Workout Song of the Day

I was on YouTube last night scrolling threw hair videos when I was reminded how much I love this song.

Weight loss update, emotional eating, and other randomness

I know I'm a few days late, but it's once again time for a quick weight loss update.  I actually got on the scale a few days ago but I haven't had time to post anything yet.  Anyway, I have lost another 2 pounds.

I am slightly depressed that I haven't lost more but at the same time I am thankful that I have lost some weight.  Everything at work has been very stressful.  I have a coworker who is extremely negative who chooses to talk about everyone else and make everyone that they work with completely miserable as if its a part of the job description.  At first this person's attitude didn't bother me but after they were given a promotion everything has gotten ridiculous. I hate being in a situation where I dread going to work.  I am a big girl so I do what I have to do but I didn't realize how much everything has gotten to me until I noticed how I have been doing a lot of emotional eating lately and I haven't had much motivation or energy for.....anything.

I'm still determined/motivation/#refusetofail.


Quote of the Day

This isn't really a quote per say, but I wanted to share.  I was reading a post called Blast From The Past (Throwback Edition) #1 on one of my favorite weight loss blogs (Transitional Vanity) where blogger TinaDivaTV shared pictures of herself from a year ago before she started her weight loss journey.  Anyway, she mentioned how she used to feel like the "big" girl in her group of friends which caused her to hate taking full body pictures with them.  I can definitely relate to this.  Of course, this is something that goes beyond weight since almost everyone has something about themselves that they feel self conscious about.

Today's inspirational quote/poem focuses on living life to the fullest. There used to be (and still is at times) things that I am hesitant to do because I feel conscious about how I might look or  how others might perceive me.  Although deprivation is usually associated with weight loss, I still believe that it is important for me to still enjoy myself by taking the time to pamper myself and enjoy life:

Imagine a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out all of it, of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost whatever you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of

* One year, ask a student who failed a grade.
* One month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
* One week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
* One hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
* One minute, ask a person who missed the train.
* One second, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
* One millisecond, ask the person who won an Olympic silver medal.

Value every moment you have, and count it a gift from God. Treasure it by sharing it with someone special—especially your spouse and children. Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” 
—Psalm 90:12


Weight loss Challenge Update

Sometimes I feel like I always write the same thing- working, trying to eat better/doing okay, blah blah blah.  I try to keep this blog positive which is difficult sometimes when I'm feeling super stressed or in vent mode which tends to happen every now and then...
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On a really positive note, I think I'm doing okay with this challenge.  I have been watching what I eat (including the portion size) and burning more calories throughout the day when I am not able to exercise.  Yesterday was my weigh in day and I have lost another 2 pounds for a total weight loss of 12 pounds this month.  It doesn't sound like much but I'm happy as long as I am losing or maintaining and not gaining.

On another note, I'm excited about getting back to my exercise routine especially because I finally have a set (full time) schedule at work.  There is a group of ladies at work who go walking after work and I plan on either tagging along until the weather gets too cold.

One of my favorite exercises I used to do in high school was get up early in the morning and do step aerobics for at least 30 minutes every morning.  Not only was I able to work my way up to an hour each morning, but my legs, thighs, and butt were extremely tight and toned. Thrifting is one of my favorite hobbies and yesterday I found a stepper board (I don't know if that is the right word) for $3. Now I know I could just buy one of those machines from Wal-Mart, but why pay retail when you don't have to especially when I was just looking for one of those old school "no frills" platforms.

Tomorrow I will post my goals for October.

Thanks for reading,



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