Brownies and Cookies and Pastries - Oh My!

January 25, 2011

Brownies, cookies and pastries are only a few of the things that are currently being carted in by the caterers.  I ate none of these things - I usually go for the veggies, but as there were none today, I had nothing.  Just the sandwich and apple that I brought for lunch.  That was enough anyway.

I'd like to sincerely thank everyone in the Challenge who reached out to me.  I've never had to many emails in a day - unless we're talking about penis enlargement ads and offers to help princes in far off countries. 

When I first saw my name on the list of people needing help I was embarrassed, ashamed, and kind of horrified.  I knew I hadn't been doing well, ok, terrible, but seeing my 0.8% really put things into perspective.  I really don't want to be the person who signs up for a weight loss challenge, who writes a weight loss blog - and doesn't lose weight.  It's say, and it's not going to be me.

To be honest, the emails I received were nothing short of amazing.  I teared up in the lunchroom and got quite a few odd looks. 

While I felt like a complete disappointment after reading them, I was also incredibly inspired.  I know what to do to lose weight, it's just really time to start doing it. 

I made the trek to the gym yesterday, I attempted to take the LRT there, big mistake.  The stop is really far away from the gym, normally, that's awesome b/c it's a bit of extra walking, but, through huge piles of mushy snow, it's just a huge pain in the ass.  I'll be driving to the gym tomorrow, assuming I don't get stuck in the alley, which happened a few days ago.

Side note: if you have to get stuck in the snow, make sure you're blocking the whole road, that way people are forced to help you if they want to continue on their way!


Anonymous said...

Thank God I don't live where it snows, because I would use that as an excuse not to go to the gym!

Good job on resisiting the temptations at work.

Stephanie said...

I know what you mean Ivy - I took one look at the snow and the distance to the gym and was ready to stay on the train, but somehow I managed to get off lol

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Stephanie, Thanks for the blog link. I am so happy to see you renewing your commitment to the challenge. I'm also happy to be able to follow your blog and get to know you. Hang in there. I know you can do this.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Ugh on the snow! We have a ton of it but ours isn't mushy in MN, just rock hard solild and frozen.

So glad to hear that you are committed. Don't be embarrassed, we've ALL been there. I started my dieting blog at the beginning of summer and didn't do anything but gain weight until December. Very annoying.

Email if you have any questions or need to vent! We're both about the same weight so we're in the same boat here! Sink or swim. I choose to swim (fat floats you know).

Glad to hear there are more of us than penis enlargement ads!

Fat2Fit said...

Hey hun Just letting you know you have an award on my blog a few days old

Barbara Bruederlin said...

If you can ignore the brownies and cookies, you are well on your way!

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