Friday, March 31, 2017

down down

slowly slowly but it's working 
the 2 shakes, 2 meals and a snack is working!!! 
scale is responding 
158 this morning 
now is that weird time I have to push through 
when I sometimes have gotten the oh I got this attitude 
Just push through girl 
stay the course and keep an eye on the goal .... 140's 
but just worry about today 
tootles be bloggity friends 
fast post today 
more meat tomorrow 
love 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

unedited and now sleeping

pulled an over nighter last night 
I am writing this post Wednesday night and I will post it Thursday when I get home from work 
so it is a backwards accountability post 
I have been so good with my food 
on point 
consistent for quite a while... not sure how long... I will look tomorrow
so I am packing 
my first meal, my first shake and half my water 
 so it'll be crazy town tonight 
a lot to do 
and with no sleep 
so I will be coffee powered 
and tired, but I have to stay on plan 
and understand if I have a freak out moment
that is the exhaustion 
I'll be fine 
a day in my life 
a challenging day 
so if this gets posted unedited ... 
I made it and am on my way to get some rest 
go back to check the title... that will tell the tale 
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awesome ladies 
work out videos 
weekly check ins 
supportive 
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we will be starting another on in a few weeks 
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tootles 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

You don't have that power

always in the past I have freaked out because of you 
you say something and get me mad 
you say something that upsets me 
you are mean to me  
and I get myself ALL worked up 
well yesterday you went after me 
you were mean, verbally attacking 
critical of me 
critical of things I do ... and aggressively and in a mean demeaning way 
I started to feel myself lose it 
like seriously... lose it 
then I found it .. 
that small, tiny, eitsy bitsy thing inside me and I drew from it 
now mind you this is IN THE MOMENT 
and I decided no you don't have that power over me 
and it the moment it was those EXACT works in my mind 
"no I will not give you that power over me" 
and you know what... 
I made it through 
I didn't lose it 
I maintained my composure 
and I didn't let the encounter get me upset 
I didn't take it out on anyone 
I didn't EAT over it 
YOU are the issue 
not me 
in the past you would have spun me 
I would have taken it out on others 
hit the candy section 
gorged on food 
but NO!!!! 
I made a decision not to give you that power because
but I am powerful 
I am kind 
I am a leader 
I am resilient 
You can't control me 
You have NO power over me 
I treat people with kindness and respect 

and went on with the rest of my day!!!! 
boo yah! 
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I am in a 30 day challenge group 
awesome ladies 
work out videos 
weekly check ins 
supportive 
this group GETS results!!!
we will be starting another on in a few weeks 
drop me an email if you are interested
iamkarlam@yahoo.com
tootles 





Tuesday, March 28, 2017

who da thunk it?

hey yo what up? 
I am soooo excited! 
finally finally finally the scale is moving 
and it is going in the RIGHT direction 
so what's different this time? 
I am not trying to reinvent the wheel 
I am following my trainers program 
RELIGIOUSLY 
2 shakes
2 meals and a snack 
moving my body 
I am feeling STRONG!!!! 
lol 
okay okay 
nerd alert 
I just get excited when things work 
silly me 
just follow the plan 
who da thunk it!!!
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I am in a 30 day challenge group 
awesome ladies 
work out videos 
weekly check ins 
supportive 
this group GETS results!!!
we will be starting another on in a few weeks 
drop me an email if you are interested
iamkarlam@yahoo.com
tootles 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Thank you Blanche

the thing is this.... 
Consistency is not exciting 
just kind of plodding along here doing my thing 
2 shakes, 2 meals and a snack... gym 5 to 6 days a week 
I am getting my body fat tested this Friday 
dunking in the tank .. helps to know where I am and how many calories to eat 
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! 
 sometimes I freak out after 
but it does help me know where my calories should be 
so nothing too earth shattering this morning 

one word 
CONSISTENCY!!! 
let's do this!!! 
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I am in a 30 day challenge group 
awesome ladies 
work out videos 
weekly check ins 
supportive 
this group GETS results!!!
we will be starting another on in a few weeks 
drop me an email if you are interested
iamkarlam@yahoo.com
tootles 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

kinda sorta off topic but not really

not weight loss related but kinda is 
I have a daily commute... 2 hours in the car ... 5 days a week 
and I can make it miserable, or I choose to make this time for ME 
Podcasts, audio books, You tubes
my commute is actually relaxing and helps me 
so yesterday I started an audio book 
and I did a Facebook live about it yesterday .... but to recap ... my take so far 

