Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's October already

Turning the page on the calendar and realizing that three quarters of the year have come and gone without my weight decreasing but a few pounds is depressing but nothing new.  It’s the same story, but different year.  Last month marked my fifteenth wedding anniversary and also the fifteenth year that I have weighed over 300 lbs.  The last few years, I have weighed closer to but never reaching 400 lbs.  This is not an accomplishment to be proud of; I’m just stating a fact.  Actually as far as weight and health are concerned, there is nothing to be proud of.  With diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, time is not on my side.  Fifteen years over 300 lbs and at least twenty years over 200 lbs is way too long and not doing me any favors.  We all know this already. 

It is way past time to get things rolling.  Never giving up, I will keep on trying.  Will this month prove to be a success or just more of the same?  Only time will tell for sure.  I don’t feel like spewing out all the hopes and promises that I will get on the ball.  I’m thinking it; just don’t want to blurt it out yet again.  One day, one meal at a time I will try to make the right choices.

Since it is now October, my daily goal for walking steps will be increased to 3000.  This will be a struggle.  I didn’t meet by 2500 steps/day goal for most days last week.  I will make more of an effort this week/month.  

That's all I've got today.  Have a great week and start to October.


  1. You can do it! Don't worry about the month, just today. All you have to do is get today right. Tomorrow will be today soon enough.

  2. Sometimes I find Tony Robbins quotes very uplifting and motivational. I say...find what it is that continually transforms your mind, and you'll transform your eating habits, your body, and your life. Best of luck with your transformation!

  3. "Never giving up, I will keep on trying."


    I like Marc's idea too

    All the best Jan

  4. That's right... Never give up! Every time you eat something you make a vote with your mouth. Even making good choices for 1/2 of the day is better than throwing the whole day down the drain. I love this quote: Just because you drop one egg, doesn't mean you throw the whole carton in the floor! I've been struggling lately, too. The school I work in seems to be on carb overload...breakfast pastries, bagels, donuts, cake for birthdays, cake for baby showers... I haven't always made good choices. Buttercream frosting is my achilles heel. I'm not giving up either!!

  5. Yep, I think it's best to take it one step at a time, one meal at a time, one day at a time. Do you read Brooke, Not On A Diet?

    She's lost 176 pounds and done it with diet and exercise, and only joined a gym to lose the last 30 or so pounds. It took her four years, but she stuck with it.

    I have faith that you can do this! Hugs!!

  6. You haven't updated for a week, let us know what's happening

  7. Here's to us both having a healthy weekend - I am planning smoothies and trying to reduce my wine intake for the weekend. :D Hugs!