The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 27 - Weigh in Day and FMM

Okay so, drum roll... I lost 2.8 this week! That brings me down to 445.2 lbs. I'll admit that I'm anxious to see the scale move faster but I am really happy to see it moving in the right direction. Its hard to imagine 2 pounds a week for what could be a total of 4 1/2 years if it stays that slow. And trust me, I know it isn't slow. I know its normal and healthy and still a really great loss. I just feel anxious.

Does weight loss really get harder the more times you need to do it?

I have 27 points left for today. I will probably have some frozen yogurt, but I'm not sure what else. I will update to add food if I do.

Okay so for some fun:

If you've taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section over at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Ten Things That Make Me Happy

1. My husband. Seriously, I know its cliched but he is the light in my life. Without him I have no idea where I would be or what my life would be like. He kept my family floating before we were even married when we couldn't pay our bills and when things needed to be fixed. He stepped up when he didn't have to, knowing I would have wanted him even if he couldn't have. He loves me fat, mad, sad, he loves me on "ugly" days and even in the very early morning.

2. My family. My mom and my brother. My grandparents (though they have passed I miss they every day), and my extended family. We used to be more close knit and we are all very different people but we love each other. 

3. My friends. I seriously don't know anyone with a better group of friends than I have. We are bitchy, and gossipy and moody and unique but we always come together like a family down to Sunday dinners. When my toilet exploded and my basement flooded and we were broke my friends came to my house with dinner, a case of mudslide, and a brand new toilet. We might not always like each other, but I can count on them, and they can count on me. 

4. Singing! I sing, but not professionally. There are a lot of people who think I could, but I've always had this weight making me afraid to try. Singing clears my head and makes me feel calm.

5. My pets. I have too many, leftover from a few years of rescue, but I love them and I treasure every moment of their little lives. They bring me joy and I think through them I have developed a healthy compassion for everything that lives on this planet. Everything deserves love. 

6. AC. For real, I live in Baltimore City and its hot here. Even if its only in the 80's the humidity can make it unbearable. Air conditioning makes life bearable!

7. Our car! We drive a 2011 red Kia Forte 5-Door. Previous to that we drove a 1990 sea green with-no-clear-coat Ford Taurus. Do I need to say more? It took me ages to get my frugal husband to agree to even look at new cars and then when we sold the green monster I actually cried as it was towed away.

8. My iPod. I have an old 80gb iPod classic in a metallic pink case that I have been using for about 5 years now. It gets me through the gym days. I put on a playlist, close my eyes and don't stop until its over.

9. Christmas. I know it's weird but Christmas still makes me feel like a little kid. I love the lights and cold air and the just lifts my spirits. Chad and I don't have any kids so we spoil my mom and my brother and each other.

10. Horror movies. I know, I know. How can those make you happy? I don't know. I just really love them...even the bad ones. I have only one exception: I hate torture porn. By that I mean movies like Saw (not including the first one which was good) and Hostel. I don't see the point, or the entertainment in realistic torture and pain.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Take time to get to know someone new this week, leave a few comments and come back and link up in the comments. Happy Monday, friends!

And food!

Monday, July 29, 2013
1/2 cup(s) cherries
2  Alex smoothie
1  sandwich(es) Classics chargrilled chicken sandwich
1  packet(s) Dressings & Sauces honey roasted bbq sauce
1  cup(s) Side Items medium fresh fruit cup
16  small Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee
1/2 cup(s) cooked green beans
1  cup(s) mashed potatoes
1  Pork Chops and Apple Pie Filling
1  serving(s) Aldi Cracker Crisps
Food PointsPlus values total used40
Food PointsPlus values remaining27
20 min Weight lifting, nautilus-type (light workout)
20 min elliptical trainer, moderate intensity
Activity PointsPlus values earned7


Liz @ The Shrinking Owl said...

Hey neighbor! I live about an hour north of you, and I do animal rescue too. :) I also love to sing (though not professionally).

Scarlet Simple said...


Nice to meet you! I used to do animal rescue but I ended up with too many that no one wanted to take and I had to stop. I rescued cats, but I also have two dogs: a pit/lab mix and a golden retriever. I'm going to come follow you!