Wednesday, September 8, 2010

LOOK WHAT I CAN DO (Motivation Makeover Rd. 2)!!

Yesterday, a fellow weight loss buddy reminded me that Weight Watchers (WW) entails more than just watching our weight.  Aside from the dwindling numbers on the scale, my ability to buckle my own shoe,  run a 5K, make better choices when eating out demonstrates non-scale victories (NSV) that celebrate my healthier lifestyle.


While chit chatting on FB (Facebook), my WW comrade confessed that she gained weight while attempting to manage the program on her own. Despite her weight gain, my buddy made a most clever decision...


To take her mind of the extra added lbs., my buddy ventured to the Kemah Boardwalk to remind herself that a little over a year ago, 100+ extra pounds  excluded her from riding the rides. 


Here's a couple of pics of the Kemah Boardwalk from one of my Summer visits:


Lunch:The lesser of many, many, many evils...
...and a little dessert (sorry for the food porn)...I shared!

My WW cohort got me to thinking and she reminded me of a list I made when I hit my 50th post. In effort to overcome my current weight loss and fitness slump, now seemed like an apropos time to revisit my list, assess my non-scale victories and inspire myself:


Originally published July 11, 2009

50 Reason Why I WILL Remove This Weight...FOR GOOD!


1. Perform my Beyonce "Crazy in Love" karaoke routine, not missing one booty bounce from start to finish.  I get request to perform this number every time my cousin hosts a karaoke party (call or email for a quote...lol).


2. Sing or play " That's What You Get" by Paramore on Rock Band with my kids, complete with mosh jumping without sounding like I'm gasping for air. As of late, Our X-Box died so no rehearsal time for me.

3. Stop the buttons on my shirt from screaming, "Unbutton me...the shirt is to TIGHT!"  DONE! WELL, THIS WAS A QUICK FIX...I NOW BUY MY CORRECT SIZE IN SHIRTS...NO MORE TIGHT SHIRTS.


4. Jog without warning fellow joggers that I'm coming up from the rear. You know... when you wear those swish swish workout pants and your thighs rub together...your pants make that swish, swish, swish sound.

5Go para-sailing.
6. Shop on one side of the store...the misses side. Not plus, not women's, not plus size...just misses.DONE! AND IT FEELS GOOD!

7. Run a mile without stopping. DONE!!
8. Stop shirts from disappearing in my back fat.  Kinda still working on that one.
9Paint toenails with becoming a contortionist (stomach gets in the way). DONE!
10. Live a healthier life. DONE!


11. Stop feeling like someone is following me. No one is following me...it's just my butt! I'M KINDA LOVING MY BUTT RIGHT NOW!


12. Wear shorts without my crotch eating them. You know when your thighs rub together, your shorts magically ride up your legs and disappear, therefore causing you to dig them out. FYI...that ain't cute. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ABOUT 11 YEARS, I PURCHASED MY FIRST PAIR OF SHORT TO BE WORN IN PUBLIC...EVEN PECAN MAN COMMENTED ON HOW JAZZY I LOOKED IN MY SHORTS...YOU BE THE JUDGE.

13.  Rub my success in the face of my haters and doubters both past and present. No...I plan not to be the bigger person.
14. Go hang gliding.

15. Wear a bathing suit. I cannot recall the last time I wore a bathing suit.

16. Dance the Michael Jackson's Thriller choreography with my kids EVERY TIME the video airs. And "Beat It" too. I THINK I WROTE THIS RIGHT AROUND THE TIME OF MJ'S UNTIMELY DEMISE. WHEN THE MEDIA COVERED THE 1YR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH, BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY I PERFORMED THE CHOREO EVERY TIME HIS VIDEOS AIRED...EVERY TIME!

17. Become a WEIGHT WATCHERS LEADER!

18. Appear on one of those 1/2 their size magazine covers. 

19. Feel comfortable wearing sleeveless clothing. I WEAR A LOT MORE SLEEVELESS CLOTHING THAN I USED TO BUT I SOMETIMES STILL FEEL SELF CONSCIOUS OF MY CHICKEN WINGS.

20.Wear timeless clothing pieces I kept...like my lil black dress...that no longer fits. I have however been able to wear clothes I kept when I gained weight. 

