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Harsh or Honest?

Thursday, March 05, 2009

I feel like I'm going so slowly on this plan that it is barely progress at all. Yet, I have lost some body fat even though the pounds haven't budged much to date. I know I must miss logging some of the foods I eat and I also know that my exercise is often padded on paper. But there are times I exercise more and fail to include the additional work. I don't really know why I feel so stuck, but I do know that each day offers a new opportunity to challenge myself in new ways. Some days I am really harsh in how I judge myself, but mostly I'm just trying to be honest. The point system encourages my competitive spirit to flourish, but there are times that I do exagerate the numbers. Now that I've confessed, I hope it will make me be more honest in future reporting. The only person I hurt when I'm not honest about all of this is myself. How can I hope to succeed if I can't even do the program as it is written? There is hope. This is another new day with more opportunities for success. Let's all get in there and succeed together.

  


Lent Begins

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another Lent, another opportunity to focus on the Lord by remembering the steps to and throug His sacrifice. My small sacrifice of replacing unhealthy life choices for healthy ones should not be viewed as sacrifice at all. Yet, I can use this period of time to renew my focus and make the changes I need to make so I can be the healthiest me I can be. I do wonder what might change in me during these days and weeks, these days and nights. Will exercise increase, or sleep, or peace, oroverall good things in my life. I pray others will join me in this physical and spiritual journey - a time of fasting, prayer, hope, and love.

  


Backwards

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This is a discouraging week so far. I feel like I am going backwards in my efforts for lose these unhealthy pounds. I did walk 75 minutes yesterday and did some other exercise, but perhaps the intensity is not high enough. I also look at my food intake and know I am eating too much of some things even though in general I am making healthy choices. I can't stand the fact that I've let myself get to such an unhappy circumstance. I don't want to sink into depression or cause my MS to exacerbate evey more than it already has this week. Usually I'm so upbeat, but today is not one of those days. I need to get out of the house more and away from the temptations in my kitchen. Hmmm...I wonder what tomorrow will hold?

  
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NORAHESS6 2/24/2009 4:19PM

    I just wanted to let you know that I stopped by your page and what a wonderful beautiful family you have! I know that living with what you do is not easy but hang in there. You can accomplish y our goals. I know what you mean by needing to get out of the house. It always helps me if only for a little while! Good Luck to you! emoticon

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Three Day Disaster

Monday, February 23, 2009

This past weekend we entertained job candidates from out of state and it was a very socially active time. I hosted a dinner event Friday night and ate way too much. I also tasted way too much during prep time. Saturday I was exhausted and didn't get nearly enough move time in. Sunday was another very hectic day of meetings and social gatherings with this couple from out of state. It was so challenging. I tried to do well most of the time, but then got so worn out that my willpower disappeared and I did awful things like eatine tons of peanuts. Since that has become a trouble spot for me it is one of the things I will give up for Lent this year. The others are sodas and candy. I wonder if these changes will become habit and really make a difference or whether I might just cling to something else that can be equally destructive??? Anyway, when I got on the scale this morning I was dismayed and shocked to see I had gained three pounds. Perhaps it is at least partly water weight from too much salt. So my plan is to try to wash out my system this week and get back on track. I am so mad at myself I could just scream. Yet, I know today is a new day and I can make a new me, a better me, a healthier me yet!

  


Home At Last

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I am finally back home after a month with family in Seattle. I discovered, much to my dismay, that I didn't lose any weight in this last month despite trying to eat more healthfully nearly every day. However, exercise has made some difference. I have dropped 3% body fat. That is certainly something to be pleased about. Now I must try to lose weight here where there is a scale to check each day. Let's see how it goes. I feel I can give this another month and then I will probably just give up and give in. Perhaps it is just too hard to lose weight at my age without real help from other people. I don't know, but perhaps I will find out.

  
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DESERTDREAMERS 2/17/2009 11:58AM

    It's frustrating to not see the scales drop, but 3% body fat loss? That's terrific!! Check the motivational articles - muscle weighs more than fat, and is much healthier for you. emoticon

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SARALYN09 2/17/2009 7:50AM

    I would call that success!!!! Wow.. a month hangin' with the family. You haven't slipped back to the bottom of the hill - and looks like you've even made some progress - I'm impressed!!!
The year is young!!
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