Sunday, July 17, 2011

Random thoughts

Not attending Weight Watchers meetings is not good for my weightloss efforts.

Not having the support of others doing the same thing, meeting with them every week is bad for my weight loss efforts.

The rainy, cold weather affects my weight loss efforts in a negative way.


How often do we all make the same damn excuses? How often, in the attempt to make ourselves feel better about our perceived failures, do we blame external sources for what really is our own doing?

Me? All the time. But I'm getting better at it.

What's really at fault is my lazy, fat ass. Sitting on the couch watching tv or fooling around on Facebook. Eating chips and chocolate. Not going for my walk because it's raining or I'm tired.

As I said in my last post, I had a plan. A plan that I have since put into action. My gym membership is renewed and my brand new fridge is full of yummies.

What I need now is music recommendations for my walks. What do you listen to? What keeps you walking at a good pace?

I asked a question recently on my Facebook Page about when y'all weigh in, because I was trying to find a new day. Looks like Monday is going to be my new day til I go back to WW. So, tomorrow I will weigh in in the morning. I will post it here. I might even take a picture. And then I will work my butt off to lower the numbers for next week. Sound good??


  1. One of the last posts I made over at (before jumping to WordPress) was my Happy Place Playlist ... Basically what I typically hit "shuffle" on when I'm walking to/from anywhere. It's a bit of a jumble of styles & genres.

    Good luck with the restart. I feel like I've been doing too many of them myself but if I don't do at least one more I'll never get to where I need to be, you know

  2. 1. your new profile pic is beautiful!
    2. thank of the stuff you would turn up the volume on if you were driving. Here are a few I'd pick:

    Walk This Way - Aerosmith
    Renegade - Styx
    Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles version rocks!
    Let's Get it Started - Black-Eyed Peas
    Pump it Up - Elvis Costello
    Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
    Lose Yourself - Eminem
    Radar Love - Golden Earring
    I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
    Lady - Lenny Kravitz
    Tommy the Cat (Live) - Primus
    Get Out of Denver - Bob Seger
    Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
    Who Are You - The Who
    La Grange - ZZ Top
    Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

    Whew! I feel like rocking!

  3. I know how you feel...I am back to WW after nearly 2 months. The good news is, I'm holding steady and not gaining. But I'm trying to embrace veggies again and move my body somehow.

  4. @unmitigated: I love your playlist! : )

  5. I don't know! I am not walking at the moment! I tend to walk in silence! Too much noise at home all the time so I enjoy the peace.

  6. Some of my favourite tunes to run to at the moment:

    We Are the Free - Matt Redman
    What Are You Waiting For - Dane Rumble
    Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
    Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
    You Are Good - Bethel Live Featuring Brian Johnson
    Happy Day - Soul Survivor Remix Featuring Tim Hughes
    Holding Nothing Back - Melissa How

  7. Hi Maggie,
    I am starting over with my weight loss as well. I am not using Weight Watchers though. I am counting calories with It's a pretty neat website I think.
    I love your profile photo too! Gorgeous :)

    Adding you to my reads...looking forward to meeting new weight loss buddies. Have a great weekend.

  8. I love to listen to music when I'm working out. I tend to put my player on my playlist which is a lot of 90's pop. Spice Girls, dance music and all! It really gets my energy pumping!