Monday, May 20, 2013

Catching up

I'm here.

I've received a number of emails from people checking up on me.  I appreciate it and I thank you for reaching out.  It's great to know that you are pulling for me and wishing me the best.

Not quite sure why I've been so quiet.  Part of it is that I've been a bit busy. Some of it is that I'm trying to step away from the computer - I feel like my life has turned into something I just see on a computer screen. Mostly though, I just don't have much to say.  I feel like I'm saying the same thing day in and day out. My creative juices aren't flowing and that makes for boring chatter.

I've come to the realization though that I need the boring chatter. I do much better when I am here writing about the day-to-day sort of stuff as well as logging over at MyFitnessPal.

To catch up on how I'm doing...I hit 55 pounds down! I also went shopping for some spring/summer clothes and was over the moon when the smaller sizes fit nicely. The "bad news" though is that I've been hanging out at 55 pounds lost for a number of weeks. I'm still at the gym, I'm still watching what I eat for most of the day but come later in the day/evening hours I just turn to some bad habits. I'm not sure if it's total emotional eating, although I suspect some of it is. I just know that I need to stop.

That's what has prompted me to come back today.  I made a decision last night that I am going full-on for the next 61 days. Why 61 days.  That's how many days are left until I go see my love - Jon Bon Jovi, in concert.  I figure that's a short-term goal mark to get to.  With the warmer weather coming in, it does make it easier to eat better. I find it much harder to eat fruits and veggies when it's freezing cold outside.  So, 61 days is my next mark.  My hope is to lose 15-20 pounds by then. Remember, I lose very slowly - even if I'm exercising and eating right on target. I think 15 pounds is a doable goal.

As far as today goes, I've already had 1/2 my water - HUGE accomplishment for me right there!  And I'm about to get into the gym. For this moment right here, life is good.

Speaking of the gym, I have to come up with a new schedule. My little guy finishes preschool for the year this week which means I won't be spending 3 days a week at the gym anymore.  There is just no way that he will sit and let me work out for an hour each day. Thankfully I have great trainers!  They are working on an at-home program for me while I figure out a way to get in there at least twice a week.

Alright, time to hit the gym.  I also have some blogs to catch up on.
Thanks for checking up on me.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Jenn! OMG, 55 pounds down is WONDERFUL!!!!! Remember, last year, how I told you that I was betting on you to do well. Well, see, I'm *always* right like that!! Haha. :D

    Fabulous goal before seeing Jon Bon Jovi! A little jealous (lying here--A LOT jealous) --like don't leave your tickets laying around by me! I do think that 15 pounds in 60 days is doable--so you can look *GOOOOD!!!* when you go to the sexy rock star concert. :D

    :-) Marion

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    1. Thanks Marion! You've been a great cheerleader.
      I'm getting there. I think it's best that I take things slowly. It's hard sometimes but I don't feel like I'm missing out on something and it's easier to not beat myself up when I don't have perfect days. I'm told that slow and steady wins the race. We'll see.

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  2. Jenn you have been beautiful every day of your life (well, except maybe the day when you were 2 that you bit me, HA!). I know what am amazing accomplishment it is for you to be a bona-fide "gym rat." I've been so impressed with your efforts over the past five years to be a healthier you for your little dudes. You are doing phenoms. Hang in there. It's always slow for us but it DOES COME OFF if you don't give and keep at it. I'm super duper proud of you.

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    1. Thanks Kris! You've been a great support to me through this and always! I'm glad that we've become so close! Love ya!

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  3. That's a great goal, 61 days is very doable. I like it!
    55 pounds is a fantastic accomplishment. Livin on a prayer right!

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    1. Livin' On A Prayer is right! :)

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  4. Awesome! Congrats on the 55 lbs and congrats on going to see Bon Jovi! Please remember "Lay Your hands on Me" is a song, not an invite! LOL!

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    1. Well, if you hear of someone being arrested at the concert, it was probably me! ;-)

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  5. That's a great loss and a great motivating goal to help you shed the next 61 lbs! Keep it up :)

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