21. Go whitewater rafting.

22. Reduce 2 stomachs to 1...I'M ABOUT DOWN TO 1 1/2 STOMACHS...

23. Reveal my new body on Oprah...I EMAILED OPRAH ABOUT  4 TIMES AND SHE NEVER RESPONDED...I GUESS SHE'S BUSY! "I DO NOT APPRECIATE BEING IGNORED OPRAH!"

24. Write and publish a This-Is-How-I-Did-It-Y'all book.

25. Drop it like it's hot without killing my knees. You should see me at ZUMBA!

26. Run up the 72 steps in Philly like Rocky Balboa...ADRIENNE!

27. Take a ballet or contemporary dance class. DOES A MOMMY & ME CLASS WITH MY KIDS COUNT?

28. Look good naked! Anyone ever watched the British version of this show?

29. STOP shopping at Layne Bryant! One time a sales clerk convinced me to purchase a halter which I only wore once. WHICH brings me to #30. DONE! Make sure you check out the ceremonial shredding of my Layne Bryant credit card!

30. Wear a halter top without fat spilling over the top and side of the shirt.

31. MORE ENERGY! DONE!

32. Completely wrap a regular bath size towel around my body without body parts playing peek-a-boo. DONE!  

33. Bring SEXY BACK!  DONE! I BROUGHT SEXY BACK AS A BIG GIRL...

34. Stop asking my children to buckle my shoe (the ole stomach gets in the way). That's what kids are for...shoe bucklers. 

35. Run a 5K.  THIS IS SO DONE!

36.Walk up the stairs without emulating the big bad woof...huffing and puffing.


38. Find a shallow mate who like me for my H-O-T rocking bod. ANYONE GOT  A SINGLE BROTHER OR UNCLE? 

39. Enjoy life more.

40. More choices of stores when shopping. THIS IS SO DONE! 

41. Feel more comfortable in my own body.

42. When I shake my arm and then stop, I want the entire arm to STOP at the same time!

43. I want to stand with both legs inside one leg of a pair of pants at my highest weight.  DONE!!!!!

44. Look down and see my entire foot not just my toes.

45. Lose the stomach flap. It reminds me of those pop up books you read children. You know...you pull the flap and BAM...surprise!

46. Be happy

47. Lower blood pressure. CATCH 22...I LOWERED MY BLOOD PRESSURE, BUT NOT ON MY OWN.  LAST OCTOBER MY DOCTOR PRESCRIBED BENICAR TO HELP ME MANAGE MY PREDISPOSITION-ed HYPERTENSION CONDITION :-(

48. Zip my sexy 2 1/2 inch, maybe 3 high heel burnt sienna boots. I tend to struggle with the zipper around my big calf.  DONE!

49. I LOVE the feeling of SUCCESS when I achieve my mini weight loss goals.









Okay my motivation meter just shot through the roof!

YOUR TURN...share one of your latest non-scale victories! 
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10 comments:

  1. Dang Trina. You are such an encouragement!!!

    I always smile when you do your check list or show your before and after.

    I also agree that for some reason going to the WW meetings help me lose weight. I guess it's the whole accountablity thing.

    I gotta get to one of those meetings. I SUCK!!!!!!!!! SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. God, I love this post. Mostly, I love how you've checked off a lot of things on it. It sounds like you are well on your way and looking fantastic while you are at it. I am right with you on being a WW leader, dancing into a frenzy, and running those stairs like Rocky!

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  3. Great post, I can soooo relate to that list. I have a few of the same items on my list.

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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS POST!!!!! :)

    wait- you talking to Pecan Man again? lol

    :)

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  5. Great post! This post has totally inspired me to write my own reasons for why I want to lose weight. Thanks!

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  7. Love the list and especially love the food porn! Your before & after pics are truly inspiring. My latest non scale victory was turning down a piece of cake that was offered to me today. Words can't express how much sweets are my weakness.

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  8. You a have a ton crossed off of your list! Fantastic job!
    My NSV is that I curbed my eating this summer and didn't snack as much as I have in the past. Very little boredom eating! Yay!

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  9. Luv the new design and congrats on the list of things you've accomplished.

    My latest NSV is that I ran 4 miles in 50 minutes today. Who knew I had it in me?! Woot!

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