Monday, August 16, 2010
All in all my first week back on SP was a good one. I had several triumphs - the biggest was exercise. I did 20-30 minutes 4 days and swam 6 oympic laps on the 5th day. I lost 8 pounds, but most of that was water as it was also TOM. T he weekend was harder for me ( as usual) because of wanting to have a drink with some friends, etc... though i wasn't perfect in terms of choices, i did stay within my calorie goal. Today i already did 22 minutes of cardio and think i will do another 10-15 later this evening.
I am glad to be mentally back .
Monday, August 09, 2010
I got down to 203 2 years ago and did a great job of keeping it off until winter of last yeas (2009) when a couple pounds decided to "jump on" -- i wasn't tto concerned and then by spring a couple more and so on - so today I am back up to 238 and am so angry with myself I want to scream. I have been thinking about this for a few weeks now, but this weekend decided it was past time to get back on the band wagon and get serious again -- I know i can and will do it, i just needed my head to be in the right place and I now know that it is. So starting today I am going to be logginh in everything I eat as well as adding exercise - which has always been my weak spot. We have a Wii now though and I really do enjoy the tennis game and find myself sweating and panting, so will do that as a start. Wish me luck!!
Friday, January 30, 2009
When people ask me how I have lost my weight, and have stayed on course, I have to say "attitude". Believing in myself and knowing that I can do this has been the fundamental reason I have been able to keep on track. Don't get me wrong, there have been and continue to be days when I am blue or disappointed in myself -- when I know I ate/drank something that I knew I shouldn't. The difference for me now, versus all the thousands of failed attempts before, is my attitude. i will allow myself about a 5 minute "pitty party" then I remember that this is a journey and that I do have complete control and that I can and will do this. I still have about 25-30 pounds to lose, and I am now at the "hard part" - you know the part of the journey when no matter how "good" and disciplined you are,it might take 3 weeks to lose 1 pound. I find myself and my attitude being challenged more often, but keep telling myself -- its a journey and you have control. I will get to my ultimate goal - I don't care if it takes a few years -- i will get there!! And now each day, even if there is little to no additional loss, I am really uplifted by the knowledge that I am so much more healthier and know that I am eating in a responsible and healthy way -- setting a great example for my daughter!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I started Sparkpeople alittle over a year ago. By June i was down 50 pounds. Over the summer, with vacations and everything i wasn't as disciplined about logging in and tracking my food yet I maintained my same weight through the end on November- didn't gain a pound (that was a huge accomplishment for me!!). Christmas season was upon me and i allowed myself to indulge and it truly was a very conscious choice -- but even then it was different from past Christmases. Nevertheless I ate and drank things that I normally would not and by the January 1st I had gained 7 pounds. In past years I would have been devastated and consumed with that oh so familiar "hopeless feeling" - but not this time. I took total responsibility for the gain, knew I knew what to do and re-focused myself back to the kind of discipline I had prior to June. Today, i decided to really be disciplined i needed to track my food as well as my exercise. I am have already lost 2 of the 5 pounds, but my goal is to loss another 20-30 beyond the regained 5 and I know I will do it. I have "mastered" so to speak food, how to eat, what to eat, when to eat in such a way I swear that I don't think I diet -- it is really just what I do. I also realize that to get beyond the re-found 5 lbs, I need to really pay closer attention to calories and the only way I can do it is to track it -- so here i am. My achilles heal has ALWAYS been exercise. I have committed to myself that i will overcome that obstacle too -- if I can control food and not have it control me any longer I know I can tackle this one too. Today, without anyone's help or encouragement I got up and went to the gym, did 20 minutes on the treadmill and 20 minutes with weights. I know that's not much, but I did it - I didn't feel like i was going to die - I actually enjoyed the fatigued feeling my muscles had afterward. Tomorrow I am going to walk 1 mile in the neighborhood and then go back to the gym on Thursday.....I am going to commit to myself to do physical exercise 3 times a week for a month, then move it up to 4 times, then up to 5, which is my ultimate goal. I am looking into a dance class once a week to use as one of my days and thinking about buying a used bicycle to ride with my daughter -- goal is to mix it up so it doesn't get do mundane and boring. This will be a tough one for me, its one i have never tackled before -- but I really believe i can do it and understand that this too is just part of my journey.
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