Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Good News is.....

....I moved my ticker DOWN this morning.

That's right, I LOST 1 pound this week. YIPPEE!

The bad news is......

I don't feel any more focused than last week, really.

BUT....in spite of that fact, I do sense a bit of a change in my mind....kind of like turning the Titanic - it takes a long time for the boat to respond to the rudder. Oops, I should have used the Queen Mary or something - the Titanic did not turn soon enough to avoid disaster. I do not plan to end up like the Titanic, so change that to Queen Mary. :D

I went for all my blood work, etc at the lab yesterday (I went to the Dr. for an annual physical last week) I handed the req form (and the stool samples - yuck) to the lady at the desk then sat down in the waiting room and pulled out my book.

Several chapters later, I thought "I've read alot - I wonder what time it is?" Just then my phone indicated there was a text message from my husband. "When will you be back?" it said. I checked the time - 3:16. I had to think to remember what time it had been when I arrived, (I'm really bad when it comes to time....I have no concept of how much time has passed). I went back to dropping my granddaughters off at their house just before I came to the hospital....my son had been home for lunch. That meant that it was after 1 when I got dropped the girls off and before 2 when I arrived at the lab - probably well before 2. Well, an hour and a half is much too long to be waiting to have some blood taken, so I went up to the desk and asked how much longer it would be. She could not find my req form! Finally, she looked in a different pile and found it burried under all kinds of 'finished' reqs....she had thought I was only dropping off the stool samples - meaning she did not look at all the check marks and writing on the form! She put me in immediately - very embarassed at her lapse. Oh well, I got to read lots of my book....

All that has been said to say that I may be getting a call from my Dr in the next week or so - if anything shows up. If I don't hear from him, everything is good.

Has anyone heard of 'The Gabriel Method' of weight loss? I am about to read the first chapter of the book (available online for free). From the little bit of information available without putting out some money, it sounds kind of weird....new agey. But on the other hand, I'm the first to say that weight loss happens first in the mind - so.....

If you know anything about this book/method, please let me know.

Maybe I need to change my 'plan'....shake things up a bit, so to speak.

Or, maybe I just need to get on the treadmill every day and do a workout video 3 times a week.

Yeah, that is probably the answer, darn it.

Anyway, Hubby is still home.....no work in sight.

Our sewer backed up over the weekend.....there goes $600 down the drain (literally) but we can use our water and toilets again - a rather indispensable utility.

The guy that came out in the vac truck indicated to Jim that he could have a job with him, so ......... maybe my man will be a 'super sucker' (ick). The positive side to that would be that he would be home every night - we'd be 'normal'. Of course, we could not keep my truck and the trailer - couldn't afford the payments...but thank God we have 2 'paid for' decent vehicles. I'd have to learn to shop on a strict budget again - but I've done it for most of my life, so I'm sure I could do it again.

I am glad that I've been putting money away every month for the last year toward buying clothing as I lose weight. I will be able to clothe myself when I get to goal. In the meantime, I can wear baggy clothes or shop at the second hand store.

So, at the end of this long, rambling post......I lost 1 pound last week. I still need to focus better. I need to exercise (story of my life, right?). Our employment future is still up in the air. BUT I lost one pound.

7 comments:

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Congrats on the one pound! That's just one less pound you don't have to lose again!

I totally sympathize with the sewer issue. We had to have our entire drainfield redone last week to a tune of a huge loan!!

bbubblyb said...

Good to see a post from you, glad things are going ok. Hope hubby finds something soon. Hope the tests are all normal, sad you had to wait so long but great attitude about it all. Way to go on the lb gone.

Shelley said...

Yay for the pound lost! I agree, sometimes it isn't an instant turnaround in our attitude toward weight loss, but the fact that you're moving forward is great news!

MizFit said...

off to gooooooooooooooooooogle Gabriel Method (ooh or wait :) are you gonna do a while post on that for us?)

kudos on the pound as that's totally how its done.
one pound at a time all layered on top of each other till yer at goal!

Miz.

ellent said...

I cannot recommend the Gabriel Method enough. I am in that age group that does not lose weight well so was skeptical but I got the book and the CD (which you can download from Jon Gabriel's website once you have the book in hand)

Weight loss has been slow but steady and I feel much better and healthier. Here is Amazon link to the book which is under 12 dollars to buy.

ellent said...

Whoops: here is the link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1582702187?ie=UTF8&tag=redwoodpress-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1582702187

Anonymous said...

Yes the Gabrial Method is a great book and CD. It is motivational and I feel you need to read a bit of it every day and listen to the CD. Good luck with it. Carol