Sunday, January 05, 2014
I have spent the past few weeks tweaking my eating plan and ridding myself of the garbage I have re-included back into my diet the past 7 months. Whoops! My bad! You know the stuff that you know without a doubt is no good for you and will most certainly get you nowhere but fatter. It's no joke how that stuff creeps back in when you don't stay focused.
Anyways I feel at this point in time I have done pretty darn well at cleaning things back up and I am once again back in the driverís seat. So from this day forward January 5, 2014, my focus will be on Eating as cleanly as possible and losing more weight. What I mean by eating clean is choosing food that is fresh, natural, organic, fat food free and free of preservatives and other nonsense our bodies don't need. I find my body and blood sugar responds better if my overall diet is free of artificial products. So I will go with what works best!
Presently I weigh in at 258 lbs, initially down from a whopping 345 lbs. I have removed and kept off 87 lbs thus far. Although I have had my share of ups an downs and fall offs of various wagons and what not, I have not yet given up. It is simply NOT an option and never will be! My long term goal is to weigh in the range of 145-150 lbs for height of '55"which means I need to drop an additional 108-113 lbs to reach my end result. If I stick to what I know and remain FOCUSED it is very possible I can achieve this goal or come pretty darn close by the end of this year. Staying focused is the key!!!!!! So this will be my overall challenge for the year. Keeping my eyes on the ball so to speak.
I have decided to set my first goal for this year at 8 lbs within the next 6 weeks (Feb 15), allowing myself some lead way considering that at age 55 I tend nowadays to lose much more slowly than in years past. My primary form of exercise will be walking as well as using the WATP video. And when it warms up (praying its sooner than later) I will add Water Aerobics to my plan as it is easy on the old, previously damaged knees.
Happy Sunday everyone!
Friday, January 03, 2014
I figure its time I apologize to all the friends I have made here on Spark who have listened, advised and supported me through my trials and tribulations. I am sorry for basically dropping off the planet back in June of last year. I have no excuses except to say I needed a break from EVERYTHING. I became so tired of hearing myself whine and complain about my ďWoe is me lifeĒ as well as family issues that I seriously couldnít take it anymore. I didnít want to write one more blog about the stuff happening at home so I didnít. I donít regret what I did however I do regret the way in which I did it, not taking the time to explain myself and just disappearing was not right. At the time, I just wanted to SRTOP and get off my own personal train wreck so I did just that. I hope you can understand and forgive. I promise that if I ever need such a break again, I will give a definite heads up so no one worries. And I have to say thank you for all the emails and comments of concern. They made me feel like I mattered and that was definitely something I needed.
Now I wish I could say that things have changed on the home front but I canít. Nevertheless I do understand now that they wonít any time soon, maybe never. It is just the way my cookie crumbles so I am leaning to accept it and slowly changing my attitude towards my situation. The quotes below in no particular order have helped me to change my mind frame a lot the past few months. Nontheless I have greater work still to do.
I also wish I could report that I continued to use my best jidgement over the past 7 months when it comes o my weight loss and eating habits but again I canít. Oh well! Thatís okay though as I expected to slip up without the continued motivation and support from Spark people. I am better now and back on track, ready to forge ahead from here. Backtracking is nothing new for me however I no longer beat myself up when I fall off the rails which in itself is a huge change for me overall. I still have big changes to make and weight to remove but I am definitely not the same person I was when I began this journey at 345 lbs.
In closing I am happy to be BACK and looking forward to catching up with everyone. I actually feel like I have come home and itís a great feeling. I will hold out hope that 2014 will be the year I can finally say I am free from the ďFAT MEĒ! God and ME willing, that is. Iíve really missed my friends here and wish each of you a blessed, successful new year! Make this he best year ever!!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Stop fighting a battle with yourself over and over again. Instead of thinking about the negatives and the "can'ts", focus on the positive and the "can's" and see how quickly your state of being will improve.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
In 2014, I will continue to choose healthy over non, drop more weight, walk further, stress less, assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, focus on the positive, laugh a lot, sleep soundly, and realize how truly blessed I am.
Happy New Year everyone! Make it count!!
I have missed my Sparkfriends!
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