Wednesday, June 04, 2008
I'm begining to wonder just how much attitude and thought process has to do with actual weight loss. I weighed in for the Body Bugg website, and based on my week's deficit I should have lost 1 lb. Instead I lost 3.6 lbs....That was yesterday morning. This morning when I stepped on the scale I was down .6 more for a total of 4 lbs in a week and a day.
Now, I haven't been doing much different over that week and a day, other than being excited to be using a new tool. My eating has been about the same as always, maybe a LITTLE lower in calories on a couple days. My exercise has been pretty much as always, except yesterday I didn't get any cardio in at all.
This all makes me think that since my mind is expecting the Body Bugg to help me lose the rest of this weight, I AM losing the rest of this weight. That before I got the Bugg, I expected to get back down to 135, and then go right back to 140, and so that is what I was doing. And that I would have done that even if I'd put in an hour of cardio every single day, and ate 1200 calories every single day, simply because that is what my mind expected to happen.
Something to think about...if you are sure you are going to lose weight, if you KNOW you will lose weight, you will...and if you KNOW you are going to gain weight, you WILL...no matter what you do. Just some "food" for thought.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
You know, I can talk a good talk about the scale, and the numbers and how you can't let yourself get all wrapped up and obsessed about what the stupid scale says.
I can talk a good talk about how, if you weigh every day, you can't allow yourself to get upset when it goes WAY UP, cuz it WILL come back down if you are doing what you should be.
I can talk a good talk about finding it interesting and even some what entertaining to watch those numbers bouncing up and down and up and down....
BUT....sometimes I have to sit down and remind MYSELF of all those thing I try to tell everyone else, and sometimes it doesn't work...sometimes I allow myself to get all wrapped up in those numbers and tied up in knots over what that dang scale says!
This was one of those weeks, and today is really one of those days! I'm supposed to check in for a challenge today. I'm supposed to have lost one lb this week. I was supposed to have lost one lb last week too...Guess what? Didn't happen, not even close. And the thing is, I shouldn't have even expected to have lost any weight this week or last...it's my TOM, PLUS it's been a super bad stressful week...and I always gain weight under stress. PLUS instead of getting in some cardio last night, I went to a Mary Kay party that my Daughter in Law had....
But I'm still tied up in a knot over that stupid number that is showing on the scale!
What am I going to do about it?
Start drinking my water early today.
Get the bike out of the garage and go for a ride even though it's freezing out. If I'm going to start riding it to work, I've GOT to get used to it again...haven't rode a bike in close to 15 years, at least not one that's not stationary in the gym!
Work in the YARD...I have weeds everywhere, the grass needs mowed again (that's 400 calories burned right there when I do front and back yard)
and this evening, hit the nature trail and jog.
And most important, since it's Saturday and quite often I don't eat right on Saturdays since it's my full day to myself...Eat in my Calorie Range and make sure it's ALL good for me!
Oh, and I'll ignore the scale for the rest of the day and weigh in tomorrow for that challenge.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Today is the first day of Spark People's Swimsuit Boot Camp. Signed up for it, but I'm going to continue to do my regular workouts as well.
Waist 29". Bust 35". Hips 37.5". Thighs 37.25". Right Arm 11". Left Arm 11". Neck 12.75".
Most important though today...I'm really psyched up right now! The sun is shining, and I did my cardio outside this morning. Walked up to the corner, 2 blocks. Jogged down to the endof the main street in the neighborhood, .75 mile. Walked to the nature train, .5 mile. JOGGED THE ENTIRE NATURE TRAIL OUT AND BACK 3 MILES!!!! then walked home. I feel so good right now!!!
Came home and fed my body Turkey Bacon, Eggs, Toast with peach jam, now I'm full and satisfied and am going to go work on pulled weeds...LOL!
I think I will sleep GOOD tonight!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Spent 7 hours on Saturday doing yardwork with co-workers....our company did community service fixing up the inside and outside of a disabled gentleman's house. I asked to be assigned the outside work...I just had a feeling that the weather would co-operate and be nice, and I was right.
Anyway, what a fantastic feeling to wake up Sunday morning, after digging, hauling loads of barkdust, painting, and just generally over using my muscles for an entire day, and not being sore anywhere except my HANDS!!!
And....Sunday morning I went jogging on the nature trail...2.25 miles in one stretch. 5k here I come!!!
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