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Wiggle room in the jeans!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today I tried on my jeans (size 10) that have been super tight on me lately and I was very happy to see they fit me really nice today. They feel so good I could even wear them all day without feeling like I just want to change into something else that feels more comfy. I wore them last weekend and they were still a bit tight but something has happened in the past week. Something good! I've got wiggle room!

We'll see what the scale says on Saturday, my usual weigh in day. Hoping to see a change there too.

I have been eating healthy without one day of over eating or anything like that for 15 days in a row! Whoo hoo! I'm also working out almost daily. The momentum is building. What was a struggle a few weeks ago now seems like a habit and much easier. I wonder what it would be like to make this healthy eating a habit for more than 6 months at a time. I have not done that in years. This is the year I do it. This is the year I keep the healthy habits going through the stressful days, through the vacations, and even through the HOLIDAYS in November/December. I feel strong today and that feels really good!

Note: today was a stressful day: the kids were very tired and cranky and my hubby has been stressed over work - so some stress in the household, the kind that usually drives me to eat cookies, but I didn't turn to food for comfort : )

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JULSALONE 3/25/2011 4:21PM

    No matter the number on the scale, you are a winner this week.

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NWGARDENGIRL 3/23/2011 10:35AM

    What a great feeling!! Congratualtions!

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PUG-GIRL 3/18/2011 5:36AM

  emoticon Keep up the good work!

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MOEE45 3/17/2011 11:16PM

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Got that "skinny" feeling

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yesterday was our Bible study night and we ALWAYS have dessert of some kind during the study. Well, it was not my night to supply the group with dessert so I was a bit nervous it would be something I just couldn't keep myself from pigging out on. When they walked in with two pies for just the 6 of us I had to start reminding myself about my goals and that one night over indulgence is not worth not seeing weight loss on the scale for the week. Well that really worked. I dished myself up a very small (like 1/3 the size of a normal piece) piece of the chocolate pie and decided the other one which was cherry was not worth the calories to me - just not a flavor I'm tempted by much. I ate it and much to my surprise I was extremely satisfied without going back for more - which was quite tempting since there was at least 1/2 of each pie left over. I'm so proud of myself. That is how I should be eating desserts - in small quantities and eating them slowly so I really savor the flavors.

Today was a great day. I ate really healthy and I was full of energy and I feel skinny. It's funny because I know I need to lose some weight but I guess because I've been eating so good and I'm not full of carbs and I'm not bloated with sodium, I FEEL skinny. This is a great feeling.


So far so good

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Well, the weekend is half over and I am very pleased with how well it's going. Last weekend I proved to myself that it's possible to make healthy choices all weekend long and not abandon the healthy plans I have just to enjoy a dinner out or a fun time with friends and family. That really gave me encouragement because lately I've been falling off the wagon pretty badly on some weekends or at least during certain weekend events.

Last night we went to a birthday party and I made very good, healthy choices and really enjoyed the entire evening with my husband, kids and friends. I hope to keep this momentum up and have another great day today. We will be going out to dinner tonight and I have some healthy ideas I can choose at almost any place we go and the true test will be if I actually order one of those choices. We might be going to Applebee's, but not certain yet. They have some great WW meals so that would be an ideal place to go and still eat really healthy. But my hubby and I don't go out very often anymore so he's kind of thinking about Boccelli's, our favorite little Italian restaurant that has lots of ambiance and is more intimate than Applebee's. That place is difficult to be good at, even with the salads because they bring out lots of bread before the meal and then serve every meal with delicious garlicy, buttery bread. It's hard for me to resist buttery bread. But I have to remind myself how much I want to lose weight right now and decide if that bread is worth it or not. I could go there and have that bread but it would seriously cut into how much food I can have the rest of the day. Hmmmm . . . when hubby's up I'll see what he's thinking. Oh how I wish Applebee's had more ambiance! Or Boccelli's had less tempting bread, lol. Either way, I can still be successful today. I can do it! One thing I can do right now while everyone is still asleep (thanks to springing forward and staying up late with the kids), I can get a good work out in right now.



Not dreading the weekend

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Okay, well we are very close to the official weekend time of the week. But instead of starting to get nervous about blowing my healthy eating plan, I'm feeling confident and excited. I was so healthy last weekend and made such great choices all weekend. AND I also snuck in time to work out while caring for sick family members and through all the usual weekend (fun) chaos. So now that I've proved to myself that I can be successful and not lose all willpower and self control during a weekend of fun activities and unexpected sicknesses, I'm really looking forward to more weekends like that and not dreading that feeling of failure I've had to deal with so many Monday mornings. I was in a great groove like this last summer and am excited to see the groove is coming back and much earlier in the year this year!

While I'm taking the time to blog I want to thank the Lord for the peace I've felt all week and the inner strength I know is a gift from my creator. When I start my day with Him, the rest of the day is blessed, energized, and focused.

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NWGARDENGIRL 3/12/2011 11:27AM

    The great thing about talking to the Lord is that you can do it anywhere, anytime, and there's no cell minutes to use up!

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CASILAYNE 3/12/2011 6:57AM

    Amen! That's AWESOME! Here's to a healthy weekend! :) emoticon

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I'm feeling encouraged!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

I was really hoping I would have a very good weekend. A weekend with lots of healthy, energizing foods. A weekend with some fun outdoor, activities with the kids and a weekend with some work outs. I was able to do all of those and still have time for family, friends and getting some other things done around the house. I needed this success. The last several weekends have been really discouraging me because I would start off trying to stick to my plan and then give up by the end of the day on Saturday. So, now that I've had an amazing weekend, I feel really encouraged and can't wait to see many more of these in my future.


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NWGARDENGIRL 3/7/2011 12:26AM

    Yes, that is a great feeling. Your entire week will go better because you had this successful weekend. When we keep our focus we reach our goals. Glad the weekend was a good one!

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