Entry 24: Never say never!
<-- This was my dinner last night. I am in love with those chicken sandwiches I’ve been making! I am so glad I love veggies to begin with. It makes this loosing weight thing a lot easier.
Yesterday I was bad. My friend cancelled our walk due to her kid not feeling well. I still could have walked but I didn’t. I also didn’t work out. This monthly visit really sucks! I have been craving everything and just want to sleep all day. Last night I brought my Mom to the gas station and I got a 99 cents bag of baked lays potato chips. It didn’t put me over my 1,200 calorie intake but still they were chips! I ate the whole bag and feel guilty about doing it so late at night. Oh well. I don’t know if that means I cheated or not but they were soooo good!
I have been slacking on drinking all the water I would like to be drinking. This week I’ve been trying to get back on track. Yesterday I drank all that I needed and today I am on the way to doing the same. I am down to 160 ounces now. I have this huge water bottle that I re-fill and I need 3 of those a day.
Today I cancelled our walk because I will not be home when we are supposed to go. We have plans to get back to walking on Monday but earlier I walked Chewie to my Moms and he stayed there when I walked back. I was so proud of myself that I did that! I don’t usually work out on the days I walk so it is nice knowing that my exercise is done for the day if I want it to be. I downloaded this walking app for my phone and it works as a step counter and tells me how many miles I’ve walked, how many mph I’m going and how many calories I’ve burned. It lets me set it for every detail; all the way down to the space between my feet every time I take a step. I always thought walking one way to my Moms from my house was 1 mile but my step counter said it’s a little over 2 miles. I will have to take Michaels car and see for sure. That would be cool if it was 2 miles one way because then I would have walked 4 miles today. I also wore a tank top when I went to my Moms! That says a whole lot because my arms are the one thing I am most self conscious about! All of my insecurities are slowly going away.
My underwear keeps falling off! It is starting to get annoying. Also my pants are loose and my shirts are either fitting better by hanging like they are supposed to or I am swimming in them. There is this one that I used to wear and fill out and it’s starting to feel like a dress on me!! It literally hits my knees like a night gown when I’m on the treadmill. I used to only be able to get shirts that were 32 inches long. It sucked because there are not many options out there like that for shirts besides dresses. Soon I hope to not have to worry about that! My belly is shrinking little by little! You guys won’t believe how gross my belly is/was when I post before and after pics. I feel over the years I have done a really good job and making it semi-unnoticeable. I can’t wait to be able to walk into a store and find something that fits me. I remember when I would go school clothes shopping and I would go into an Abercrombie&Fitch or an American Eagle and instead of turning to go into the women’s side; I had to make a b-line for the men’s t-shirt section. One time I was with my Mom and there was a sales associate by my and I didn’t want him to know I had to buy a men’s t-shirt for myself so I could have something name brand and I ended up making something up about how we were looking for my Dad.
I think I need to stop saying how I don’t like Weight Watcher Smart Ones meals. I had one today and it was really good! It was the broccoli alfredo one. I got this huge piece of broccoli in it! I mean there are not that many frozen meals that will give you nice pieces like the ones I had today!
One of my favorite motivational pictures so far!
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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.