Friday, July 06, 2007
I am! I must take responsiblity for the times I stand in my way of my weightloss jouney. I would be lying to say that it doesn't happen or that I am perfect because I am not.
On those days I overeat in private to pacify my emotions that may lead me to binge, those days I am the one standing in my way!! I make the choice to eat or binge instead of sharing my emotions. I am the one making the bad choice or good choice so how I handle my emotions by the choices I make is up to me. NO one else can be blamed. I have a loving and supportive husband and family, so i have no one attempting to sabbatoge my success but myself. So when those painful moments attack me I will reach out and love myself enough to make the right choice and call a friend, family member or even journal it to stop the distructive behavior.
The learning never stops unless we allow it to.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
I start my morning off today with a little exercise and enjoying the scenery, no rain :) I feel good about myself. I got up at 4:45am this morning, ate my breakfast and got ready for a good walk. My day will take me to the farmers market and then a trip to the butcher's market. I promised myself this week, that i would plan all my meals I did a seven day planner and have based my grocery shop around it, it's keeping me focused. This is my mini goal, to make it through this week measuring and preparing all my meals ahead of time for the next day. Every evening I will make my lunch and snacks for the next day. DInners are all 30 minute meals or less. I did alot of my meal plan from KRAFT.COM. I have so many yummy salads for lunches, they all have either chicken or beef in them and the range from 200-350 calories max. I am really going to push myself to get up early and go to bed no later than 10pm. It is time for me to really step it up. I have chosen low carb foods. my meals plans do not exceed 1600 calories. :) I have it posted it at work and on my fridge as my reminder to stay focus! NO fast food. I even have a great meal for Friday, a slice of pizza, basil, tomato and cucumer salad and raspberries. I don't think i'll feel depreived I am making a really nice jello mold with cantalope and it is regular jello, not skimping on taste to save calories. That way eveyrone can eat the treat it is only 90 calories and is included in my plan. I can do this and will do this. I really want to lose this weight and stop bouncing back and forth, I am not a ping pong ball. I am worth my dreams being fulfilled!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
How do I motivate myself?
Wow, that is one tough question because I can start out strong and then get bored easily and lose focus quickly. Some of the things that help me is going to my TOPS meetings weekly, posting on the Sparks message boards, tracking my food, reading motivating articles-others peoples success.
Iím always reading on how to prepare foods to work with my low carb program. In reading I am educating myself, learning the things that my body needs and why it is broken. I am insulin resistant so therefore I must make good carb choices or I wonít lose. So I educate myself.
Not to say staying motivated is easy, but the one thing I know is I wonít quit, I keep at it. If anything I maintain or stay within 10#. This year has been hard for me, thus I continue to push myself. Going to TOPS SRD (kind of a 2 day motivational retreat) helped but the hardest thing I have had to do is force myself to exercise, it doesnít get easier as I thought it would. I actually tread it; Iíd like to know how to get passed it. ARGH!!! I will continue to push myself as needed.
Well that is how I stay motivated most of the time. I wish I had my own personal chef and trainer at home, donít we all!!! Someone to crack the whip but give me the enthusiasm needed.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
When things get tough and they often do; when I'm feeling down and feel like giving up; when the motivation dies; when you just have no more to give and feel you want to give up--- DON'T!!!
I have this poem I carry with me at all times and want to share with any one who visits my page.
Dont quit when the tide is lowest,
For it's just about to turn;
Don't quit over doubts and questions,
For there's something you may learn.
Don't quit when the night is darkest,
For it's just a while 'til dawn;
Don't quit when you've run the farthest,
For the race is almost won.
Don't quit when the hill is steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh;
Don't quit, for you're not a failure
Until you fail to try.
Author: Jill Wolf
So keep going and never ever quit!!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
For a long time, I didn't have the confidence I have in me now. I know now that with hard work on my part I can do anything. Yes life throws you obsticals on a daily basis but it is up to us to have the faith to succeed in life. We an either sit and watch life continue to move or we can move along with it. I finally got it! TOPS retreat this year gave me alot of motivation. My friends believe in me that I can lose this weight. I don't want to let them down, so I must believe in me and take the energy they feed me each week with me. I made many good friends and I remember the good times I had that day to get me through a hard day. I take it hour by hour sometimes minute by minute but I know I can.
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