Monday, February 20, 2012
I just saw a motivating picture of a woman who went from size 20 down to a size 0!!! How did she do it!
I know we all have different body types and structure, and a 7 is the smallest I have ever been since middle school when I was a 12. I was a 7 just before I had my first baby, and after that mostly a 12. I am 53, that woman was 42, and had had 2 kids. I have had 4. There I go comparing myself to someone else. Don't many of us do the comparison thing? I need to get over it and love who I am. Just be happy for other people who are at this stage in their lives. And be proud of what I am doing and the progress I've made. Size 14 down to 10. 161 down to 142. More confident in my personal life, eating healthier, actively involved in getting my body in shape. My back is stronger, my arms aren't flabby, my love life with hubby is blossoming. I have friends on SP who have my back. I am growing in my relationship with God, and also with my children, and hubby. I am a happier person. Yay me.
I just talked myself out of the envy I felt for that other Sparker. WooHoo!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
What the heck is going on here? i just had a salad for my afternoon snack, followed by a handful of pistachios. A salad? who me?! Where did the real Lori go? OH, maybe this new Lori will become the new real Lori.
The last 4 weeks or so I have given in to buying more sweet junk food. I have done pretty well at limiting myself to 1 sweet treat a day until the last few weeks. At Hallmark we were selling valentine's day candy. I didn't struggle this year with sweets or pie from Thanksgiving through the new year, but once the valentine candy came out I was not doing so well. I kept my calories in check, but I substituted the healthy snacks with sugar. I haven't gained weight, but I just know this could lead to problems in that area and I've decided to get back to my 1 treat a day routine. This usually works for me.
I finally made the decision to move on from stage 3 to stage 4, and this is giving me new resolve to tighten up my reigns on goals that i had set before and of course, now I am setting some additional goals. I haven't developed them yet, since I just changed stages yesterday. Today I spent time in the Spark (book) to see what week 4 looked like. I think that is similar to the content of stage 4, if I'm not mistaken. I did start my list of 50-100 goals of things I want to do in my lifetime. I guess that's what a bucket list is. I've never written one down before. So far I have 23 things listed.
Any one have any insights or advice for me going into this next stage of my life? I want to make the most of this newfound commitment to myself to continue on my journey.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Yesterday I said it had been two months since my last Body Comp. measurement was taken. But it was 3 months.
I am SO excited. Though some may say it's not a very accurate measurement to have done, I was excited with the results I got. I had the same person doing it and everything seemed the same this time. At any rate, I went down from 28% to 25.5%! She said I really don't need to go any farther. 25 percent give or take a half percent is great for my age group. She said often a person sees weight loss but not success in fat% differences. She said it depends on the amount of toning done with strength training, not pounds lost. As we know you may not lose much and gain muscle weight, or lose pounds but not tone up.
I smile each time I think of my new number. It feels more rewarding than losing a half pound at a time, more fun than losing a quarter inch around the thigh or waist at a time.
She said not to lose more than 2 more percentage points, but I can continue to work toward goals I have in mind, but from a health standpoint, I'm doing great!
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