Friday, August 27, 2010


So much is happening and time is flying so fast. I am having a hard time keeping up, but doing it anyway.

We are getting ready for our big family trip to Colorado for our oldest sons wedding. They are getting married at the Denver Bronco's Stadium, so it's quite the ta-do! So many things we have to do to get ready. Hubby and I are flying with our other son, daughter and 2 grand babies (2 1/2 years old & 8 months). So I'm packing, mailing stuff and shopping to get ready.

Plus still super focused on my health. Lots of time in the gym and exercising! Also working full time! Whew!

Some really cool things are happening...

I finally hit a big one!!! I now weigh 226. I have not been at this weight since I moved back to Oregon 18 years ago. The friends I have now, have never seen me this "thin"!

Cross Over to New Intensity
All of a sudden I've cross over to new intensity. Working harder at the gym and pushing myself with all the exercise I do. Plus I've dropped my calories about 400-500 per day and I'm not even hungry. I am really satisfied, have a ton of energy and it's working for me! No cravings for sweets or salty things. Now I crave chicken, veggies and fruit.

Other People's Clothes
Went to my daughters house the other day. She wanted me to try on some of her clothes that she wore after she had her babies. I tried them on and they fit. Size LARGE. She said some of the things were purchased in the "JUNIOR" section of the store. I went home with a load of her clothes. She said it was so weird that I was shopping for "her" closet. I loved it!!!

Then yesterday I was complaining to my hubby that my gym shorts were too big! They were hanging off of my body and looked awful! He gave me a pair of his that he's not wearing anymore and they FIT!!! Men's size medium. I used to be able to only find my shorts at the men's department. I could only fit into men's size 2x or larger. Whoo Hoo!!!!

Sore from my Workout on Wednesday
I am so sore from my workout on Wednesday that I can hardly move. Well I can move, except for when I first get up. Getting out of a chair or the bed is really hard. But I'm still doing my workouts everyday and loving it!!!

Things are really fun! I love this new lifestyle. Seriously everyday there is something new I learn about myself, or something new I get to experience because I have the energy or the ability to do it. I truly feel like a little kid, I'm trying new things, exploring the world, reaching out to touch things instead of wondering what they feel like.

Not stuck in my body anymore!!! I'm LOVING IT!!!!

How about you.....Are you exploring this world and learning new things?



  1. It sounds like you're loving life! I think that we have to slog through the tough early stages of diet and exercise until we break through to the other side of things. I'm still in the tough early stages, so I struggle and haven't yet found that happiness that bursts forth when we can finally be who we really are. I'm still hiding from the world and not wanting to call attention to myself, but I understand that my day will come if I persist. Thanks for the upbeat message. Have a great weekend!

  2. Wow girl, so many wins for you!! I'm so excited for you, that is the best feeling in the world to put on smaller sized clothes (okay, maybe not the best, but pretty close!)!!! Good luck on your trip. I hope everything goes smooth and that it is the day your son and his bride have dreamt of and more! Travel safe!

  3. I love this post! SO many amazing things happening for you & I am so happy for you! Congrats on the clothes - its a wonderful feeling! Just keep riding this wave - I can't wait to see where it takes you next!

  4. I am so glad that life is on an upswing for you. Ride that wave, girl. Make the most of it.

    Don't you just love getting new to you smaller clothes? I especially love it when they are free!

  5. My favorite part of this post is "..dropped my calories, am satisfied, want veggies, chicken etc, not craving sweet or salty." Yeah for you! Isn't that a great place to be. I was there until a week ago, but you've reminded me how good it feels and encouraged me to get back there quickly.

    Keep up the excellent work and spirit!!

  6. New intensity AND new clothes!? Hmmm...funny how those things seem to go hand-in-hand. :)
    I've had a similar week and I'm loving it! I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  7. That is fantastic! This kind of momentum is hard to stop. Enjoy the wedding.

  8. I'm so happy for you Joy! You are doing awesome! You are totally keeping me inspired! It's posts like yours that i need to read to keep me motivated and get me back on track!