Saturday, August 16, 2008

Missing In Action

Okay, so it's been a whole month since I posted. I have NO excuse...a few reasons, but won't go into everything. I will promise to be better about posting.

I have stayed on points during my absence and am now at 13 pounds lost. I weigh in on Wednesdays so make sure to stop by and check out my ticker at the bottom of the page to see my updated total.

I haven't been exercising, but will start an "Aqua Fitness" class on Tuesday. Yikes! I'm not worried about the actual class, but the thought of wearing a swimsuit is terrifying. I have friends who have been going and they SWEAR that there are no skinny bitches wearing thongs attending. The first thigh I see without cellulite and I'm outta there!

A bit about me. I have NOT been overweight all my life. When I was in high school, I had a softball coach who said that he'd bet I had to run around in the shower to get wet. In June of 2004 I had a hysterectomy and things went downhill from there over the next 11 months. During the fall of 2004, I had 8 people die over an 8 week period. The last funeral I attended was 4 days before Christmas. I started 2005 with my yearly physical and my doctor asked how I was feeling. I told him what was going on and he suggested counselling. I was okay going for the next few months, but in March I turned 40, then 6 weeks later my oldest son graduated high school, my middle son left middle school and my youngest son left elementary school. Quite a few milestones to have all at once. I ended up getting an Rx. One of the side effects was weightgain. It said that the average gain for a person taking 1 per day was 40#s over 6 months. I took 4 per day for the next 2 years and gained 88#s. I am now "drug-free" and losing the weight.

I promise that my blog won't always be so depressing, but I wanted to let y'all know "my story". I would appreciate any comments, questions, encouragement, etc.


Teri said...

You are doing very well. Good weight loss can be slow going, but it will stay off in the long run. One day at a time.

Anonymous said...

Hey Cece,

Seems you and I are on the same personal quest.  After my sister passed away 5 years ago, I haven't been as active as I used to be - actually not at all - but life priorities seems to take the front seat.  Mostly taking care of an elderly parent and going through the turmoils of my parent losing a child.  Working 2 jobs (which I haven't for 2 years), taking care of house/yard repairs, and maintaining finances, attending to my parent's health, my personal health was always put on the back burner.

With all the emotinal rollercoasters I have have endured over the past 5 years, things have finally settled out for the best and I am finally looking towards myself for a change.  I've started a video project about my sister A Dedication and Memory Project for Norma Jean on my website.  I have the whole family involved and seems to be therapeutic.

I went from weighing 160 to 230 in that amount of time (15 lbs per year).  I couldn't stand to look at myself in the mirror, let alone feeling confident of my physical appearance.

But I have taken control this past June and currently have lost 20 lbs. It's a hard battle, but at least I have eliminated the bad diet and excercise when I can.

I've pulled out my old USMC uniform and have hung it up on the wall.  Everyday I look at it and use it as my inspiration to get fit again (and hopefully to slip it on).  Find something that'll inspire you and to keep in the back of your mind what you are striving for.  That uniform is my personal reminder when the luck seems to have run out (and I have felt that way a few times already).

Good luck, and keep in touch!

Your ex-Marine buddy - Roger V.

daxielover said...

What an awesome way to share your enthusiasm and motivation - I can feel it.
Hope to see you soon - remeber the fball games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!