Entry 389: #BlackFriday
I always have a "guard" when I am working out. My dog Silver is ready to go if my recumbent bike actually decides to take off one day. She always thinks I am going somewhere! For people who have dogs, you will understand the struggle of trying to work out with them. Especially when you try to do sit-ups on the floor! They think it's party time.
Well Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I cooked and had it at my house last year but this year I think my Mom and I are going to be crazy and go to the pre-black Friday deals they have on Thanksgiving Day. I don't like that they start black Friday early but I suppose it helps with the stampede of people killing each other. After all we can push Thanksgiving over a day right? Re-writing history is easy! Just kidding, but Thanksgiving has become more about black Friday and good deals than actually sitting down and being thankful. I have no idea who started this black Friday crap but it sure shoots everything you are thankful for out the window when you are cut throat next to someone else fighting over the latest deal & running over them to get through the doors. It's like Americas very own real version of the Hunger Games just on a retail scale. I can just picture myself rocking back in forth in lawn and garden wondering if my Mom is ok in cookware.
On to a more positive note, I am down 3 pounds! Like I said before I have been fluctuating with the same ten pounds but I am determined to stop the pattern. It is frustrating but in the end I also need to start being happy with myself. I am the way I am and I should be happy with my current shape. Sometimes I put way too much pressure on my need to succeed that I do just the opposite.
Entry 388: Making Dreams Reality
Well a lot has gone down since my last posting! As you guys can see my website has changed up a bit. I have kick started my photography again and am combining both worlds! I am so excited to see where photography will take me this time around. I had put it off for a couple of years and just recently figured out that it is what I have been missing all this time. I feel more inspired in all aspects of life and like I said in my last posting, I feel complete! I forgot how natural holding a camera in my hand feels and how it gives me a rush that nothing else in this world can. I will be posting full sets of the shoots I do on my photography blog. You can also like my photography facebook page here: Marilyn Manfrom Photography
Can you believe the picture of my "driveway" above? It went from fall too winter overnight! I don't know about anyone else in my area but I sure was not prepared for this crap! We got about 24 inches of snow in about 24 hours. We have been shoveling a path for the car but have a snow blower on the way!
I have been doing "OK" with my weight-loss. Nothing to really inform you guys on. I keep gaining and losing the same 10 pounds and have been getting very frustrated. I also have not been happy with myself and know I need to get real. But it is nothing that I have not said before. I have been keeping up with my workout routine but still have not been staying strict with my eating habits. I do so good for about a week and then I fade out and end up making horrible choices. Which then escalade me into the black hole of fast food doom. I don't even have an excuse for it! It is just poor decision making on my end. Something's got to give! It's a vicious cycle that I need to snap out of because the more I cheat the more I feel it is ok and the more I feel it is ok the worse my progress gets and the worse my progress gets the more it takes away what I have already accomplished! Hopefully in my next posting I will have some better news to share because I need to figure out something that works for me and my current situation. You can talk the talk but you need to walk the walk!
I am excited about this free photo book we won. I decided to make it a wedding photo book and am very happy with how it turned out! I thought I'd share because well, LOOK IT! :-D
(Picture below) - My favorite tree takes on Mother Nature! I had taken the last picture not too long ago when I got my new camera and realized that I have taken pictures of this tree for the past 4 years and put together this! Weirdly, I was generally in the same spot every time I took a picture. If I ever move I wish I could dig it up and take it with me! But I guess I will always have this :-)
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.