Some people have asked me how I started my weight loss. My first few months in the blog archive explain it all.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Back to Skinny School

Yesterday it was 7 this morning the scale said 9. last week it said 6 - Pounds. I have gained. I figure I average about 8 pounds total that I have put on. Well on my way to a new dress size.

My half hearted attempt to lose is not working, I must make a plan before everything splats in my face... and then attaches to my waist.

Being skinny doesn't come natural for me. Base line I am fat. I am sure of it. Some mornings I even wonder why I should try, the feeling of food sliding into my gullet is a comfort that pays off better than a mirror. If I wanted to be thin only to fit into skinny jeans then it just wouldn't be worth it. That motivator alone just may send me out shopping for fat pants. The tourniquet that is my skinny pants must serve not as a motivator but a reminder of - "a bright recollection of all (my) guilt. Alma 11:43

I need to remember and recommit to my weight loss motivators.

Family. As a mother I set the tone of our house. When I eat at world record pace and then go for a second term - my children race to keep up.

Self. I love the feeling of being healthy, I just do, enough said.

Blog. Silly, but I need the feeling of being accountable, even if no one reads it, I am out there for all to see

Spirit. Alma 37:47
47 And now, my son, see that ye take care of these sacred things (ie - my body), yea, see that ye look to God and live.

So, it is back to skinny school for me. I am getting back on the health bus, and if you will excuse me, I have an elliptical to ride.


Leslie said...

I am so glad you are back. Not because you need to lose some weight again, but because I find you so refreshing in the face of such a challenge. I was working out yesterday chanting "I can do hard things" thinking of you the whole time. I have 20 lbs to go (lost 40) but have been stuck in a rut for 7 months.
Good for you for recognizing the need to get back on the bus!

General Wolfe said...

It's so great to see you back!

Amy said...

Welcome back my friend! You're on my Google Reader and when I saw your blog on my list of new post I couldn't believe it!

Weight gain is a bummer. The good news? You KNOW how to take it off again. We are here to cheer you on! Oh happy day!

Michal said...

i, too, am glad to have you back. sorry it's because you're creeping back up, but you have caught it early on now. although it's hard work, it's much easier to lose 8 lbs than 40 or more. you can do it. and lucky for us, we get to come along for the ride and get motivated and inspired along with you, by you.

Heffalump said... glad to see a new blog from you! I just happened to have you on my RSS reader, and there was a new post! I just left this blog on there even though you said you wouldn't be back, and I am so glad I did!
I hope you know that blogging doesn't have to add pressure to your life. You don't have to blog every day, or every week even. Just blog when blogging is good for you! You inspired so many people in the short time you were blogging. I would love to read whenever you happen to blog...

Yvonne said...

I am so glad to see you are back. Thank goodness for my google reader.

I keep getting close and then go on a trip and gain again. I'm bound and determined to do it, and I just know having you here is gonna help.

MelanieJ said...

SOOOOO glad to see you back. And in my same boat. I cycle between "on fire" and "fuggettaboutit". (Mostly the latter! :) Thanks for the "bright recollection."

Camille said...

You're back! I'm am SO excited!

Natalie said...

Yay! Welcome back to the bloggy world! I know you'll lose those pesky pounds in no time.

happy mommy said...

You're back!!!!

Jennifer B. said...

A belated welcome back! I'm thrilled to see you posting again.