Donna's Journey

On July 2, 2013 Donna joined us on our journey. Inspired by her nephew, she is determined to be B's favorite aunt.  She isn't daunted at all by the fact that she is his only aunt.  Rather she wants to be an aunt who brings love and laughter to his life.

Donna is learning to get out and embrace life again.

April 1, 2014
I hit another zero. wahoo. After 3 months of being stalled out I finally seem to be on the way back down. I still hate exercise. But if I want to be healthy, it is a must.

March 25, 2014
I guess  I am going to have to bite the bullet and start walking  if I ever want to make it to a 5k.

March 19, 2014
I love watermelon. Mom and Dad brought a small one home today and I nearly didn't eat any but I wanted a snack. So I went and cut up my part, It was delicious and it is a negative calorie item, even better. However, I have discover that after eating negative calorie items like celery or watermelon I tended to get pretty hungry about an hour later. So I have to be careful what I eat afterward  so I don't pig out.

March 18, 2014
So I am not the writer in the family, that's Mom. I am more of stream of conscience person. In other words, I talk a lot. Anyway, tonight I came home from a baseball game, and I was happy despite the fact the boys lost bad because I realized that the pants I was wearing were tight a year ago when I wore them the games. And now they are loose, bordering on too big.
The hard part for me is not "not eating right." Once I make up my mind to do that  I generally only have to remind myself when faced with cookie dough or my favorite foods, and even then it is just a matter of portion size and moderation. NO the hard part the making myself start exercising. I hate it. I hate being hot. I hate sweating. I hate sore muscles. So forcing myself to walk or whatever is the worst part. I know I need to for my weight and for my health, but I still resist. It is my goal for this year to start. Let's hope I can reach it.

March 15, 2014
So, I knew what I was going to say before I sat down and saw the picture she (Mom) put on the main page. And that is I love soup. Most soups are less than 300 calories a serving before you add things like crackers and cheese. I love cheese; however, it is not low calorie. And I will put cheese on everything if we have it--to this day. So we solved that by not buying cheese unless the recipe calls for it, or we have chili because chili must have cheese and onions.

But I digress, after I saw the picture I was horrified, Here's the thing, Mom may hate pictures of herself, but she refuses to suffer alone or in silence. So if her picture is going up on the Internet, then a picture my enlarged posterior (she has us cleaning up our language for Braden, too) is going to be featured as prominently. Now this may seem fair. However, she gets to pick the pictures. I don't even want to know what she would do to me or Dad if we decided to put a picture of her up without consulting her on which one would be best.

March 13, 2014

I have always been considered  heavy, overweight, big-boned, plump, or just plain fat. Okay, truth is I was a fairly normal child until I broke my leg and then I discovered T.V. and potato chips. As I work to lose what it took a lifetime to gain, I find it is all about choices. Celery or Chips, Water or Coke, Salad or Burger. But it not even that you can't have the burger if you are willing to make the changes and choices to make it better choice (no cheese, or bacon). As well as make the choices the rest to the day that make that possible. So now I make the choices, so that I can show my nephew Braden how to make the right choices.

He has already got the active part down.

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