Monthly Archives: June 2007

Devil in a blue dress

Some months ago, I saw this dress that just said “perfect for summer” on it.  Well, I could barely get it over my head and force it down over my shoulders– and zipping it up was impossible.  When I attempted to try it on in the store, I was afraid I was going to get stuck and have to get help to get it off ! No matter all of that, I bought it anyway, saying to myself “You’ll get there !”  Periodically I have tried it on, and gradually things have gotten better.

Well, this morning the wonderful blue dress went on easily and the zipper slid with nothing to worry about.  And Mr. said “That’s my favorite dress !”

A beautiful summer morning and something new and nice to wear that actually fits ! It doesn’t get better than that, does it ?

Over the past couple of months I’ve struggled with sleep deprivation and serious problems involving friends and family.  Weight loss has stalled,  plateaued, and been a source of frustration. All the while I’ve tried to soldier on, resisting the temptation to throw in the towel– you know the feeling all too well, no doubt.

But every once in awhile there’s a little victory that renews your belief in your ability to make it happen.

This morning, as I drove to work for a change, I found myself regretting that I had to drive today, wishing I was out there walking– so I can be assured that the next challenge will be met.  You see, there’s this other dress I saw the other day….

Just for today

Life is what happens when you have other plans– or words to that effect.  Monday and Tuesday didn’t work out the way I had planned at all ! But today I have actually walked my 3.5 miles to work this a.m. and had a simple, healthy breakfast.

What are you up to ?   (And good thoughts to KB in San Francisco…..) 

A death in the family

A very dear cousin died this morning.  And I’m leaving early tomorrow for San Francisco to spend time with the family as preparations and decisions are made.

For the rest ofthe week, I’ll post when and if I can.

(I don’t know what else to say)

June 25, 2007 — Just 4 Today

Just 4 Today I'llJust 4 Today, I’ll drink my fiber twice (Done once), drink 2 liters of water (about 1/2), walk 5 miles (3415 — Yesterday: 3.5 miles), NOT eat between meals & NOT take seconds.

What are you going to do today?

My Daily Affirmation

Just today, I’m not going to eat between meals and I’m not going to take seconds. And I’ll weigh myself and use Nutribase and the tools of The Hacker’s Diet to help me reach (and keep) my goals.