October check-in

I’ve been a bad blogger.  It’s been nearly a month since I posted last.  Bad me!

Since my last post, I’ve been a busy bee.  Been back to the gym like I should.  I’ve been eating better, for the most part.  I wish I could check in and say I’ve lost a huge number of pounds, but that would be a lie.  I’ve lost a couple here and there, but nothing significant.  But I feel better. I’m starting to feel stronger and more fit.  My core muscles are feeling tighter and I know the exercise I am getting is for the good.  I tried to do low carb and figured out about 4-5 days into it that it is definitely not for me.  I wish it were for me…because lower carbs in the Graham family house would help my T1D daughter. But dang if I don’t love some carbs.  The short time I did the low carb diet, I did drop some pounds quickly, but restricting myself from foods I love just make me think about them more.  So, I rejoined Weight Watchers since it’s a tried and true formula for me.  It’s what I used to start the weight loss process 2 years ago, and it works.  It is a slow process, but a safe one.  Do you use WW?  I am doing the Points Plus program.  It’s only been a couple of weeks since I rejoined.  And I had forgotten the points values in many things, so of course, the first few days, I was over my daily points allowance.  But I am getting back to it and it feels natural.

I’ve also found a great support group online with a facebook group.  Those ladies kick ass:) They inspire me with their victories and their struggles.  I love their weight loss tips, their recipes, and their general willingness to share the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes with this weight loss roller coaster.  I try to remember now when I step on the scale…that number does not define ME.  It’s a number that indicates what’s going on with my body. I generally am not happy with the number, but I don’t want it to shame me, either. I am trying to remember that “the number” is not what makes us beautiful.  It does not define my worth as a woman. So, the number’s still higher than I like.  It’s better than it was, and it’s only gonna get better from here.  When I have more time, I will share my stats here so we can see the progression.  Somewhere, somebody’s gonna learn from my mistakes and also the things I do the right way.  That’s really why I want to share it.

In other news, I am a little under the weather today.  Kinda flu-like but no fever.  I didn’t go to the gym yesterday because I wasn’t feeling well.  And of course, it’s pissing me off:) I will give it one more day and then tomorrow it’s back on.  The weather in Raleigh is supposed to be awesome the next couple of days, so I feel a big walk coming on! OH— and speaking of walks- we have our JDRF walk coming up November 2! Very excited about that! Last year was our first year because Haley had just been diagnosed.  We were so surprised and overwhelmed at the outpouring of support from our friends and family who donated and/or walked with us.  My girl needs a cure.  So for as long as we can, we’ll walk!   If you’re interested in walking with us, please send me a message and I will give you the details.  

I’ll close with one of my favorite quotes.  It doesn’t have to apply to weight loss…it can really apply to any thought we have in our heads where we listen to the negative voice inside.  Guess what? Turn that crap off.  We don’t have to listen:)


One of my favorite quotes.  Are you going to listen to that voice that says you can't?
One of my favorite quotes. Are you going to listen to that voice that says you can’t?