~ A wise man once said: I don't know, go ask a Woman!! ~

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Having a ME day!! October 24,09

I'm proud of ME!!! I have officially lost OVER 50 pounds!!! Not much over but hey, I got to toot my own horn a little.. When I tell people the very first question is..."How did you do it?'' and when I tell them I usually get the.."well I don't have time to do that!!! " But I have been telling them back...MAKE TIME!!! DO IT FOR YOU!!! LOVE YOURSELF MORE!!! My husband actually saw an infomercial about an "Eating Plan" not a diet and he is the one who wanted to order it. So we did and we did this together a couple of years ago and that time I lost 40, but did gain it back. But this time is just different for me. First I saw a picture of myself and just was just so disappointed in myself that I knew I had to change something or I would never be happy. So on July I strated and haven't looked back since. I eat actually about 6 times a day, small meals that are full of fruits and veggies and protein. I haven't had a slice of bread since July, my DH just said last night that was amazing!! NO Cheeseburger nothing. I do drink tons of water. 100 oz a day. I told my DH I was doing it for me, not him, not the kids but for me and it has been one of the best things I've done for myself in a long time. I feel better, look better and am just happier. We are still struggling with money and work, but I applied for a couple jobs and I got the "thanks but no thanks" letter from one of them, but I have an interview this coming week for the other. So wish me luck. I'm going ME shopping today so I hope to find something nice and SMALLER!! Yay me!! So do something for you today, take a ME day and don't feel bad about it, you deserve it and your family will understand, or they should !!!!
Have a good day, and don't forget to hug your kids but love YOU too!!!


Janene said...

That is fantastic!!!!!
So many of us don't take time to do stuff for ourselves...me included. You have the right attitude...because if you feel great about yourself then everyone benefits!
Keep up the great work and buy yourself something great!!!

Tammy said...

WTG Joleen!!! Keep it gurlie I know you can do. Its tough at first but once you set your mind to doin it everything seems to just fall into place. The funny thing is once you cut out all the breads and sweets you never miss'em. Im proud of you gurl. Congratulations!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Congrats to you Joleen!!! Would love to just lose ten lbs.:) The water thing gets me though, I can drink water in the car and away from home but not in the house...go figure huh?
Have a great day.

~Star Spangled Pretties~ said...

I'm so proud of YOU! It's all about willpower and you are doing it! :0) You skinny chick! LOL. When I get more than a few minutes that I can write more than a few sentences, I'll shoot you an email. I miss you, friend! :0)


I Play Outside The Box said...

Congratulations....that is wonderful!

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Awesome! You go girl, I need to
follow your lead! Congrats!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Kim said...

That is fantastic! You go girl!
I've lost about 14 pounds so far. No diet or anything. Just making healthier food choices and exercise!
Hope you found some great new(smaller) clothes! You deserve it!

Prim Blessings,

The Primitive Bucket said...

Thanks all you girls for your support and Kim you have the right plan..eating better is the key!! Good job on your 14 pounds!! That is awesome!!!

Jessica said...

That is awesome Joleen! I hope something works out with a job.

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

That is awesome! I'm so happy for you, and maybe one of these days I will do the same thing. I have lost it before, but always gain it back. UGH! But I know it's my own fault. I wish you much continued success and may the pounds NEVER come back!

Stacey said...

You go girl! I am so glad that you took the time to toot your own horn. What an accomplishment! I too am having a lifestyle change, actually have been on it since February. Mine is due to being diagnosed as having diabetes. Somedays are better than others, but as they told me in my classes, there is no time frame on getting to your goal. Getting there will be a journey and there will be some major and minor steps along the way. Best wishes for your success and continued success. :) You are truly an inspiration!!!

Blessings and Perfect Prims,

Shakerwood said...

I am so envious. I have tried and tried. I know I'm the only one that can make the change but I just haven't........yet.


Robin Ennis Willson said...

Wow! congratulations!

The Olde Prim House said...

I miss u congrats on your weight loss!! mwah