Thursday, November 18, 2010
I don't know what obsession you have with the number 178, but it's time to let that go. It's okay. The number will still be there, but other numbers need love too. How about 175? 160? Maybe even 130? You don't have to get there today or tomorrow, but try to open up to the potential joy that other numbers may bring you, okay?
And I appreciate the reminder that it's not ALL about the number on the scale, as evidenced by my jeans becoming more and more comfortable each time I wear them, but Brain is not feeling the same comfort and would like just a LITTLE compromise. The back-and-forth game that you've been playing with Mr. Scale is making Brain have a temper tantrum. And considering how much Brain has given you to feel good, it's about time you give back, just a little.
I'm providing you both with lots of treats (yummy, healthy food), toys (exercise bike, heart rate monitor, iPod), and games (workout videos, SparkPeople tracking logs, Spark Points)...you both need to play nice for a change.
Mr. Scale DOES have to live with us for a while longer, so you need to share. And Maybe HE doesn't like playing that "178" game you're so fond of, either.
So Body, think you can try something new that Brain (and Mr. Scale) like playing, too? I KNOW! How about "Slowly Sink Down" where you make the number go down by you slowly getting smaller! That'll be fun! Brain will enjoy it, and Mr. Scale won't be so bored!
Let's give it a try, shall we?
Thursday, November 18, 2010
-Grammar Nazi mode ON-
You LOSE weight. Your clothes feel LOOSE.
You know you're a successful LOSER when your clothes feel LOOSER.
When you've been LOSING inches from your waist, (well, I guess the best phrase is that) it *feels* like you've been LOOSENING your belt, and then you check and it's still on the same notch.
-Grammar Nazi mode OFF-
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Cottage cheese isn't so bad.
That is all.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I want to thank the two wonderful ladies who commented on my blog yesterday. When I'm the one who's always the "cheerleader" for our fitness group, it's nice to get that support when I need it too.
We have a "trick" in our WoW guild that always works when you're having problems with something not happening at the rate you want it to happen. This may be a loot item not dropping, a mob not spawning, you're having troubles with a quest, etc.: Complain openly. Complain about it in vent chat, in guild chat, whatever...just say it out loud.
Somehow it seems that whatever you're looking for/want/want to have happen will take place very shortly.
Well, that's what yesterday's blog post was about, really. It was my complaining to the world that despite doing everything right, the scale wasn't budging for several days and I wasn't sure I'd make my week's goal weight. And while I know I'm doing everything right, and I know plateaus "just happen," it was frustrating to see it happening so soon.
Thankfully, it wasn't a plateau. To spare people the TMI too much, let's just say that eating high-fiber carbs, fruits, and veggies and drinking 12 glasses of water a day doesn't always "move things along in a timely manner," if you know what I mean. However, the big bowl of oatmeal for lunch seems to have done the trick.
And since things have moved along the way they were supposed to, sure enough today the scale said I'm a lighter me. I still have 3 days to do well on the program (official weigh-in for points is on Tuesday morning), but I feel a lot better about making this week's goal and not losing those bonus points. If *I* screw up and binge on a meal that sets back ALL the work I did all week, I know I'm to blame for not getting those points. But when I'm doing everything right and don't get the points, that's an annoying potential source of frustration.
So far, frustration averted. We'll see how Tuesday morning ends up!
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