Friday, March 16, 2012

Irish Luck? I'm wishing it for you anyway!!

I love this dress!!
The Luck O’Weigh-in
I’m so thrilled it’s almost St Patrick’s Day. I’m Irish so it’s a lucky day for me and a fun reason to wear GREEN!
I was having some health issues the last two weeks and finally it came to a head and I went to see my Dr.  I’m so good at beating up on myself about not being perfect or losing weight every week.  I’ve put so much pressure on myself that I started to have anxiety attacks.  I was shaking and thought perhaps I had developed diabetes or even pre diabetes.
Oh no it’s just a lil stress and anxiety that’s all.  Good Grief that was not quite what I expected to hear, but it beats finding out I’m having a heart attack.  My blood pressure is up too so now it’s time to change up things and get back to normal.  Or as I like to say Normal for ME!
I had to take a few days off work to take care of me for a change.  That was so hard because I love my job and am dedicated to being there.
I definitely needed the days off.  I ended up with an extra day because my Father who is 80 had a bad bout with the stomach flu.  That scared me badly.  I fear losing him, but know he’s not a young man.  He is the stoic male who refuses to see a Dr unless it’s for his yearly physical.  When he called me to take him to ER I knew he was miserable. My son stepped up and drove him to ER and I met him at the check in desk.  Thankfully he is okay and feeling great again.  If he drinks his beer after work I know he’s fine.
On to my weigh in.  I woke up Wednesday morning, okay it was really Noon.  Anyway, I got on the scale to see just what I weighed.  I was down from last Saturday so I decided I would go ahead and weigh in to have a good week. No need to beat myself up after starting my new meds.  I was down 3.2 pounds so I felt great about it.
I got back into the gym Thursday and Friday. 60 minutes on the treadmill and stretching.  I just started reading a very good book, GUTS by Kristen Johnston, the gorgeous lady from 3rd Rock from the Sun.  She has an incredible story to share with everyone.  Definitely worth the time to read. You can order it here
I’ve also been listening to Penn Jillette’s podcast.  He’s an atheist which is contrary to my way of believing, but it’s interesting to get someone else’s view point on life too.
I am working on staying positive and saying self esteem boosting words to myself.  If I eat something I know is a LOT of points I don’t eat ten of them I try to limit my splurges to one or two.  I know I have my weaknesses like potato chips and pizza. I’m trying to stop rewarding myself with food and instead using other things like shopping.  Shhh don’t tell my husband that… it’s ok he admitted he doesn’t read my blog.  Bad Man!!!  Of course today he probably will.
I guess what I’m trying to say here is don’t beat yourself up and set yourself up for failure by having unrealistic expectations.  I heard a woman last week say that after 3 years she’s down 123 pounds. 3 years! I was shocked that she didn’t give up on her journey, but OWNED it.
If this takes me 3 years, big deal that means I’m dedicated.  Heck just 4 years ago I was 40 pounds heavier than I am today.  That’s 10 pounds a year, hmmmm that means it’ll be 8 years until I hit my goal weight? Oh no that is so not going to be the case for me.  I’m doubling my efforts to shed this weight sooner rather than later.
Thank You for the feedback on my last blog.  It’s good to know everyone struggles and has good and bad weeks.  Together we can all make this a journey to become healthier, happier people one pound at a time.


Me in February 2012
Me in May 2011
 Do you see a difference?  >>


  1. there will always be good weeks and bad weeks, but dont give up. you are doing great! ~joan

  2. Diana, you are beautiful in both pictures. But congratulations on all of your hard work and accomplishments. I wish I had your determination!!!

    Melanie McCready

  3. Di, You are doing awesome. Keep it up. You look wonderful. Melissa and I have been trying to shed some weight as well by walking on the track at the club. Some days we only make it to the hot tub though. :) Could use some of your determination as well.

    Mike & Melissa