Thursday, June 25, 2009
I have finally broken through my 88 kg mental barrier and weight today 87.7 kg (192 something pounds, I think). It seems that all I needed was to step up on that elliptical. So, today there's a class waiting for me in the evening again.
I had hoped for 85 by July 1, but it will probably be 87. Well, better than 90 in any case. I notice that I'm learning to accept this slow motion. It is in the right direction, after all! I have not had many bad days (surprised how few they were when before I though I was eating and being hungry ALL the time). Already a much more balanced me has emerged.
Now my "Jordan" as John would put it (CALIMAN1) seems to be: how long can I keep it up? I guess, it's always just this one day. Another 2 days and I have been on this trip 4 full months. Amazing. And it has not been a struggle for most part and mostly thanks to great Spark people. Love you guys.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Today, finally, I have reached my weight from the Thursday before last. Last weekend brought me 3 pounds and the worst of all - I felt I had done everything to prevent that kind of disaster. I even climbed the local mountain twice!
I could not stop slapping myself for adding three pounds when I was up against the challenge of loosing 10 by July 1. So, today's balance is 3 pounds lost in June (well, actually 6 but then I got those 3 up again!!!). Now, today, finally I've reached the 88.1 of "before the disaster" on my ticker and feel the world is all right again.
I've also read some motivational articles which helped: a bad week-end is not the end of things and it was a lot of fun! I was able to admire my newly won fitness and endurance and could even keep up with my son climbing all the steps and steep paths up to the old Turkish tower (over an hour of steep up hill). Very surprisingly, I hardly had any muscle pain afterwards. And we made grandma so happy by coming. What's 3 pounds in comparison? And they are history anyway today.
Looking forward now to seeing 87 on the scale and there is good chance for it soon, as I really got into the habit of stepping up on that elliptical adding resistence. I'm developing into a fit power-girl. So why bother with +3?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I've lost 1.6 pounds so far this week and I feel like I'm balanced in my work-out and eating. And yes, I am very excited about the possibilities (so forgive me for this extreme optimism).
Well, yes, I had some ice-cream today (but I still lack a few carbs and calories to meet my daily requirements) . Confidently, I might be down to the long wished for 87 kg (which I last had in Nov of 2007) tomorrow. The great down side of yet another 2 kg (and 85 kg) possibly before Jul 1 is that I 'll be ready for a substantial downsizing on all my clothes (from 18 to 12/14). I already feel like a clown, as everything hangs on me and my bras are becoming big (bah). I hate to think about buying clothes that I won't be wearing out, as I really mean NOT to stop at 85. But summer's coming and may be I can improvise more (don't need to show up at events a lot; work from home most of the time in the summer and best of all: going to the sea for a holiday and wearing a swim suit most hours of the day is just fitting for that. If I continue like this the new semester will find me in stunning new outfits possibly in a size 10 and just slightly overweight according to BMI. woo hoo.
Again, thanks for letting me go wild with dreaming of a big success.
DH treated me to really expensive lifting cream today. My face is slimming down and I don't need it to hang just yet. Hope it will work. So, off I go to a home wellness evening.
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