Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Weight Loss To Do List

  1. Spend a day at an amusement park
  2. Horseback riding
  3. Take salsa dance lessons
  4. Water-ski
  5. Rollerblade
  6. Bike rides
  7. Find an amazing little black dress
  8. Wear high heels
  9. Run with my dog
  10. Fall in love
So off the top of my head, those are things that I want to do when I lose weight. Some will wait until I reach my goal, others I may do along the way as I lose the weight. They are in no particular order but are all things I want to do that I haven’t been able to or just didn’t feel comfortable doing it. I have also decided how I will celebrate reaching my goal. I am going to take a trip to CaliforniaHollywood to be exact. My cousin (and best friend) is there and I have met some dear friends through him. They are all amazing people and I can’t wait to see them all again. I want to spend a day at the beach, go to an amusement park (Disneyland and/or Universal Studios), and anything else that we decide to do while I’m there. It is definitely something to look forward to and drive me toward my goal!! My goal seems like a far off dream but it will come and I want to be ready for it!

Today is a bit of an off day for me. I feel sluggish and I have been freezing all day. Maybe I’m catching a cold or just in a little slump. It has not affected my eating as I have been tracking everything and staying within my points. Today was the first day though that the Hardees sign actually tempted me. The picture of the Texas Toast Bacon Thickburger was calling to me. I could almost hear it saying, “Come on, I will make you feel better. You know you want to.” But I literally looked at that sign and said out loud, “Not anymore. I will not let you comfort me!” That was a big step for me and it felt good. I could have easily pulled in and got that burger. No one had to know. I had done it a million times before. I would throw the evidence (wrappers and bags) in the trunk and throw it away before anyone could see. But I chose not to because I would know and I didn’t want to live with that.

So onward and upward I go. I am going to the fitness center when I get home tonight and I told my mom she has to go with me. Since she’s been retired, she doesn’t really do much. She has diabetes and it would be good for her to get up and move. So, we’re going to start slow and watch Wheel of Fortune while walking on the treadmill. She will take a pace that is comfortable to her and I will push myself to get an effective workout in the half hour we are there. I hope that my change in habits will help her change hers too.

That’s really it for today. If you’re sticking with me on this journey, thank you! The support I have gotten has been awesome and so appreciated. I know my entries get long and I have tried to shorten them but sometimes I just start typing and a few minutes later there are two pages worth of thoughts. I figure there is a reason I type it so I might as well post it. I guess it helps me process everything and keep my head straight.

Have a Healthy Day!



  1. You are doing awesome! Temptation starved! Good for you! I love reading your blog everyday - even though usually at the end of my day - it motivates me to tomorrow! Thank you!

  2. You are doing a wonderful job Heids! I am motivated by you and so proud! I think this blog is a great idea to both help others and to also keep you going! Well done friend! Keep it up!! :-)

  3. Heidi, I found when i was losing weight that to have a fitness goal really helped so i have one for YOU. I did the MS150 last year and it was amazing. 2 days on a bike for 150 miles. It sounds daunting but they ahve rest stops every 10-15 miles so if you can do that, you can do the whole distance. It's June 10-12. It's not a race, it's a ride. It's amazing. Think about it, a good 1st fitness goal?