Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
- Tony Robbins
Staying flexible on this journey is what it is all about. We are committed to getting to a certain weight, goal, or outcome. But if we are so ridged in our approach we will surely break. I know for me this is so true. If I follow my plan to a tee sometimes it leads to behavior not becoming of a woman. YOu know the one, bingeing, sneaking, lazing about. When we allow ourselves to be so strict that there is no room for a little "fun" we lead ourselves down a dark path with no light.
I myself allow me the light the shine. What I mean is if i'm hungry, lord forgive me, I eat. If I want that cake, I eat it too. But if i'm tired I rest. I also know that in this flexability I have to leave a little wiggle room so to speak. I also have to be sure I have the wiggle room. If I follow my plan and make a space for that cake, I can eat it too. If I eat all day long and leave no space.....that is my own fault.
On my journey really I make or break me. I have the power to succeed or fail. I can either win or I can fall down and just roll over. I intend to win. I'm doing that this last week, month, year. I may not always see a difference on the scales, tape measure. but I see the difference in me. I no longer just get up and get ready for work, I set my alarm and I get up at the same time most days. I will allow a day or so to sleep in but then I find i'm up the same time as usual. I get up and spark for a bit with my morning coffee, then it is off to the elliptical or the open road. At my lunch i'm eating, and then walking for about thirty more minutes. Just me and my mp3 player. I have taken to taking a friend along on a couple of my walks, I thought at first this would deter me, but I have found I enjoy it. We chat and the time just flies. Now I enjoy my solitude so it is nice that this is only on occasion. I find I'm counting my veggies and fruits for the day if i'm i'm running short I will drink a v8 to pump it up. Water, or yeah then there is the water.
Where i'm going with this rambling is just that along with the flexiblity comes a bit of habits. One day we wake up and find we are different. We no longer like the taste of oil, fried foods, or greasy things. At least I have. I have also noticed that my "bingeing" is usually on healthy foods. Yeah maybe i'm eating more than I should be it isn't candy, chips, cookies, ice cream. It is nuts, crackers, boiled eggs (yeah I love a good boiled egg on occasion). So we may be the same but we are also different.
Now that i've rambled long enough and really haven't gotten very far, in closing I would love to say I"m going to do this. I am doing this. I like the new me. I love the new body i'm creatiing. I'm starting to notice changes in myself that before I may have overlooked. I have definition in my legs, waist, and arms. I have energy, I get things done. I"m ME. I like me. I'm going to get there from here.
Monday, April 26, 2010
I had an awesome sunday yesterday. Got in all my waters plus, fruits and veggies, not a problem, even got in a bunch of execise points to start the week. I was only going to rest but that just couldn't be done. I"m not good at resting. So I shampooed carpets, and then got in a mile and a half walk in the evening. What a great way to end the day.
I'm hitting this new week running. Maybe even litterally. I have been wanting to kick up my exercise and I have been slack on the running portion so maybe this is as good a week as any. After my loss this past week i'm ready for what the next week will bring. I know that now that i have a goal for me in mind i'm all over it.
I would love to lose two more pounds and bring me into the next realm. I'm trying to not look at the big picture but like a jigsaw puzzle put the pieces together one at a time. I'm ready for the next piece of my puzzle.
So i'm up, I"m ready and i'm able. I'm going to do this one day at a time.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I'm down 1.2 pounds. Finally movement in the right direction. I owe it all to ME. I worked on binge eating this week. I also worked on NOT eating after dinner. These are two of my worst areas. I was just letting them go on, thinking it wasn't really that bad. I could still lose and eat as I wanted. This was so not true.
I was getting to a point of self loathing. You know the feeling, Why did I do that? your so weak. you can't even go one day without eating like a pig. OH yeah, I said these things to me all the time. But this week I decided enough was enough. I was going to get back to where I began.
Now don't get me wrong. I wasn't perfect. But then none of us are. I slipped up a couple of times but the difference this time was It wasn't bad at all. A bite of chips, not the whole bag. A couple of crackers, not the boxfull. A few almonds, not the can. I stopped myself, and moved on. Guess what? I survived, I feel stronger, and I know It can be done.
So i'm off to begin my next week. I have so much excitement for the new week. I have planned a few meals and gotten my list ready. No chips, no candy, no cookies. I know that if I have them in the house they will get eaten. I"m going to do this one step, day, and week at a time.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Ok, i'm finally maybe sorta getting this habit thing. Ok, after work i'm picking up a few things and as I head for the icecream I shake my head, I don't want that in the house. And really none appealed at the time and I have this motto, "if I don't know what I want, I don't want anything". So I leave that isle with nothing. same goes for a couple of other items.
My point is i'm learning. Day by day and meal by meal. I know me, If it is in the house i'm going to eat it till it is gone. Take some sunchips I had to have. Oh I had them alright, all of them. So my new plan is a small bag if I feel the need. Then I can binge for that one moment. One here is the key word. Not going back and forth till they are gone is a no no.
My after dinner bingeing is going great. None so far in the last four nights. That is awesome for me. I have added this to my "other goals" on spark and check it off each night that I succeed. Hey for me this is a goal. Boredom bingeing is my downfall. I do great with meals and such it is the snacking I have a bit of trouble with. Ok maybe a lot of trouble. They say it takes 21 days to build a habit. I'm giving this theory heck.
I"m going to reach my goals. I will not be stopped. One meal, step, and day at a time is what it is going to take and i'm going to do it.
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