Wednesday, October 07, 2009
as i sit here reflecting on how far i have come and yet how far i have to go, i know that with a bit of determination on my part i can beat this thing. this weight wasn't put on this body over night and believe me when i say it is not coming off over night. it has taken a lot of exercise, which includes much sweat, tears, cramps and many moments of triumph. the first time i made a half mile run i thought the gods were surely smiling down on me. as i was able to turn from a donut during a meeting or sweets i really didn't need. better yet today i stuck to my grocery plan and list. that is a first. yup i write the lists, nope i don't always follow them.
today is the first step in reflecting back and i need to do that much more than i do. sometimes i get down on myself and my losses or gains as the case may be. i have to remember that along the way i have had ups, downs, and sometimes standstills. but when i remember the feeling of losing two pounds one week, or fitting into a size 6 jeans, i know that i can do this to the finish. i just have to get back that feeling of triumph and determination that i once had not so long ago.
i often wonder if after so long on the new lifestyle we don't get bored. i'm not really, i guess i just wish i could down that bag of chips on a bad day and then move on to more good days. which if i stop to reflect on that also, i do. i don't eat bad all the time just on occasions. mostly out of boredom, while reading, and so on. what i need to to change a habit and place something different in my hands while i read. keep moving when i'm bored.
so i'm off now to get ready for bed. i have to get in my sleep before another day of work. and i really need to get myself on the right track. reflecting back has let me see that i have come so far and not all of this journey has been a struggle. the new pieces of me that i have come to accept are really awesome. and i will get there from here. with the help of my prayers and steady routine i feel i can overcome most all obsticles in my way. god bless my spark friends for without your encouragement and well wishes i don't think many of us would of come this far.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
yup i'm still around. i haven't had much time lately and i have slacked on posting. my weighin this week was not the best but i'm down from 142.0 to 141.8. so a loss none the less
all is going according to plan. i have been running more and walking less. milestone for me. i'm doing about 10 miles a week as of now, and i want to increase that this coming week. mind you i don't run 10 miles weekly but the miles are the same none the less.
i will post later with more updates. wishing all a blessed day.
Friday, September 25, 2009
this morning as i was on my walking journey my old friend skip always lags behind. bless his heart he is old, has sugar, and is a bit over weight from way too many treats. anyhow, as we were walking this morning i looked back and he is very far behind. now on most days when this happens he just goes to the side of the road and waits for our return( we live in the country on a very quiet dirt road). anyways again, i look back and don't see him so i figure he is waiting. i run a bit with the others, we walk a bit, i turn around just to checkl......and there he is right behind me. i just had to give him a high five.
where i'm going with this is this....no matter how far behind we may sometimes lag, the pounds we lose or gain. we can come back and catch up. with determination, and drive. i told my dog skip i wish i could be like him. and that i needed to learn a thing or two from him. i say this as i have gained a bit this week. a half pound but still a gain. but will i give up, get upset? heck no i'm ready for the next week. i say bring it on. i can bring up the rear or i can move forward and win this race. i'm chooseing winning. i write this so i can look back at sometime when i'm feeling low and see how far i have come.
i want to turn around one day and see those old pounds behind me and the thin me coming in first. good luck to you all. michelle.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
i need to give it heck this day. tomorrow is my weigh in. i haven't done so well this month in terms of loss, but i have stuck to my exercise and nutrition for the most part. that is progress in my book. so i begin this day with my usual walk, and exercises. tomorrow is the long walk/run. i have begun to do the everyother day. one day short walk and exercises, the next long walk/run. tomorrow will tell if it is working. my calories have been up this week. pms and me. as of tomorrow i'm goimg back to counting points on weight watchers. the trackers are helpful and i will continue to use them for my fruits, veg and water usage, but i need to switch up a bit and with points i seem to do a bit better. i dont know why that is but what ever works at this point. so till tomorrow, let's give it heck for the last chance workouts. michelle.
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