Tuesday, September 29, 2009

the good news or the good news

Well do you want the good news or the good news. That's right my friends, good news all around! Had a follow up with the Dr. about my blood pressure yesterday. My doctor said it's the best blood pressure he has ever seen. Ok, he didn't really say that, but I could tell that's what he ment. Plus he praised me as I have loss 6 pounds since my last visit about 6 weeks ago.

Then I go to my weight loss meeting. Let me start by saying that I love my little group. It's just me and 3 friends and one hubs. We cheer each other on. I love that we know each other well enough by now that we can talk about the why's. Like why I bought and then ATE 2,( yes 2 don't judge me), bags of those damn tootsie rolls. It's no wonder I am "irregular"..... cue the Activia commercial. I still managed to eek out a half pound loss. I will take it with a smile on my face and a song in my heart.

So I am going to keep it REALLY REALLY simple for myself this next week. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PURCHASE ANY TOOTSIE ROLL OR RELATED PRODUCTS, i.e. tootsie pop. That's it. They are my Goliath! I am just not going to eat them this week and then let's see how my weight does next Monday. Cause seriously, I can do better then a half a pound. You know it, and I know.

One more thing that happened at the meeting. My cute little younger friend gave me a sack of clothes that are too big for her now. Beautiful stuff. I was just thinking over the weekend that I was going to have to break down and buy some jeans cause I have zero. The jeans she gave fit nicely and she gave me a bunch of t shirts. A while back she gave me a dress that I can't wait to wear. I can zip it up....but I certainly wouldn't wear it out. One day though...lol

So that's the good news from me today. I will say that I can tell today is going to one of those "pressing forward" days. To me that means that I will have to put in some extra effort day. Kind of like walking into the wind. I am meeting resistance in the form of TCB (the crazy brain). This is what I will tell TCB today.

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and GOSH DARN it people like me.

Keep the mood and food real......stay away from the tootsies! (this week anyway)


  1. No to tootsie rolls, yes to Stuart Smalley.

    Good job on the loss AND the blood pressure; big time.

    Have a great, successful week!

  2. Whoo-hoo! Great for you.And great about the bag of clothes too. One problem with me being at my weight, I never get hand me downs. And I love them!!

  3. Gosh darn it, people LOVE you. I know I do.

    You are doing so great. It's wonderful to see things working for you as you are working towards you goals. You are a true testament to letting go and letting God. Things appear in your life as you need them.

  4. What is it about Tootsie Rolls that makes them so addicting? I try and tell myself that they are nothing more than "chocolate wax" but I still eat them if they are around me! Nice that you can be so open and honest with your group - I'm so glad you have that kind of support! And the new (to you) clothes? Awesome!

    Congrats on the BP numbers - I know your doctor is impressed!

    What a happy day!

  5. Oh, I love me some Tootsie Rolls, and now they come in different flavors, so that just makes it even harder. I steal them out of my kids' Halloween loot (so I'm a bad mother).

  6. You are so right "people like you" *hugs*. That line made me smile big. Sounds like you had a good day. Glad you got some new clothes, that always makes me happy these days.

  7. Oh gosh, Stuart Smalley is our senator--
    :-p~~~ (I always laugh at Stuart Smalley.

    Congrats at your new clothes, your loss and your blood pressure! Fantastic.

    My hubby has a thing for tootsie rolls, too.

  8. I was just going to make a joke about how it's no longer Stuart Smalley, its SENATOR Smalley, but I was beaten to the punch.

    Great victories this week. And seriously, today I have read post after post about either Tootsie Rolls or Candy Corn. Seems autumn is upon us, with all of the Halloween Candy goodness . . .

  9. No idea what Tootsie rolls are,but now I fancy some anyway, lol.

    Well done on the BP and the new clothes - woo-hoo!

    And a half is a half off, so well done for that too!

  10. I love Tootsie Rolls and just absolutely can't buy them because I will eat them. Still. After losing 150 pounds, Tootsie Rolls, oreos and too much chocolate have to be carefully monitored!

    Well done on the weight loss though!

  11. i have no idea what a tootsie roll is, but they sound evil.

    congrats on the loss and he low BP

  12. Can we over this side of the pond have a picture of a Tootsie roll please, put us out of our misery:)

  13. People DO like you, gosh darn it! Congrats on the loss.

  14. Bravo on your NSV with the blood pressure. That is awesome!

    Ugh, Halloween sucks...you can't go to a store without candy in your face. I'm trying to have tunnel vision - I can only see the things on my shopping list. :)

    Best of luck to you this week & yes, staying away from the Tootsies!

  15. Oh I looove tootsie rolls. Yum! I'm glad for your all around good news, and good luck staying away from those little chewy devils :)

  16. This is such a tempting season! Just like Christmas with the cookies, Valentines with the candy, St. Patrick's Day with the Irish Potatoes, Easter with the .... you get the idea. It's a mine field out there! Congratulations on your hard work.

  17. I feel your pain. Every year we help out at our church for this big Halloween party that's for the whole community and we give out over 900 lbs of candy. And in years past, some, no ALOT, of it has gone in my mouth.

    This year, I may come dressed up as a mummy so as to keep my mouth covered.

    Keep up the good work.


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