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Day 35: I SAID NO!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I decided to separate this part of my last post... here it is.

(Today was a really good eating day. I had fruit with breakfast. Fruit for a snack. and veggies with lunch. then veggies with dinner plus a baked apple.)

the surprising part is that my fiance and I were going on a study break date to the movies , and at the last minute couldn't go watch it. To cheer me up he offered to take me to my favorite pizza place. (hmmm.... I never thought I was an emotional eater... lol, but at that moment I KNEW I would feel better if I could get the pizza... and yet) I TURNED down pizza at my favorite pizza place because I didn't want to need that to feel better.

then, on a mission to find something else for us to do, and make me happy, he takes me on a ride... and then pulls over. When I ask where we are, he says I'm taking you to cold stone!! and AGAIN I turned him down! and AGAIN I WANTED cold stone too. I mean, it tastes goooood. I like it. But at that moment I realized that the happiness I'm chasing is NOT in a container or grease filled pizza box. the happiness I want, will come from resisting things I know I don't need on a regular basis.

And while I appreciated my fiance for trying to make me feel better. it made me feel bad(because I REALLY wanted it LOL and I felt empty saying no)
... Have I been sending him signs that food will make me happy if I'm disappointed? I'm going to improve on that. And since I probably have been sending those signs, I'm going to work on SAYING NO!!!

Oh and then the weirder part is after I said NO to the pizza and the cold stone - I felt like I just wanted to say turn around and let's eat that food! lol...

but I didn't!

so there. now I'm safe back at home, with my baked chicken and baked apple. safe to fight another day.

  
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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/24/2010 8:53AM

    Well good for you girl!! That really takes some serious will power to resist those things, especially if you're in an emotional state. Way to go! :-)

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HKUHL77 8/23/2010 1:35AM

    Congratulations on avoiding the temptation of pizza and cold stone. Took a lot of willpower for sure. Way to go!!

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BECKYQUIGLEY 8/22/2010 11:07PM

    Good for you! I think it's a natural thing for a lot of people to offer food to cheer someone up, but I think it's wonderful that you were able to resist! emoticon

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GONABFIT 8/22/2010 10:16PM

    thank you both!!

memeemee- It is HARD, but you can do it! I'm gonna come check on you!

Cmrand54- yes he looked so SHOCKED that i said no! lol... then went to cold stone as a last resort. when Isaid no again he really was surprised!!

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MEMEEMEEE 8/22/2010 10:08PM

    It's very hard to turn down your favorite things and you should be proud of yourself for standing your ground and realizing you don't need food to be happy. I'm working on being that strong to walk away from the junk that calls my name...it's hard but with time it wont even be a second thought.

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CMRAND54 8/22/2010 9:57PM

    It's never easy, but you did good to turn down the food you didn't need. I'll bet you confused the boy friend! You should have seen my husband the first time I went to Fuddrucker's and didn't get the strawberry shake.

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BBB: Day 35: Underneath it all. - PLEASE READ!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Underneath it all. All the happiness, all the positivity, all the smiles
there is still an uncertainty of if I will ever reach my goal.
the hard work, the sweat the tears...
and yet the scale does not budge.
and while that's not the ONLY measurement of success...
I STILL have a goal. and I STILL want to reach it.

sometimes I sit and think, if it would be easier if I gave up,
didn't care anymore, didn't count calories, didn't care how fat my stomach is getting
didn't obsess over WHY I still have not lost weight... after months, no wait, YEARS
of trying to control this thing.

and yet I still know I am too strong to quit.
too proud to fail
too afraid to totally let go

so, I guess I will just keep fighting the fight of faith
and hope that one day
what has happened for many will happen for ME.

~Soon to be a Beautiful Bombshell. Because, I'm already beautiful. (whether I realize it or not)

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/24/2010 9:08AM

    Girl this post came straight out of my head!! I swear I feel like this more times than not. WOW, I thought it was just me. But WE can do this! WE WILL do this! We deserve to be healthy and happy and not settle for "easy" and being unhappy "underneath it all"!!!

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SHERWOODCYCLER 8/22/2010 8:15PM

    Wow. Can't believe you resisted coldstone and pizza. You should not feel bad or guitly. Your finance will learn to love you for what you want and not just look to give you comfort food.

