Thursday, December 10, 2009

Another Post???

I have had some e-mails about my weight loss journey -since I was so eager to brag about my successes I should tell you about...my failures.

The entire month of November was awful for my journey.  It started with a trip to Oklahoma to bury a family member.  On the way back home a stop in Oklahoma City help my lack of self-control plummet.

One of Randy's favorite memories as a teenager was a local hamburger joint here in Amarillo that went out of business many moons ago.  As we were looking for a specialty shop in OKC we drove past the following restaurant.IMG_5071This was "that" place.  Randy remembered that the owners of the Amarillo restaurant modeled their restaurant after one in OKC.  We decided to give it a try - we split one burger. And it was almost exactly what Randy remembered as a "hunter-burger".  We should have left at that moment but...and I am being really honest here...that was one of the BEST burgers I have ever had!  And notice the sign says "hot cherry cobbler" - that is one of my most favorite desserts - it was some of the best cobbler I have ever had.  Needless to say we went back through the line and we had a feast.  I now dream of making a day trip to OKC...its only 4 hours.IMG_5066IMG_5065IMG_5062I do regret the gluttony I surrendered to in the parking lot of the OKC Charcoal oven...but it was soooo good.  Trust me...I didn't get fat by eating bad stuff!

The derailment of the Tina Express started with the Oklahoma trip.  Next was some health problems that sudden happened - I am fine...nothing to be concerned about.  Then I had some family drama that threw me for a loop and...then there was Thanksgiving.  All of this "life" helped me gain back 10 pounds in four weeks!!  I was "feeding my emotions instead of feeling my emotions". 

I have been so discouraged and unmotivated.  It is very strange...it was like something just clicked off in my brain.  I have no motivation to exercise or eat right but...I decided last Wednesday that I have worked too hard to just give up. 

I signed up for the half-marathon for my birthday in February in Austin.  I have a training schedule for my run that I started following daily...along with cardio/strength training on days I do not run.  Not sure how I am going to run/walk 13 miles - I am up to 6 miles now.  But I am going to try.

I went to WW yesterday and I LOST 2.6 pounds. 

I try again.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I am so proud of you! Seriously, we all suffer from "derailment" every now and then. Now that we are sharing truths, let me tell you---I have been to the gym MAYBE 4 days out of the last 3 weeks. Life gets in the way, and that's OK. Just know I think you are amazing, and that positive attitude you now have back will take you way further than any 13.1 mile run/walk. I love you to pieces!