has become such a big part of my life that when I don't get to update every day I feel like i'm forgetting something! lol
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.