Friday, April 22, 2011
Is there such a thing as TwoLand, the 100 pound heavier equivalent of Onederland?
I'm so happy, I skipped right over 300 and landed on 298.7... I round so I entered 299 here, and I could not be more pleased!
I have to hurry up and develop my 176 reasons to lose weight, so these pounds each get their own great reason. For today I think I will use "weighing in at over 300 pounds is embarrassing and demoralizing to me."
I'm going to celebrate by making today my first day back in the pool. I even bought new goggles and a swim cap. :) I'm crossing my fingers that my ear infections stay away this time!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
i've successfully started diets in the past, I have even called them lifestyle changes like I have been told to, but I've never successfully finished no matter what I've called them.
I'm trying to figure out how to make this time different. Do I join a team where I'm expected to show up? Do I put workouts on my calendar? Does the fact that I think I will need to lose a bunch of weight to get pregnant serve as a constant motivator that I never had before?
I wish I had more answers. I wish I knew the secret that would keep me on track, not just this week but six or ten or fifteen weeks from now. I don't really think there is a secret answer other than diligence and hard work. Why is it that I work incredibly hard at school, or work, or my writing career, but when it comes to my body I've failed every time? I know what to do. Less calories in, more calories burned, but I have always fallen off the wagon in the past.
I want this time to be different, but wanting doesn't make it so. Today, I did great. Tomorrow, I won't be able to go to the gym before work and it worries me, is it the first day of a week of failures? I don't want or need perfection, but I really need some consistency until I get addicted to weight loss success.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Here is a new non-food, non-scale goal: I'm going to come up with 176 reasons to lose weight. One for each pound to my dream weight. I think each pound deserves it's own reason, so I'm going to get started on my list.
I can see it now... oooh, I lost a pound, that pound was "Never fearing the seatbelt on an airplane again!" or "I can ride roller coasters again!"
Do you have a list?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I was busy today so I had an orange for breakfast, followed by a work lunch at a restaurant that really didn't have many vegan options, so I had a green salad. Breakfast and lunch together were less than 300 calories, leaving me so hungry my fingers were in danger of being gnawed off.
We went to our favorite pizza place tonight and I told my husband that I was worried that I would inhale too much food since I was so hungry. We strategized. Ordered a huge salad as an appetizer to take the edge off, then when the pizza arrived, I had two pieces and stopped when I felt satisfied. Who knew vegan pizza could be so tasty?
Things I learned:
Start with the low calorie food when I've allowed myself to get overly hungry
Keep a snack in the car to prevent the gnawing-off-my-fingers hunger
Choose restaurants that offer more than a side salad type salad for lunch
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