Thursday, November 24, 2011
Remember I shared with you recently that it's not about what you deserve, but about what you're worth?
It's so easy to tell yourself that you deserve to eat whatever you want today. You deserve to take the day off & relax.
But what are you worth?
Are you worthy of having a body you're comfortable in?
Are you worthy of feeling energized?
Are you worthy of loving yourself?
That last question is probably the most important one. It's at the very heart of your weight loss efforts.
Please remember today that you are worth it. That you are worthy of all your dreams.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday we drove down to stay with my husband's cousin & his family. We meant to take them out for sushi, and we did eat sushi, only they paid for it. Saturday we got together with his uncle & aunt briefly. Then we took the cousins out for lunch.
I have never seen where to go for lunch create so much angst in my life . . . eventually we ended up at a seafood place; we did pay for that meal but it hardly seemed fair.
Then we drove up to the hotel we were staying at for the wedding. I thought we'd have some time to relax, but we got there later than planned and the shuttles taking us to the actual wedding location were leaving in about an hour & a half . . . everything a bit rushed, including the snack I gobbled down cause the wedding didn't start until 7 pm. Good thing too cause dinner didn't start until 11 pm!
The ceremony was nice. Then there was Asian food, Italian food, veggie, fruit, sushi . . . and that was just the cocktail reception! My sister & I were both scratching our heads at where the heck our cousin gets the money . . . she's a teacher, he's a salesman. I had veggies & sushi (which was really good).
The band was really good, too, but really loud as usual. DH won't dance, my cousin is an only child & her parents - my aunt & uncle - have been gone many years. So aside from my parents & my sister, we knew no one & it was a bit boring.
The ceremony & reception were at a country club half an hour away from the hotel, hence the shuttle buses, so we were kind of trapped. Dinner was good, but I wasn't really terribly hungry. Aside from the veggies & sushi - and dessert - I didn't eat a lot.
Dessert was chocolate cream in chocolate cups, a chocolate dipped strawberry, a very small single serving lava cake & something chocolate in a cup that I didn't try. And I devoured most of it. The wedding cake wasn't chocolate, so non-chocolate lovers had something (only had a few bites of that).
Discovered when we got back to the hotel that TOM started - right on time for a change - which actually makes me pretty happy since it should mean I don't have to worry about that during my HM! It would've been nice if it could've held off one more day since I have cramps & we have to drive home.
So my NSV - the jeans finally fitting - happened right before TOM! Go figure. God likes to play with us. We did take pictures, but i won't be able to post anything until I get home. Today there's still a brunch . . . and next week there will be some thanksgiving baking. And thanksgiving. And getting ready to leave for Vegas - HM is 2 weeks from today!
This month has been a whirlwind.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Oh yeah baby, not only was it breezy & cold this morning, but it was snowing as well off & on. Ok, just who have I become?
I must say, if I had other opportunities to run this weekend, I definitely would have waited til later in the day. Or in the week, for that matter.
Man, it was cold! Temps hovering at the freezing mark, but with the wind felt in the 20s. I did a happy dance because my second cw-x tights came a few days ago. And I really didn't feel anything but good on my run, even if it was on the slow side. The hip seems a tiny bit achy now, but I'm gonna keep wearin my tights for a while.
I did just shy of 8 miles- wanted to go another mile but frankly just didn't have the time. Had a banana to refuel, then stopped at the library to pick up galloway's latest book, something about mental training for running. Had some tea & a small honeystinger bar before heading home.
Now it's time for a nice hot shower to warm up, finish up the packing & then we're off. Not sure how much Internet acres I'll have over the next few days. I might have sone tomorrow . . . we'll see.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
As I mentioned, my jeans, which were still really snug a week ago, were fitting pretty loosely. So I decided I no longer needed to wear my loose jeans, it was time to go back to more form fitting jeans to keep me honest.
When I pulled on a pair that's fairly form fitting, they felt kind of loose. I happen to have the next size down in that particular pair of jeans. I bought it 3 years ago, when I lived in Austin, never believing I'd be stuck on a plateau for so long.
In fact, I have 3 pairs of jeans like that -- Levis -- I own the next size up, which are a bit loose, but the next size down, which I bought 3 years ago, were too tight to be able to breathe in.
I don't know why, I knew I certainly hadn't lost 6 pounds, which is what it would have taken to get me below my lowest weight so far, but I pulled them out anyway. They still have the tags on them. I've pulled them out every once in a while when I was feeling particularly thin, but they never fit.
Well, yesterday that one particular pair did. Not only did they fit, I could even breathe! I tried on the other 2 pairs, but still a no-go. Then I tried on the JLo jeans I wore to my parents and they were definitely more comfortable (altho still a bit tight - I have to keep pulling them up after I sit down cause of that slight muffin top).
I decided to celebrate the NSV and ordered myself a pair of boots I'd been eyeing (I had a $30 credit at DSW).
OMG, I love these and I think I'll just have to wear them tomorrow even if I do run 8 or 9 miles in the morning. I'll be sitting in the car for half a day after that anyway. They're fairly comfortable considering the heel -- and I'll be wearing heels sat night anyway.
I took my measurements before my WI today as I always do. Even tho there's wiggle room there, it showed pretty clearly an inch off of both my hips & waist. Which definitely explains the jeans fitting better.
Altho here's where I'm really scratching my head. I was down almost - but not quite - wait for it - 1 lb. Which doesn't put me anywhere near my lowest weight. In fact, it still puts me way higher than I'd like to see.
But that's the beauty of going by things other than the number on the scale -- how my clothes fit are way more important to me than what the scale says. Not that I wouldn't like to see a lower number there, too, but well fitting clothes are a confidence booster & just what I needed right now -- these next few weeks are going to be really tough.
Here's another pair of casual boots I bought recently for just inhouse wear:
Really comfy, fairly warm, and less than $30. What more could a girl ask for ?
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I may sing a different tune tomorrow, but for right now I'll say it: it's been a good, albeit very busy, week. I feel as tho I'm peaking, physically, at the right time. I sure hope that's true!
My jeans, which have been fitting snugly for a while, ar comfortable once again. I no longer feel as tho I have to put on my loosest jeans just to get thru the day.
And that's a bad thing. Because suddenly those little extras you think nothing about refusing have a way of creeping right back in.
A while ago I heard or read a statement that's stuck: knowing the difference between I'm worth it & I deserve it. And that's the real problem isn't it? How do you separate the two? Funny how you're worth a healthy lifestyle, but you can still feel like you deserve that extra bit of chocolate (fill in with whatever calls to you), which will ultimately derail your healthy lifestyle.
I sure hope I can keep in mind just what I'm worth.
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