Friday, October 29, 2010
I sit here today thinking what motivates me to lose weight; to succeed in my weight loss journey, what keeps me going when it gets hard?
Well there are a lot of things that motivate me as I really put thought to it.
We all look at the magic number on the scale, measuring tape and clothes. How do they fit but truly I think of the one that really motivated me to continue. That was my AC1 blood test (this test checks your blood glucose levelsódiabetes) I used to be on 3 pills a day of Metformin now Iím on 1 pill and soon to be off it. Last year when I had my physical my AC1 score was at 7 and I couldnít control my blood sugar readings. I am officially now at 5.6 my goal is to get to 5 or under to get off meds completely. So what motivates me surely that alone canít be it but yes my health motivates me because the only thing I did was eat right-more veggies, fruits, lean meats and good carbs. I still have things that are quote bad but I have learned no food is bad just needs to be drank or eaten in moderation.
PORTION CONTROLSóreally new concept not I knew I ate more then I should. Now I use the plate method half of my plate is veggies and fruit then the rest is protein and carbs. I used to drink my calories about 800-1000 per day in Coke or Pepsiís, now 150 calories is my max and sometimes I chose my calories wisely and not have any Pepsiís at all. If I want more I have to exercise and burn moreÖ yes OMG the bad word, wash my mouth out with soap word EXERCISE!!! OMG do I have to?
Exercise Ė eeck yuck hate it!! That is a bad word at my house!!! Movement but why?? OH it is necessary, you are crazy! I avoided it like the plague. To a fluffy person exercise is just wrong BUT in reality itís a fluffy personís best friend in the end. I have learned and I say learned to think I went to school for this learning (it has been expensive if I just would have listened from the get go-can you say STUBBORN?) I learned that if I move the scales moves too.. IMAGINE THAT!!
Loveóyou say really huh? What is that? I love everyone but do you love yourself the way you love everyone huh??? Yeah Yeah, nah look at me, I donít deserve it?? Iím too busy, I canít this or that, heck do you say that to your kids, husbands, parents and or friends. We treat ourselves worse than any enemy could treat someone, yet if we do something wrong in our dieting eating or forget to exercise we will beat ourselves silly and give up on ourselves. Now what the heck is wrong with us?? HmmmÖ
Basically who motivates me, myself! I keep dreaming I will achieve it. I donít want to quit on me!! I love myself like my husband, mother, father, sister, friends etc. do the way I should have. Sure I still wake up and say really gotta run/walk or go the pool. Yes, look in the mirror and see who you are becoming and remember how great it felt when you went from a size 30/32 to a 26 how you went from 318.5 to 374.6, remember how great it feels to go to the doctor and hear your AC1 # are going down and soon you will be off your diabetic meds no more poking yourself with needles or having to remember to take a rotten pill. Remember when your hubby makes fun sounds like grrr baby you look good or whistles. When your weightloss friends clap for your success or hug you when you need it. That is what motivates me! A little song that says itís my moment to shine reminds me I hear it daily when I wake. That is what I do!