Thursday, September 23, 2010

Motivation & Stuff

Alright guys... no lie... I haven't been around in 3 months, and it's not cuz I've been rocking the weight loss on my own by any means.  You know why and I know why... cuz I fell off that damn wagon again.  If only the wagon had like a seatbelt or something...

Anyway, I could sit around and mope about the fact that I have eaten like there's no tomorrow all summer long, or I can get right down to it...

I'm feeling motivated again.  Who knows for how long that will last, but I figure it's something, so I better pay attention to it & use it while it's here.  I think part of it came from the premiere of the new season of The Biggest Loser that was on this week (who ISN'T motivated by that?).  And the other part came from my 27th birthday that I celebrated yesterday.  I've been coveting this pink bike for awhile now... and my wonderful husband made my dreams come true by getting me THIS for my birthday:
Yes, that is a pink Schwinn Cruiser AND a pink helmet!!!  I was beyond excited.  This is the look of excitement:
I was a little nervous at first, because I know for a fact I haven't been on a bike for at least 10 years, and maybe closer to 15 years!  I also was an extremely clumsy kid on my bike & crashed and burnt a LOT.  Hense the helmet.

Buuuuut, about 5 minutes after giving the bike a whirl, I was riding like the WIND!  I felt like a kid again, and it felt amazing to feel the breeze in my face and just fly down the street on my wheels!  I loved it!  And I didn't want to get off of it!
As you can see, it was DARK outside and I was still cruising on my pink bike!  Aaaand, this picture shall serve as my horrendous "before" cuz can you see that gut and that big ol' booty?!  I want those things to be smaller by this time next year!  So here's to motivation & taking it where you can get it... I'm gonna go back to WW this week and face the music.  I've continued to pay for my monthly membership--why, I don't know... hope that I'd return, maybe?  So, I just have to get myself to a meeting and get the dreaded weigh-in over with.  I have a feeling I've got a longer distance to go than I ever have before... and that trend is only going to continue if I don't get on the ball and freaking DO something instead of talking about doing something!

Who's with me?!

14 comments:

Christina said...

Love the bike!!! You can do it Teale. Can't wait to watch your progress.

Laura said...

I'm so glad you're back!! I've always liked reading your blog!

Love love LOVE the bike!!! There's nothing like feeling the wind in your hair to feel like a little kid again! I'm just sad the rainy weather's back. :(

I'm totally with you. You can do it!

Valerie said...

Cool! I'm so happy you are back!!! I love your bike and helmet!!! You can do this!! I'm sooo happy that you're back!!!

Valerie

Twix said...

Oh I'm so happy for you! :D What an awesome bike!!! Congrats & Happy Birthday!! Have some wonderful fun on this bike! Go Teale!!!

Jennifer B. said...

I have kept up with your blog over the past couple of years and I have watched you struggle with your weight just like I was struggling with mine. Have you ever considered getting a lap-band? I finally said screw it and had the surgery last month. I have lost 20 lbs since September 12th and most people lose 100 lbs in the first year.

Anyway, just a suggestion. I can't wait to get this weight off and stop yo yoing.

Teale said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for your comment! I haven't ever considered WLS, because for me personally, I feel like 90% of my battle is mental... and if I don't fix that part, even if I had WLS I would still struggle, because of what food represents to me I guess... it's how I cope with emotions--happy, sad, etc. I'm glad to hear that you're having success with it, and I've had other friends say the same things, but until I personally would be there mentally, I don't think I would benefit as well as others may.

Made To Shine said...

Beautiful Bike. You Can Do This! We're all behind you!

Erin said...

I LOVE the bike! I've been so craving a good bike ride lately. Enjoy!

Erica said...

I've seen you do an amazing job before and believe that you can again! Stick with it Teale! :) Let me know what I can do to help or keep you motivated!

fatty blogsticks said...

oh my goodness, i want one too! seeing your post has sent me on a schwinn-searching frenzy! what an awesome way to kick things off again x

Lauren said...

I'm with you!

fatty blogsticks said...

hi teale, i have mentioned you on my blog - following your awesome schwinn post - hope you're ok with that! happy bicycling in style!

Lo said...

I love the classic style bikes. I'm so glad they have come back in style. I want one so badly. But I definitely wouldn't use one around here.... way too many steep hills. I adore your bike, though. I'm jealous.

Biz said...

You'll love my friend Shelley - she has a similar pink bike - it was her motivation to lose weight and she's lost 100 pounds in two years!

http://www.myjourneytofit.com/