Hang in there.

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SPARKLE1908 8/22/2010 6:06PM

    Go girl!!!

Great blog and so very true!!!!

Have a POWERFUL week!!

ttyl

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BBB: Day 34: Always refocusing.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to write a quick blog.

I am always refocusing. Woke up at 7:00 am on a SATURDAY with the goal of working out. and I did it! Went to the apt. gym and rode the exercise bike for 30 mins. worked up a good sweat. :-) Then got to studying to make up for the kind of off day I had yesterday. All is well.

We aren't promised that each day will be perfect, but if we KEEP refocusing on our goals, we will get there much faster. One mistake doesn't have to derail an entire day. and if it does, it certainly doesn't have to derail two.

Get up. dust yourself off. forget yesterdays mistakes. refocus. move on. and by move, I mean your body. lol!


My daily goals:
IF YOU BITE IT, WRITE IT! To keep a detailed food log.
daily exercise - so far so good! on day 21 now... :-)
try to get in these fruits and veggies!
drink 64 oz of water. ;-)
oh and take a vitamin.

4 days til my test. Studying hard. PUSH-ing. Always PUSHing.

  
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BABY_GIRL69 8/21/2010 3:05PM

    That's so outstanding! God bless & thanks for sharing! Dee

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GENKI_WARRIOR 8/21/2010 11:55AM

    oooo--I'm glad I read this; I forgot about the mini gym here at my apartment. I need to be utilizing that!!
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-SHIMMER-ANN- 8/21/2010 11:53AM

    Good job girl, I don't know HOW many times I've told others this very same thing!!! If you just keep trying (refocusing) ONE day you're gonna get it right!! And then a week goes by, and then a month...you get the point ;) Great job, you've been doing phenom!!

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MADEINTHEUK 8/21/2010 10:54AM

    Good job! I got up and worked out this morning also ..first saturday workout in quite a while as I usually take the day off!

Loved this blog!

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BBB: Day 32: Discipline = HAPPINESS

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I've said it before and I'll say it again... when I DISCIPLINE myself to just DO IT, it almost always leads me to happiness~!

I went to bed VERY late and was supposed to work out @ 6 am but that would have given me very few hours... and I overslept.

[ I'd like to interject to say... as much as I VALUE sleep... sometimes I personally find it VERY uplifting to tend to my soul when it is troubled lol... so I laid in bed for a while was unable to sleep and instead decided to read uplifting quotes, pray, and do a little more studying so that when I did get sleepy again, I would have a clear conscious. and... it worked. I am having a great day now despite missing a LITTLe sleep. I've been sleeping 9 hours a night these days . :-) ]

instead of pouting about it and ruining an ENTIRE day for ONE mistake... I CHOSE (operative word) to suck it up, shower and head to the LIB (library for short lol)!

because I had to drop the boytoy(fiance) off at work (he's working near wear I study) and we had limited time, I had to leave the house with no BREAKFAST! GASP!!

-- thankfully, something must have clicked recently because I BYPASSED MCDONALDS, I did not panic, get pissed and cancel the entire study session I had planned from fear of FUTURE hunger (have done that before, when worried I'd be stuck in the LIB with no food for HOURS...) and decided to stay calm, get some coffee and a SUB (footlong ham). So that lasted my entire study session.

credit for:
*not letting a few minor setbacks ruin my day!

*walking past the cookie and brownie table - THEY WERE FREE- and feeling HAPPY about it

*driving past MCDONALDS

*choosing to walk after leaving the LIB though I was tired, my eyes hurt, and I was in pants... I love to sweat... but ONLY in workout clothes! LOL... I sucked it up today. So take that!

*choosing to Exercise though I had NO PHONE, NO IPOD and NO distractions! ::double GASP:: exercising with just..... nature!? actually ended up being beautiful! It was quickly became a gratitude walk, and instead of focusing on what I didn't have and why the walk wouldn't be great, I CHOSE to smile, hold my head up and be thankful for all the things I DID have at that moment, you know, like AIR to breath, legs to walk, a God to look over me and keep me safe, a break for my tired brain... lol, I could go on and on.... but I want. ::sigh of relief::

* It's only 5 pm... but I wanted to go ahead and write my blog so I can check it off my list!

