Sunday, July 28, 2013
Instead of thinking, "It hasn't worked before," think, "I'll try again!"
All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
-Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Well of course today was my weigh in day. I'm up yet again. I was down four last week and i'm up almost two this week. Why?????? that is the question i'm asking. Why? Why bother, why try, why go without? I mean each week is the same crap just a new day.
Well I've been here a bit and i'm telling you I don't much like it. So what to do? Well get moving of course. Get planning, get moving, get ready for the changes. Yup I've been here done this so many times. Kinda makes me wonder if this week will be any different than the others.
I took my monthly measurements and i'm down 3.5 inchs. So change is happening just not on the scales so much. I read a blog about the healthy lifestyle living and not worrying about weight. Well maybe that is what I need to do. Stop worrying about the numbers and start living. I just don't know at this point. I want to throw in the towel but then I see my two buddies losing and I want to do it like them. But each week is the same crap. I just don't know anymore.
I really just want to Who am I kidding this isn't working for me.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
I have often wondered how much patience I really have. I mean I know this journey takes time, it isn't all about the scales, and yada yada yada, but in reality I want it yesterday. I want someone to say "hey have you lost weight? " I feel like right now i'm the only one to notice. So i'm patient....or so I think until I get on the scales and then i'm not so patient anylonger. I want it now. I want to see the numbers drop, yup they did this past week, but then comes the doubts....will it happen this week, was that a fluke, maybe it was just water and this week it will be back, you know you've been there.
I mean they say don't rely on the scales for confirmation that your doing it right. But doesn't this all come down to numbers? Calories in and calories out= numbers, weigh in's= numbers, measurments= numbers. It is all about numbers. Well so how can this be so darn hard? We know the numbers we just have to use them and put them in practice.
So as I head off to my Saturday, my last chance day, I will be thinking about numbers. Because I've worked hard, had a stumble, picked me back up and now i'm wondering if that was all I could of done.
We shall see.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Don't be afraid to take one small step at a time — they'll add up to great strides!
All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau
Well I've finished my 21 days to a new me goal. So now what I wonder? I wonder what is in store for me now. Do I quit because I've hit 21 days, do I continue and become the person I've started this goal to become? Well I continue on of course. Nothing worth having was ever easy and I have come to learn that this journey is most certainly not an easy one. There will always be foods I adore, more for the memories than anything, there will always be food pushers, picnics, parties, it will come down to how I choose to handle those moments on this journey that will determine my outcome.
Now I will slip and fall, I won't sit here and tell ya I won't, but I hope that I have learned or am learning to pick myself up and dust off my butt and keep moving forward. I have goals to reach and they don't all include weight loss. Sometimes this journey isn't just about the weight we lose but the strength we gain in ourselves.
So today day 22 is just the beginning to the me I've been working on. I am strong and I can succeed in this.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The rest of your life begins right now. Ready, set, go!
True courage is taking another small step each day
toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Today is my last day of my "21 days to a new me" I did it. Did I succeed? Yup, am I finished? Nope....I have the rest of my life to enjoy the new lifestyle I've set out for myself. I may not be perfect, and I may stumble but one thing is for sure....I will succeed. I don't give up and though I may take a while to reach my goals I do it. I don't just throw in the towel and say the hell with it. So yup this 21 days was so worth the effort.
Now what to work on next? I think maybe my exercise. I love to exercise but I find if I slow down just a bit I often take a while to get back into the groove. So I believe maybe finding a habit I can live with on a day to day basis is what is next.
SO what will you do next?
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