Monday, August 18, 2008

Perspective

What's important to me today? I've been thinking a lot lately, organizing my thoughts and feelings, feeling a bit meloncholy and just trying to figure out what is really important to me. I decided to write it here so that I can refer back to it and so that I make myself accountable of what it is I really want.
The first thing on my agenda is weightloss. I've been fighting a losing battle with my weight for quite some time. I don't know if you know this but I was thin my entire life until the age of 25. I don't know what happened but it went down hill from there... I'm done with it. My breaking point was in Puerto Rico. I wanted to do it all but my body would only let me go so far. It was devastating for me to hike in "El Yunque". I was so tired, my heart felt like it was going to jump out of my chest and my legs were trembling. I was so upset with myself that I couldn't really enjoy the hike and the beauty that surrounded me. I felt like I was fighting for my life up there as I watched everyone pass me by. And that's when it hit me. I was done with being over weight and I plan on doing something about it.
I did it... I came back and the first thing I did was start to diet. I stopped drinking Coca-Cola (this is my drug of choice) and I have put 100% effort. I've stopped eating fatty foods, rice, sweets. I was really tired for the first three days with a headache that just didn't go away but I fought it every step of the way and I succeeded this week. I've made all my meals and have not eaten out the entire week. (This is such a huge accomplishment for me). I wanted to test myself and make sure that this is what I really wanted before I invest any money on any diets, gyms or anything else for that matter...

I've lost 5 pounds... It's amazing how the body works and how it responds to what you put in it...
Now, I know that I need guidance and help on what it is I should eat, alternatives and motivation so I plan on joining Weight Watchers tomorrow. I've seen so many people succeed with them that I've decided to try it. I also hope to begin exercising which I know will give me that energy that I really need.

So wish me luck on this venture to look how I did 10 years ago... I don't want it to be over night because it will not work, but in time I hope to see the results. (I just hope it doesn't take me 10 years to get it off... LOL).
I'm off to bed... I hope you are all safe and that this tropical storm just passes us by quickly...

11 comments:

laverneboese said...

Oh Ady, how awesome!!! I have faith in you. I know you can do it. You're right...as soon as you incorporate exercise into your lifestyle, you will start to have more energy. That's the major difference I have seen in myself since I stopped working out in September. It's about time I got back into shape. You've inspired me. At least you've got youth on your side. I'm so 'spring chicken' hee hee :) Keep us posted. And congrats on dumping the soda and sweets and losing the 5 pounds!

Balou said...

Congratulations on a great week, honey! I'm super proud of you! I'm in the same boat; I know I need to lose weight but I am completely lazy and unmotivated to do it. WW does work. My sister lost over 100lbs on it! Hopefully I can get inspired by watching your progress. =) Te quiero!!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Just remember you can do whatever you put your mind to do. By the way - I just saw that the Scrapbooks n Stuff blog has a link to your blog!
Take care,
Michelle P.

alma said...

Ady, te deseo mucha suerte y echale muchas ganas, y veras que lo vas ha lograr. Yo tambien tengo que hacer ejercicio pero soy muy perezosa y como no tengo tiempo no me esfuerzo, me dejo llevar por las rutinas diarias.
Saludos, Alma

Anna M-W said...

We all could stand to lose a few pounds. You need to do what is best for you and what makes you happy. Just know that we love you no matter what!

Giving up soda does wonders. I wish I could but I need at least one a day!

Good luck honey! You can do it!

Maritza said...

I know how you feel. Every year that goes by I don't recognize myself. And worse I'm setting a bad example for my beautiful daugher. I have also made a vow to start on my 45th birthday. I might be getting old but I don't have to feel old. Weight Watchers is the best. Real food and you can have it your way. LOL. God bless you on your journey. You can do it!

Simply Complicated said...

I'm not sure how I got here, just blog hoppin' but I know EXACTLY what you mean about the weight loss and I also know that if you put your mind to it you can do it. Best of luck and know you will not be alone.

Margie said...

Amiga! Welcome back! I've abandoned the blog world a little bit but not on purpose. Well, a total congrats to you! I can totally relate and could say that I'm somewhat on the same journey as you. Started yesterday so I'm on day 2 and so far so good. Can't wait to see your progress. I know you'll do fine cause it's usually the first week that's a killer and you're over that! Love you!

~Nancy~ said...

Hey there girlie! First of all: welcome back.. so glad to see and read that you guys had such a wonderful trip!!! The pictures look amazing! WOW!! Thanks for sharing..

Second: congrats on your PUB! HOw exciting to see your work in print huh??? WOOHOO! YAY YOU!

And Third: Good luck with your diet.. I know you can do it!! Go for it girlie!! XOXOXOXOXOX

Trish said...

Ady--You are the most amazing person, and I know you will set out to do all that you want to accomplish. Look at all you have in your life--that is no accident! I'll keep you in my prayers and I wish you continued weight loss. It is a struggle for me, believe me. And congrats on the pub, too! Hugs my friend!

lawrenbc said...

Ady - congrats on taking such big steps toward your weight loss goal. I know you can do it! You are so exuberant in life and in your writing -- I know that energy will translate to this goal. Keep us all posted because we are rooting for you!

Lawren