won’t you be my cheerleader

Back when I started being all healthy and crap (in July 2010), I impressed myself a lot: watching what I ate, being aware of how different choices throughout the day could effect how I would feel, tricking myself into drinking water. You name it and I, without the exception of effective slimming pills here and diet pills there, whatever, I gave it a try. I did a pretty good job over the course of time and slowly lost 30 pounds. Slowly’s the way to go with something like this, so I was happy.

And then things started happening like we forgot to go grocery shopping for several days in a row, I wasn’t feeling well, my gym membership expired, so I just didn’t go back. Obviously they were just excuses, but they worked as far as taking a toll on the ol’ beltline. The three sizes I’d lost changed to only losing one size and even that was starting to get a little snug. I didn’t gain back all of the weight, but enough for me to notice and not exactly be thrilled about it.

I had a doctor’s appointment last night and there’s just something about a doctor’s visit that makes me always want to get all healthy. Again. I’m sure it didn’t help that last time I was there I was all bragging to Dr. P. about how I’d been going to the gym and eating healthy, etc. and had lost all this weight. And then yesterday happened. She didn’t say anything, but she didn’t have to. I already know.

So, this morning, I pulled out the oatmeal packet, which required bypassing my American Pop Tarts (they’re seriously red, white and blue) that are in my bottom drawer at work. I went to the break room and filled up a plastic up full of water that I’m finishing before I let myself get a soda. We’ll work on breaking the soda thing, but that kind of thing ain’t happening overnight, my friends.

Tell me your good fortunes of losing weight, of getting healthier and just feeling better about yourself. Motivate me. I have a feeling I’ll need it!!


  1. Candi

    I’ll definitely cheer you on! You’re badass and you’ve got this. Most people who lose weight successfully track their diet, either through WW (which I love), or SparkPeople or LoseIt or something like that. Are you using anything to count calories? If not, definitely do it, it’ll help! :-D

  2. You can do it! If I can do it, I KNOW you can do it!

    I hated the thought of working out and eating healthy and all that stuff. I was a fast food junkie, but I liked the idea of getting in to shape and looking good, so I just challenged myself.

    Funny you posted this today. This morning I stepped on the scale and discovered I was at my goal weight. On the dot. I still want to lose another couple of pounds, but I can tell you that it really feels good when you accomplish it.

    And you don’t have to go crazy and cut stuff off completely either. I still get my fast food fix…just try to limit it to only once a week or so! :)

  3. Kassie

    You know, I’ve fallen off the wagon too. Maybe you and I should start the couch to 5K together? Maybe we each run twice a week on our own and once together? I could really use a partner that is about my size and ability…

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