Saturday, April 13, 2013
I had my husband take some before pictures for me yesterday. I was expecting to see someone completely out of shape, but what I saw in my pictures was bad, really bad. I told my husband to pretend like he hadn't seen them and then had the realization that he has to look at that EVERY day. Cue waterworks. I had a total melt down. He gave me a hug and told me that he thought I was beautiful, but man was that a wake up call. I am very grateful to have a wonderful husband that is supportive and treats me so well. At some point when I have lost all of my weight, I will look at those pictures and be grateful that I am not there any more. For now, I will use them as motivation. Wish me luck all, because I am going to need it.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I was looking back through my blogs and kind of laughing to myself. It is a very poignant reminder of not only where I was at, but where I expected to be at this point in my life. As with so many on SP, I made some bad choices. I got off track. This time will be different. Right now I am looking forward - to running another 5k, to tracking all of my food, to weighing in, to making this a life change. It has been nice to get back on and see the progress that some of you have made - I am so proud. It is also nice to see that a lot of you are still here. I missed you all. Prepare to see a lot more of me in the near future. Or, I guess, a lot less.
Monday, April 23, 2012
So I did really well this week as far as eating and exercise go. I had been reading that you should have one day a week where you have a "free day" because it keeps your body from gong in to starvation mode when you start eating less calories. That means (to me) that I can eat what I want within reason on one day. What I want is not necessarily good for me. Anyway, I ended up eating some foods that I had been looking forward to all week (french fries and a cheeseburger), but guess what? I didn't feel better after I ate them, I felt worse. My stomach hurt, I was tired and even moody. Lesson learned. A free day might work for some people, but for me, a free day needs to still be about what is good for my body. I still need to learn the balance of what I THINK I want and what I actually need.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I have always wanted to watch Supersize Me, but haven't until challenged by my Wildflower team. It was one of those things that as I watched, I kept thinking, you know fast food is bad, so why are you so surprised? I guess that I had downplayed the amount of damage that it could do because I like the fast part of it and frankly, it tastes good to me now. I have also downplayed countless other bad choices in my life and it has landed me in the spot that I am now - overweight and unhappy. Time to make a change.
Another thing that really struck me, was how bad it is for my children. I immediately felt guilty (one of the things that I need to work on) and started craving unhealthy food - CRAZY right? I said a quick prayer, let it go though, and set a goal to not eat fast food very often anymore (1 or 2 times per month).
So here I am, with my goal, and some new knowledge gained.
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