Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 108 - Why is it Thursday and What's UP!

Why is it Thursday?

This question can be answered several different ways...

Because it's the fourth day of the week.

Because Thursday is what comes after Tuesday...errr...and Wednesday, respectively!

Because...okay, I'm not going to make this a ridiculously over-the-top-last post for awhile...


Or am I?


Let's just do the What's UP part of the title instead:

Today is Thursday, November 1, 2012 and this is my last blog post for awhile. I keep saying "awhile", having no real estimation of how much time that actually is. I simply won't be here for ... ugh... awhile.

WHY? You ask...hoping I'll hurry to the point so we can ALL get on with our day.

Lots of reasons, let's see...

I'm slacking with posts and beginning to feel like I'm letting folks down, which is silly because I didn't start this particular blog with anyone else in mind but me (selfish? Yep sirree bob!).

I've recently begun a new business venture and I am so busy with it that I simply do not have time to devote to HERE right now.

I WAS a bit depressed about being stuck in my weight loss journey, not following my food rules, not posting in My Fitness Pal, and not caring...


Yah, I said it. Geesh. You don't know by now, how stupidly honest I am?


I realized recently that I am putting entirely too much pressure on myself and that something has got to give. I chose the blog for now, because I actually do believe I have a handle on the rest and I also believe it's where my focus needs to be - the jewelry and the weight loss journey.

I'm back to working out like a fiend (thanks in part to my new daily swim class and the evening workouts with a new friend). I am paying attention to my daily food intake. And I am ROCKIN' the Paparazzi Accessories with my good friend, Deb.'s Thursday, November 1, 2012 and I am taking a break from the blogging...for...awhile.

That, my friends, is what is UP!

Please note: I will still be tracking miles for the walking girls AND of course I have goals for November, too. Chances are that I'll be back around in December to share results and give a general update as to where I'm at in this world.

Until then, please enjoy your respite, as I will enjoy my crazy, all by myself. For just a little while...

"See" you all in...





OOOOOH, wait a second...let's get an update on everything first, shall we? Yes, yes we shall...


Our Virtual Trip(s)

Anna: 320 miles

Sandi: 234.04 miles

Debbie: 119 miles

Kathy: 192.04 miles

Stephanie: 277.87 miles

WOW, look at US. The walking girls are WALKING our butts off, literally! And good for us! Keep up the GREAT work, Ladies. Let's see what November brings, YAY!

My October Goals:

Walk 130 miles - 132.54! WooHOO, I made it :) 
Swim 20 hours - 10 hours = 10 that just didn't happen this month...tis okay, I say!
Post Daily at My Fitness Pal - This is still an issue and will remain a daily goal! 
Eat at home 25 dinners - YES! Not as easy as you would think but I did it :) 
Hit 50 pounds down - Nope. BUT I am a mere 1.6 pounds away and THAT feels AWESOME!
Reward with the much coveted compression suit - Please see above :) 


Starting Weight: 306.4
Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 258
Total Lost to Date: 48.4

Holy Moly, the 250's? Who woulda THUNK it?! This girl, YAY!

My November Goals: 

Walk 140 miles - Easy Peasy, right? RIGHT!
Swim 20 Hours - 5 hours a week in the pool. I've GOT this!
Stick to My Fitness Pal - It does help to keep me honest!
Eat 25 Dinners at Home - Just scraped by in October, let's step it UP by not stepping OUT in November!
Lose 10 Pounds - Let's just blow right by that 50 mark, mmm'kay!
5 Dollar Diva Designs Becomes Director(s) with Paparazzi Accessories - Whoa, a ringer goal? No, just a business one. But one we'll make it happen this month with all that's happening. YAY!