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Monday, January 11, 2016

Weigh In and Cleaning Out

Friday was my Weight Watchers Meeting.  I have not been since before Christmas.  Since my meetings are on Friday's, we did not have a meeting last week, because it was New Years Day, and we did not have one the week before, because it was Christmas Day, and my schedule did not fit with their other day meetings, so I was out for 2 weeks.   As I said in my Christmas post, I didn't do too well the days leading up to Christmas and a few days after, but I did manage to jump back on track faster than I normally do, and that is a new and exciting feeling for me.  I wanted to talk about that at my meeting, but it was so full of new members, with tons of questions about the plan, that I really didn't have a chance to share.  The new plan is all about Beyond the Scale, and success in ways other ways besides the scale.  For me, not waiting until after Valentines day, is a HUGE success for me.  For years, I have been doing the same thing....I lose weight in time for Christmas, then I go overboard eat everything I can, then start again after Valentines Day.  Not this year!  This year already has a different feel to it. I know this is the year I make things happen!  Anyway, my weight before Christmas was  206.  I was up 3 pounds from Thanksgiving.  I weighed myself after Christmas and was up about 12 pounds which, I know was some water weight, but also some cookie, candy, and everything else weight.  This is where I am as of Friday at my weigh in.....

206.4.  That is only a .4 gain!  I was super happy!  It isn't 199 like my goal for the holidays, but I lost all the weight that I gained over Christmas, and that's all that matters!!  I am not dwelling on my mistakes, I am owning them and moving on!! I love where I am starting this new year!



Besides working on getting my body healthy, this year, I am also working on getting my life healthy.  I'm ready to clean out the closet in certain areas.  There are always people, or things in your life that just don't "sing to your soul" like they used to.  My sister uses that phrase and I just love it.  2016 is the perfect year for me to sort out things/people that just don't do it for me anymore.  At this stage in my life, I don't HAVE to surround myself with people who bring be down, make me feel less than, or people who I just don't connect with morally anymore.  So, it's time to do some cleaning.  Now, I'm not going to go out and purposely be mean to people and actually rid them from my life.  I'm just not going to push things or expect too much anymore, because usually they disappoint anyway.  Same thing with things in my life.  If you always help out with certain events, and you just don't "feel" it anymore, why do it?  If you are like me, you do it because you've always done it and who else would?  I'm talking about things outside the house.  I don't mean we all go out and have a housewives strike or anything :)  So, what I'm saying is, if you don't feel it anymore, then just stop :)   At my stage in life, I'm allowed to be a bit selfish and picky with what I do with my time and who I spend it with.  I'm tired of dreading things or people.  That is no way to live.  

I want to be that person who I know I am.  Not that person who I think people want.  If you don't like me, that's ok, because I like me, and that's all that matters. :) 



  1. Way to BE, Lori! I love it when my friends come into their own...I suspect our age has a lot to do with it, but however it comes about, it's awesome to watch happen.

  2. Congrats on the weigh in. You were keeping tabs on your weight and you KNOW that it could have been much worse....so that 0.4 is a huge victory!

    I love your thoughts on your life. I ended up stepping away from a LOT last year...people, activities and whatnot because they just were not healthy for me either because a friendship was toxic or because I was dreading something so much that it was dragging me down!

  3. Congratulations! That is a huge achievement for the holidays. I really like the phrase "sing to my soul". I am going to use it to gauge if I have space in my life for all the things and people I cling on to. Have a lovely week!

  4. I think you will be a lot happier and more relaxed if you are more picky about who gets your time. Great job getting back on track!

  5. Hey Lori nice post and LOVE your quotes as always.
    I DISCOVERED someone who brings out the ugly side of me---and I deliberately decided top stay away (as much as I can) and it helped me (this for the first quote sorry lol)

    It's great you lost your holiday weight I have gained some from then:(