Current weight: 154
Starting weight: 184
Goal weight: 145
Hello everyone! “No Excuses” is back after a short vacation.
This weekend I went home to Haleyville for my 20 year high school reunion. I had a good time. It was nice to see people I haven’t seen since graduation night. It is interesting to walk back into a room full of classmates after 20 years. Most have grown up and matured but you still have those certain people who haven’t changed one bit…and they are the one’s who need change the most. Maybe by our 50th reunion they will have caught up with the rest of us.
Festivities kicked off Saturday morning with the alumni parade (didn’t make it in time for that) and then the alumni luncheon at Haleyville Elementary School. I was the lone representative of the class of 1992 for that. A few people went to the cookout at city lake but the majority simply didn’t show up. I sat with 2 friends who graduated the year before me. We had a good time laughing and talking about the good ole days. The cheerleaders and alumni association fed us a delicious BBQ lunch. After that, I went out to the West house to take pictures for my mother’s class reunion. This was her 50 year celebration! I had a great time with members of her class! Our reunion was at 6pm at the American Legion. I bought a new dress a few weeks ago to wear. I had mom snap off pictures for you to see. The dress is 3 sizes smaller than when I started my weight loss journey. It was made well, fit great, and I was happy with the way I looked in it. It feels wonderful to pull on sizes I haven’t worn in a long time!! All it took was some dedication, hard work and determination. If I had not laid down the food and drinks that were putting the weight on me I would not have succeeded. Therefore I would not have gone home to my class reunion this weekend. If I was still at the same weight I would have felt uncomfortable and self conscious the entire night. Instead I was happy with myself and the way I was dressed. Making changes in your life, even small ones, can make a huge impact.
Monday, the last “No Excuses” piece will run, at least for a while. I am taking a break from the series but not from the lifestyle. Just because my reunion weekend is behind me doesn’t mean I don’t have other events coming up. My best friend is hopefully getting engaged next month so there will be a wedding coming up soon! Plus, I simply don’t want to get fat again. Now that I know how to lose the weight and keep it off I don’t plan to go back to my old habits. I am hoping to continue the blog as it helps me and you stay on track. If you are wanting to lose weight and want to know what I have done to drop 30 pounds click on the “No Excuses” blog and go back to day 1. Sure it is a lot of reading but if all you have to do is read that seems pretty simple. 🙂 I will let you know more about plans for “No Excuses” later this week.
Last night I ate the best dinner! I had steak, a few bites of a baked potato and a salad with tomatoes and green bell pepper. Normally I’m not a huge fan of bell pepper in a salad but I have to admit it really gives flavor and crunch to an otherwise boring plate of greens. The pepper was so fresh and had the best flavor! My dad has to be the biggest fan of bell pepper. He grows a huge garden with every kind of pepper you can plant. Several months ago when I had bad leg cramps the doctor suggested I eat bell pepper. So I thought I would pass this information along to all the bell pepper critics out there 😉 It really is good for you!
Click on this link to learn more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/457128-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-green-bell-peppers/
I’ve also listed a link on our “No Excuses” Pinterest board that has 29 ways to cook bell pepper.
Click on this link to learn more. http://pinterest.com/pin/3377768440989059/
Have a great day all!