Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This Just Happened.

I did the stairs (all 62 flights for me!) with my good ole friend Barb for the second day in a row. We are recommitting without recommitting. You know, it's just like when you've been married (and divorced) before, and you're totally committing to someone without committing. Because you don't want to jinx it. Or because you've been burned too badly before. Or because you *like* stairclimbing, but you also like biking and running, and you just can't be tied down to one activity, it's so much pressure!

I saw this on facebook, and I was so motivated by it that I thought it would be life-altering from that very moment onward. But that was a few days ago, and I am still eating goldfish crackers until my tummy hurts. And then I remembered it, and I am newly renewed and committed. I shall endeavor to make sure I don't forget about it again!
Here's the picture that motivated me today. I have no idea who took it (well, I have a pretty good idea who took it, haha, my daughter). I just found it on my phone. I did not know my phone could take pictures like this! But I looked at this picture and I was so puzzled:

Who is that?

Uh-oh, I am not liking the shape of my body right now. To the point that I didn't even recognize myself standing in my own kitchen. :) Mental block, maybe? Ignore the kitchen and dining room, ugh, that kitchen hasn't been touched since the house was built in 1960. Remember, with real estate, it's location, location, location. Or at least that's what they tell you to justify the sky-high prices and 50 year old kitchens. :)

Firstly, I am making what I affectionately call my "carp face." Sigh. I should be nicer to me, but MUST I always look like a fish out of water?? Disclaimer for my benefit, I had just come from Blake's football game. It was hot. I was tired. :)

I hesitate to post this picture or comment on it, but really, I am hoping to use it to motivate myself just like that saying, above.

I just woke up one day and decided I didn't want to feel like that anymore, or ever again. So I changed. Just like that.

For my part, I did take an almost two-mile angry walk at lunch time today. And the stairs the last couple days, and a four mile run the day before yesterday.

I am trying, anyway.


  1. Hi Julie, Well, I wrote about recommitting again today too. So it's not just you. :D

  2. Oh girl, I'm right there with you. I'm running a damn 10K on Saturday, which I really haven't trained for. I've been a lazy ass, sleeping in like it's my job, and now the race is just days away. I totally suck.
    Maybe this is going to get my act in gear, being totally embarrassed about having to walk the darn race!
    Let's get it together, together!

  3. Right there with you, girl! Started tracking on myfitnesspal on Monday. :)

  4. Ack! I wrote an entire comment and then hit the "sign out" button instead of the "publish" button.

    To recap: I love the windows in your 50-year kitchen. I am back to protein shakes and bars in an effort to lower my calories enough to lose the 7 pounds I gained this summer. I have angry face when I am caught unaware by a camera, and I think I might prefer carp face.

  5. I agree that recommitting to your health and weight loss is necessary. But I have to point out that that looks like a wide-angle photo, and anyone standing at the edge of a wide-angle photo ends up looking wider than they really are. Just saying, it may not be the best point of reference.