Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monday is the day!

Many of you know already, last year I went
thru a health crisis. Well, I far so good.....
but I did learn a couple of things about myself.

I'm not a patient person and I'm an emotional eater.

In that

Everyday was filled with stress, waiting to hear if the Melanoma
had spread, imagining the worst,
worrying about Pookie worrying about me,
wondering if I'd be alive in a year to see my nephew again.
(He'd left on a mission for his church in the Philippines.)

The list went on and on.

So I stressed and I ate. And I managed to put on 10 extra pounds.
I already needed to lose 15.

Everytime I went to sit at the computer in the office, this thing
was staring back at me.

(Look at the dust on that thing! Yikes.)

Okay, I absolutely HAD to do something.
So, this past weekend I took action.
I told Pookie my plan. He told me I looked great,
(liar liar pants on fire) but that he was onboard if it
would help me feel better about myself.

I went to the refrigerator and freezer, and I tossed
anything and everything that wasn't healthy.

Goodbye old friend. :0(

And, I'm exchanging that for these little gems. Have you tried
these??? They are SOOO good!

I'm keeping my beloved
banana popsicles.
They only have 45 calories each!

There is a God.

My fridge is now stocked with Slimfast and Lean Cuisines, lots of
fruits and veggies and those really
good itty bitty 100 calorie Hostess cupcakes.

I'll have a treat when Pookie has his dessert.

The next move was to angle the
treadmill so I have this view out the french door.
That's motivating....right????

I've got my Billy Idol music, Soundtrack to Grease
and other assorted fun songs to sweat to.

So, when I wake up tomorrow and put on my walking shoes,
I'll be thinking;

I'm thankful I'm alive.

Exercise won't kill me.

I can do this.

Wish me luck!!!


  1. Oh Gayle, I soooo feel your pain! I have always had a weight problem, even as a child. About 10 years ago I was finally successful in losing about 55 pounds, had a facelift, looked great, and felt even better. I was able to keep the weight off 4 or 5 years (albeit by going to the gym an average of 5 days a week) but then my mom got sick and died, I started a very stressful job, and so I stopped going to the gym. Little by little, the scale started creeping back up and now I've gained almost all of it back again! Ugggggh! Sitting at the computer reading blogs for the past 2 years (and menopause) hasn't helped! I wish I could find the motivation I had before. Weight loss truly starts with a determined state of mind and I just can't seem to get there again.

    I applaude your determination and wish you much success. :)

  2. You CAN do it, Gayle! Although I agree with Pookie. No matter what you still look gorgeous!

    Justine :o )

  3. Hi Gayle :)

    Congratulations on making a commitment like that! I need to do the same, but you go first LOL

    Welcome to Blogland! I remember you from RMS and that gorgeous house of yours :)