Thursday, August 25, 2011

If it ain't broke.....

Good morning girls!

What a busy week this has been and I have been so tired! I think its the weather is changing & my body is starting to figure it out. Its been sunny but much cooler up in PA & that coupled with the fact that its getting darker earlier, my internal clock is trying to figure things out. I haven't posted because I just haven't had the mental energy to muster up something good, but i have been reading your blogs & trying to comment daily. Thanks to all my Girfriends here for all your great wisdom & inspiration! Love It!

I started out the week doing the low carb/low sugar BFC thing & after 2 days, found myself to be such an irritable grump to be around that I decided it is best for me to just continue WW plan. Every time I do BFC, I can swing a couple of days & then I just cant do it anymore. Its just not the plan for me and I know that without a doubt now. I am jealous of all of you who do it so diligently & to see your successes is amazing however, this plan isn't great for everyone. I thought to myself, "you have done so well on WW Sherri & you are not only losing pounds but inches too so why reinvent the wheel?" If it ain't broke, don't fix it, so I am gonna do just that! In perspective, over the last 8+ months I have lost almost 40# & over 17.5 inches from my body, 6 inches from my waist & 6 inches from my belly. I am now wearing a MISSES size 14 & this plan just fits my lifestyle the best. I don't have time to make 2 separate meals for my family, & when I get home from work at 5pm, the last thing I wanna do is cook 2 meals. Its hard enough for me to cook one! lol. So that's my thoughts. I had gotten on the scale on Monday & it was saying I was up about 3#...yikes! I got on the scale this morning & I am back down to where I was last week on weigh in day. I would like to see 1# lost this week at least so just going to continue to stay true to this and keep plugging away. As Rosalie said in her post believing it will work is essential, and I have not only seen WW working for me but it is proven to work and it is the best fit for my life & that makes me happy.

So 30 days from today, I will be turning 45 yrs old....Uggh!!! I want to be in the 170s by my bday dang it! I really wanted to be in the 160s by then but that's just not the case...perhaps by Halloween. I'm getting there...slowly but surely, we are all getting there!

So if you are feeling down about not being where you wanted to be at this time, chin up my friends! Look back on how far you have come & the little successes along the way like the looser clothing, better health & improved nutritional habits you have formed. I have to constantly remind myself that the scale DOES NOT define me and I hope that you will remember that too!!

Have a wonderful day today!!! I am off to the dentist, then to get a haircut & color (gonna get a sassy new do today!) then to school shop for clothes, then its meet the teacher night. A full day for such thing as a day off! lol.

Hugs & Encouragement to all my skinny peeps!


  1. Well, I totally agree, if it's working for you, do it! I find myself wanting to change things if I don't get instant results too. But sometimes it's not about instant results - it's about consistency. If you keep on plan, you will get where you need to be.

    Sometimes I do want to put the kids on the bus, ha, but then we have so many benefits to this lifestyle that they outweigh the hard days. :) Although I definitely don't get enough me time.

  2. HI Sherri. I agree. you need to stay with what works for you. I often don't feel that anything works for me. Sometimes I'm tempted to jump back to WW, but I guess if I am to be honest, I don't always follow the BFC 100% when it comes to the carb stuff. Always do good for going the sugar, but still sometimes the pasta and carbs get me. Just went to the farmers market down here in NJ and bought some fresh clams. My boys want linguine with clams tonight. That is going to be tough and I know I will have alittle bit. I just keep trying as best I can and hope that I'll make it some day! Enjoy your busy day!

  3. I think stick to what works, everyone is different and not one thing will work for everybody. Have a great day :)

  4. I think that you ARE right, the BFC is not for everyone. YOU DO what is working to get to a healthier YOU!
    I know you can do it!! 45 is way younger than me. I think if I had kids at home to cook for every night - things might have been different for me.
    Have a great day and remember to believe :-)

  5. Sherri, I just love you girl! I wish I was as young as you lol I just turned 46 and already a grandma I am feeling old. And you are right you have to do what is best for you. If we lived close I would do WW with you. I miss going to class and to be honest I miss the fruit. But I have kept most of my weight off for a year doing the BFC and this has been the only thing that has worked in a very long time. Glad I have you and the other ladies for support it really helps when you have others understanding what you are going through. I cant wait to see the new hairdo I hope you post a picture.

    Take care my friend!

  6. Congrats on the 40 lbs Sherri!! Post a photo of the new do too. Doesnt matter what plan you do, you just have to stick with it and believe in it.

  7. Thanks girls!! You are all just the best!!! Thanks for your support. We are all in this together!!!
    p.s to Diana, love you too girl!! And you are not are one hot (grand)mama! :) Its so good to see you blogging again. i have missed your posts!

  8. Turning 45 sounds good to me since I turned 50 this past March!! Now that's a tough one! I still have four kids in the house so it takes my mind off the age thing a little. Sounds like the WW is working for you. In the past I've always tried some kind of low carb diet but they were always too restrictive for me. This is the first one that kind of fits all the diet "requirements" for me. Before I started this one I was considering joining WW though, because I know a LOT of people have had such success with it! Your losses are more proof that a diet must fit the person.

  9. Sherri,Are you getting that cute haircut you had when you pasted before? I liked looking at that pretty face when I opened your blog.
    You "girls" are all babies to me , I can't believe I'm going to be 75 in Dec. But,,, I'm like all of you working on getting weight off.
    You all have helped me so much with your hints,encouragement and recipes. It has been fun getting to know all of you this way,
    Linda, From Baltimore

  10. Congrats Sherri! I'm glad WW is working for you. While I was reading your post...this may already be going on, I don't know. My idea was to do a Halloween challenge. We could all make a goal, whatever we want it to be that we want to reach by Halloween. What do ya' think? Oh, did you get your sassy do?

  11. Hello my high maintenance friend! I told my husband there was another woman like me out there! I told him many times before we married that if her were going to run, he better do it soon or he was stuck! He took on me and my 4 kids after being a bachelor for 45 years! I think he deserves a gold medal, my kids say he deserves sainthood!
    As Dr. Oz says, do the plan that you can do for the rest of your life. If the BFC is not that plan, that answers that question. You are doing great with your weight loss so far. Just keep it up and you will get there. It comes off so slooooowwwwllllyyyy!
    In 30 days you are going to break that darn barrier!!! You need to give yourself a serious talking to!
    Your posts always make me smile!