Going overboard….

Somehow over the past couple of days I have decided to ignore my diet and put on 2 pounds. I totally ignored everything I knew I would regret later. I would like to blame it on the people I was with, but really, nobody forced anything down my mouth! I choose to eat. And eat I did! Yesterday I beat myself up…. and then got back on track. I have a weigh in with the doctor next week🥴. I know she will be happy if I lose just 5 lbs. But I want a bigger loss on that scale! Onward…. I know I can do this! Just time to refocus on my goals! I did have a great Mother’s Day on Sunday with my family. I am blessed.

Yup, still kinda suck at blogging.

So, it’s May 8th and I did weigh myself this morning. I was at 290.0. Soooo close to getting in the 280’s. Shouldn’t be excited about that, but I am!

For the past couple of days I was visiting my bff who has a vacation home in Naples, Florida. We have been friends since the 4th grade! We were thrown into a play together. I was the good witch and she was the bad witch. That’s pretty much all I remember about it😂. Anyway, we have been through our ups and downs, and we drifted apart here and there throughout the years. But we have remained friends through all these years. We went to the beach twice. It was wonderful. I have not been IN the ocean since the year 2000. I went to the beach a lot through the years but always wore shorts and t-shirts, and never got in the water. I was always paranoid about what I looked like and what people would think of me. I have come to the realization that I need to enjoy life NOW. I wore a bathing suit, and got in the water. It was warm, wavy, salty, and so enjoyable. I’m so glad I did it! It’s always good to get away and just be goofy, laugh and relax.

Tried to stick to somewhat of a diet with her. And we did some walking at night around her neighborhood. I did read that jumping waves in the ocean does burn calories. We did a lot of that too. 😂

I haven’t been that great at taking my diet pill. By the time I remember to take it, it’s kinda late in the afternoon and I don’t like taking it that late. I think it’s keeping me up at night. My brain won’t shut off.

I’m still using my fitness pal and still trying to get my steps in! I’m working at it. Slower than I would like but happy I’m progressing in the right direction!😁

I’m Back!

Wow! It’s been awhile. So I have learned that I pretty much suck at blogging and kinda suck at dieting. It’s been such a slow process. I thought I would be down a lot more than what I currently am. I weighed myself this morning and it was 297.8. So on January 1st I was 320.8. I have lost a total of 23 pounds. I was really hoping I would be down 40 lbs by now. But I guess I should be happy I’m in the upper 200’s.

I have been keeping track of my food with My Fitness Pal and upped my steps to 6000 a day. Some days I get to 7000. I’m trying to increase this amount but it’s hard when my hips and feet hurt. Hoping the more I lose the easier walking to my goal number will be.

One thing that is different is I have asked my doctor to put me on a prescription diet pill. I was on it about 8 years ago and lost about 50 pounds in 5-6 months. The doctor at that time did not want me to stay on it due to it increases my blood pressure. And I already have high blood pressure. My new doctor is monitoring it carefully. I have to go in monthly for weight checks/blood pressure check. I have to keep losing to stay on it. My next appointment is April 16th.

I’m going to keep on trucking…. keep on moving forward. And trying to keep positive.

Til next time!!❣️

This month is flying by….

As I sit here at almost 1:30am on a Monday night, I am thinking about all the craziness from this past week.  We all have been sick in the Payne household, passing it back and forth to each other.  Two visits to urgent care and one visit to the Emergency Room, I think we might be on the mend.  We still had to go to work and to meetings but we came home and ate and slept.  I did not get my steps in this past week.  I didn’t even bother wearing my FITBIT.  If I was not needed up front with customers I was sitting in my office hanging on until it was time to clock out.  But of course being sick did not stop me from eating.  Usually when one is sick they generally lose weight from lack of appetite.  Of course, I gained two pounds this past week.  I also ignored My Fitness Pal and logged NOTHING.  Shame on me.  

I cant believe we are more than halfway through this month.  I really need to focus.  And start actually giving my reasons for really wanting to finally get rid of this weight.  That is the name of this blog.  Two Hundred Reasons.  First I really do want to lose 200lbs.  But what are my reasons to get rid of this once and for all.  Well….Here is my first reason…..

I think once I start losing the weight, I’m sure I will feel better physically and have more energy to get through the day without having to take a nap or two.  So feeling better physically should be a good motivation.

I am really hoping this week goes better for me!  I am feeling better so I have no excuse not to get my steps in.  I have my FITBIT charging now so I can wear it to work tomorrow.  Here’s to a good week!!!

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January 14th

I have been crazy busy over the last few days, on top of that I have been sick. Kinda hard to work while sick but I don’t have a choice. I did weigh myself today. I’m at 314.6 which means I only lost 2.6 pounds this past week. I was hoping for more but as long as it’s going in the right direction I can’t complain! I have not been walking as much due to feeling blah. I’m praying this passes soon! I feel like I am slacking with my blog and my fitness pal already and it’s only halfway through January!! Well, here’s to a better week ahead!!

Day 9 and 10 food and activity log

I’m a little behind. It’s been a stressful last two days with work. On Wednesday I did go a little above my calorie goal, according to My Fitness Pal….but I did get my steps in. I can’t even remember what I ate that day. Its 9 in the morning and I’m at work again. We had to switch over from Pepsi to Coke products and I was here late last night while the workers were here and had to be back at 7am to let the ice machine guy back in to put the ice machine back on the new unit. However, the coke people didn’t even finish the job and I had to find a plumber to come out and add some more pipes to fit in the drain or else I would not of even been able to have drinks for customers today…..of course I would of went and bought a crap load of two liters….but still….I’m a little aggravated with the Coke crew for not finishing the job properly.

Yesterday I had my normal breakfast….and a balance break snack for lunch but for dinner I had chicken tenders and fries from the restaurant here. Why? I was hungry. Could I of had a healthier option? Yes…I could of had a grilled chicken. I was stressing when I got home around 2am and poured myself a bowl of Cheez Its and Lays Popables….ate a few bites and of course my youngest son pops out of nowhere and says”You don’t need those” and takes the bowl from me. And this time I didn’t fight him. I was like whatever, I wasn’t hungry, just stressed out…Then I went to bed. I did get my steps in though yesterday.

Its still early and I have not had anything to eat yet but I am drinking a Diet Coke at the moment. I’m more than likely going to go home around 11 and crash for the day…….I’m exhausted. Thats the plan anyway but who knows what will happen today……

I am also a little disappointed in My Fitness Pal. Lately it can’t find food….even the simplest of food, like carrots, it keeps saying its in an Offline Mode which is aggravating. I really rely on that to help me keep track of things…I have seen online a lot of people are having this issue and I hope they get it fixed soon!!!