Tuesday, August 25, 2009

heaven forbid!

Good morning! Yes, it's me. Taking a positive approach to life at the moment. I weighed in last night and was happy with a 2.5 lbs loss. I was so afraid that I was going to have another gain. I was really doubting myself last week. I think some of my problems last week were triggered by the 3 lb gain. I didn't feel confident in myself. I was second guessing my choices all week. I was afraid that I had left intuative eating behind and was now going to have to really work at the food part. Counting something! Heaven forbid! I told myself that if I had another gain this week it was back to counting (and obsessing over) points\calories. It has just been much easier this time not doing all of that. It makes it really seem like a lifestyle.

I loved BitchCake's post I read today. Never give up. Tough times DO NOT last forever. It's ok to whine and bitch and moan....just DO NOT GIVE UP! Oh, and maybe try to learn something from the tough times. Cause just like the bad times, the good times won't last forever either. Maybe you will be able to handle it better the next time. Her entire post is worth a read.

I am very excited for my son. He is 4 days into no smoking! I gave up along time ago telling him, no nagging him, about it. He has started his "food program" and has been working out with a buddy. I bought a ton of fruits and veggies to get him started this week. I would love to see him lose some weight. He is a BIG guy, with a BIG heart. He would love to date, but I think his weight holds him back. He's 20 years old and should be out having a great time! He has been depressed this summer, and he could really use a boost. He deserves to treat himself well.

Put in 2 more bids on a couple of houses I looked at yesterday. I may be a home owner yet. Act as if...right??

Keep the mood and the food real.


  1. I think it's wonderful that you have such a good attitude. Sometimes it's so hard to stay positive on this journey. I know I found that to be true on my own journey to lose all my weight.

    Congrats to your son! That is one hard habit to break!

  2. Never give up :) That's been my motto for quite a while!

  3. Way to go on the 2.5pound loss! That's fabulous!

    Glad to hear you found a few more houses you like. I'll be crossing my fingers you get one!

  4. Congrats on the great loss - I'm so glad that intuitive eating really is working for you!

    Good luck with the house hunt...there is the perfect house for you out there, just waiting for you to find it.

  5. Congrats on the loss!

    I'm going to have to run over to BitchCakes blog and read that post. I'm in a mood today. hehehe

    I hope your son can kick the habit and learn to live healthier. Good luck to him!

  6. Congrats on the loss - that's great news! We all have to stick to it - one foot in front of the other. After all, what's the alternative?
    You're doing great.

  7. Nice loss! and good for your son! I quit ten years ago. I stillmiss them, but 5 years ago I watched my MIL die from lung cancer caused by smoking. Still haunts me. I will never touch them again.

  8. First of all good luck on the house hunt and the bids!

    Congrats on the weight loss!

  9. Lots of good stuff in your post, Dana. Act as if, indeed. I hope your son is able to stick with the no-smoking thing. That's the first monkey. I'll be thinking good thoughts for him. I know how tough it can be.

  10. Loved everything you had to say Dana. I know what you mean about not wanting to count stuff. I gave it up back in April and though I do find myself counting when I have bad days I really try hard to just eat whole foods and eat just when I'm hungry, it's tougher some days than others.

    I'm rooting for your son too in everything he puts his heart and mind to.

    Hope you have a great day!

  11. WTG on the loss. Sounds like things are coming together for you nicely. I couldn't be happier (well... honestly, I suppose I could be happier but that's beside the point).

  12. babes! What can I say? Way to frickin kick that gains arse!

    tough times sure feel like they're gonna last forever though, dont they?

    you are due some good luck so you;re definitely gonna be a home owner soon! i can feel it.

    p.s were those swirls always here?

  13. Congrats on the awesome loss, and on the great attitude!

  14. What a lucky son! You sound like a super supportive mom.

    Good job on the loss. I am jealous. It has been a few weeks since I have seen a loss. I will just bitch about it and not give up. I like that plan.

  15. Congrats on teh loss! Way to go :)
    And you must be soooo proud of your son!

  16. Great attitude. 2.5 lbs is great, no matter how you slice it.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you to get a house soon.

  17. great for you and yet Im compelled to use the caps lock for AWESOME FOR YOUR SON!

    and you for cheering him onward.

    he's so young and there is so much of life to be lived (& you KNOW I think that he needs to live it sans smoking :))!

    it's day 5.
    he CAN DO THIS!

  18. Good luck on the house and WAY TO GO on the loss!!

  19. It's such a relief to hear that you're seeing some light this week.
    Those dark spaces are miserable to be in. Thank God we don't have to stay there.

    I'm happy for your son too!

    Good luck on the house buying. It's a nice feeling to own your own home.

  20. Lots of good things here - the weight loss, the positive attitude, the new bids and your son giving up smoking - I am so pleased for you.

    I am so behind on everyone's posts, I don't think I am ever going to catch up so I am glad you pointed out BitchCake's post - shall pop over and read it as it sounds invaluable. Tough times do pass, but when you are in them, they sure FEEL like forever, lol! I can never really enjoy the good times either, because I am always scared about when they end. But, heck, I keep on plodding along, either way, as do you, LOL!

  21. Congrats on the excelent loss! Well done :)

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