Tuesday, January 1, 2008

R2P3 Hungover?

Week 3 of Phase 3
Wt: 174.8 LIW: 168.2
6.6 lbs OVER LIW

Something I forgot to add yesterday was that after reading Miz Biz's Blog and her 10 things for 2008, I remembered one thing. I can now paint my own toenails or tie my shoes withOUT losing my breath and feeling lightheaded from bending over and trying to reach my feet!! Wow, and that was only after 20 lbs. I can only imagine what I will be able to do after losing some more, I'm aiming for 50 lbs this year. I agree with both Biz and Crystal about wearing pumps and not hurting our feet anymore. I have tons of pumps that I have purchased and not worn because of the pain. Thanks to Dr. Simeon's, I may actually accomplish my goal this year unlike years past of making resolutions to lose weight and by the end of the first week of January; throw in the towel and begin lying to myself that starting in February, after my birthday, I will try to lose weight. NOT this year!! I WILL lose this weight and not procrastinate!! There I go rhyming again. I guess the bubbly hasn't worn off from yesterday. Nah, I'm just giddy because I know by the end of this year, I will be a skinny minny, for the first time in my entire life, I will be skinny!! For as long as I can remember, I was always pudgy. My family would always make fun of me because even as a baby, no one could pick me up, or so they claim. Maybe that's why I don't let anyone hug me for an extended period of time, anyway, that's getting too psychological. So this year, no one is going to tell me about how overweight I am, now they can complain that I'm too thin. Wow, won't that be a change!!

Enough, of that. Last night I stayed home with my daughter and we watched MTV's New Year's Eve party and at midnight, I popped open a bottle of Asti Spumante. I prefer the taste of sparkling wine over champagne any day. I shared some with my daughter and the rest of the bottle was mine!! So that explains the weight gain. I ordered my supplies yesterday. Good thing, since yesterday was the last day of their holiday sale. Hopefully my supplies will arrive by the end of the week and I can get started on my new skinny body!! Woo Hoo for me!! Now that there are no more tamales in the house, that is going to help tremendously. I just need to get rid of the potatoes I bought and I will be all set!

Crystal, I completely understand about debating when to begin again, I'm still contemplating my start date.

Biz, yes, I am of Hispanic decent and I believe that is what makes it more challenging for me to be on the protocol, every corner and even on the same block are Mexican restaurants and now there are Mexican food buffet restaurants!! In this town, the diabetes rate is through the roof. That was another motivator for me to lose weight, my brother was diabetic due to his weight, he lost some weight and got it under control somewhat, then passed away from complications of his diabetes and pneumonia.
Needless, to say, if I walk into a pharmacy and ask for a box of syringes, they'll just hand them over without batting an eye, since I'm overweight and they will assume that I am diabetic. Sad, but true!! I'm not doing SQ so I order the syringes for IM, but at least I know if I run out I can just go and get some without a problem.
Miz Biz, if it wasn't for discovering your blog and bugging you to continue, I would have never started mine and continued on the protocol!! Thanks a billion for giving me the courage to share my experiences on the world web!! ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

Anyway, I anticipate everyone is doing well and had a good time last night. I hope everyone had a chance to reflect and realize what they are grateful for.

I'm having an ADHD moment right now, so I hope all this makes sense.


Becca said...

Mary, I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to pop in for a few days. But I'm so glad to find you in such great spirits! Pun intended LOL! You sound so happy to anticipate your next round (and possibly your last?) and your enthusiasm is contagious. Now I'm getting excited about starting mine later this month. I'm really glad you had some good quality time with your teenager. I truly know what that's like after raising one of my own and 4, count 'em FOUR step kids through that wonderful time of life. But you gotta love 'em.
So I hope this is a wonderful year for the both of you...

BizAdventure said...

Geesh girl, you and I are NECK and NECK in the whole, how much can I gain at any one time department! ROFL

I just LOVE your list items! I completely forgot about the mere fact that I could even PAINT my toenails. I recently gave up doing my finger nails and instead I have done the last three months pedicures instead. It's a reward for all my hard work. And it's the very first time in a LONG time that I have no CRACKS in my heels!

We will do it girlfriend! Skinny Minny's every single one of us.

Thanks for the clarification, I have a different picture in my minds eye now of you! Did I ever mention that JPS is from DR? And I am half Portuguese, so there is Latin in me as well. All of us "romantics" need to get together someday and show the world what we are made of eh???

I keep joking that I want me a "cabana" boy! ROFL Let's not go there!!! hehe