Friday, October 24, 2008
TO ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS I'M SO GLAD I FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS!
It turns out that this is the correct way to weigh yourself.
I can't believe I was doing it wrong all these years.
WE MUST SPREAD THE WORD.
(I received this email today and it made me laugh so hard I couldn't resist posting it on my blog).
Friday, October 10, 2008
Since my post entitled "Frustrated" I have let go of 12 lbs. 12!! This sort of weight loss never happens for me. I've been on a plateau roller coaster for almost a year, and have finally busted through!!
On 9/12 I weighed 275
This morning (10/10) I weighed in at 263.
I am high on life. I've been working really hard - working out every day, watching my food, sticking to my food plan, etc.
Also jeans I just bought don't fit and are waay too loose, especially in the butt. A shirt I bought that was too tight - I'm wearing today. And I have endless energy!
I deserve this!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Just for Today...
Just for today I will adhere to my food plan and know that having this plan makes me free - it doesn't confine me.
Just for today I will let God do as he sees fit, and stop trying to control every aspect of my life.
Just for today I will be thankful for all of the blessings in my life, even the things I see as negatives because they are what shape me as a person, and even the bad is a gift.
Just for today I will smile and know that I'm taking time for myself.
Today I am hopeful that I can continue down this path and make the right choices. I know that God is watching over me and helping guide me. I know that with a lot of faith, and a little bit of hope, I can reach my goals.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I had my first weigh-in today since starting back, and of course had weighed myself throughout the week. My weight fluctuated so much that I feel like I'm back where I started. I was 169 early last week - OK, only 2 lb. gained since my last weigh-in, I can handle that and probably deserve it. Then later in the week I was 175, a full 6 lb. gained! Then at my weigh-in today I was 172. Which is 3 down from the 175, but still up 3 from 169.
I am putting this in my blog because this is what always happens to me, and my reason for usually quitting even trying. And I'm just at the beginning. So I want to document this frustration and my thoughts about it to look back on, and hopefully push through this.
I am on a path, and the path is never just a straight one. Paths curve, there are rocks in the road, obstacles to overcome. If I quit now, it's like coming to the turn in the path and just going back the other way. I need to keep going and not focus on the number on the scale. I only just started back, I need to stop making everything black and white and realize that this weight did not go on overnight, and it will not come off that way. I need to be realistic with myself.
I can do this, and I WILL do this!!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
"Take the First Step, No More, No Less, and the Rest will be Revealed."
I am surrendering myself to this process, and recommitting to my health. I feel like I am treading water, just doing enough to keep my head above the water and not actually making any progress toward the shore. I'll float for awhile, and sure the sunset looks nice. then I'll start to go under, so I doggy paddle and forget about my goal - which is to get to shore.
I do this with other areas of my life as well - I'll start a writing project (2 novels now, both shelved in the first draft stage but full of promise), just to let it go to the wayside. These are important things to me! But I go back to my lazy habits. With my family and friends, I realize that I need to put in more time, but then again, go back to being a workaholic and not spending time where I should.
My life at present is not balanced. I want, and need, more balance and more time taking care of myself so that I can take care of my life, my family, and me.
I know that I can't do this alone. As God said, "I am the vine..." and all good things come from Him. I need to release my need for perfection and realize that starting is a big step. It doesn't have to be perfect, I just need to be headed in the right direction.
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