Monday, August 15, 2011
I've thought about this some, so I'll put it down here... because anything that builds up my self esteem is an important part of my weight loss journey.
Sometime back while visiting a relative out of state, a friend of hers asked me pointedly, "Have you ever had a face lift?"
Okay, so that's a very personal question, but I smiled politely, and said that I had not! I took it to mean that she was saying that I looked younger than my years, and it actually pleased me. Would that question have offended you?
Today at kettlebell class, I remarked to a classmate, that at one time I had done Strong Women. ( A great weight training program)
She said, "No wonder you're in such fabulous shape!" I 'm sure I beamed a bit, and thanked her kindly.
These comments still bring me joy when I think about them, and if my determined efforts at maintenance and reaching other goals elicits other nice comments then, yes, that's okay. But I think it is better yet that I sincerely compliment others at every opportunity.
I'd love to know the nicest compliment you've ever received? And whether it helped you in your weight loss journey.
Monday, August 01, 2011
Since my 'mishap' of last week (see my blog) I can happily report that I am now back down one pound below goal. For three consecutive days, the weight fell at approximately one pound each day until today's results.
Don't ask me how that works! I had drawn a circle around the incident in my food journal to isolate it from the rest, and wrote, "Off Day. Tomorrow is a New Day!" and went back immediately to my nutrition plan, tracking, fitness workouts, etc. Our bodies know what to do.
So please, if that 'mishap' occurs, don't allow it to derail you. Even if it takes 3 days or longer to get back on track...your body will love you for it!
And that's the rest of the story.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Because of a minor mishap, I missed my kettlebell class this morning. But to salvage a perfectly good exercise day, DH and I walked at the Y and did some machines. Not exactly workouts compared to doing kettlebells , but it was okay in a pinch.
Another mishap of my own making happened yesterday. At a baby shower/party, I got out of hand on my eating. Up until then it was a good clean calorie range day.
But I arrived hungry. Really hungry. Big mistake. And cause for a 'mishap waiting to happen'. Some chips and dips started the whole thing...then on to too many other non-guilt-free foods. No need to name them because everybody knows already.
I was self-talking on my usual guilt-trip. But somehow I came to my senses and reasoned that I did not have to continue this binge --- as so often has happened (especially before SparkPeople). I drew a big circle around that part in my journal and wrote, “Off Day. New Day Tomorrow.”
I went back to my nutrition tracking this morning as if nothing had happened... but not before the scale, yes, I dared to face my maker...glowered that a horrible mishap had indeed happened. Up 2 pounds!
Hmm. Mishaps are going to happen---be assured. But when they do, like missing the kettlebell class or succumbing to temptation at a party, it doesn't have to be fatal to a plan or program in the grand scheme of things.
My goal remains the same. To continue on my health and fitness journey, no matter how many mishaps along the way.
And so can I!
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