Friday, March 2, 2012

Climb The Mountain

I found this and it screamed to me!

”I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.

I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.

I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.

I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.

I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.

I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.

He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."

"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."

" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."

"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"

I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said,
~Author unknown

Red heart~Lynn

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Something New I Tried

I tried something new for breakfast today, it was oats with some fresh cranberries. Oh it was so very good! Surprisingly good I might add! Along with my oats I had a cup of coffee with some stevia and skim and read my new Weight Watchers magazine for added inspiration.

My lunch was a nice healthy salad that contained a spring salad mix, sunflower seeds, black olives, broccoli, red pepper, cucumber and some pecans. I used a little olive oil and a squeeze of fresh orange for my dressing. I also had a half a liter of water.

Dinner time arrived and I was starving because it too look than I anticipated so totally forgot to take a photo. What I has was ham, asparagus, mashed potatoes with another liter of water to drink.

I had a yogurt for snack a little while later and another liter of water.
A total of 2 liters or 64 oz of water down!

No formal exercise today I just added a bunch of added movement to my household chores, which I had been really behind in being sick all last week. Laundry squats, vacuum lunges, dancing dishes…fun stuff! But even with all that my steps were not so hot… Only5444. Not happy with that…at all.

I am just starting so I guess here is to getting better.

Red heart~Lynn

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Time Has Come

My journey begins today.

It is my desire to achieve my goal of a healthy me.

I will and this is my daily journal documenting that journey.

If you decide to come along for the ride…thank you. I hope we can be an encouragement to each other.

Red heart~Lynn

Weight Loss Goals/Rewards~

- Lose the first 10 pounds ~ mp3 song

-15 pounds lost ~ mp3 song

-20 pounds lost ~ mp3 song

- 25 pounds lost ~ mp3 song

-30 pounds lost ~ mp3 song

- 10% of body weight lost (35 pounds gone)~ Flowers

-40 pounds lost ~ mp3 song

-50 pounds lost~ Nail polish

-weight of my 8 year old son….gone! (55 pounds lost) ~ mp3 song

-officially in 200’s!(60pounds gone) ~ $10.00 thrift store splurge

-65 pounds gone  ~ mp3 song

-70 pounds gone ~ mp3 song

-75 pounds gone ~ mp3 song

-80 pounds off ~ mp3 song

-85 pounds gone ~ mp3 song

-90 pounds off  ~ $10 Thrift Store Splurge

-95 pounds lost ~ mp3 song

-100 pounds ~ manicure

-105 pounds gone ~ mp3 song

-110 pounds off ~ make-up

-115 pounds off~ $20.00 thrift store splurge

-Moved from extreme obese to just obese category! (120 pounds lost) ~Flowers

-Weight of my 13 year old daughter gone!!(125 pounds lost) ~ manicure

-130 pounds gone ~ try new fitness class

-135 pounds lost ~ mp3 song

-140 pounds gone~ make-up product

-145 pounds lost ~manicure

-150 pounds lost ~ new mp3 song

-155 pounds off ~ mp3 song

-160 pounds off and I Enter onderland~ Flowers

-The weight of my 17 year old son….gone! (165 pounds lost) ~ pedicure

-170 pounds lost ~ mp3 song

-175 pounds lost ~ nail Polish

-no longer obese, just overweight!! AND I weigh as much as I have lost!!! (180 pounds lost) $25.00 Thrift Store splurge

-185 pounds lost ~ make-up

-190 pounds lost~ mp3 song

-195 pounds gone ~ mp3 song

-200 pounds gone ~ $25.00 Thrift Store splurge

-205 pounds down ~ mp3 song

- normal weight range! (210 pounds gone!) ~makeover time!

Red heart~Lynn