Sunday, July 31, 2011
and hanging in there. I worked really hard in the yard yesterday. But in about 4 and a half hours cutting down little trees and trimming lots of bushes. Still have more to do today, but am definitely sore from yesterday. I have been watching what I eat, but enjoyed one too many pieces of pizza yesterday.
The key is I really don't feel bad about it. Yes, I want to lose weight. Yes, I want to be healthy. But this isn't the end of the world. I refuse to beat myself up over it.
Today is a new day. Will knock it out of the park. I feel good about what I accomplished physically yesterday and I am going to do it again today.
One step, one day at a time.
Friday, June 25, 2010
They say that patience is a virtue. I believe that "they" are close to being right on that one. We exercise patience with our kids, our spouses, our friends or coworkers. But what about having patience with yourself? This is my struggle.
Today, I have no patience. I want everything and I want it now. Maybe I am channeling a two year old having a temper tantrum somewhere. But in all seriousness, why do I lose all patience when it comes to weight loss? I am doing REALLY WELL with eating within my calorie range, drinking all my water, and have completely eliminated alcohol from my life. Huge strides and all things that make me very PROUD of myself. So, why am I not to my goal weight?
So far, I have lost 8 pounds since June 1. Progress and I am content with that. But why isn't it 20 pounds or even 15 pounds? (sigh) Just no patience today.
I went for a great walk today. And I am going to go home after I pick up the kids and do more. I don't know what just yet. But it is time to step it up and do more. The more I do, the quicker things will happen. Right? Maybe? I guess that the more I do, the less patience I will need to exercise with myself because then I will be doing EVERYTHING I can to lose this weight.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I have never been a big breakfast eater. But when I recommitted to myself to be healthful, it became crucial to my success. I have been out of milk now for 4 days. I haven't been feeling well enough to go out and get any. so of course, my breakfast choices have been limited. Normally, a bowl of cereal or a slim fast shake in the morning is perfect. Today I will have a fiber one bar and a yogurt. Filling yes. But for some reason it just does not feel right.
Darn it if eating breakfast and the same thing every time hasn't become a habit. I am a creature of habit. I could eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for a month and be fine with it. I think it is a control thing.
The good news is that I continue to see the numbers drop on the scale. I am nearing 10 pounds lost. And although I do get frustrated with how long it is taking me, I am so glad, no proud, of myself. It has been years since I have been proud of myself for anything.
Feels good to say.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I know it is a good thing to be down a pound. What is more important is how much fun we had as a family at Disneyland. Really, it was beyond magical. We must have walked a million miles - at least that's what my feet were telling me. I made decent food choices. Although, I would be lying if I said I was perfect.
The truth is I am happy. I haven't been happy in a very long time. I feel good about the choices I made and where I am at physically and emotionally. Vacation was not a step back and it was not an opportunity for me to blow it.
And today, I am right back where I need to be. Journaling everything is key. I dropped the kids off at camp and then went for a walk. I even jogged a little and sprinted once. It is the first time in almost a year that I have been able to run. I have a long way to go, but it felt good.
It is a beautiful day. Time to get out there and enjoy it!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
and walked! I met a friend at the park and we walked at a decent pace for 35 minutes. I figure we did at least 1.5 miles. It felt so good! And so cathartic, too! What a great way to start my day.
I took a little detour yesterday. I didn't track my food or anything. Just had so much going on that it worked out that way. I did get on the scale last night and I am doing ok. I will weigh this morning after my shower. Some habits are hard to break.
Getting a little anxious about vacation and everything that needs to get done. But, I am not feeling overwhelmed. And, I am not stuffing my emotions with food. This is progress. This is a new way of being. And I feel great!
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