Monday, May 9, 2011

Attitude Is A Must

Monday, Monday. I wish I had a job to go to this morning. Well, I do. I am going to Miss H's house a little later this morning. I just wish it was something steady. Enough! Be grateful you have a place to go to make some dough and smile Dana!

I had a nice day yesterday. I turned out that the class was empty yesterday, so I didn't have to teach. Guess I will have a lesson ready to go for next month. I went out to my daughter's house. We told each other we weren't doing gifts. Well someone forgot to tell her hubs cause he got both of us a pedicure. He is the sweetest kid. The roast was delish. Then we went for yogurt. Yummy again. I just got a small Mango Tango. Then it was home early for some mindless TV. I got a season of Designing Women and have been laughing my butt off. Those ladies were really funny. The clothes and the hair really take me back. I have been up since 4:30 and have manged to get my little place cleaned up and I am waiting for the kids to bring their puppy. My son and DIL treat that little pooch like a baby. They better get busy, they have the baby bug for sure.

Then it's out the door to walk. I watched what I ate last week. Still didn't eat very well. However, I did increase my H20 and I walked 6 out of 7 days. I managed to loose a little over a pound. Just think what I could do if I really put in some effort with my food. I read Shelly's post this morning and I could have written it. I lost 100 lbs. It is hard to maintain that kind of intention. I have gained back close to 25lbs. I have maintained that weight for close to a year. I would like to loose maybe 40 more pounds. I can do it. I know how to do it. I just have to want it more then I don't. It's that simple and that hard. Really, I have to convince myself that I deserve it. I think I got really close to goal and then I freaked out. I know that. It will happen. I will get that mojo back. I just don't need to make it any harder. Just keep pressing forward. I know I won't go back to where I was, but I know I am not where I deserve to be.

I am feeling positive. I know good things are just around the corner. It will just take one phone call to turn things around. I do have faith that I can get things in order and that I will find that job. PEP TALK over. Attitude is so important. I am focusing on maintain a positive attitude and to be grateful for all the really good things in my life. Cause life is good.
Here's to a great week! Let's all treat ourselves the way we know we should.

Keep the mood and the food real.............


  1. Dana ,

    You and your attitude always amaze me. Maintaining is not easy. Its HARD. I think some people are under the impression that you can lose the weight then just relax. But in reality its constant effort and vigilence. You have to MAINTAIN all those wonderful changes you made. And thats not so easy to do. i lost the 80 pounds, fit in a size 12 jeans, felt amazing. And slowly put back on enough weight that i'm in a size 14. Like you said we know how to get it back off but that take a certain mind set, will power

    Without evenlooking at the number on the scale my goal for the summer is to be back in my size 12's before i let it get any further our of hand. Not going to attack it like a crazy woman. That would so be a mistake. Part of the problem is figuring out this new nonworking lifestyle. I burned alot of calories at work! Now i need to either up the exercise or cut back on the food to compensate. So i'm still trying to find a happy medium. You can do it girl!
    Hugs! deb

  2. Thanks for the shout out and I also appreciate your comment on my post - sigh...we CAN do it. WE CAN.

    Have a wonderful day, my friend!

  3. I love the sentence...the short simple sentence...I AM FEELING POSITIVE.

    I am feeling as tho I am stealing that sentence for my mantra today.


  4. Happy belated Mother's Day!!

    On a side note, I ADORE Designing Women. When I was a kid, those Southern ladies were the epitome of kick ass meets gentility and I wanted to be just like them!

    Have a great week :)

  5. I said the exact same thing this week...imagine what could happen if I really worked 100% toward losing weight!

    Keep up that great positive attitude!!


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