Thursday, August 14, 2014
I've done my 'walk away the pounds' video three days in a row. My (only) vow to myself this time around was to do 10 minutes of continuous fitness every day. So far, so good...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Okay. I meant to do this yesterday, mainly because Mondays are my day of 'start again'. I went to my niece's wedding this past weekend and had a major wake-up call. My 3 sisters and I were all there, and we had a lot of pictures taken. Another niece to a picture of us with her cell phone, and I asked her to text it to me. When I looked at it, I was shocked. When did I get to be such a heifer?! I'm the tallest (and heaviest) of us 4 sisters, but until I saw the picture of us all together, I didn't realize how much I'd truly let myself go. Not just let myself go, but I've become complacent about it. Kind of 'oh well, that's just me'. Except it's not me - it's never been me - until now. Granted, this didn't happen overnight. It's been happening for about 5 years. Until that picture, though, I've been in denial. I just didn't see myself for how I really am. I was always the tall skinny kid in school. And until I was 35 or so, never had to watch my weight. Well, now I'm 54 and I've put my head firmly up my butt for the past several years, and now I have to do something about the neglect. So. Knowing myself, I'm not going to make a bunch of vows or resolutions. I'm starting small. I've lost weight many times before so I kind of know where I need to start. I'm going to join sparkguy on his '10 minutes (at least) every day' streak. I've learned that if I exercise in the morning that it sets the tone for the rest of the day. I make better choices. The 10 minute a day streak is the only goal I'm setting for myself. I did a 15 minute video this morning, so day 1 of my streak is accomplish. Here's another revelation to myself. I read sparkpeople blogs every day. I really enjoy Steph-knee (so funny) and BobCatGirl (so joyful). What I've always been sceptical of from these two and many others, is the calorie range. 1200 - 1500 calories per day??!! How can you live on that? Yesterday, just for the hell of it, I tracked my food. I ate less than 900 calories yesterday, and the included 2 cocktails. I didn't feel hungry or deprived, either. Definitely time to see my proctologist for the head removal. I need to stop assuming that 'I could never do that', and just try it. I may not be able to do whatever it is, but at least then I'll have tried. No more 'I can't do that' for me. Time to move along.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I've seen, various times throughout the Sparkpeople blogs the term 'halt'. And you're to ask yourself before you dive into the food, am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired? Maybe that's why your nose is in the fridge. I've tried this theory, and I realized my binge (re: comfort) eating is a little different. I'm a Scub. I eat when I'm: Sad, Celebratory, Upset, or Bored. I tried to come up with an 'A' word for upset, so it would read 'Scab', but my internal thesaurus was out of order. Oh well, I'm a Scub and I'll have to deal with it.
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!
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