Tuesday, January 08, 2013
No whimsical thoughts or clever idea's from me today. I'm lost, that motivated gal from a couple of months ago has left me high and dry. I Want Her Back danm it.
So when you lose something you retrace your steps to find it, yes? Well it's challenging to retrace what you were doing a month ago. Thought I was such a bad a$$ I could put myself on hold and pick right back up where I left off, not happening.
Was so proud that I maintained the 15 pounds lost while I was on hold, but how do Iget back on track? I still have at least 15 to go...
Step One is purging my frustration with myself onto my blog, check
Step Two is recognizing Ihave a habit of putting myself on hold, for so long that I end up being my last prioity. Which sounds so selfliess but it's just an excuse. If I really wanted to do it, I would have.
Step Three, Forgive but not forget, It's ok we can start over self, but keep the valuable lesson that when you don't maintain good habits it's hard to start over. Check
Step Four. Start over from the beginning, My first week on SP my goal was to increase water and veggie consumption, but I'm going to up that goal by adding 2 workouts and five miles of walking _________ ( thats where I'm going to write Check saturday evening)
Thanks or stopping by and watching me wallow around in my self-pity, Hopefully you find yourself in a much better mind set, Me
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Maybe you heard me mention joining a chain gang? My newest motivator, a chain of paper clips newly added to a shelf in our bathroom. Something very odd about these shiny, colorful do dads hanging there and the motivation they provide. A sense of accomplishment and a huge desire to make it 33 clips long! (thank you so very much to the sparker who added this secret of success and who's name I have since forgotten, I love it)
What drives you forward? The first five is a great start, you get a badge for that. Then the first 10, another badge and you really feel the wiggle room in your britches I saw somewhere around here that 12 pounds is the average where people start to notice your thinner, so I pushed forward. Like magic I've had one person every single day this week comment or ask me if I was thinner,
There's a 15 lb badge right around the corner and a new party dress in my closet
Would I have liked to have meet my original goal by the goal date, of course! I might be only halfway there by Dec 1 but I wouldn't trade one more pound for all the knowledge and tools I've gathered here and of course my lovely spark friends I met along the way
Keep searching for the things that drive you forward, your going to need more than one!
Friday, November 09, 2012
My visual for today, I sooo wanted to wear this dress to my hubby's party. But not at this size, and since I'm still 3 inches away in the waist I don't know if it can happen by Dec 1. I want to burn it off forever, not lose only to find it again...
PS- Rosedress.com is the bomb!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Today I'm home doing the housework, the most boring, thankless job on earth! Thinking of the major calorie burner it is when done as quickly as possible keeps me motivated, who doesn't love a two for one deal, right?
So anyhow, I was folding laundry and something occurred to me.
Visions of my future closet, what does a closet look like when you like and can wear everything in it with confidence?
When the clothes you changed out of and discarded to the floor because they show every mistake you've put in your mouth no longer exist?
Is it possible there will be more space because they are 2, 3 or 4 sizes smaller, oooohh just maybe.
And what about not having that small collection of someday I want to wear that. Come on, am I the only one whoever bought the beautiful shirt (that didn't fit))on sale, hang it on the rod and dream of the day it got to be worn?
Maybe you too have at least one favorite pair of pant's you've held onto, ever so patiently waiting for them to fit again?
I'm going back to my calorie blast/ housework workout now, but when I finish I'm going to spend my evening crystallizing my vision doing a virtual closet makeover. My beautiful new little clothes are going to need a gorgeous space.
Monday, October 15, 2012
It's been 43 days and I'm only a third of the way to my goal, not halfway like I planned. Now I know the goal was a bit unreasonable but thats what perfectionist, instant gratification me does.
So why am I lollygagging around the 1/3rd mark?? It's much more convenient to not have to unbutton/zip your pants to get them off, 2 more lbs and I will have to go get those dreaded in between sizes, ugghh. It's very nice sitting on the couch eating popcorn after standing behind the chair for 10 hours. On top of all that we have a room shuffle situation going on around here and my workout room is caught in the crossfire.
So there's my excuses. It's time to get back on the weight loss bus and make a plan before tomorrow's weigh in. (Honestly if I maintained after two rounds of buffalo wings this last week I will be oh so happy.)Time to wave farewll to this pitstop and get to my destination, better late than never right?
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