Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lost Souls

I had some time to kill between the end of work and my TOPS meeting. I caught up on the blogs I read and then checked into some of the blogs those people follow. Some of these blogs hadn't been updated for weeks or even months. I wondered what happened to these people. Did they just give up? Did they not find the support they needed? Did someone say something to make them fade into the sunset? Did they ever reach their goal? Have you ever befriended a blogger and continued to check on them when they didn't post to see how they were doing? I think it's all so sad but it's a personal choice. I just know how important it is for me to be doing this now, but wonder when I do reach my goal if it will be as important a tool to continue during the maintenance period.

Well that ole Joker had the tables turned on him ... kinda. I did have a loss last night. I lost 1/2#. I'm happy with it. Looking back it wasn't the normal week. No Zumba on Tuesday, a crummy attitude on Wednesday (wonder if that was because of no Zumba on Tuesday) and not enough drinking ... of water that is. One half of a pound is good. I will never again say it should have been more, why wasn't it more, I wish it was more, because it WILL be more ... it'll just have to wait until my next weigh-in. That half pound was important. It put me in the next decade of numbers. A milestone? Sure, I take it as that. I am now in the decade of the 70's. The Seventies were the decade that I started a new life with many happy and joyous events. We were married in 1970. We had a son in 1971 and a daughter in 1975. We also bought our first home in the 70's. I'm looking forward to the weight decade of the 70's to be a beginning too but I just will have to see what it'll bring.

I said it was going to be a good week and it will be.


NAN said...

A half pound is good- now I just have to remember that! It really is GOOD! I think I'm 2 years older than you- I married in 1969 right out of college, had first baby in 72 and second in 75. I have been working hard in my yard and hopefully burning calories. This is when I really miss a man heehee.

Ann (-17 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Shielah, great job on reaching the 70s! That was a good decade. Come on, it was the decade that gave us Bohemian Raphsody, for heaven's sake, Pop opra.

There is your theme song for your weight loss journey, while you are sliding down through the 70s ...


Cupcakes & Veggies said...

I do the same thing. I wonder what happened to the people who just stop posting. Good job on your weight loss, you're going in the right direction.

Karyn said...

You are doing really great...there's nothing wrong with slow and steady!!

And yes...I've noticed lately how many people let so much time go by without posting. They're not usually on my blogroll...I notice them on other blogs. I have often said a prayer for them and hope that they haven't given up.

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

TinaM said...

Good for you on the loss! A LOSS IS A LOSS! Woo Hoo!!!!

I wasn't around in the 70s, so I'll take your word for it! :)

Yes, the first time a blogger just stopped posting it really effected me! I knew she had given up and it was sad. Now it's just how it goes sometimes... and I just wish them the best.

Leslie said...

Hi Sheilah,

I have really appreciated your comments on my blog and have finally gotten around to visiting yours. It's great, and I see you're making excelent progress! I'll be following now to gain some inspiration.

About Greek yogurt...it's strained of as much liquid as possible so the texture is thick and very creamy, evey the 0% fat variety. It also packs a bigger protein punch in the 0% version - 22 gms of protein for one cup, so it's a great hunger suppresser. Try it - I think you'll like it.