Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Last week I upped my fitness to 2000 calories a week and surpassed it, by a lot.
I feel pretty good. This week I set the goal for at least 3500. I burned more than that last week and lost a pound. It seems fitting. Burn 3500 calories, that is a pound.
After tonight's Zumba class I will already almost be there. I am feeling great and motivated.
I can burn a pound a week!
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
There is a monster under my bed. It is quite scary actually. I worry about it all the time. It used to be in my bathroom, now it is under my bed. I wish I could banish it all together, but I know that wouldn't be a good idea.
The monster is my scale. Like I said, it was in the bathroom, but I am doing a "no weigh month" and it was very, and I do mean VERY tempting to get on it every time I walked by. I resisted, but I know I have been doing so well, I want to stand on it. I REALLY want to stand on it.
So I moved it. The idea out of sight out of mind. It helped some, but I still think about it. All the time. It is going to be a long month.
The good thing is, I know I am on the right track. I track all food, stay in my calorie range and I have been working out a ton. I need to just relax and enjoy my month. This is supposed to be a stress free month, in terms of the scale.
I need to stop worrying about the monster under my bed.
Friday, March 01, 2013
A few days ago I wrote a blog about competing for weight loss, with others, yourself and with the weight itself. I received several of fantastic comments, but one stood out, in fact, I stole my title from her:
"I quit weighing myself other than about once a year when I go to the doctor -- since I started running 2 years ago I have lost less than 4 pounds total but I am down 5 clothing sizes... who cares about that number on the box... I would rather see the number on the tag in my jeans ." - MOM23JS
That comment really got me thinking. Sure weight loss is the ultimate goal, but the reason for that goal is to be healthier and look better in our clothes, perhaps even smaller clothes. If that is the case, why not worry about just that? Why not focus on getting healthy and trimming the waste line and not worry about that number on the scale?
The scale has been a source of stress for me. I stay in my calorie range and I exercise and it refuses to move. I get frustrated. My pants fit better, that really should be enough. I KNOW I am doing good. I should be proud, not worried about a number.
So I decided to put my scale away for awhile. It is only one tool for measuring success, and a very poor one at that. I weighed this morning, down 1.2 (finally- go me) and I will not weigh again until April 1st. This is going to be a challenge because I am one pound from One-derland and I have been working for over two months just to get there. I expect that I will surpass that this month and be pleasantly surprised.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Alright, I am not going to lie, I am a tad bit jealous. I have struggled for nearly 2 months to lose 4.2 pounds, my friend on the other hand, who just started, managed to do that in one week. One week!
I took it with good stride. I congratulated her, she deserved it, but in the back of my head I kind of wanted to hit her with my car. She of course, is nearly 10 years younger and only has to work half as hard as I do.
Just saying that made me feel old.
I am more motivated this week, giving myself stricter calorie limits and working out more. I am not going to let myself feel bad about how long it took me to lose what I did, I still lost it. I AM proud of her, it is not a competition, at least not with her, or anyone else.
It is not even a competition with the weight. It is a competition with negative self thoughts, or rather myself in general. The battle will be long. The battle will be hard, but I WILL win. In fact, every day I keep trying I already win.
Motivational quote for today:
“If you hear a voice within you say, you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
― Vincent van Gogh
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Neat thing happened to me yesterday. I found a message (lost in the OTHER folder) on fb from an old high school friend. Upon responding I looked through her photos she looked different, REALLY different. Trying not to be rude, but curiosity got the best of me, I asked about it. Using a calorie counter on her phone and working out 30 minutes a day, she , as she said "became the new me" - nearly half her previous size she says (though I doubt it was quite that much, she may be being hard on herself). The funny thing is, she was always a beautiful person, but inside she had a knockout. Total transformation. So happy she decided to let that person out. She looks so happy!!!
Counting calories and 30 minutes of exercise a day!?! Can you do that? Heck ya! Sign me up for that!
I hope there is a knockout hiding inside of me!!!
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