Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Back In The Game...

So yesterday turned out to be a not so bad day after all.. as far as working out goes. I did my 1 hour tae bo extreme and then went straight into doing all the cleaning. My food choices could have been better... but I don't think they were terrible. Today I have 1 hour and 25 minutes of Tae Bo Abs and weight training... I actually look forward to this workout because it hits every muscle in my body and I feel great when its done. The weather is warming up again today.. so we will definitely be doing some gardening.

On a sad note... my mom called last night and told me that my Great Uncle Ken had died yesterday morning. He had cancer, but had refused any kind of treatment since the day he was diagnosed. I can only imagine how much pain he was in... and how hard it was on my Aunt and cousins. This is probably the 50th person I have lost to cancer... I am so tired of it. Why cant they find a cure? It is so frustrating.

I am thinking of doing "The 3 Day" here in Arizona. It is a 60 mile walk. You have to raise something like $1200 that is given to the Susan G. Komen center to fight breast cancer.The walk here is not until November... so it is possible. Go check it out and see if it is in your state... we all need to start making a difference... in our life and in others.

I am frustrated today... I don't feel like I am losing weight and I have been trying so damn hard. I'm not going to stop trying... but I think I may go crazy if the weight doesn't start falling off soon. I think I am going to eat just fruit and veggies for the next month. Maybe my body just needs to re-stock on all the good stuff for awhile. You cant go wrong eating what nature makes.. right?

When I start feeling down about things.. I think of my Dad's favorite poem.

The Road Not Taken
-Robert Frost

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Ok.. so I have to get moving... have a blessed day!


Michelle @ The 2007 Challenge said...

Hey sis *hugs* I'm very sorry about your Great Uncle. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

I've been reading about the 3-Day. You should definitely do it!! I'll be more than happy to sponsor you!

And I have to tell you - eating natural/healthy foods have really done my body good LOL! My headaches and GERD are 95% gone - and I was having them daily!! I've become a firm believer in eating healthy, especially since this weekend I ate horribly (pizza, burgers, chips, soda), and I'm totally paying for it right now - headachey, stomach troubles, gassy LOL! You can do this chickie!

Take care,

Anonymous said...


So sorry to read about your uncle's death. Thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Let me know if you do the 3 Day - I'll gladly sponsor you.

It's hard to be working towards a goal and not see immediate progress but you can do it. I believe in you!

When do you hear back from your interview? (can't recall if you went or not)

jeannie* said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your great uncle.

As for the 3 Day... I think you should do it. Its something to wok towards and youll feel so amazing after accomplishing it. AND youll be making a difference!

And I know how frustrating it can get at times when you work so hard and dont see results. But just try to hang in there!

Megan said...

First, my thoughts go out to you and your family. So sorry to hear about your Great Uncle. Cancer totally sucks.

Second, you should totally do the 3 day!!! Two years ago I did the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer (which was over 2 days), and it was one of the most amazing experiences. If I lived near you I would sign up with you! Not only will it help give you a great goal, but you'll be making a difference in the lives of so many.

Hang in there with things. I so know that feeling of frustration, but you're not alone. Sure, that doesn't make the pounds drop off, but it is still nice to know you're not alone. I have complete faith in you!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I LOVE that poem!!
Anyways, all the times that I have ever lost weight its always been that in the 3rd month is when it really started to show! So keep your head up, youre already so beautiful!!