Riiiiiiiing goes the alarm at 6 freaking a.m. this morning. Today is transition day, a 1/2 day of "practice", for mini-me who is now a 7th grader. I had a hard time getting her up and after a good 30 minutes in the shower I started to lose my patience with her. She has long thick hair and it takes forever to dry plus breakfast and applying her new make-up. Since she can't seem to blow dry her own hair I did it for her and had it looking great only to have her come in a few minutes later to tell me her friend thinks she should wear it up (in a ponytail). OMG she could have taken a shower last night if she were going to wear her hair up. Tick tick goes the clock. Finally I lost my temper and threatened to ground her if she didn't knock off the 'tude and we managed to get out of the house and to the school on time. If this is a sneak peak of what to expect this year it's gonna be a long one *sigh*
The good news is that she made a competitive softball team so no more tryouts, yay! It's going to be a calmer week and I am happy to concentrate on eating healthy and on plan and incorporating exercise into my routine. My goal is a 2 pound loss on Wednesday!
Let's get to FMM: Friend Making Monday. When we make new friends by answering questions from Kenlie's Blog @ All The Weigh then link there so others can read the various answers and comment on each others blogs.
FMM: The Driving Force
What is the driving force behind your weight-loss?
The obvious answer is for better health. The vanity answer is to look better. The aha moment answer is when I couldn't attend my daughter's softball games this summer because I simply couldn't walk the length from the parking lot to the fields or sit in the heat without profusely over sweating from my fat. I also couldn't accompany my hubby, daughter and niece to an amusement park while on vacation due to the long day of walking and the heat. I felt horrible. I feel horrible.
Until my late 30's I was always thin. In fact I was downright skinny up until I had my first child at 22. I could eat anything and not lift a finger to exercise and still not gain weight. As the years progressed and my health deteriorated and I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I began gaining weight. First 20 then 50 then 70 pounds of weight and the many medications made it near impossible to stop the gain.
Although I am still on medications and still in daily pain, I am determined to lose this weight and keep it off one way or another. I researched my options and chose Jenny Craig because it's basically foolproof if you stay on the plan. I know losing is going to be slow going (and I get so jealous when I see others losing large amounts each week) but I've accepted that slow and steady wins the race!
Now it’s your turn. Share your answers, and don’t forget to come back and link up. Happy Monday!