Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Catching you up on …..

….what I’ve been up to, and how things are going.

I’ve worked so hard on eating less and moving more only to see no weight loss at all after 22 days!  It’s more than discouraging—it’s disappointing.  I wish I could say I feel better, but I don’t.  I can tell a difference in how bloated I feel, but that’s it.  I’ve done so well with drinking only 1 coke a day, and enjoying a LOT less chocolate.  I’ve been drinking more water. That being said, the last few days have not been ideal!   I went to Nashville on Sunday morning and returned on Monday evening.  I was BAD there.   I drank 2 cokes each day, and more chocolate than I should have.  But honestly, it didn’t seemed like it mattered. 

I’ve been very busy since I came home. I got 4 Etsy orders while I was out of town.  The kitchen became craft central again, but I’ve been very diligent about picking up after myself.  I’ve loved having a tidy home, and I want to keep it up.

However, the cleaning list I was following—I haven’t looked at it in days.  I’m not a good traveler.  I don’t sleep well out of town, and it takes me a couple of days to recover when I return.

Isn’t it funny how gung-ho I was on January 1st….so full of hope.  

Shoulder update?  No difference.

BUT!  I have been doing WATP (walk away the pounds) faithfully!   15 minutes for the first few days of January, then upped it to 30 minutes, and for the few days before I went to Nashville—45 minutes.  Yesterday, I was back to 30 minutes, but was on my feet so much doing those Etsy orders. Today’s goal is 45 again.

Okay, I am off to make this a good day!   I’m back on the wagon….

see ya,



  1. I'm so inspired by you! You have taken on an enormous amount of change in your lifestyle. I hope you will continue to congratulate yourself for your incredible positive accomplishments and shrug off the temporary transgressions. You rock, girl!!

  2. I know it doesn't seem like there's a difference, but it will eventually. Congrats on the orders!

  3. It sounds to me like you're doing fine! Wish I could get in a long walk far I'm doing better...and hope to keep plugging away at what I can. I wish your shoulder would get well!!!

  4. You are amazing Gail! Keep it up, seriously. You always gain muscle before you lose weight when you start exercising, and muscle weighs more than fat. Eventually things will change, your BMI will improve and that is most important. So don't get discouraged, just keep on walking! I will keep on praying for your shoulder! And....I have five bags of clothes that I am happy about that. I really want to clear out any unnecessary stuff, it's getting contagious!

  5. Keep up the good work! I can sympathize with you on your lack of weight loss! It has happened to me better, leaving alone all your favorites and nothing to show for it! It will happen...don't give up...wish I could say I have been being good, but I cannot. Maybe next week...


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