Sunday, January 24, 2010


HELLo. Yes I am still alive. I haven't been in a blogging mood. I told myself that this weekend I wasn't going to do anything that I didn't want to do. I didn't make any plans at all. No Gkids sitting, no errands with an old person. Just what I want to do. So What did I decide to do?

Well yesterday was a good day. I was able to sleep till 7am. Not straight thru the night, but it felt great. Then I got up and went to TJ's Test Kitchen and looked for some recipes. I made list and went food shopping. I did not buy any tootsie rolls ( I haven't talked about those little buggers for some time. That does not mean they went away. I just try not to buy the bag of 400 very small ones...yes I said a bag of 400. Anywoo, Went on a good food shop.I spent too much money. I know have to eat in, because all my money is That's a very effective appetite suppressant. Then I was trying to decide what kind of exercise I wanted to do. I had planned on going to the office to walk on the treadmclimber, then my Sweet Angelene ( coworker, whom I adore )and I rode my bike to her house ( 1 mile ) and then we walked a little more then 3 miles. Se walks very fast, so good workout.

Then Loving Daughter called nd I found out they wewre driving in for a Bday party here in town. So I crashed the party for awhile. I played with,loved on and kisses those Gkids. Then I said my goodbyes and came home and napped and watched almmost the entire fourth season of Friends. Mindless, mind numbing. I didn't even make it to The Blindside yet. Went walking instead. I refuse to pay more then $5 for a movie. If I don't make it before noon, Mama ain't going. Did I mention I adore my loving Daughter as

My boss gave me 7 psirs of size 12 capris. SEVEN PAIRS. I tried them all on and I could zip everyone of them up. Wouldn't wear any of them out in public just yet. 10 more pounds. Haing those new capris staring at me every morning is really motivating me. ALOT! I eat only good for me things yesterday, in moderation. So good for me. I feel more energized then I have for a while. Now I just need some decent fitting shirts. I could have shopped for a new church dress( NEED ONE BAD )but I hate to shop. I have to be in the mood. I wish I had a personal shopper and a

I have more wearing makeup more. I am noticing that I am not sweating as much. Those of you who are new to the blog, I have had a perspiration problem. It really disrupted my life and was very embarrassing for me. I have not gone to church, because my hair wouldn't dry. Who wants to sit in church and look at the back of my sweating head? Anyway, it is very noticeably less. It must have happened when I wasn't looking. Which is kind of the way I lost weight. I just kept having more good days then bad days and I moved more.

Notice I didn't say TRY. I said I did. And that is the key to loosing weight. Actually to life in general. Wanto know?? It's ACTION!! I spent my entire life planning to loose weight. For some reason, at this time last year I started by just showering and dressing everyday. I started small. I then added in some more good choices. Then I started bragging about it on this blog. I got wonderful feedback. I made friendships. I lost weight. Last year would have gone by anyway. It does every year. I gained so much confidence and lost 75 lbs in that year. I sometimes struggle with my self image. I always will. Food isn't the problem. I am. This thing centers in my mind. I don't care what my ass says.

My blog is almost one year old. This is my 303rd post. Like I said. Start small, be honest(with yourself)and pay more attention to the way you feel. Not what those stupid scales say. I try not to let that one 'moment in time" make or break me. That is key as well, at least for me.

Keep the mood and the food real...........TAKE ACTION

This was a long post, and it's not even 7 AM. lol.


  1. Happy Blogiversary!! Capris sound like you're going to get a lot of use out of them :) I need to buy a pair for the gym.
    It's so true you can plan all you want but unless we get off our butt it's never going to happen.
    Love this post, thanks.

  2. OH! What did you decide to make from my blog?? :) I wish I had a personal shopper- or just people to come with me and tell me what to wear. lol :) I get SO confused! :) Hope you have a good Sunday! :)

  3. Dana, I have a big smile on my face just from reading your post today! Glad things are going so well for you - I know what you mean about the sweating thing...I have a little fan on my bathroom counter so I can put on my make up w/o it sliding off of my face. Funny, I didn't have to use it that much over the past year. Strange what all of the "unseen" benefits we reap from losing weight, right?

    I'm excited for you to have all of those size 12 capris waiting in the wings! You will be in them soon, I have no doubt.

    Have a wonderful day, my friend!

  4. I loved this post! I love hearing about your day to day stuff. And how exciting to have a whole bunch of size 12's waiting for you! It really is motivating to have something like that to look forward to.

    You have done an amazing thing (lost 75 lbs) in an amazing way. I mean, by just being "normal." I'm still trying to figure out how to be normal.

    BTW, I left you a blog award on my last post. You've been such a kind and supportive person to me.

    Love ya, Dana!

  5. Congrats on blogging for almost a year! It's always fun to look back on the posts and see how far one has come.

  6. What a great post, I am uplifted! I like what you said about taking action, that sums it up perfectly for me.

  7. YOU ARE ALMOST IN A SIZE 12...size 12...size 12! Woooooooo! I've been in my 14s for too long is time for me to follow you to the size I come! I'm likely 10-15 pounds away from 12s, too. Let's do this! :)

  8. Happy Blogoversary! Great job with the shopping too! I agree, spending too much on groceries is a great way to make sure you don't go out to eat :)

  9. Good job with buying lots of healthy food. Whenever I go grocery shopping, I only buy healthy stuff. And it's expensive. But whether I'm actually out of money or not, I don't eat out until all the groceries are eaten up because I'd feel guilty eating out after spending all that money on the groceries.

  10. Congrats on your almost blogiversary. You made some great points.
    I really love your blog.

  11. Time flies huh? I wanna chime in with the blog love as well.

    Happy almost three hundred and SIXTY FIVE days old.


  12. And what a good year it was!!
    We will all look back on this year and remember it for EVER!

  13. Thanks for asking girl! Work is still sucks but now that we are heading into spring my hours are back to early 5am-2pm. So i'm happy. I'am coexisting with that awful woman. Talking to her when i have to to be able to work with her but we aren't and never will be friends...Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I hope she's happy and satisfied with herself. Some how i will keep on keeping on. But i know come late summer ,fall i need to put it on full throttle to find another job because if this past winter is any idea i'm sure they will make me work late hours. And that is just not acceptable. Thank again for asking. I don't want to bore everyone by just continually griping about my job.

    Happy blogaversary!! I'm happy i could be your first commenter! LOL! You've come a long way baby!! I've basically maintained this past year. Maybe this will be my year to inch it down a little more. Best wishes for a grand year dear lady! Jinx!


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