Sunday, September 15, 2013
The road to success has many tempting parking places and rest stops. Just keep going!
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
As some of you know I've been on a roller coaster ride with this journey. I have had thoughts of just throwing up my hands and yelling "UNCLE" just because some weeks I can't take anymore. My weight is the same, has been the same, and I really don't know what else to do. Now I know that some say maybe your where you are meant to be....The point is this....my weight is the same it has been for over a year now....154.4. I go down one up one, i'm riding a see saw and don't want to anymore.
Now before you ask yes I exercise....yesterday I walked 3.2 miles mile holding a small dog with a limp because she couldn't walk the whole way, while another dog is on a leash pulling us to and fro....so yes i'm moving. I work out every morning before work either on the bike, the elliptical, or the treadmill, and I walk on my off and late days.
Food? I stay within my calorie range daily...I even finished this week 400 calories under my budget for the week. So the question is menopause? I'm in it and I guess it is holding me back. Or I guess I need to revamp it all. I just don't know anymore what to do. I do know that I just want to give up and say the hell with this because it doesn't seem to be working anyways. But in the back of my mind I can't. I won't give up on myself. So I will proceed from here and see what can be tweaked and what is ok.
I just don't know anymore. I do know this....i'm losing the energy to continue on.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Begin with good intentions and action and you'll end with satisfaction!
Today is my 47th Birthday. Yup I had really set my goal to reach my weightloss goal by today. well that didn't happen. Nope not even close. Why? Because I allowed my inner voice to by overruled by my head. So what is in store for next year? this time success.
Spark sent me this beautiful card this morning:
what a awesome way to begin the day.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Successful people always keep moving. They may make mistakes, but they never quit!
I will be the first one to tell you that I've failed. I'm not happy with my progress, or maybe I kick the scales, and swear this is it. But in reality I never quit trying. I may have bad days (like a string of them) but I always pick me up and put one foot in front of the other and try and try again. Why have I not met my goal weight then? Maybe i'm trying too hard. Can you? try too hard at something. Get your mind so wrapped up in what your doing, not doing, how your doing it, that you are just failing on principle? I think that is me. I'm wanting this, i'm doing this, but i'm not perfect, i'm a mess right now, I can't seem to get a hold or a grip on what it is I really am searching for. But I keep moving and hope what ever it is will find me.
Does this make sense? Sometimes I don't know if i'm making any sense at all. Sometimes I so want to see the end that I forget about the journey itself. The little happenings that at one time made me smile just a bit....like the clothes being a little lose, or eating exactly what I brought for lunch and not adding anything else, or going to bed with a smile for a day well done, or that walk in the morning. Now I see it all like work. At some point the joy went out of me and the work began. I know I know this is suppose to be work, but at some point shouldn't we enjoy the journey just a bit?
I don't mean to say I don't enjoy the workouts or the healthy foods at all. I love it. I truly enjoy the feeling I get after a good workout. But in all the planning, the weighing, the measuring and the eating, some of the joy is gone. There is always the thought in the back of my mind....should I have this, could I have something else? I want to stop the madness and just live. I don't mean to live the old life I mean to stop and enjoy the life I have now. Just have days where it all falls into place and I feel good about myself. Where I see the me looking back at me in the mirror and I say "hey beautiful" Instead of "oh my".
Well no time like the present....So "hey beautiful Michelle, lets get this party started"
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Be honest with yourself about what you can expect to achieve — you'll be much happier in the end. '
Yesterday I had a vent fest. I woke up and thought I had had enough. Enough with the eating right, enough with the exercise, enough just enough of everything. I mean the changes weren't happening so why bother? Well it is like this. "If I do what I've always done, I will get what I always got" and for me that is no losses and lots of gains, unhappy days, no movement, and a tired feeling all the time. Is that what I really want out of this? Nope.
So I finished my crying fest, dried my eyes, and got to work. Literally, I ate right all day, I got water+, I got a bit of exercise in, and I got to bed early after having ended my day 6 calories under my goal. Yup six calories. That means I kept it inside the lines. I have to be honest I haven't done that in some time. I just was going through the so called motions but not really doing what needed to be done. Change.
so the next time the scales don't work in your favor, try stepping back, maybe shed a tear, but then get back to it and see what you have really been doing to yourself.
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