Monday, September 30, 2013
Shalom! Just kidding, Hello there.
Excited to be back. I took a month long hiatus from Spark People due to the Jewish Holidays. I made the personal call that tracking daily would only add, not subtract, from the already stressful and hectic time of year. I haven't put on any weight, though, so there is only so guilty I can fee.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the message boards, friend feeds, etc.
Friday, September 13, 2013
When I blog, albeit rarely, I try to impart some message that not only reflects my honest thoughts, but will hopefully reach others as well. This is not one of those blogs. This is a purely selfish ranting blog. Sigh.
This week has been the eating week from H - E - Double hockey sticks. For real. Late night snacking on junk, loss of control, no exercising, no logging food, just... everything blah. Everything Spark People says what not to do.
My excuse? This is my holiday season (I'm Jewish) and there is a lot of food around. It's like Thanksgiving cubed. And it's not even over. Maintenance? Forget it. If I gain a mere two pounds it will be a victory.
So in the meantime I'm going to try to limit the damage, rather than throw my hands up completely. I'm going to practice the act of self-compassion and forgive myself. I'm not going to compare myself to the New York Fashion Week models and bloggers and fashion divas, because that would be just ridiculous. I'm going to love myself, and promise myself to get back on track when I am able to commit myself more fully. I think that sounds good, don't you?
Monday, August 26, 2013
I write this blog because, and I don't want to jinx this, my sister is in a relationship that is getting fairly serious. So serious, in fact, that it's likely it will culminate with an engagement and marriage. Yeah, I'm psyched.
Being the girl I am, I cannot wait to go shopping. To wear a girdle, or not wear a girdle, that is the question. Yuck! Why does everyone need to be so skinny? Should I try to look like Princess Kate? Heck no! I have big boobs people, DEAL WITH IT.
I'm off my soap box now. But really. I can understand wanting to look good in pictures, but I'm into weight loss/health for ME, not for a camera.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I always assumed that when I reached my maintenance weight , I would jump for joy. It took me a while to get here, and now I've done it! Woo hoo!
Alas. I've spent so much time trying to lose weight, it's hard to get used to the fact that I don't have to anymore. So much so that sometimes I feel uncomfortable in my own skin.
Isn't that strange?
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
In my opinion, getting real is the secret to success. When I say "get real," I mean get real about who you are, what you're about, you're setting, and in general where you are holding in your life. For me, that means I'm a married working mom in my upper 20's. I have to frame my health goals in the context of my life. What your "get real" means will obviously be different, but it's important to think about that when you are framing your weight loss or maintenance goals.
After I lost my baby weight, I was thrilled, and thought, "Hey! Why not lose more? Go big or go home." Some people are really ambitious, and I admire that ambition, but part of my getting real means that I have to realize that's not where I'm at right now. I'm super busy with work and my kids and running my home. For me to try and lose 5 more pounds would be utterly absurd and unnecessarily. So I changed my weight tracker on SP and got real.
When you are making your goals, are you for real? Maybe you don't need that beach bod, or maybe for you that's normal and natural. Think about what you can realistically do and maintain, not about what you think you should do.
Keep sparking ;)
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