Friday, July 06, 2012
Last night my husband told me he was setting his alarm for 5:30, so he could get up and work while it was cooler. (We've been having 100+ degrees days for the last couple weeks.) A heavy sleeper, he asked me to help make sure he got up. I thought to myself, maybe I should go for a walk then, since it has been so hot that I've haven't exercised much. Of course, it's a lot easier to think that in the night than in the morning. I knew it would be hard, and I knew I might not want to get up. But as I am relying on God through this weight loss journey, I prayed about it. I woke up at 5:27. I got my husband up. I debated for a minute, but I thought if God provided a way after I asked for it and I didn't take it, what would that be telling him. So even though I wanted to go back to bed, I went out and walked.
It was so peaceful and beautiful out. I noticed the sky, the tress, the birds, and the relative coolness of the morning. There were few cars and an occasional person but mostly calm and quiet. I'm a person who really needs that alone time with nothing going on. I thanked God for this time or for giving me strength to get up when I didn't want to.
After all, that's what much of life consists of: getting up when we don't want to. And if we only take those first few steps, the others follow much easier.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
In the roller coaster of my weight life, I'm on a downhill turn. Hopefully the scale will continue that direction. I know a lot of people are anti-Atkins, so I probably shouldn't even admit it out loud (or whatever it is you do online) on SP, but that's what I'm following now. I think there's a lot of misconception about it. Basically, the first few weeks are different, but the maintenance phase is really not all that different from SP. Atkins is high on green veggies and water all the time. I don't think any diet is ever against those two things! There's more meat, cheese, eggs and less carbs to start with, but it really does help me in the long run. With Atkins, you have to quit all the junk food cold turkey and then later you can have a little. If I just told myself on a SP meal plan I could have a little, it would work for awhile, but then I'd move up and have a little more and a little more. And the fact that you basically have to start all over if you totally blow Atkins actually motivates me not to blow it. Different people work differently, and I know myself. I think what keeps me motivated with Atkins is that it really does help get rid of those cravings, rather than silence them for awhile and then give in to them later. That's my defense case, or part of it, anyway.
The best news, though, is that I'm seeing the weight come off and feeling easier in my jeans.
My husband, who is sometimes not long-term supportive of my diet efforts, has been pretty understanding about this time around. And that combined with feeling better about myself helps me act better towards him than I sometimes do. Maybe that's really the best news.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I really haven't been getting too discouraged this time around. I think it's because I've set more realistic goals. It's been a little over 3 weeks, and I'm down 2 pounds. If I keep this rate, I'll be down about 10 more pounds by Christmas and who wouldn't be happy about that?
I am okay with it going slow, and that has probably made me stick with it easier.
Also, I haven't obsessively stepped on the scale twice a day, every day for awhile now, so I'm sure that helps, too!
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Starting Spark People again!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My signature is getting kind of bogged down, so I'm putting my information here.
187 New SW 2-19-09
184 by 03-09 DSS bday Actual 185
183 by St. Patty's Day Actual 187 :(
177 by 04-20 DD bday Actual 187 after a rise to 189 earlier, so I did drop back down
171 by 05-18 DH bday Actual 184
166 by 06-09 DSS bday Actual 185; gotta get back down!
165 by 6-15 Vacation Actual 188?
159 by July 4 188?
155 by 07-21 Our Anniv.
152 by 08-10 My bday!
150 by 8-19 First Day of School
I had went up to 190 and started over again on Mother's Day, May 10. I'm trying Slim Quick, which may or may not be helping, but it is helping my attitude, so I'm staying with it for awhile.
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