A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lovely Ladies

I finally got the calories back under control today...thank God! I took a break from the treadmill to rest the joints and back for a day....back at it full force tomorrow. Mom is coming over tomorrow morning with her van to help me take a load of stuff up to the new house. It is absolutely amazing to me how much crap you can squeeze into a 2 bedroom apartment. Amazing.

I want to tell you about two blogs that I have been following recently. Maybe you've seen them, but I'm guessing not, as neither one of these lovely ladies have hardly any followers on their blogs yet. That needs to change. :)

Michelle has a blog called My Journey to Onederland and she and I have exchanged a few emails. I love this woman. I can feel the grit in her writing. She really wants to get it right this time....she wants this to be the LAST time...just as we all do.

In fact, she's got a camping trip coming up very soon with her best friend. These little trips are usually filled with bad, bad eating so she's been a little nervous. She finally just told her friend that she will be bringing her own food to try and stay on plan. She has begun counting calories and gives herself a daily limit of 1500. Her friend asked her can't she just let loose this weekend? Most people would cave at that point. Not Michelle. She very plainly told her friend that no, she can't let loose. She is proving that her quest to lose the weight is THE most important thing in her life now and I applaud her for standing up for herself.

Then there's Lisa that I recently found. She very recently started her own blog called Struggles With Losing Weight. I haven't exchanged any emails with her yet, so I don't know a whole lot about her, but I have been following her blog for a few weeks now and leaving comments. I can see her desire too. She is a member of TOPS and seems to enjoy that, and she's had some success in her weight loss. I'm very proud of her.

I feel like Lisa and Michelle would benefit greatly from a few more followers on their blog to pop in and leave their words of encouragement and support. We all know how much we love comments when we receive them, don't we? Sean has already signed up on both their blogs and is already offering his insight and inspiration....thank you so much Sean!! Now...for the rest of you....Pam!! Diane!! Kari!! Sheilagh!! Rebecca!! Carla!! Amy!! Both Amy's!! I mean all 3 Amy's!! (I'm talking to YOU Amos, lol.) I won't list all of you, but you get the point. :)

I've got a little laundry left to do before I turn in, so I'll say goodnight. Oh by the way, Michelle gave me the quote that I'm using tonight. She said it's her favorite one and it comes from the Navy Seals. She's Canadian, but loves our Seals!! How cool. :) I love this quote so much and it ties in with the one I gave you yesterday....Pain is just weakness leaving the body. BRING IT!!!

Quote For The Day:

"The only easy day was yesterday!" -Navy Seals


  1. Good job on getting back on plan with your eating! It's also good to listen to your body, so if your joints were telling you they needed a break, it was good for you to take a day off. And I'll check out those blogs. I'm kind of picky with what I follow, so I'll see if I can get into them.

  2. Well done on getting back on track.

    OK, will check out those two new blogs...

  3. OK, Blogger seems to be having another down day and I can't Follow them yet, so have bookmarked them and will add them later.

  4. Great quote, and sometimes very true. I'll find the blogs you mentioned and make a comment to "spur them on!"

    Thanks for the reference, and you are doing a great job! Keep it up.

  5. I had already found Michelle, but I just signed up for Lisa's blog. Thanks for directing us to new bloggers. =)

  6. Keep up the momentum ! You sound great. Moving alone is a stressful time - good luck with that!
    I will check out the other blogs you noted - just very hard to find time to cover all the bases and still spend time on myself. The large supportive community definately inspires though. I still can not get over the latest pics on Seans blog! OMG. Talk about inspiration.

  7. Sounds like you're doing great! Will definitely check out the other blogs.

  8. So happy to hear that your "Calorie Bank and Trust" is open and operating---business as usual!
    You're an amazing supporter of people like Michelle and Lisa---they're very fortunate to have a blogger friend like you.
    I do try, but often times I feel it's not enough to come close to reading and commenting all I would like. Not enough time. Someday when weight loss speaking and motivation is all I do-- all day, everyday---I'll be able to do so much more!!! That day isn't really that far away either. ;)

    My best always

  9. Thanks for the heads up on the new blogs - I've got them bookmarked to read when I get an extra minute!

    Good job with getting back on track - and good luck with the moving...that can be so overwhelming!

  10. Tammy.. i looked for links in your post, but you didn't link to their blogs that I could find! I'd love to check them out!

  11. gotcha!! :) thanks for the headsup.. i see them now in your blogroll. :)

  12. Awwww! You are so sweet to have mentioned my blog. I'm only really getting started and I get so excited when I see a new follower or a comment. That in itself is inspiring. Thank you!

    I'm glad you got back on track! Keep it up, but please, please, please be careful with the back lugging the stuff out of your apartment.


  13. Seriously, you are such a sweet person to point out other people who need support.

  14. Good for you for getting back on track! It's a great feeling isn't it?
    I will certainly swing by Lisa and Michelle's way very soon. Thanks for the heads up!