Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ouch! Two phrases come to mind: A picture is worth a thousand words. And: Pictures do not lie! Looks like I have some work to do.
Monday, January 14, 2013
This was the hardest one for me to decide on. I am thinking more on the line of "me time" to do things I enjoy. Like perhaps crocheting, reading, etc. There isn't really anything that I want to buy that would inspire me that much at this point. Perhaps a Kindle! I just don't know yet. Anyone out there have any ideas that have worked for them?
I am thinking of breaking it down into 10# increments, perhaps, for reward levels. Anyway I have been thinking about it and if a light bulb comes on, it will go on my reward list!! lol
Also something that I didn't do before was reward myself for doing daily and weekly activities. I think I need to start doing that. Before it was ok, you lost weight, so you get a reward. Ok, you gained, so no reward for you!! I am not so sure this was a good idea. It was too all or nothing.
Monday, December 03, 2012
I have really mixed emotions about this. I know I have a definite problem with sweets. Yet to totally eliminate them does not seem to be a solution. Because if I break over and have one, it will be look out!! I won't stop until I have eaten the whole batch. Then I'll probably make more!
I have discussed this issue with a dietician, family, and friends. Most think that total avoidance of sweets is not the answer. So how do I do moderation? How do I stop at just one or two? I have no idea, obviously, or it wouldn't be a problem. I know I can lighten them up and make them healthier. But it is still a problem of stopping with just a serving. That has always been an issue.
The only idea I have come up with is to allow myself a treat each day. But only one with the idea, "you can have more tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that". Maybe that will eliminate the "fear" that leads to gobbling down every bite. It is like I treat it as "the last supper" and shove in everything possible.
I know if I would be sure to exercise every day it would also help. And perhaps vamp up the exercise.
That is the best solution I can come up with. If any of you out there have any ideas or suggestions, I will gladly hear them. I need all the help that I can get.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
First the exciting news. My NSV!!!! My original measurements were bust 40, waist 36, hips 46, right thigh 25 and calf 16. Today they are: bust 39.5, waist 34, hips 46, right thigh 24 and calf 16. Woo Hoo on the waist and thigh!!! That's 3 inches gone, gone, gone!!!
Ok, when I read this weekend's challenge I was so disgusted with myself. I looked at the weigh and I am exactly right where I started from. So I felt like a failure. I was worried that I'd be kicked off the team. Then I read about the special, one time only, restart! Wow!! Just what I need. And maybe there's others out there just like me. Whew, what a relief. Made me feel like trying even harder this time around!!
Then I looked at my goals I had written on Sept. 16. Well I have made improvements. Maybe just a little. But improvements none the less. The first one I noticed was that I am interacting with the team sooo much more. And loving every minute of it. Also the first line in my blog was, "I am not real comfortable writing blogs, but I think it will help me to "go public" with my plan." Now I rather enjoy writing blogs. If I got thru those about 3 things I love about myself, I can probably do about anything! lol
I listed time as one of my biggest issues. It still is and probably always will be. And when I was planning meals, I did so much better. Then things were even more hectic and I fell back into my old (bad) habits. Some of you offered very helpful suggestions. I intend to heed those. And take time to plan for the day ahead. There is always a solution to every issue. I need to have some ready made things in the freezer. Or can up some jars of soups, chili, etc. And take things with me when I am going out in the car. Plan and prepare.
I have tried a few new recipes. So I did achieve that goal. And still have several in mind to try. This is one of my favorite things to do. I love browsing cookbooks.
As far as going to bed earlier so I can get up earlier to exercise, that hasn't really happened. Some nights I still stay awake too long to get up early. I am just not sleepy. So I need to relax and make sure to avoid caffeine in the evenings.
I was doing well tracking food on Spark. Then I felt I was too "busy" and quit doing it. Wrong! I need to take time to track. If I don't take time to do it on Spark, then I need to jot it down in a notebook. That's not so difficult.
I am making a more of an effort to drink more water. I still haven't arrived, but I am trying.
I am not so much on buying rewards. So I'll stick with the TOPS bracelet and charms. That would thrill me. That way I can wear the fruits of my labors. And not on my rear end and belly!! lol
I am really looking forward to the final six weeks of this challenge. And hope there are many more challenges to follow. I feel hopeful and optimistic for the first time in ages!!
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