A big Aha Moment thanks to a great Friend!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Well I have been working so very hard to lose this excess weight and it is coming off so sloooooooooooooooow. But each week as I go to work..I drink one big cup of coffee and well since I don't really like the taste of coffee I always drown it in heavy whipping cream so it tastes like a dessert.lol. Anyway my workout buddy had told me that I should measure my calories and I said yeah you are probably right but I am counting 300 calories for it already and that should be enough. Oh but let me tell you, when I was on vacation last week in Boston, I was able to maintain my weight and even lose a little and she asked me if I had coffee while gone and I said nnnooooo! so Tuesday morning I measured and low and behold I think I was drinking about 900 to 1000 calories in that cup of coffee each morning.
Well after talking to my friend in Washington state who is going to do a half marathon with me, she said just think Lori if you give that up you will probably see a loss of 2 lbs a week, so I am winging myself off the coffee and have given up the heavy whipping cream all together so that I can see the numbers on that scale that I am working so hard for. Anyway, just thought I would say that measuring things out is a whole lot better than guessing. lol.
I will say that I can't thank my friends on Sparks enough, as I enjoy the Fierce Fushias weekly challenges and my weekly weigh-ins for nashville sparks keeps pushing me forward. I am at 201.5 and can't wait to be in ONEDERVILLE! I will probably be screaming from the roof-tops when I get there by the shear joy of that accomplishments. But I know that I wouldn't be where I am today without all the motivation and support I receive from you girls and guys, so I just want to say thanks and remember we are all in this together.
I have realized that no matter how slow it comes off.. I Love exercising and working toward goals. I look and feel so much better and will keep chugging on.
Last night when I was talking with Tracy, my exercise buddy who I keep trying to get to join sparks cept she only has dial-up and says it is too slow, I told her that when we reached our goal weight I was going to send our story into Women's world or one of the other mags and she laughed at me. Oh well...it could happen.