Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Motivation For Weight Loss...


Amongst the obvious reasons like to feel better, look better and well, to live longer.

I want nice clothes.

My friend donated a bunch, I mean a BUNCH of her clothes to me as she was losing weight. These are some nice clothes.  I'm a sweatpants and tshirt kinda gal, except for when we go to our religious meeting, then I try to look nice of course.  But, when you weigh so much, it's hard to buy things that really look nice, you know? At least within a budget. So even my dress clothes are pretty simple and nothing to sneeze at.

When I first saw some of these clothes, I thought, "These really aren't my taste."

But then I thought, "What IS my taste?  Oversized tshirts and elastic banded pants?"

So I looked again and saw that they were really nice and I would love to see how they look on me!  They vary in size so many might fit in another 20 lbs. and many will take another 40 lbs. or more I'm guessing. Hard to say. I'm eager to find out though!! 

Today's eats:
Ham & Egg Beaters = 120
Yogurt = 100
2 BLT Hummus Wraps minus the B = 360
Salad = 120
2 Mini pizza burgers = 380
Popcorn = 100
Pea Pods = 35

Total = 1215 calories
Plenty, plenty of water

I didn't mind eating my BLT's without the bacon, it was really all about the hummus, and now it's gone. :-(  The mini pizza burgers were nummy but way not worth the calories. If I had MADE the burgers, I could have eaten plenty more for the same amount of calories.  As it was, I had premade steak mini burgers that were highly caloric.  That and a salad were enough but then I munched the rest of the evening. 

Hot 100 = Update 14 - Last One!

Posting:  Very regular, I hope to continue this as it is keeping me focused. 

Food tracking:  I've been doing this all month, haven't missed a day.  Again, this is something that I need to continue to do on this journey.

Exercise:  Still a struggle for regularity. I have a feeling that is about to change...

The Hot 100 may be over but it isn't ending for me. I got a late start but really refocused this last month.  It isn't going to stop anytime soon.


  1. Great job with the posting and tracking. I really should get back to writing down what I eat. Exercise... can't wait to see your progress there:)

    Thanks for being such a supportive Hottie!!!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE clothes now. And I may have bought, ehemm, some future sizes to keep myself motivated. Ok, maybe alot of size 6 stuff. Totally a motivation! Great job on the tracking, especially during Christmas.

    Polar's Mom

  3. Congratulations on almost getting into those clothes. I can relate to the question, "what is my style?" I know what I like on others, and I look forward to seeing those same things on me.

  4. What a great gift. A special treat to look forward to fitting into! :)

    Great job with posting and tracking. Keep going forward. HAPPY NEW YEARS!!

  5. Great job! Have a happy new year!

  6. Seems you are finding your mojo, Debbi, congratulations! Here's to a new year brimming with mojo & steps all in the right direction!

  7. I am finding my style is changing as my body does. I always wore tank tops with denim shirts over them. I am finding blouses and sweat shirts and even sweaters comfortable and a new size in a bra. YEAH!!!
    Keep up the great work Debbi. Have a Happy New Year. God bless you my friend.

  8. That IS a motivation! I just bought a new pair of jeans, and I was so excited about it and remembered one of the perks of losing weight.

    Thanks for your great motivation and straight talk!

    Happy New Year!

  9. I had honestly never thought about what MY style was before reading this.. I've worn what looks nice for my size, but not necessarily what I would love. Knee high boots.. those are on my list once I'm past the tree-stumps for legs thing!

    Congrats on such a successful month!!! I know you're going to keep it going, and I bet we'll all be adding in some exercise next week ;)


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