Monday, July 25, 2011

Friend Makin Monday's 7/25/11

So I'm joining in again on the Friend Makin' Monday's. As I said before I'm running around each and everyday, and sometimes is hard to post a decent blog post. This always gives me an opportunity to start my train of thought.

If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
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FMM: Defining Moments

Was there a defining moment in which you realized that you needed to lose weight? If so, will you elaborate? (If you experienced this moment in some other area of your life, please feel free to share that too!)

I had several moments in my life in which I wanted to get back to where I was when I first came to the US (size 5, around 120 lbs) but I just didn't have it in me, didn't care. I had a series of bad relationships that drove me to be insecure, to over indulge on foods that where not good for me. (mainly sweets).

I've never been one of those eaters that finish and entire plate of anything, I only eat
2 slice of pizza, and I really don't like fast food. So you would think this would make things easy but I can't ever say no to desserts. This has been my down fall. My Aquiles Tendon is sweets; I crave them like a drug addict, I open and close cabinets like a mad woman looking for something sweet to eat. I can't have one cookie, or one brownie.

I realize that I needed to change because of a picture of me (not the one's above, these are obviously me on my first year here), I saw it and thought "boy do I look fat", then the same week we went to NYC to visit Family and I was going up the stairs, getting out of breath by the 3rd floor. Then I realize is not that I look fat, I am fat. I am the only one that can change this for me and It was time to do something.

I'm no where near where I want to be and it's so very hard for me to loose weight because of all the stress I have, the sleepless nights (I only get an average of 4-5 hrs) and that makes me super tired. But I wont give up, I'll keep on trying each and every day, one step at a time.

So off I go to do some workout today, because is not about later or tomorrow, but right now.

Over & out


RobinH said...

It is so hard to do anything on so little sleep. And I read your post about your schedule and whoa... you are definitely busy!

And boy do I feel your pain on the sweets! Good luck with your quest, and you are so day at a time.

Laura (akaWonderWife!) said...

Hi, I'm stopping by from FMM. Cute blog :) And you are adorable! I can totally relate to the sweet tooth - chocolate peanut butter cookies are my downfall!

SkinnyKittyCat said...

Hi Nina,

Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I totally agree with you about the photo. It's amazing how much we can delude ourselves.

Wishing you all the best and hope you had a good workout!


Kris said...

Sweets are my big issue to - just one is never enough! I do fine if I don't start, but it's almost impossible to stop if I eat even a single bite. :(

Not getting enough sleep is an issue too; I know I feel better if I get at least 6-7 hours, but I usually get about 5.

Good luck, and keep working at it!

PlumPetals said...

I don't just have a sweet tooth, I've got sweet teeth! I'm so glad I've stopped keeping chocolate and other sweet things in the house, but the cravings are still there!

Thanks for stopping by my page from FMM - will keep up with your blog :)