Saturday, July 26, 2014

I know they are there ...

I have a talking scale!

July 26, 2014

I'm 57 years old and I have had a lot of titles ... Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Aunt, Wife, Mom, Bookkeeper, Manager,  Friend and finally ... Grandmother. Yes I am Ga-nny to the cutest most adorable precocious toddles you will ever meet.    I am blessed to have 2 wonderful daughters who are happily married to good guys, and I mean that.  Thirty Three  years ago I married a man and today he is my best friend!

 I love to read.  I love to scrapbook. I love all the bits and odd pieces.  I'm addicted to Grey's Anatomy.  I enjoy long drives. I love country music.   My favorite thing is to entertain ... friends or family,  ... oh please ... pretty please, let me plan a party!!!  Ask me about my hubby's 40th birthday ... a surprise funeral!  Believe it or not I'm an introvert.   And don't forget OPINIONATED ... in capitol letters! Just ask me!!!!

But ... I'm fat!  I have been fat my entire adult life.  Until today I honestly thought I would be fat my entire life.  However,  today I touched my toes!  Yes I put my feet together and I bent over and I actually touched my toes. 

Guess what ??? I did not die trying!  I did not break I did not fall over!  And surprisingly my hubby did not laugh.  It felt good ... I touched them 19 more times ... and I made a discovery ... besides desperately needing a pedicure ... my cousins feet are better looking ... but shhh we are NOT going to tell her!!!  Someday I will have to tell you about that!   funny story.

 Back in January my little (300lb+) brother told me he was reading a book ... the Calorie Myth ... by Jonathan Bailor.  He was super excited ... said it just makes sense.  So I downloaded it from Amazon ... and forced myself to read it ... I will confess I would prefer to read Gone with the Wind again!!!  But he was right it did make sense ... so I talked to my hubby and told him we ARE GOING TO DO THIS! I'm sure he was thinking that okay this will last a week ... but hey guess what happened today ....

My talking scale said 237.2 lbs!!!  That's DOWN  ... 41.4 pounds!!!!  I still have a LONG LONG way to go ... but that is the direction I'm heading!!!  What's your journey?


  1. Feet - So glad you posted on my blog today and glad I found YOU!!! A 41 lb loss is AWESOME!

    It's interesting that you spoke of Jonathan Bailor's book - I just started reading it last night. Though I'm doing my own thing, I've heard nothing but good things about it so I'm hoping I'll get some good tips.

    Talking about parties - hubster and I just renewed our 30 year vows with Elvis and had a big ol' party - AWESOME! So...tell me about your hubster's 40th birthday parthy.

    1. it is a good read ... I would not say that I'm on the "InSane" diet or really any particular diet either ... it just really makes you stop and realize that the information that we have been getting regarding "diet - nutrition - health" has been from the very ones that are profiting from it. So we are listening to that talking SCALE ... adding and subtracting as we see the results or not. The one thing we both (hubby too) agreed to is "WE ARE NOT GOING TO STARVE"

      And just to let you know ... I too step on the scale EVERYDAY!!! My hubby's doctor said to him once ... "you check your gas gauge every day don't you?"

    2. Oh I forgot ... thanks LuckyMama for coming over to see me!!!

      BTW ... I love the dot dot dot ...

  2. I loved the birthday party theme idea lol and good luck on your journey.