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Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY Plains in The Flirt Time Zone is doing 21 things including…

"loose" the weight - Go away, extra pounds! Run! Be free!

163 cheers


Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY Plains has written 19 entries about this goal

Why are you doing this, really?

Chris asked this question on the “lose weight” goal recently, and I think it would do me good to answer it myself (me, not Myself, although she can answer it, too, if she wants).

I am doing it for me: I don’t like myself me like this and I’m tired of not liking me.

I am doing it for my health: being overweight increases my risk for many diseases and health conditions.

I am doing it for my heart: Flirting is much easier (I hope) when you feel good about yourself and look good to the flirtee.

I am doing it for the clothes: I have so many clothes that I love that don’t fit and I want to wear them. Plus, there are so many cute clothes out there I want to wear, but I refuse to spend the $$$ until I “loose the weight”.

I am doing it for my life: There are so many things out there in the world that I want to do and experience. Losing weight will make many of those things easier and more enjoyable.

Edit: I have more reasons, but I accidentally hit enter before I was done. I might add them later.

Opposing Forces

A call from my doctor’s office yesterday informed me that my TSH level was high, which means that my thyroid is under-active (hypothyroidism). One of the possible symptoms of this is weight gain, and while I haven’t gained weight, my weight loss has been pretty slow, despite my healthy eating and increased exercise.

I am going to start taking some medication to control this and besides affecting my weight loss (in a good way), I’m also hoping it will make a difference in some of my health issues. High cholesterol levels are associated with hypothyroidism, so there’s a possibility that this might help improve my LDL count. Also, my bladder/UTI problems have flared back up after I was doing lots better from being on antibiotics for 10 months.

A word to the wise:

If you’re having a bad day, it’s probably not a good idea to have a bowl of cookie dough sitting in your frig. So far, I’ve resisted, but the night is still young!!!

Mini Goal:

“LOOSE” 20 lbs in 10 weeks

I CAN do this!


Skinny Dippin' at Night!

Some extra incentive to keep on track with this goal!!! ;-D

Slowing down, but still going!

This goal hasn’t been a high priority the last month. Between having company (my nephew), and the heat (100+) I haven’t been to the gym, plus I’ve had a little too much ice cream (and other goodies). However, when I weighed in at the doctor’s office today, I was pleased to discover that I had lost another pound. Not much, but at least it shows that I’m on the right track!

Running Free!

I’ve completed the weight loss sprint, loosing 9 lbs over 8 weeks, and over the last 13 months of this goal, I’ve loosed a total of 30 lbs. WOO HOO!!!

I feel very encouraged and motivated to lose the rest, as long as I remember to focus on today and loosing one pound at a time, instead of trying to see the end of the road and getting discouraged at how far away it is. I do have a weight I’d like to be at in 6 months and in a year, but I’m not letting that be my main goal, and I’m NOT going to be discouraged if I don’t get there when I want to.

Good news, today (sort of)

I weighed today at the doctor’s office and I was down from my February weight back to what I weighed when I was there in December!!!

I’ve joined the 43 weight loss sprint team so watch for me to be losingloosing 8 more lbs over the next 8 weeks.

Guess what everybody?

I “loosed” 7 pounds since the end of August!!!

I weighed in today

at my primary dr.’s office, and I’ve definitely lost atleast 10 lbs., and probably closer to 15!!! A slow start for 4 months of work, but 1one pound at a time is the way it has to go!!!

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY Plains has gotten 163 cheers on this goal.


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