Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to me! Now get up and do something with it!

Yesterday, I turned 43.

Wow! What a mouthful!

I had a great day, too. It started out wonderful because I lost a pound. A whole pound! I was so excited and SO surprised.

I always weigh myself at home before I go to weight watchers each Saturday morning. Last Saturday morning, I weight 169.0 lbs. Yesterday morning, I weighed 169.0. So I was fully expecting a break even or maybe even a slight gain. So I was thoroughly shocked when Barb said I lost a pound! I squealed!! Couldn't believe it!

I had stuck to my eating plan, for the most part. I sprinkled exercise very lightly throughout the week. So I wasn't expecting anything great. I would be satisfied with a break-even.

My husband has renewed his weight loss efforts which is helping me stay focused on my eating and exercising. Although I know I really need to step up my exercise MUCH more than I'm doing now. I'm convinced if I can just workout regularly, the pounds will just fall off. Or at least the inches will fall off. I'm so tired of carrying all this extra skin and flab around. And I know the only way I'm going to get rid of the flappers is to exercise hard. Not just cardio (but I do need to continue doing that too) but hard, muscle aching exercise. I just need to find the will power to do it on a regular basis rather than sporadically and haphazardly.

Where do I find that will power?

I get it for short spurts at a time, but it never stays for long.

13 comments:

spunkysuzi said...

Another great week!! Go you :)

Kai said...

Happy birthday! Keep it up with the progress :)

Donna B said...

congrats on the weight loss! that had to be the best birthday gift to yourself! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Keep up the good work!

screwdestiny said...

Will power/inspiration is kind of a personal thing, but if you can just picture in your mind what you want and knowing you can get there if you just put the work in, that might help. But you have to keep that thought in your head at all times.

F. McButter Pants said...

Happy belated birthday. Great gift of a lb. lost. That's how I felt on my Bday.

That kind of exercise does take committment. Not sure that I have it....even in spurts.

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday Cara! Great that you got a pound gone for your gift!

The Black Kitteh said...

Happy Birthday!!!! What a great gift you gave yourself, adhering to plan & losing a pound! Yay you! I try to keep finding new foods, exercise, reads, etc. to keep me motivated. Hope you will find the motivation you need!!!

Happy Birthday again!

Dutch said...

Happy Birthday. You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

Georgia Mist said...

Oh, friend! You aren;t the only one who "thinks" about exercising more! LOL! I 'think' of it often, but am finding it very hard in the South Georgia heat and humidity!
I'm very proud of your one pound loss -- kudos to you!

Lisa eats too much pizza said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

David Showers said...

I love you... flappers an all!

MaryFran said...

What to start with???

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

CONGRATS ON THE LOST POUND!!!

Now the nitty gritty...I'm so with you on this one. My motivation comes and goes at the drop of a hat!!

Marina Kamen said...

Happy B-lated B-Day !!