Wednesday Woohoos!

Hello everybody! So sorry I missed a Thailand Tuesday yesterday. Since the holiday break I have been getting back into the swing of things with work and getting ready for our trip! Woohoo! So – all day yesterday, it never occurred to me to step on the scale. My weight was just… not really on my mind. Other than sweating it out at Zumba, I didn’t want my mood to change based on three numbers. So I gave myself a pass. You know how in Weight Watchers you could pick a week to not weigh in? Yep, I’m using my “Thailand Tuesday Pass” pass. I don’t even necessarily think my weigh in would have been “bad” – but after last week’s frustration, I want to take away the focus on the NUMBER and instead focus on how my life is changing. Let’s begin! (PS I so want to write about Thanksgiving, but I refuse to do it without pictures and my new card reader comes tomorrow!).

Yummy Erewhon Strawberry Cereal!

Before I started my weight-loss journey, I never ate breakfast. I would roll out of bed, shower and basically starve myself until lunch time, when I would pig out. Once I stated meeting with a dietitian, I realized how important it is to fuel your body in the morning. Lately I’ve been loving cereal with ice cold milk – like this super delicious Erewhon Strawberry Crisp cereal. I’m in love with Special K Red Berries but when I found out Erewhon makes a gluten-free, organic, non-GMO option, I had to convert. The lovely folks at Erewhon/Attune sent me a box to try and I’m in looove. My favorite way to have it is with a sliced banana. Woohoo for a healthy, delicious breakfast!

Feeling great after a six mile hike!

Like I wrote last week, I feel like I’m making new progress with fitness. I’m learning to make the gym less of a “Should I” and more of an “I Will”. Yesterday after my allergy shots I felt kind of blah and was pretty much going to blow off my zumba class. My friend texted me that she’d be there, and I threw on my clothes and rushed out the door. Afterwards, I felt so good – and we even stayed after class to do 30 sit ups each. My attitude is starting to change from fitness as an option when it’s convenient to more of a “prescription” for my good health and mood. This makes me happy! Woohoo for fitness!

Last week when my sister and friend Melody and I did our 10k Turkey Trot, I had some of those feelings of “I’m the only fat person out here, I shouldn’t be here.”. And then as I climbed that mountain, and huffed, and puffed, and almost felt like I was having a heart attack, I broke through. I stomped those thoughts out and powered on, until the only thing left behind me was my self doubt. Fitness is one size fits all. You do not need to be thin, muscular or gorgeous to be fit. I saw this picture on George Takei’s Facebook post and I loved it. Woohoo for healthy habits at ANY size!

So that’s all I got for today! I promise I’ll be back soon with posts all about my Thanksgiving and Turkey Trot and a super special hard apple cider recipe. 🙂 Have a great week! Woohoo!

6 thoughts on “Wednesday Woohoos!

  1. Love that man’s t-shirt! Funny, motivating and inspiring all at once! I’m glad to hear workouts are fitting into your lifestyle, I’m trying to make that happen over here too! When I see you IG pics about working out I feel like we worked out together LOL! I can’t wait to see your hard apple cider recipe 🙂 I hope it’s “easy” to make… har har har…

  2. Hard apple cider? Uh, yes! PS. I agree–that photo of the guy in the t-shirt is fuckin’ awesome! May I be blessed with that general attitude when I’m 50.

  3. First of all, I’m so in awe of you doing a 10k. The 5k was at points really hard for me! My goal is to do a 10k in 2013 but it’s a little daunting! So proud of you! And great work making life changes and not temporary things! A challenge for both of us this coming year, glad we’re on the same journey!

  4. Really inspired reading your story! I was also 25 stone myself about 2 years ago and I HATED the gym BIG time… however after about 30 days and with the help of a personal trainer I really started enjoying the pain (lol) in the gym and I also started – just like yourself- having a feeling of happiness hat is still with me… well done! 🙂

    I had a hard time getting rid of chin fat but I found a way to overcome that as well, really quickly! 🙂 see my site: and see how I did it! 😀 all the best! James x

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