Sunday, September 26, 2010
A fresh new reason to get/live/stay healthy... Little Katielynn...
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Okay, no more reasons - no more excuses... I made the move to Whidbey Island, I enjoyed myself at my son's wedding, and the taxes are paid... Now it's officially my turn again to put the focus back on what I NEED to do for ME.
I remember back to what the big motivator was for me in 2008 - I HATED the photos of me at my niece's 2007 wedding - I somehow had not noticed the reality of just how much weight I'd put on. Now I have photos of me at my son's wedding from this month, 3 years and 54 lbs lighter... and yet, I believe these new wedding photos will be my motivator for the 2nd half of the journey to my goal...
I'm taking stage-one baby-steps again to focus on re-establishing the little habits I know make a big difference (moving, drinking lots of water, and being mindful of the calories and value of what I'm putting into my body).
I've lost 61 lbs so far and yes, I've gained a few lbs back... I am finally feeling "adjusted" enough to the smaller size that it NO-longer feels small enough (which is fine considering I'm still considered "obese" by medical standards and as of today, I still have about 48 lbs I'd like to lose).
So onward and upward -- scratch that -- DOWNward we go!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
"Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive, because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I've pretty much been on a plateau for the entire year - and because a 61 lb loss is GREAT and I look & feel a LOT better than I did at my 240 lb starting weight - And because a BAD ankle sprain threw a big wrench into my running plans - I began to feel OK with the idea of maintaining at this weight rather than continue to beat my head against the wall in attempts to break through the plateau. In theory, that may have been fine but I began to give myself "breaks" - on nearly a daily basis...
After not allowing a restaurant burger to pass my lips for over a year, I gave myself a "break" and had one. Then another weekend, I gave myself a "break" for some other less-than-wise food choice and soon these "breaks" were more consistent than any of the healthy eating habits I'd acquired here. I kept exercising but I stopped drinking plain water. I stopped eating a lot of vegetables. I stopped eating fresh fruit. And then of course came Halloween chocolate... And I'm sure the biggest mistake I made - the one that ALLOWED me to make these bad choices without giving it much thought was that I had stopped measuring and tracking my food.
My lowest # on the scale so far was 179 (For a day, but still!)... Yesterday, I weighed in at 188 and I knew... I realized somewhere along the way this year, it all became about the scale and breaking the plateau. Discouragement took over before I had a clue that's how I felt.
I've started back on stage one here at Sparkpeople - I need to rebuild the healthier habits and re-freshen my commitment to - well, to ME. Bad choices are still tempting me - especially in this cold weather, but I just need to remember that when I choose them , I'm choosing them over ME.
I choose to put ME first... again!
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