Tuesday, October 30, 2007

From time to time I write here about . . .

. . . weight-loss. I've been stalled lately which is pretty typical of my weight-loss efforts. Fortunately, my stalled has been more like a holding pattern. I didn't put on much more than a couple of pounds and that is gone now.I'm on my way down again and feeling very positive. I've been to Jenny Craig every week for a weigh-in except when I was out of town and a couple of times I slept in. Since sleeping in is a rare event for me, I just laid back and enjoyed it.

This past Saturday I walked in feeling expectant and sure enough, I had lost a pound. That puts me at 23.8 lbs lost since March. It could have been a lot more but I'm not beating myself up over this. It is 23.8 lbs. I will NEVER see again. I am looking forward to Saturday and another loss. I would love to see a solid 25 gone. That number has been eluding me since August. I think Nov. 3rd will be my day.

In fact, I think that just as October was a difficult month for me, November is going to be a wonderful month. This is the year I turn 60. Hard as that is to imagine, it really is going to happen. This morning I was thinking about turning 60 and how I've been dreading it. Then I found myself acknowledging that 60 was going to get here whether I dreaded it or not. SO - I decided to celebrate it.

Like weight loss, my attitude is something that is completely under my control. My birthday present to myself is to lose 5 more pounds between now and the 18th. My first gift to me will be reaching the great 25 lb. number this Saturday. After that, I'll tackle the rest and get rid of 3-5 more by the 17th (just in time for my birthday the next day). Yeah!!

Remembering George in prayer

12 comments:

Geri said...

Hi Annie, It's me again Geri!

I am always dieting,pretty much unsuccessfully,but not this time!!! I'm at 18 pounds and counting!!!And I owe it all to this website...Sparkpeople.com. Great site. i owe you a good one for shelfari LOLOL

Britt-Arnhild said...

I am sure turning 60 will be a wonderful milestone for you. I will be 50 next year. Yeah!

pepektheassassin said...

Good for you! I am at -13 pounds and holding....my son and I started together about 2 months ago, and he is down 37 pounds. But he doesn't cheat like I do. I figure if I loose too much (Ha!) too fast it will turn into wrinkles EVERYWHERE!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww color me envious! I am going to check out that sparkpeople site mentioned earlier!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

All weekend at the gathering people were commenting on how much weight I have lost...but I haven't. Guess it's nice to look like it! 60 this year for you...65 for me. Gee, you look so young!! I'm receiving all the medicare stuff now...but that has its advantages, too.

Here's to us old broads...who aren't so broad any more!

Lee-ann said...

Annie, what a wonderful birthday you are going to have my friend.

To think about all the wonderful events that have happened in your years and to remember the feelings of sorrows that have passed your way, but most of all knowing the hearts you have touched and the difference you have made to so many! along the way. Now that is worth a celebration of 60 years for sure!!

You and I share November and you are two days ahead of me my 55 years lands on the 20th and I will celebrate "much" along with you!

Your friend Lee-ann

Ps said...

Hey good luck! had written something recently about weight loss too.Kudos to you for your perseverance--when you have that it is indeed half the battle won.

qualcosa di bello said...

cheering you on, annie!!!! way to go!!! a 23+ pound loss is no small thing...

60...it's just a number like all the rest ~ your heart of joy is what matters to us!!

Mary Timme said...

Turning 60! Ah, you are such a baby! I'm 66 and it keeps getting better! Do enjoy it!

tash said...

Well done for your weightloss and well done even more for your positive attitude. It's really inspiring to hear someone speak so positively.

Bimbimbie said...

..... numbers number numbers, I so much like letters better lol *!*

paris parfait said...

It's great that you're sticking with your goals Annie! I'm so pleased for you. xo