Monday, May 3, 2010
SRD report and feeling good
I am feeling good. I am *still* coughing but either it has improved (I'm pretty sure it has) or I have gotten used to it. I think most of my "feeling good" is being spawned by a mental/emotional feel good because of being so encouraged at SRD (State Recognition Days for TOPS). Hey, if being mentally pumped can make me feel phsically better, that works for me!
I was going to post about how much lighter I was at this year's SRD than last year's. I got out my weight book and was saddened to find that at SRD last year I was actually 3.75 pounds lighter at LAST YEAR's SRD. eeerrrrr. That is frustrating. Here's the post from last year's SRD: http://thattopslady.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-post.html
However, last year's SRD was held at the very END of May, and May had been a very good month for me. Last May I lost 14.25 pounds during that month alone! So, technically, as of what I weigh RIGHT NOW compared to what I weighed on this date one year ago, I am 7.5 pounds lighter NOW. However, I will have to have another awesome May THIS YEAR in order to say that for long! Let's do it. Let's have an awesome May!!!! Wow...If I lost 14 pounds this May, I would start June at 294. I'd be happy with that.
I am excited about tomorrow's weigh in. SRD got me pumped. I have been exercising and staying in calorie limits since then. I walked on the treadmill for one hour Saturday morning before the SRD festivities began. I need to walk EVERY day. I need to do those wii exercises too.
Oh...........speaking of wii exercises, my hubby is exercising like crazy and lost 16 pounds in about 4 weeks. *ppffttt* *Sticks tongue out at hubby* No, actually I am proud of him. And it helps me too because he is trying to eat healthy and isn't asking for the fried foods as much.
This year's king said he joined TOPS because his wife had joined and after a few weeks he asked "How are you doing? Are you losing any?" to which she said that she wasn't losing but that she didn't feel weird about it because NO ONE in her chapter was losing. He thought "How ridiculous to have a weight loss group that isn't losing weight". He went and was like "Ladies, if you would consisitently put forth more effort and quit making excuses, you COULD lose the weight, and I'm going to join and prove to you that it can be done." So, he joined and lost 30 something pounds in 13 weeks and kept it off! That reminded me of my hubby, who although he hasn't joined TOPS, is losing weight and would be excelling more than I if I weren't getting my rear in gear!
On to the SRD pictures.........the one of just me is, well, just me LOL.
The pic of me and the queen turned out yucky so I'm not posting it. The queen had lost 80 something pounds. It took her a Loooooooooooooong time. 30 years. Yikes. That wasn't very inspiring. But at least she didn't give up, I guess. Or apparently she DID give up several times, but always got back up and tried again. Anyway......
And the skinny lady in the blue dress is Cynthia Mack. She reached her goal weight 13 years ago and is now an area captain in Canada and a retreat director. She is a highly motivating speaker and I sure enjoyed all she had to say!
Ok.........I need to get off of here and get busy. Thanks for reading... Thanks for missing me when I wasn't posting.... Thanks for joining me on the journey to my goal weight.
:) that TOPS lady, Amy