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Just a blog about the things that cross my mind.

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NEW BEGINNINGS

I see that my last blog post was January of 2017. That means I am coming up on two years since I quit JC and decided to try other options. Just for the record, nothing worked and I got to my highest weight of 316 pounds before I finally sought help from a doctor. I have lost 32 pounds since May. And it feels good. But I have been here before - so that is why I am back to JC. Of all the things I tried, I feel that the JC Community was by far the most supportive and most helpful. I picked up

Ang M

Ang M

 

ROCK BOTTOM

I recently hit what I think (HOPE) is my rock bottom. My weight has been steadily increasing forever. I thought I had it somewhat under control, but after quitting JC prior to the summer I continued to gain. One day I stepped on the scale and the most upsetting thing happened. The scale registered at over 300 pounds. I stepped off and laughed. I laughed to cover the tears. I weigh 300 pounds. And I can see it in pictures. I can feel it in my clothes and in the difficulty I have carrying myself a

Ang M

Ang M

 

Real Pants

It finally happened. I'm not quite sure when, but it did. I don't wear real pants anymore.  UGH! I wear leggings, yoga pants, pajama bottoms, lounge wear and every other manner of elastic and draw string bottoms. I have them in every color, every style and design. And they're cute! Sweaters, boots, scarves - I'm great at accessorizing. Making the average legging look pretty jazzed up. But the fact is that I have given up on "real" pants. I can't remember the last time I put on a pair of jea

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Ang M

 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

October starts my very favorite season of all! I absolutely love the Fall. From now through the end of the year I will be at my happiest and most content. The cool weather, the leaves, colors, sights and smells are a balm to my soul. Then we come to the holidays which I love. Seeing family and friends, the spirit of giving and celebrating keep me upbeat. I enjoy the changes in season but I admit that I look forward to the Fall and Winter. I hate heat and I hate humidity. And it really does a num

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Ang M

 

Weather Factors

If it's not one thing, it's another. I'm not trying to place blame for my slips but I truly believe that the weather has an effect on my eating habits. I live in NW Indiana just outside of Chicago. The weather here is crazy. Seriously. It makes absolutely no sense. For instance we had snow and hail on Saturday and Sunday was in the 60's and sunny. We are entering Spring and I am very much looking forward to the weather warming up a bit. Not hot - just 60's and 70's would be nice. As the weather

Ang M

Ang M

 

Nights Are Brutal

Night time is my BAD time. If I can say that. Maybe I shouldn't say 'bad'. But nights are where I fall weak. I can do well for 12 hours during the day but come night time I'm done. I struggle so much. Every. Single. Night.  For some reason I just lose all control. It makes me so mad at myself. But by looking at other posts and seeing what other people feel it makes me realize I'm not alone. As I told another JC sister earlier this week... When you slip, just get up and start again. Mak

Ang M

Ang M

 

Tight Pants

So - Today I am wearing a pair of pants that I used to LOVE! They are black with pinstripes and just super cute. They used to fit comfortably. Lately they have been tight. So tight that they cut into the skin around my waist and are incredibly uncomfortable to wear. In fact I dreaded to put them on this morning. But because I am a huge procrastinator (another topic for another time) I didn't have other clean laundry for work. So on the tight pants go. Here's the good part...Although they are sti

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