Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Determination and the Plus side of life

Last night, I lamented to my husband that I needed nice pants to wear to church. I had a pair of khaki pants on my pants shelf that I had tried on in December that had the "no chance in Hell are you putting me on" Attitude problem. (Think teenager with a head twitch). So I explain that I can't try them on because well, I didnt have the proper underwear on (ya know the ones that pull you in and make breathing a mystery) And he says "Just try" So I slide them over my legs (uh oh no resistance).. up over my fanny (and thats a lot of fanny btw).. I button BOTH buttons and voila. They fit. SHUT UP! It was like Christmas and my birthday all in one. It was so fricking robo hot it made my day. These little milestones are like big boulder stones to me. When I try something on and it fits its like a silent WOOHOOO erupts out of me. I can't help it.

So today I start Cool Runnings: Cool Running :: The Couch-to-5K Running Plan Nikia (my lone follower so far) put this on her FB and I started to think about it.. ALOT. Today is my rest day from Wii Active and today is the day I start Cool Runnings. I am looking forward to it but I am nervous. What if someone out there sees me walking/running and laughs hysterically. I would die. But than I realize who cares? Its not their life! Its mine. And 2010 is the year I get my life back right? So here I go, wish me luck!

So my support system through this has been amazing. My husband Chucky has been with me step by step, never making me think I could not do this, instead he has been cheerleading me on. And I am grateful. My friends (Nikia, Mel (who offered to sell the GS cookies I bought to avoid temptation, I am really not worried about it.. 4 thin mints is 4 points I can eat just 4 I have willpower!), Desere, my cousin and good friend Ellen, The ladies of 2010 Weight loss on FB, my HS friends (Rebecca, Stephanie, and so many more), My Iceland friends, numerous other friends, and my family (most of them) I am grateful for the support, I am grateful for the love and help. Thank you all so much!!

Inspiration comes in weird shapes and sizes, and however it comes however you get the support system it is a blessing beyond belief!


  1. You can do this Tricia! You have a GREAT spirit!!! :)

  2. WooHoo!! SOOOOO glad to be following this blog--and soooo sure that, when the impetus finally strikes me (and I KNOW it will!) it will have been YOU wielding the lightening!

    You GO, Girl--I am so proud of you and your drive and your healthy attitude and your humor and, most importantly, that you're putting your money where your mouth is (and NOT Dr. Pepper!) and gettin' it done!

    WooHooooooo!!!!! :)

  3. Oh PMS & your posts are making me all teary today!!! I think I'll push the chocolate aside & grab some water. I have some pants sitting on my shelf calling my name too & I want to feel like you do!!!!