Tuesday, September 30, 2008
What I think I'm finding out is that it is a bit of a let down in a way when all the BIG weight losses are made and all one has in the future are itty-bitty losses which seem to take TREMENDOUS efforts and persistence to accomplish!
I find it can be helpful to take time to stop and remind myself of all the pay-offs I continue to enjoy at my hard-fought-for new & improved weight:
---The compliments from others keep rolling in...always such a JOY!
---Ongoing increased mobility and capacity for such a wide range of physical activities, including returning to old favorites such as biking and scheming to tackle new territory such as cross country skiing.
---Freedom from the sugar / carb demon, which I feel I have successfully locked away and battened down the hatches for the rest of my life.
---Improved energy level and animation in my day-to-day life.
---I'm able to wear "normal" sized clothes!
---Good physical health, all vitals within normal limits.
The challenge ahead of me now is...what NEW pay-offs will I be able to enjoy and celebrate as I continue to lose those stubborn pounds closer to my goal weight? What can help to jack my motivation levels up now...?
---Improvements over "all of the above"!
---To feel more comfortable in my own skin, sufficiently accepting of my body to be able to go shirtless publicly.
---Looking foward to biking the Kal-Haven trail with my son in Spring '09. This is a 33 mile trail or 66 mile total! Don't care if we stay overnight at the other end and take a couple of days or hey, maybe succeed in doing it in ONE day...woo hoo!
I'd like to be able to add to this list some other ideas, which are eluding me as yet...so that I can give my motivation enough of a boost to squeeze my food intake down, pick up my fitness activities even more.
Appreciate any feedback, ideas others care to offer!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Pretty good day today!
Mowed lawns for a couple hours and later on headed out for our local state park for some biking and QUICKLY found out how spoiled I was biking such flat terrain lately!
Those hills were something else, but I REFUSED to get off the bike and walk up them! Just ground away to the top...whew!
Yesterday I had another fine day of "greencycling" as I dropped my car at the garage and biked on into, through the downtown section to get to my private practice office. Saw a few clients and then biked back the LONG way to the garage to pick up the car.
Gorgeous weather yesterday and today...felt so FINE to be on my bike again...woo hoo!!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Reading a post by another Team member this morning, I realized that I've undergone such a transformation over the past couple of years in focusing on my health and wellness, at first on my own and since 04/2007 with the help of all of you in the SparkPeople community!
There is absolutely NOTHING that can compare to the peace of mind one experiences when one is in the driver's seat, taking charge of one's life, looking ahead to the next challenge on which to set one's sights.
The best part is that this time the changes feel so DEEPLY rooted that I don't stress, as I have in the past when losing weight, about when the next shoe is going to fall...i.e. when am I going to blow it and re-gain my weight.
I simply know that it just isn't EVER going to happen!
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