Tuesday, April 29, 2008

inspiration...

Quite a boring day today at work. I didn't exercise this morning. I took the day off from exercising. I really wanted to jog some more, but I don't want to push it. I'm only supposed to do it 3 times a week anyway. I've stayed on points, so far, today. I'm getting in plenty of fiber, protein and dairy.

I had Flax Flakes with ff milk for breakfast with a yummy 6 Weeks Muffin with a little Land O Lakes light butter. Plenty of fiber and dairy there. For lunch I had a chicken breast with broccoli and a salad with oil & vinegar dressing. And for dinner was a WW frozen dinner (Orange Sesame Chicken with rice) and some sweet corn. For dessert, I'm having a yummy Orange Pineapple pie I made last night. I used the same Strawberry Pie recipe I got from my mom but used fresh pineapple and orange Jello instead of strawberry. Can't wait to try it!

I ran into an old WW buddy today at lunch. She was such an inspiration for me when I first started. She hasn't been to a meeting in almost 6 months, now. She's gained a little back, but I didn't want to be rude and ask her how much. She kept saying how great I looked. The last time she was at a meeting, I was 50 lbs heavier. It was sad, though, because I don't know if she knew how much she really helped motivate me in the beginning. I tried to tell her but I think she was so down on herself for falling away that she didn't want to hear it. She would lose anywhere from 3-7 or 8 pounds a week when she was on-plan. Which was WAY too much! But our leader kept telling her she was doing okay (ugh!). I really don't think she was doing okay. Every once in a while it's okay to kick it in the pants and lose an extra 4 or 5 pounds in a week. But not on a regular basis. It's no wonder she fell away. She was probably burnt out on it all from the extreme dieting she was obviously doing. But all that aside, she was still an inspiration to me.

It's funny how you can be an inspiration for somebody and never know it. Once you find out about it (if you do) you feel flattered and get the warm-fuzzy feeling inside like your life is actually for a reason on this planet, you know? Has that ever happened to you?

I'm walking with the girls in the morning. The four of us haven't been 4-strong in over two weeks. One of us will keep pooping out for one reason or another at different times. Most times it'll end up being just 2 of us or maybe 3. And one of us is sick right now so we'll only be 3-strong in the morning. I know, sick, you can't help. They help keep me motivated, though. I wouldn't be exercising at all if it weren't for being accountable to them two days a week. Sort of inspired me to do more exercise on the off-walk days.

2 comments:

Sparky said...

Just adding my fellow challengers to my blog reader. Amazing before & during photos!

Cara said...

I am SURE you were an inspiration for her. You are doing it the right way and kicking butt at it! Woo hoo!