Daily Rants and Raves

How I can tell I am losing weight

Its not just the inches and the pounds – its the every day things…. Like :

My pants are super huge! Big at the waist!

I no longer have my bosom popping out of the top of my bra! ( you ladies totally know what I am talking about)

I can wrap a bath towel around my  body after a shower without all my lady parts being exposed!

I was able to shimmy under a gate at work! ( Long story, but a victory none the less)


I know this isn’t a whole lot and I really thought I had more examples, but some is better than none!


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Things to Think About

Fast Food – Ugh

I am on vacation this week, so I checked in with my grandparents to see if they had any appointments I could take them to.  My grandparents are 88 and 89 years old.  Both of them can no longer drive.  Usually my mother is their usual chauffeur, but due to her recent bout with illness, they need some help.  Today’s trip included an appointment for my Gram, taking Gramps to CVS, taking both of them to BJ’s, then onto Wendy’s.  My kids adore my grandparents, I mean seriously, who wouldn’t?  My Gram kept saying while we were eating what a nice day it was.  That made my heart soar.  I cherish every moment with them and I know my kids do too.  But onto the nitty gritty ….

I was eating – at Wendy’s. 

My struggles with good eating are no secret.  That being said – I have made big strides in trying to eat better.  I have seriously cut down my soda intake, most of the time choosing water instead.  I am not eating as many sweets.  I am trying to eat some more protein.  I gotta be doing something right since I am down 20 pounds! 

I have not had ” Fast Food” in months.  McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King – it has been months – other than coffee.  And boy did my body let me know it!  My stomach was tossing and turning over and over.  It was horrible.  Don’t get me wrong, the Pretzel Bread Bacon Cheeseburger, sure tasted yummo, but I cannot allow myself to veer off path like this again .  For sure I will not forget the aftermath.  I really think my body was not used to the food.  So, not only did I emotionally feel horrible after eating, but I was physically feeling horrible.  

Even my 10 year old said it was probably my body not used to the food.  And as much as that sucked royally going through it – how cool is that, that I have detoxed myself out of Fast Food?  Yea Me!

So, in the end, I know Wendy’s was a bad choice for me, but I learned a lesson and that is another step in the right direction.  As long as we learn and grow from our mistakes, we can only get better!

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Daily Rants and Raves, Milestones

1st Weight Goal Achieved!

I took my first real step to a better lifestyle in February of this year. Just making the decision to do something and eat better was hard enough, then in March I started going to Befit.  I have a lot of weight to lose, Ideally about 120 pounds.  But, I couldn’t look at it that way, I had to break it down.

So first goal – lose 15 pounds.  And today getting on that scale – I am down 16.3 pounds!!!! Holy Shit!

This whole process is simply amazing to me.  Why the frack did it take me so long to get off my ass? What an idiot I was!

The thing is, I see myself in the mirror everyday, as do most of you see yourselves.  But when I look at myself, I don’t see the changes.  I KNOW they are taking place.  I have lost weight and my clothes fit better, even fitting into clothes I haven’t fit into in years – years! I feel better.  I have this crazy NEED to workout.  I LOVE working out! It kills me and totally kicks my ass – but I love it. I Love challenging myself.  I love the pride in finally being able to do something.  I love the fact that I am doing this for me and I am not giving up.

I have really learned that you cannot take the easy way out of this – I got myself into this. It has been a span of 14 years – how the heck can I expect it to come right off?  So glad I don’t think that way anymore.

This is gonna sound corny, but I feel like a Caterpillar, lying in wait in my Cocoon , awaiting to emerge as the beautiful Butterfly I am meant to be.


Hopefully, I don’t become a Fatty McButterfly like our friend here….

I know there are no butterflies in the sea, but you know what I gotta do here ….

Keep on swimming folks – we will get there 🙂