Posted November 9th, 2004, 12:44 AM
I'm embarrassed. I gained 10 pounds on my summer vacation including the cruise to Alaska, and then was too embarrassed to come back here to confess. But now I'm back for your support. I really want to drop that weight. I can't wear any of my clothes without having a tummy ache.
Started back on my diet and exercise this past weekend. Bruce and I rode bikes 8 miles. I cut out snacks after supper. Tonight we took a short bike ride again. My goal is to drop the 10 pounds before I travel to WA state for Christmas to see my two new grandbabies.
Help!! You've always been so good to me before. Will you take me back?
P.S. What's the latest challenge? When did it start and when does it end?
Don't feel bad...I was 35 lbs. thinner last year at this time. I had taken it off at Weight Watchers for a cruise last Spring and then proceeded to lose a few more lbs. for my daughter's wedding. I may not have gotten to my ideal weight, but I'd give anything to weigh that NOW!!
I went on a binge after my daughter got married and never stopped! I am just so mad at myself.
Anyway, our family is taking a cruise to Alaska next July 31 for a week. 21 of us will be on the NCL Star. I would like to lose 60 lbs. before then. That would mean an average of 7½ lbs. a month starting now! Do you think I can do it?? I've taken off a chunk of weight fairly easily several years ago when I still had a metabolism....but it's just soooooo difficult now in my 50s.
I also admit, I am not one to like exercise. I belong to a gym but I just seem to rebel and not make good use of it. I have no excuses because I stay at home and I have all day to go!!! It's only a mile from me, too.
Well, I know I can do this, but it's going to take a lot more than just sitting here and making promises on paper.
Thanks for listening!