Friday, February 03, 2012
Eight years ago, I was at goal weight. I know this because one of my goals was to actually weigh what my driver's license said I weighed. And it did!! I just renewed my driver's license and it still says the same weight. However, I am now hovering between six and then pounds above that number. Why? Because I thought I could eat what I wanted during the Christmas season (three years ago) and still maintain my healthy weight. Why would I think that I could forgo my healthy habits and still be healthy? That's a topic for another day.
Anyway, I gained. Then I wised up (a little) and reinstated the healthy habits that got me back to my goal weight. And then those 6 - 10 pounds just kind of snuck up on me and pounced back onto my thighs! So, for about eight months, I've been trying to shed those pounds. Lately, I've noticed that I would eat really well on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesda and Thursday were less healthy. Friday through Sunday were free-for-alls. Sometimes Thursdays would join the free-for-all crowd. Sense a pattern? Me too.
I figured out that part of my problem is that I was stressing about staying in my calorie range. There were days that it was a real challenge to stay in range and, if it was a rough day, I decided not to meet that challenge. In fact, I often decided to show that calorie range who was boss and just how far away from that top number I could get. Take that calorie range!!!
Yeah...that didn't work so well in helping me reach my goal. This week, I decided to change my goal. The ending goal weight is the same. I've proven to myself that I can get to that weight and stay at that weight relatively easily AND I have some cute clothes that fit well at that weight. What has changed? My time frame. I've given myself until the end of this year to get back to where I want to be.
My calorie range is huge now! I can meet that range and not feel deprived. There is even room for cookies or chips or an occasional cocktail. Knowing I can makes me want to less. Paradox? I think so (assuming I really know what paradox means! LOL!)
I'm feeling better this week. Making room for healthy foods but leaving room for other stuff. I think this is totally doable!
Monday, January 09, 2012
Walking down the hall at work today, I overheard a snippet of a conversation. Two ladies were talking about their weekend and one of them mentioned going to the pancake house to eat.
Instantly, I wanted a stack of golden pancakes, covered with syrup, maybe a little whipped cream and some fruit to top it off. Not that strange, right?
Except I don't like pancakes. I'm not a bread/carb person anyway and pancakes fall into that category for me. The only way I can eat them is to pour so much syrup on them all I can taste is the syrup. THEN, I'm sick to my stomach, literally, because I ate too much sugar.
So why did I want pancakes? Maybe I just wanted the camaraderie that the statement implied? Even now, I'm craving pancakes! What the heck!
Anyway, I guess that's what I get for eavesdropping! LOL!
Saturday, December 03, 2011
I was listening to a podcast today and the guy who voices SpongeBob Squarepants was a guest. He played what he said was the most popular song from that cartoon. The name of the song was "It's The Best Day Ever" and I found myself really listening.
The longer I listened and the more I heard, the happier I got. Weird, huh? But, if you could actually capture that feeling and keep it (keeping it is the hard part), every day really could be the best day ever. I'm really going to have to try to keep that feeling around.
Link to the song:
Lyrics (remember to sing in your best SpongeBob Squarepants voice!)
SpongeBob SquarePants Lyrics
The best day ever Lyrics
This song is from the following Spongebob cd:
Mr. Sun came up and he smiled at me
Said "it's gonna be a good one, just wait and see"
Jumped out of bed, and I ran outside
Feeling so ecstatic, satisfied.
It's the best day ever (best day ever)
It's the best day ever (best day ever)
I'm so busy, got nothing to do
Spent the last 2 hours just tying my shoe
Every flower, every grain of sand
Is reaching out out to shake my hand
Sometimes the little things start closing in on me
When I'm feeling down, I wanna lose that frown
I stick my head out the window and look around
Those crowds don't scare me, they can't disguise
Its magic that's happening right before my eyes
Soon Mr. Moon will be shining bright
So the best day ever can last all night
Yeah, the best day ever's gonna last all night, now.
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