Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail...

TFP = Team Fanny Pack!

Quick update:

I didn't weigh in on Saturday morning, because I couldn't make it at 7am...  weighed myself at home & things are looking good.  But I did NOT have good eating days Monday & Tuesday (today), so I'm going to have to be extra diligent for the rest of the week.  I'm working out, so I'm not going to worry much about it.

On Easter Sunday, Pop Dukes & I walked 10 miles on The Strand... it was a lot of fun... here are a few pictures:

Daddy, before our walk...

Me, before the walk... and with a tractor.

5 mile mark... Daddy takes a bathroom break...

Me, happy because the 5 miles back is
always easier than the first 5 miles...

Sharing space with the bike riders... we didn't run into
any rude ones today (sometimes they don't like to share the road...)

I love my Ray-Ban Aviators...
We hit some drizzle, but it didn't rain...

All done! Team Fanny Pack! I went with the Asics,
and Pop went with the Nikes...

Dad wore his Village Vets gear!

Hope you had a great Easter/Passover!

Talk to you soon!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

100 Days...

I'll admit... I'm not the best blogger in the world.  Sometimes I really don't have anything to say.  So I don't! LOL. Today, I do have something to say... and I'm gonna say it!

In 100 days, Tony & Cheryl's 'baby daughter' will be 40 years old.  I suppose that day, July 26th, will be just as much a rite of passage for them as it will be for me.  After all, I am pretty much a miracle baby (which I might blog about at some point), so the fact that I'm here, thriving 40 years later is a pretty awesome thing.

JoLai the Preemie, 1 month, 3 days old. (8/29/71)
I could write a whole blog just about my parents.  How much I love them... how much I need them... how much they have done for me & my siblings... how they are the best parents in the world...

Everything I have done for the past 39 years, 265 days have been ultimately to make Tony & Cheryl proud... to not embarrass them... to be as good of a daughter to them as they have been parents to me. Obviously, I'm not perfect... I've made plenty of mistakes & bad decisions... but for the most part, I think I've done a pretty good job.  I've always had an inner voice asking, "What would Mommy & Daddy think if they knew you did this?"  And that voice has kept me from doing a lot of stupid stuff. LOL! It's the truth!

My Hero & Shero: Tony & Cheryl
100 days from my 40th birthday, I'm in the best physical, mental & emotional shape that I have been in in 15 years.  Easily.  I'm healthy (for the most part)... I'm happy... really, REALLY happy!  I have 3 amazing siblings... 6 nieces & nephews... wonderful friends... a great job... no complaints.  I have lived the last 39 years, 265 days wanting for nothing -- thanks to Tony & Cheryl -- and I feel blessed for it!  When I say "wanting for nothing", I don't mean I got everything I wanted.  But in terms of necessities & general comforts? The Draper Kids were good to go! I never called us "spoiled"... I think we worked hard & were rewarded for doing what our parents asked & expected of us.

The Draper Kids then...

The Draper Kids now...

Finally, the good stuff... I weighed in yesterday, and I somehow managed to lose 2.4 more pounds.  Amazing, because I ate rice last week (which is my favorite food in the whole wide world).  This weigh in was significant, because I am now at 140.2 pounds.  When I stopped going to Weight Watchers in 2008, I was at 140.6:


Yesterday... Yep, down 11.6 lbs total since March 6th!

I'm below my last weigh-in weight, so that is very motivating for me!  Another reason why this weigh-in is significant is because I'm about to move into the 130s... and I don't plan to see the 140s EVER AGAIN. Adios, 140s!!!

Me... 100 days until I turn 40!

100 days and counting... Toodles!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Good News!

Oh brother... I let two weeks pass without blogging!  I think it's because I didn't go weigh in last Sunday.  I had a rough Saturday, and I just couldn't go in for the meeting on Sunday morning.  When I was on Weight Watchers back in 2007, I was going to a Saturday morning meeting.  It was perfect for me.  This time I'm doing a Sunday morning meeting... PROBLEM!  See, I do most of my damage for the week on Saturday... I know that if I do what I'm supposed to do Sunday through Friday, then a bad Saturday shouldn't make a difference for the Sunday morning weigh in.  But for me it's a mental thing. I know I ate and drank whatever on Saturday night, so I don't want to go in on Sunday morning with that in my head... or my belly. LOL!

So, I switched back to a Saturday weigh in, and I lost 2.2 pounds.  And.... last night I got my GRUB ON at Fleming's where I had a wonderful gourmet cheeseburger for six bucks.  Their Happy Hour is off the chain! I also had cocktails, but I chose the 99 calorie Tickled Pink Martini (also six bucks) instead of my normal drink.

That will be my one "bad" meal of the week.  I will work hard all week, and weigh in on Saturday morning.  I expect good things.  Right now,  I'm 143.6.  Looking for 142 on Saturday.  Slow & Steady...

Hung out with my BFF, Sharon, last night.  Dinner & the Clippers' game.  The Clippers beat Oklahoma City!  Yahoooo!

Me & ClipPercussion

Game Introductions

The Blake Show...

Have a great week!