Thursday, October 31, 2013

This Wonder Woman Might of had too Much Wonder Bread

I'm finishing off the night with no more points left. Which is way better than negative points! I'll earn more extra points tomorrow during my workout... I'm aiming to earn 10 for the total day on Friday.

I didn't do too bad. After I ate my small mountain of candy, journaled it and found that I wasted 20 points on tiny candy bars I called it quits and stuck to healthier food the rest of the day. I know that doesn't sound like much but really that was a big accomplishment for me.
  A couple of months ago I decided I was going to dress as Wonder Woman for Halloween. What got into me... I don't know.  I went online ebay to look for an inexpensive costume... found one for under $22.00! Awesome! Great! The only problem was that it was coming from China (chances were the sizes would be wrong and most likely run small - but I was keeping my fingers crossed that the sizes would run big) and the ad was labeled One Size - S/M.

Now me being 40 lbs over weight I don't know what made me think I could fit into a S/M... I guess I was hopeful and focusing on the "One Size" part of the label, ignoring the "S/M" part.
When it got here I couldn't get it on from the top or the bottom! Wouldn't fit over my shoulders or over my hips. I was determined, I was motivated... by gosh I was going to wear this costume for Halloween even if I just wore it to spin around in circles in my living room - I was going to be Wonder Woman!

That determination, that motivation lasted a whole 2-3 days, then I completely forgot about I even brought it until a few days ago when I was cleaning out my closet and came across it.

I came home today from work and just for kicks attempted to get the costume on... and Holy Moly I got that bad boy on. But I didn't quite look like the Wonder Woman from Ebay... I looked way wider than I should have, and my waist wasn't going in the way it should be.. I tried to blame it on the fact that the costume was sent wasn't exactly the same costume in the ad, which could have had about 1% to do with why I didn't look so hot in this get up. :o/
I don't know what I was thinking...

Even thought I was not happy with the total end results, I was thrilled I got it on over my hips. I quickly took it off and put it away. I'm going to save it for next year!

I vow to be Wonder Woman next year in this exact costume and look Wonderful! I might not quite look exactly like the Ebay Wonder Woman... but I plan on being close!

I've got my work cut out for me. I can do it!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bit-Past-Mid-Week Check In

I've been meaning to blog all week. My goal is to get back to blogging on a regular basis. One to resurrect this blog and two because I miss blogging, I miss the community I was building here and the support I was giving and getting through this weight loss game.

It's fun-er to do when you don't feel like you're doing it alone.

I restarted with measurements and all this Saturday... yes this is the one millionth time I've restarted. Continuous restarts isn't good but that just means I haven't given up yet.

I have to keep reminding myself the first weeks are the hardest with anything. I've been restarting week after weeks now for a couple of months. I lost 10 on the last two months and put on 5 so I'm down 5 since September 1st.

This restart I have to stick with it. I need to lose it. My goal as of now is 44lbs. I'm doing the Weight Watcher's program (online) and making a goal to workout every other day. I worked out Saturday, Monday and was suppose to workout today but was just so tired. I went for a walk instead. I'll aim for Friday. I thought about trying to make it up tomorrow... but I workout in the evenings and tomorrow being Halloween I don't want to be out after dark.

Ideally, I'd like to start blogging every day or at least on some sort of schedule. I have so much info to share with you... I can't wait to get started.

My weigh-in days are Saturdays. I restarted this past Saturday, so I'm a little over midweek now. So far so good. I need to work on my water in take a bit, but I'm still with in points. I've used my activity points and have 10 of my flex points left... tomorrow my goal is to earn 5 more points... and not use up all my extra points.

It's gonna be hard, it's Halloween, we have candy ALL OVER the office and I'm a sugar addict. It's like dropping off a crack head at a crack house and telling them to be good.

Something different I've done this week is planning tiny meals. I have a few (sometimes more than a few) points every couple of hours. Every two hours or so I check to see if I'm hungry. It's been helping me start with in points. Usually by now I'm negative on the flex points.

Another thing I've been doing this week is learning to say NO to myself...

NO it's Wednesday and weigh is Saturday, you only have 10 flex points left and no points left for the day why do you think you can go check out that new burger joint across the street...
NO! That place will still be there on Saturday when you start your new set of points.
NO! You can't just go over there and have a burger and skip the fries and soda... the burger will still be more than 10 points!
NO! You can't skip the new burger joint and run to Jack in the Box for a Jumbo Jack.
NO! You can't go check out what Carl's Jr has to offer either.

YES! You can go to the grocery store and pick up some fruit, pasilla peppers and feta cheese. That you can do.
NO! You can't buy Halloween candy tonight to give to co-workers tomorrow because you'll get tempted, tear open the bag and promise to restart your program again Saturday.

YES! Possibly tomorrow morning, depending on your emotions and temptation level - you might be able to stop at CVS and pick them up some candy, or the grocery store for cupcakes... MAYBE... but if  you wake up feeling too excited about the idea of candy shopping in the morning... the trip to CVS will be cancelled!

It's been a bit of a tough week. But I have to keep my eye on my goal. I can do this. I read so many people losing weight, losing the natural way, losing the Weight Watcher way. I've done it before and I can do it again. I just have to keep my motivation FRONT and CENTER!

Next I'm going to break down my 44lb goal into mini goals and incentives. Incentives like a hair cut, a hoodie I've been waiting for two years now, etc.

So this is my bit-past-mid-week check in. So far so good. I have two more days to get through before weigh-in. I can do this!

So, how are you?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Changes to DietSodaDiva

You probably noticed the layout is WAY different than what it's been the last x-amount of years... I don't know what I did but I somehow deleted the whole layout and now have to start from scratch. Hopefully, I'll be able to fix that tomorrow.

I've got lots of info to share but just haven't had time to get around to posting. I'll be back tomorrow with tons of fun, exciting posts. Including, yes... ::sad face:: once again a restart.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

DietSodaDiva on Facebook

I finally added DietSodaDiva to facebook. I created the page a long time ago, but didn't realize it wasn't published! Opsy. I've been posting quick tips, photos, etc over there... make sure to run over and add DSD...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reset Button Pressed

I've been blogging for how long here now? It's been a LONG time... since 2008, and I've been battling the bulge since way before then.

I know you've heard me say it a million times and probably around this time every year I say I'm going to get to goal... but you know what this time I'm going to do it.

Saturday I'm weighing in, aside from Weight Watcher's I'm going to have a game plan, complete with wall posted on my bedroom wall as a reminder of my plan, goals, etc.

I finally have regular internet access now, so expect to see me around this neck of the woods more often.

In the past blogging has really helped me stay motivated and on top of stuff.

Are any of my old blogging pals still out there?

I'll be back real soon with more information on my game plan to start Saturday!

Stay tuned.