Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Yes, you heard it here folks, it is time to reboot the system.
I have gotten too lazy and it is showing up on my back side! lol
So, tomorrow (well later today since it is 3am) I will be stepping on the scale. I need to find out just where I am. I am not going to take measurements until the first of November. I like to do them on the first of the month. Okay so I might change my mind on that but for now, I'm not going to do it.
I am going to reboot, and get a fresh outlook and mindset for this journey. I think I am going to map it out in a different direction so to speak as I am finding this route a bit like a desert. I need some more scenery. I need to break this thing down into shorter trips and not look so much at the overall journey. Frankly, 200+ pounds to lose is just way too long a road to look at right now and I just get overwhelmed and return home if you know what I mean!
The holiday season is upon us so I have to REALLY get this plan cemented down. I don't want to head into Thanksgiving and Christmas without a well laid out plan.
My daughter and I have decided to part ways in the kitchen. We were cooking together for the whole family. We took turns cooking so that neither one of us had to cook everyday. Beginning next month, I go back to cooking for myself and the hubster. It is difficult for me to only cook for 2 but if I find things that freeze well, I will be set.
Exercise, well I am going to go back to my dancing and now that we have a new puppy, I am taking her outside several times a day and we walk around the yard. I am not up to going down the street yet but this does help get some more movement.
So then with my meds and water consumption, I have to really work on the water. I have gotten to the point that I am only getting about 4 glasses of water a day and here and there with the meds. Tomorrow, this is going to change. I have to be consistent with the meds and get the water up to 12 glasses minimum. I can feel it in my body that I need to get this straightened out. I know I will feel much better and it will be the beginning of getting my glucose in range so that I can get off the meds again. I did it once so I know I can do it again.
I posted on my Facebook fan page that I had been doing pretty well with my eating but then this morning, I found myself standing in the kitchen with my face half-way through a cream filled donut! Talk about mindless eating! lol
Well, it is nice to be back here blogging a bit tonight but the clock is telling me that it is getting really late and I need to get to bed so I can get up in time for a business meeting! So with that....
Much love and goodnight!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Today I got to thinking about what it takes to be successful. I was thinking not just about my business but about this journey and other things. I was trying to figure out if I had what it takes to get the job done.
Sometimes it can feel like I am working really hard at things and that they seem to be clicking on all cylinders. Other times it feels like someone threw a rock in the gears and I am screeching to a halt.
This week, so far, I feel like I have the hiccups! lol I have some pretty good days and then other days, well let's just say that they aren't so good. I mean I start out well and then I lose my footing and I seem to allow the slipping to become like a bobsled race! COOL RUNNINGS!! Yeah if you don't understand that reference, that is from the movie Cool Runnings. Great movie by the way.
So now back to having what it takes. I have the desire to lose this weight. I have the need to lose this weight. I have past experience losing weight. The question I put to myself is where is my determination? What is the level of determination that I have right now?
I will admit that I have been lazy in the food tracking area. I have struggled with this for a while. I wish it were easier! I hate to calculate recipes and I get frustrated when I can't figure out how to track foods. I have to let that excuse go and just track the foods. If I get hung up, I shouldn't give up but do the best that I can. This is not a test. This is not a "all or nothing" situation. Tracking the food is something that will help me see what and how much I am eating. If I find that I can't figure something out, I am going to just list it in my personal journal along with any bites of food that I haven't been tracking.
What does it take? It takes many positive steps each day to move me in the right direction. It takes not giving up when things don't do right. It takes getting up and doing the exercise even when you don't want to do it. It takes, focusing on the present day and not fretting about the long road ahead. It takes celebrating each and every pound (or partial pound) lost. It takes reaching out to your friends for support as well as giving support back in return. It takes a positive outlook and lots of positive words.
When tomorrow greets you, how will you greet it back? Will you pull the covers over your head and hide or will you jump up with a smile on your face determined to make it a good day? What is it going to take? For me, it is going to take a daily push to get into the right mind set. It is going to take a daily reminder that TODAY IS THE DAY OF SUCCESS! It is going to take one step at a time. It is going to take constant reminders that I am able to do what it takes to get the job done.
I may be having some hiccups this week but I really feel like I am making progress. I have seen progress not only on this journey but in other areas and that makes me happy happy happy!! Yep I am a Duck Dynasty fan! lol
I know that I can't sit here and wish myself to 150 pounds. Well I could sit here and wish it but nothing is going to get better. In fact, it would probably just get worse. I have to DO what it takes in order to get there! I have to DO my best. I have to NOT give up. I have to take the good with the bad and just keep pressing forward!
I am very happy with my week. No it isn't the best week I have had but I have made progress and THAT is the main thing! I may or may not show a loss on the scale but I have shown progress in other areas that are just as important! The scale is always the last to know what it going on but I know that it will eventually get with the program!
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