Wednesday, May 05, 2010
I didn't make it into the 250's this week as I was hoping. I missed it by .2 pounds. C'mon, .2 pounds... what the heck?!?! It's the fat telling me that it's still in control.
We'll see... we'll see... (throw in an evil laugh here)
Even though I didn't get into the 250's and I can't celebrate the 10 lbs lost just yet I'm happy with 1.2 pounds lost as I know that it's more in line with what to expect. Although I would have loved to maintain the 3.8 or 4.8 loss each week, I know that those numbers aren't realistic nor are they healthy. I just need to accept the fact that it didn't take me 6 months to get to this weight, it took 10 years. If it takes me even 3 years to lose what I want, I'm ok with that. I'll just relish the loss each week and take it one day at a time.
I've learned that it's all about choices. I choose to get healthy, I choose to eat better, I choose to live a longer, healthier life.
I'm a very hard headed, stubborn person when I get my mind locked in on something. I'm confident this time that I WILL NOT FAIL, I WILL NOT GIVE IN, I WILL SUCCEED!
Monday, May 03, 2010
I zoomed past the first 2 weeks without even so much as blinking. This week however has been tough. I've had the urge to eat more than my calories just about every night and have managed to ignore it. I can't say that it was actual physical hunger, I didn't have any rumbling in my stomach or anything, but there was a message I was getting from my brain that I needed to eat something and eat a lot of it!
Last night I ended up eating a granola bar which put me slightly over on fat for the day by like 3g. Not really a day breaker by any means.
I also actually went out and walked a mile yesterday morning around the neighborhood and felt pretty good.
I'm so close to busting through the 260's and getting into the 250's I can't wait!! I think that I'll set some mini-goals at the 10 pound marks. We'll see how well I do.
Good luck everyone and good health!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Woo Hoo!! Down another 3.8 pounds! I weighed myself like 4 times, b/c I didn't believe the scale. I'm pretty surprised at the amount of weight I've dropped in 2 weeks (about 8 lbs.) I've been sticking with the amount of calories suggested by the tracker and I'm not doing a bunch of physical activity to burn off a slew of cals so I'm not sure why I've lost this much already.
I must have really been over the top with the amount of food I ate prior to joining SparkPeople. I've definitely made some smarter choices with what I eat though.
It's also rubbing off on the wife and my little one. My daughter is always asking if this food or that food is healthy.
I know the weight loss will slow down and I should average about the 1-3 a week, but until then, I'm not complaining.
My next hurdle is to get up a little earlier in the morning and do some walking or step on the Wii. We'll see how that goes!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Here I am, 1 day away from 2 weeks of eating healthy. I have to say that so far, so good. I've been hungry 1 day just before dinner so overall, I can't say that that's too bad.
I'm still trying to get motivated to get up and move! I have a Wii fit that needs to get some use, plus I can walk around the neighborhood before I goto work in the morning, just need to get my butt outta bed and get going.
I've contemplated joining planet fitness since I have one about a mile from work. I could go in early and get some exercise in, or I could do it after work. Or heck, if I'm that motivated I could do both!
I'm in it to win it no matter what this time. I will not stop until I reach my goal! I CAN do it, I WILL do it!! (sounds like I'm getting pumped up for a football game or something!)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Today as I was driving to work, I had an 'Aha moment'. The odd thing is that it's something so simple yet powerful.
When I think about the way I felt about food, I felt that I lived to eat. It became like a hobby for me. I couldn't wait to get up and eat something, or I couldn't wait to get home, order a pizza and see how much of it I could stuff in my face. I know that I ate because I enjoyed eating. I felt that endorphin rush when I started ripping into a pizza, or that double cheeseburger. Then I would feel awful afterwards since I was overstuffed only to repeat the cycle again the next day. That's how I got to the point that I am now.
Today I made the conscious decision to change the way that I think. It's not going to be easy, I'll have my bad days but I WILL win the battle. Today I start to EAT TO LIVE. Eating should be like breathing. You're not going to breathe extra fast to store up the air in case you run out later, you only breathe as much as you need to stay alive. That's what I need to change, I need to only eat as much food as I need to stay alive and healthy.
It's crazy how things can hit you like that when you're not expecting and it's crazy how flipping a few words around can make such a difference.
Today I no longer live to eat, today, I eat to live!
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