Not too shabby. I've set a couple of goals recently.
Number 1 is my defined weight loss goal. I started Sparking again and didn't set a specific goal. So my first one is 10% by March 1. I am already on the weigh there. I couldn't resist the pun...sorry. This gives me a timeline instead of a vague "hey I'm losing weight".
I've have done pretty well and at my last visit my doctor was VERY happy with the weight I have already lost.
Number 2 is exercise. I have a lot of excuses to use to get out of exercising. Most of which involve some kind of pain. I really don't think you can be this heavy for this long and not hurt everywhere!! So to help keep me from being me I got together with a few girls from work.
I walked 1.4 miles on Wednesday and 1.9 on Friday. OMG! To say I'm sore is an understatement and I know that I definitely need new shoes. Is it possible for anything else to hurt? LOL!
Number 3 is water consumption. I really don't care for water flavored water. I find it boring and very not tasty. However, I will drink flavored water and my doctor told me as long as it was sugar free and caffeine free I could count it as water. So for all you purists out there I am sorry but I have to do what helps me consume more water.
For the last 3 days I have been getting 9 servings a day! It's amazing. I'm even keeping it up on the weekend.
I know I'm a work in process but at least I'm progressing. I want 2013 to be my best year as far!
I know it's my birthday and I know I don't eat like that everyday...anymore. I just find myself cringing when I think about eating that much salt...I would have to drowned myself in water for days.
I know I will enjoy my birthday. I will enjoy eating out and spending time with family. I will enjoy the food I eat and relish the fact I am able to make an informed decision before I arrive at the restaurant. I will enjoy how good I feel having picked food that I can be satisfied with both physically and mentally.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Ok, I did a faux pas...I ran errands at lunch and had to go through the drive thru. I knew I could eat two tacos and be satisfied until dinner....at least in my head. I got to the speaker and said "one Cantina burrito". It was huge....and not very tasty. I looked up the calories and almost started heaving. 700 plus calories for something that wasn't the least bit yummy. I will now have to drink a couple of gallons of water in order to counteract the salt in it (1950 mg). I have learned a valuable lesson. NO LUNCH ON THE RUN!
Ok, so it seems I have been REALLY lax about EVERYTHING I said I was going to do. It's totally my fault. My old self wanted to be in charge....the girl with the excuses. "I'm too tired. I'm too busy." And I let her rule. I ate what was quick and convenient. I'm sure there are people out in the world who have no idea what its like to have a power struggle going on inside your own head. I KNOW what is right but its SO much easier to give in.
I started tracking a week ago yesterday. Semi-planned my weekend grocery trip. I feel really good about this week. Plenty of water...haven't gone over on my calories....packing my lunch EVERYDAY.
A fresh start....the past is gone. I can't undo it I just don't want to relive it. I will begin and this time I will succeed.
I am having a week. According to my calendar my Aunt Flo will be here next week and all I seem to think about is food!!! OK, so I haven't been SO weak that I am skipping tracking my calories. I just feel that the calories have been out of control. 2 out of 4 days out of control. 4 servings of Cheetos in one afternoon out of control. The only thing keeping me from eating anything else right now is this blog.
I think it's really the stress of having such a great week last week. I lost 3.5 lbs. It's that fear that if I don't do as well every week I'll give up. A constant need for affirmation that I'm going in the right direction. I love SP!!! Everyone needs somewhere safe they can come to to let their feelings out.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill