Monday, August 15, 2011

Friend Makin' Monday - the Driving Force

Had a decent weekend - I didn't go over my P+ at all on Saturday.  But then I didn't track yesterday.  The Girl & I went to McD's for dinner & I got diet Coke and no mayo on my grilled chic sandwich.  But I did have the fries.  And her second plain cheeseburger. 

Did a small amount of cleaning - mainly in the girl's room and laundry.  I confess the only cardio I got was Saturday when a brief nasty storm blew thru and I was out taking down the bird feeder & my skelemingoes when the gust front arrived.  I grabbed that stuff, threw it in the garage, slammed the door & bolted for the house - just in time! 

And now....the reason I like Monday!!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules.  Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: The Driving Force

What is the driving force behind your weight-loss?  

This is actually a pretty easy question!  I want to look better & be healthy! 

Have you ever noticed on those little kid beauty pagent / torture shows that the child is absolutely gorgeous, but the mom is a bitchy fat slob?  Yeah.  I don't want to be that mom.  This is my daughter's second year of being on the competition dance team at her studio & I feel that the parents in the audience are also an extension of the studio.  Not just in sportsmanship, either (which I saw a LOT of other adults lacking, btw) but in how we look.  I prefer to wear a studio t-shirt, not a billboard!!!

And since I've lost 50 pounds and am maintaining that (I still have another 50 to go, but its tough!) I feel so much better.  No more heel spurs, no more having to get up every 3-4 hours at night to walk around because my back hurts so bad, my knee only has fits now instead of hurting 24/7, my cholesterol is good. 

I also find myself judging others less.  I saw this particularly LARGE man on a bike on my way home from work one day.  Before, I would have laughed to myself or something mean like that, but now I admired him for getting out & riding that bike!   I saw a little girl this weekend who was easily half Angel's age, but twice her size - but that little girl was outside playing, not sitting in front of the TV or computer.


  1. Isn't it awesome how changing our own lifestyle choices changes our perspective and allows us to automatically think of others' situations instead of judging as quickly? :) (written by a self-proclaimed Snark, here, so I get it)

  2. Hi there,
    stopping by from FMM. I agree with you, when you make the decision to be better you not only feel motivated but also you change the way you judge others. We all have flaws and we will always judge and be judged but feeling better about ourselves, in my case, helps to stop judging others in a harsh way.
    Take care,

  3. Whenever I wonder about how I look to those around me as I am on the elliptical or in a Zumba class at the gym, or on my bike around town, or in the swimming pool, I definitely just think to myself, "who cares, at least I'm out here moving." I really like what you said about judging others less, because I think we could all be a little more like that.

  4. I know the feeling. I'm on the PTA and a softball mom. Both groups of those moms are fit and fashionable. It's a real motivator.

  5. dropping by from FMM:
    I watch those kid pagent shows and always wondered why the moms were in such terrible shape. still a question that boggles my mind. no one should want to be bitchy, but even more so, no one should wanna be a fat slob. congrats on your 50 pound loss...keep trucking along!

  6. Stopping by from FMM. I just had an Aha moment actually. I never realized until I read your post that I used to judge people as much as I did, even though I was fat too. Now, I'm so much more empathetic and supportive. Wow. Thanks for that revelation. Continued success to you in your journey :)

  7. I can totally understand that motivation!!
    You've made awesome progress! Good luck for the next 50 :)


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