Monday, November 18, 2013
I just read the '7 habits of highly effective dieters', and one thing really struck me. They make it fun. Right now, I'm not really having fun - because I'm not making it fun. When I lost all my weight before (6 years ago, then gained back all and more), I was having fun. I was going to weight watchers with a friend, and our WW night was our 'blow-out' night. We'd go weigh in, stay for the meeting, then go out to eat and catch up on girl things. I looked forward to that every week, and it motivated me to do more in the following week so I could talk about it again the next week. Sounds convoluted, but it worked. I don't want to go back to WW, mainly because of the cost, but also because of the current speaker. She motivates a lot of people with her 'rah, rah, cheerleader' personality, but she just irritates me. I like sparkpeople because I can read (or not read) blogs by people that impress me (or irritate me). I can come here to get motivated, look up recipes, whatever I need at the time. Right now, I need to find my fun side and go for it. I need to think of the most drool making dish that I love (usually pizza or anything mexican) and challenge myself to make it 'good' for me. That's fun, to me. I love to cook, and I want to lose weight. I also love a challenge. So here I go - I think I'll shoot for a really good pizza tonight. Go Me!
Friday, November 08, 2013
I've been up to 210, down to 187, now back up to 204 (at start). I'm down to 201.4 since my last weigh in, so my next goal is to get under 200. The goal after that will be to stay under 200 until I get close to 195. Then my goal will be to get under that, stay under that, and on and on until I'm there. These baby steps seem to work for my motivation. The more doable the goal, the more likely I'll be to get there. Know thyself, Jeanne!
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Why do we call it comfort food when we overeat? I'm so guilty of that. Fast food on the way home. Frozen pizza with extra cheese. Comfort food for me, for the most part. I wonder why I consider it comfort food. I'm uncomfortable with myself while I eat it. I'm really uncomfortable after I eat it. And it only adds to my discomfort of being overweight. I justify it by telling myself I'm 'tired' or 'not in the mood to cook' or 'any excuse to eat the fat, cheesy, greasy, you name it' food. I'm a slacker, and I tend to be lazy. I also am exceptionally good at closing my mind to the unhealthy food I'm eating at the time I'm eating it. It's like selective hearing (from your spouse or kids), only in my case, it's selective thinking. SO! I hear-by commit - to myself, to my spark idols, to my friends, (I'll even tell my daughter) that today is the day I start thinking about the food I'm eating, and begin (for the last time) the weight loss journey that will restore my self confidence, self esteem, self regard, and heck, just my 'self'. Okay, Pixie-licious! I'm starting my streak!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I have got to get back to my inspired healthy eating. For a while, I was doing great. Consciously choosing my foods, stopped eating when I was full. I know what the problem is. I've let my finances get out of hand (again), and it's stressing me out. Food, of course, is comfort. The cheesier, the better. I can do this! Food is not going to pay my bills for me. Hang in there, Jeanne. You are a good person with a lot to offer. Star offering it to yourself!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Enough, already. I've had quite a few one day streaks - and a lot of those weren't complete days. I have it in me to lose this weight and exercise my way to a more attractive body, but I haven't been doing it. This past weekend, I ate wrong, drank too much, and laid around watching t.v. and reading. I had my grandkids for one day, and they were begging me to go outside - which we did, but only for about 1/2 hour. I have GOT to start loving me and the me that's inside. I am a good person. I care about people. I care about the world. I just need to care more about me, and by extension, be an even better person to everyone I see. I may not track every day here, but I'll track every day to myself. I will do this! My streak, for me, starts now.
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