  • write down your goals!
  • You have to have vision!!!! 
  • keep away from negativity 
  • signs of negativity 
    • rationalization
    • justification
    • oversensitive to others 
      • which leads to poor self worth 
    • blaming
okay I did a poor job of recapping I am sure Mr Tracy would be horrified 
I sat down yesterday and wrote down goals 
weight related 
life related 

working working working 
everyday I want to be a better version of myself 


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side bar 
I am in a 30 day challenge group 
awesome ladies 
work out videos 
weekly check ins 
supportive 
this group GETS results!!!
we will be starting another on in a few weeks 
drop me an email if you are interested
iamkarlam@yahoo.com
tootles 



Saturday, March 25, 2017

getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

growth can be uncomfortable 
painful even ... but what is more painful? being stagnant
just need to clear my mind...
When I am doing anything new .....  boy oh boy does my inner dialog kick up...
Prayer goes a long way to help this for me 
I also try rewarding myself
when getting over a hurdle 
also need to cut myself a bit of slack
not be so hard on myself
 I am my biggest critic!!
and stop with the meh meh meh
go for it!!!
I have a tendency to make things seem harder than they really are
so silly 
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side bar
I am in a 30 day challenge group
awesome ladies
work out video's
weekly check ins
supportive
this group GETS results!!!
we will be starting another one in a few weeks
drop me an email if your interested
iamkarlam@yahoo.com
tootles 


Friday, March 24, 2017

My day off

so here I sit ... 4:15 pm 
I have done good all day 
now I am fighting the snack attack 
I was busy today 
I just have to make it 3 hours 
silly how it is just a habit 
I am not even hungry 
hubby is home 
dinner is almost to the table
you're going to eat dinner in less than 30 minutes 
chill Karla 
it's in your head 
great day 
2 killer shakes 
awesome egg white breakfast with my son 
dinner all planned out 
update ya in the morning 
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and I made it 
it's such a head game!!! 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dieting vs lifestyle

I don't like to think of being "on a diet"
I have thought that way before .... 2010 when I lost 60 pounds 
but that thought process set me up to regain back a lot of the weight 
I have dropped some of this weight ... 
but I don't look at it as a "diet" 
those end 
this is about living a healthy life
yeah sure sometimes I stumble 
but I persist 
I pick myself up 
dust myself off and keep going 
no quitting allowed 
setbacks happen 


I am not on a diet!!!! 



post inspired by my blog pal Sean

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fitness in your fifties

straight post 
let's just talk 

20's for me
babies, diet pills... ZERO exercise.... my idea of exercise at the time was coupon clipping and housework in a two story house... I was a size 14 back in the 70's now I think that is a 6... I pretty much ate what I wanted... never read a nutrition label... wait did they even have nutrition labels in the 70's? pregnancy #1 delivery weight was 199 and 
when I got pregnant with my daughter I STARTED at 199!!! yikes 
30's 
two kids... worked full time ... stretch pants, permed hair... Oh wow was I a train wreak! not a good decade for me ..... these were definitely my heaviest years and I wasn't a candidate for the Mom of the year award .... that's for sure!!! 
40's 
kids getting older... harder harder decade.... diet pills!!! whoopie!!! ahhh no!!! booze... 
yeah no ... isolation is the norm 

50's 
this has been the best .... improved my relationships with God, husband, my children, understood the importance of building relationships with other humans ... getting comfortable with being uncomfortable... understanding this is growth which leads to a richer life 
so bottom line 

it gets better
and better 
and better 

#trulyblessed 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

just one single day

can make such a difference 
I feel like a rock star this morning!!! 
I did a Facebook live this morning about people watching you/me 
people are always watching what we do 
how we speak, our moods, our passions 
I want to be an example for my children 
to be bold, courageous, healthy, happy, inspiring 
yeah I have set a tall order for myself!!! wowsa! 
but when you entered college and looked at the syllabus 
you also were probably overwhelmed... like NO WAY!!! I can't do all that 
 but just take the next step
focus on the next thing you have to do 
break things down 
baby steps 
and you will (I will) get there 
it's a journey people 
today I will do better than I did yesterday 
peace 
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