Happy belated Mother's day to all of you Mom's out there! My Mom had a good day yesterday. I brought her breakfast in the morning and got her a card, lotto scratcher, a flat of flowers, a pink California Lily plant and some candied almonds that I made from scratch. She loved everything!
I went for a long walk today. It amazes me on how much further I can go without being winded or without wanting to call someone to come pick me up half way lol. I REMEMBER when I could barely make it to my Moms house just 1 mile away. I remember those days all too well and sometimes I sit here in awe at the thought of how I used to be compared to how I am now. It just shows what you can do when you build yourself up little by little over one year. I feel like a completely different person but I can never let myself forget. I honestly feel like I gave myself the gift of life all over again. One year ago I would have thought I was a crazy nutso today. I used to be the hardest headed person when it came to fitness. I was set in my one way with my one thought and everyone else was crazy.
I could have gone on forever with my walk today. I walked Chewie to my Moms and from there I walked to town and took the bicycle/walking trail all the way back to my house. It was a nice day out for a walk. It said it was 55 out but it felt warmer. I plan to go again tomorrow. Today was the first walk that I went on where I listened to music and it goes by a lot faster! They say if you listen to music when you are working out/walking it can increase your stamina by 15%! and I believe it!!!! Now I just need to invest in buying myself an MP3 player because I have this feeling that my CD Walkman isn't as cool as it used to be in the 90's LOL - I had an iPod years ago but had sold it. I also had a huge bulky Nomad mp3 player but I have not seen it since the 9th grade! I would use my smart phone to listen to music but I like to save my battery juice lol but now a days you can get them pretty cheap so I will just keep my peepers open!
I had my lemon water first thing and then made myself a breakfast sandwich. I am on my 5th cup of green tea and have a little over half way to go on my water jug. I missed lunch and still have yet to eat dinner. I have been going back and forth with my routines but I trust myself enough at this point to live my life and enjoy the little things without over-indulging. The past few days have been cooler outside and we even got some snow! The snow is gone now but dang! Snow in mid-May?! That is the weather in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for ya! It also amazes me on how much my mood changes with the weather. Today I am feeling upbeat and back up and running because it is nicer out. When the weather is crappy I tend to hibernate. I skipped working out these past few cold days. Good thing at this point of the year there are going to be many, many more nice days out than snowy ones!
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.