  
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BELIEVER104 8/21/2010 12:41PM

    Love this! You just motivated me to get my lazy butt off the couch. Keep workin it!!

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GONABFIT 8/21/2010 10:54AM

    THANKS everyone!! lol and moca... hahahahah nope, he was knocked out at like 10 pm!

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MOCACHOC 8/20/2010 12:54PM

    Way 2 Go sis. That's the way to keep it moving and get it done by any means necessary. Boytoy kept you awake huh (LOL).


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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/20/2010 12:26PM

    Girl you are such a motivator for me! Thanks for being my Spark buddy! :-) What awesome CHOICES you made!!!!

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BKWHITE3 8/19/2010 6:34PM

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MINENA1 8/19/2010 6:10PM

    emoticon You rock!! That's awesome! Way to go on staying positive. emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/19/2010 6:06PM

    Fantabulous! You are doing a great job.

Keep on rocking this!

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RAINTHIEF 8/19/2010 5:51PM

    emoticon That is some willpower!

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WEIGHTOSUCCESS 8/19/2010 5:32PM

    Let me go ahead and give you a emoticon Way to go!!! Discipline my friend is the key.. I need to get a little myself these days. I can workout with the best of them but when it comes to my food.. that's a whole other story lol.. I'm stuck in the 190's and I know in order to break out I need to get Disciplined. Keep up the good work you're doing emoticon

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DANADORNBURGH 8/19/2010 5:09PM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!! On so may levels. I am happy and proud of you! Yup, suck it up. I am famous for telling my girls to do that. It's good advice.

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BBB: Day 31: Tracking weight and pants-o-meter!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Short blog... just saying that I tried on my pants o meter and I can get them all the way on, but can't zip or button.
*This will be the starting point. I will try them on again in a month. I was just wondering how I would remember to try them on, and I've decided that at this very minute I will set a reminder in my blackberry! DONE! yay, technology can help our weight loss process.
*Oh and I packed my lunch today while studying and ate it, so I ate the meal I'm planned = credit! Great job Gonabfit!



This is my motivation system... I've been doing it since I was like 12. I love making stuff and I find this motivational. I put it on my refrigerator and every time I work out I get a sticker. If I have time, I write exactly what I did. It feels good to see lots of stickers. and by the end of the month I can see an average...

Oh and I went for a 3 mile walk after being unable to focus while studying... figured it was better to get up and work out (even if just a walk) than to sit there staring at the same page over and over! :-)

Hoping for an early start tomorrow... maybe exercise at 7 am, then go to the library and get a early start on the studying... Actually, I WILL workout because that way I won't have to sit at the desk obsessing over when I WILL exercise... since I am on a daily exercise streak ;)

OH and credit for resisting the Sunchips I wanted to eat randomly at 1 am. PROUD for resisting. Must exercise to make the RESISTANCE MUSCLE grow!

written at like 2 am

  
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PSSN4FITNESS 8/19/2010 1:23PM

    I love both of these motivating ideas. Pants zipping or not, your abs look good girl!! You are rocking this! I will definitely need to incorporate the stickers idea. Who doesn't love get stickers?!

Kick up the great work!

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CAMANDMAYASMOM 8/19/2010 10:14AM

    Oh I just love your idea about the motivational stickers! What a great idea. :-)
And you've also given me another way to track my progress, other than the scale, because I don't really like to take all of those measurements. I have a jean skirt in my closet that that is a size 8 that will help me to gauge how I'm doing as well. Thanks for the idea! :-)
And way to go on being able to get them all the way up. You'll be able to zip them in no time. Great job on getting those work outs in too, and your studying! Girl you are really doin' it!
Keep it up.

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-SHIMMER-ANN- 8/19/2010 1:25AM

    Haha, I LOVE the pants-o-meter!!!

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GONABFIT 8/19/2010 1:13AM

    LOL! I know, I started it at 12 so it is a bit childish... but like you said it is A GREAT daily reward... + I get a prize with every 30 stickers! :=) Thanks for stopping by!

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AKONKEL 8/19/2010 12:51AM

    Awsome idea with the stickers, even as adults it feels good to get little rewards. Even if it is a sticker!

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