Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I have a dream! And that dream isn't going to be realized if I keep skipping my yoga/pilates and eating Jewish Apple Cake and drinking booze everyday. No, no it is not. But in the meantime, I've lost 6.5 pounds in two weeks! Yayuh. Thass rheight! And once again beat out my husband in our weekly challenge of percentage of weight lost. I will be getting another 15 minute massage. I think after a 4 week streak, I should be allowed to up that to 30 minutes... Food for thought.
Speaking of FOOD. Whoa, slow down nah. I need to regroup my thoughts on this "eating" thing. Like, stop horking down the bad stuff and put down the alcohols.
Back on track tonight. Until the weekend again. Geh.
Oh well, this fat wasn't packed on in a day and it certainly isn't coming off in just one either.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I stayed under my 1500 calories today. Excellent. I did 44 minutes of pilates. Excellent-er. I got my well-deserved back, shoulder, arms massage from my husband for being the Week 1 Winner in the Percentage of Weight Lost Challenge (between him and me). Excellent-EST!!
It's really just one day at a time. And usually when people say that it has a negative connotation. Like you're trying to work through some awful thing and only time will heal whatever it is that's ailing you. I'd like to turn that thinking around, at least for this experience with weight loss.
The best thing I heard quoted from a success story hear on Spark is one woman (who I think has lost something like 160 pounds already - so she knows what she's doing). She said, the road is long but if you keep counting your calories and getting your exercise (however small you may think it is), it works. It works. IT WORKS!! This coming from someone who has done it. Who has gone farther with weight loss than I ever will have to. It actually works. Now that's some motivation.
So I'm just taking it one day at a time. In the good way. In the way that says, don't think you're going to wake up skinny. Just wake up, eat right, work out, stay positive, stay happy. And it will work.
It. Will. Work.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I beat my husband out in the Percentage of Weight Lost for Week 1 of our Challenge. Me: 1.44%; Him: 0% (meh). He'll do better next week though. I, on the other hand, am pretty excited about this initial win. Whoo! Way to go, me!
Something has shifted, in my head, with regard to weight loss. It's not that "hard" to count calories, journal food, and eat healthy. It's not that "hard" to get off my butt for some yoga 3 to 5 times a week (yes, I'm starting slow).
I'm doing it! I really am! Whooowheeewhaaahoooo! Good times.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Why do we always lapse on keeping up our fitness levels and trying to avoid horking down too much food? I am determined to have some self-discipline, by god! I am tired of living a life without it. I mean really, if Madonna can do it, SO CAN I. I am probably smarter than her anyway; well, at least I probably type faster and perhaps am more grammatically correct. Anyway, I digress. I can do this. Also, I promise not to turn into a piece of gristle, even though that seems like a tantalizing idea for this lardo.
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Monday, May 03, 2010
I barely remember using SparkPeople back in 2008 when I was yearning to lose weight, but upon my return to my own SparkPeople Page I realized that this never-ending battle with weight gain is, well... just that -- never-ending!
I'm back. I'm going to do this thing. Again. And no, I'm not making any promises. I might fall off the scale again (so to speak). But right now, I'm here, weighing in, tracking calories, making time for fitness and laying off the booze.
Yay! Old leaf! New day!
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