Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Promises--Kept and unkept

Last year I made myself a promise that if I had lost enough weight by softball season that I would play this year. Our church has a ladies softball team and has for years amd for about the past 5 or 6 years Phil has coached the team.  Last year when they started playing I would go walk at the park. I had just enough time to walk the long path at the park and get back to the ball fields before they finished the game. Raeanna kept asking me why I didn't play with them and I always wished that I could. I LOVED to play when I was younger but it had been 24 years since I had played any kind of sport. So I kept working on losing the weight and kept on walking as much as I could and I am very very very excited to say that I am actually playing softball this year with the ladies from Belden Baptist Church. I 'm not very good but at least I am out there trying. I have either been playing right field or catcher and if I could learn to run I might even be called a half way good player. I'm having fun, spending time with some wonderful ladies and getting to hang out with my husband. AND as of this moment we are undefeated! I may not have lost any more weight but I can tell that my body is changing shapes and I owe it all to walking and softball. I actually kept this promise.

Now to the unkept promise. I have talked and talked and talked about wanting to do the GumTree walk/run this year but seeing how it is next weekend it's not gonna happen. I honestly don't  think that there is anyway possible that I could walk/run 6.2 miles. I took to much of a break between Dec and March in walking and no more weight has come off. Plus it just scares me to think about having to run/walk that much. I have several friends that will be doing it and I am very proud of them and I wish them all the luck in the world. Hopefully next year I will be out there with you.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

2 Pounds

2 pounds might not sound like a lot of weight to lose but after an almost 2 month stall I was EXTREMELY happy to see the numbers on the scale go down by 2 pounds.  I am convinced that walking this what is helping me lose. When it started getting colder here I started walking indoors at the outlet mall. It's really close to work and never busy so its a great place to walk. Then things started getting busy at work and in life so the walking totally stopped in December. I would ride my excerise bike at the house but its just not the same.  You tend to not work so hard on the bike when you are watching tv. But the last week or so we have had some really nice weather so I have been hitting the park and walking outside. Its one of the things that I have really started enjoying on the weight lose journey, especially when Brady or Rae walks with me. We always have a really good time.   But needless to say I am VERY VERY happy with this 2 pound lose. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Can you tell a difference?

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2012

64 pounds gone!!!! Can you tell a difference?