Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hello from the Crazy Abyss

Arghhh! I can’t stand it! I’ve missed this blog so much and it’s only been, what? A week?

I’m roasting veggies, I’m making soups, I’m cleaning out the freezer, and yes, I’m writing the book, but it feels like forever since I’ve written something other than emails and the book. So allow me to bore you a bit with my recent observances.

I was all prepared today to step on the scale and see a number over 130. As you know, I’ve had a crazy schedule since late July and so my workout schedule has been sketchy at best. However, I’ve eaten well, stayed true to my stomach, and when I got on the scale this morning, I was 129.9. Point nine! Not 130. Point nine and still in the 120s. Yes, I know it’s a mind game. I know that on my doctor’s scale I’d have been 133 or something, but still, it got me through the day. With that number in my head, I was better able to complete a 60-minute cardio workout plus some strength training and abs and stretching. Sometimes you have to fake yourself out, you know?

What wasn’t crazy this weekend was the time spent with my granddaughter and my kids and my sister. Right now I’m home and alone on my back deck, absorbing the last of the summer heat, but I’m very sad to have said goodbye to them all yesterday. What’s different now is that I don’t eat my way through the sadness. Not that I binged before, but a little extra cheese here, some Tricuits there. Heck, light ice cream couldn’t hurt, right? Maybe not if I’d limited myself to a half cup.

Food challenges still abound. I’m glad I can navigate them easier now. But it doesn’t mean they don’t still exist. Why are they such a first line of defense (or offense, depending on the feeling of the mood)?

My brain is on overload, my friends, so I hope this blog entry makes some kind of sense. I just want you to know that I’ve missed this and will post again soon. I miss hearing from all of you.

17 comments:

  1. I miss reading your blog! Thank you for posting. Maybe you could just write a few sentences every now and then. Not the same without you!!

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  2. I was happy to wake up this morning and see that you've posted a blog. I've missed reading you. I am looking forward to your book, though. Take care and Happy Writing!!

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  3. Nice to see a post from ya. Still checking every morning because I always enjoy reading what you write.

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  4. Happy to see you are still here. Miss your blogs but thanks for your inspiring words.

    Mara
    http://24stepstogo.blogspot.com/

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  5. SO glad to hear from you, Lynn! Just post when you have time so we can keep in touch.

    I love the discussion going on over at Refuse to Regain about what to wear! (I'm leaving you a message there this morning because it fits in with that topic better.)

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  6. I'm with everyone else...Glad to see you blogging. I find myself checking in quite often to see if you're back. Lots of luck with the book and I can't wait to read it. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you're a wonderful writer and I enjoy your words very much! :)

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  7. I miss you, my life has been so hectic that I've not been on the computer much, but I always check in here. Glad you checked in.

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  8. that little POINT on the scale can make or break my day if I let it. So glad you scale clung to the 120's

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  9. Yeah!! I was so happy to see this new post today, I found myself checking daily (my usual ritual) in hopes that you wrote, and today was a "good news day!".

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  10. I've missed you too! Good to see you again and congrats on the 120's!

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  11. Lynn,

    Hi! You left a comment on my blog a few days ago and I didn't even realize people were leaving comments--I'm a newbie to the whole blog world.:) Of course you can link to my blog. I have been very inspired and motivated by your story. Yes, I am a woman serious about maintenance!!
    Sandrelle

    www.maintainmyweight.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for posting my link on your blog! I hope my family can inspire others to adopt a better lifestyle and get healthier! You are an inspiration to sooo many people, myself included.

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  13. Hello,

    My Name is Jason and I'm just starting my journey. I have also created a blog and I was wondering if you could link to me. I would appreciate it very much. I am trying to build a support group for myself. Is there any suggestions you can give me?

    My address is http://helpjasonloseweight.blogspot.com. I am going to add you to mine as well. I appreciate your time.

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  14. Wow... I have just now found your blog.... I wish that I had found it sooner... CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss and keeping it off.. I just started a weight loss journey blog about a month ago.. I am very new at this...How did you get so much traffic.. I have like 6 people that follow. They really dont leave comments much though.. I need encouragement. if you want to visit mine it is..
    2bhappyandhealthy4ever.blogspot.com

    You look great...
    Thanks,
    Kristin

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  15. weight loss industry will focus on the way people should feel while doing it, in order to achieve better results and stay healthy all the time. Being healthy and thin is not a dream, it should be something, that is a reasonable and easy to be done.

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  16. Congratulations on staying in the 120's (that .1 means it is true!!). I know that isn't easy! :) Keep up the really good work.

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  17. I am new to this blog and have read many weight loss stories, but yours stands out and is truly inspirational.

    Thank you

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