Sunday, May 30, 2010
I'm down another .6 this week. I finally crossed the next level mark. I hit the 130's and i'm on my way to goal. Now I have a bit more to go but i'm closer then i've been and i'm ready for the challenges this next step is going to take. the weight is already coming off slower and it may slow down even more. I'm ready to move and keep it moving.
I have come so far not just in losses but in just learning to like myself. I see the me I want to be and I see the me I am at this point. I'm going to succeed. That is my montra and I will continue with that.
So i'm off to get going on next weeks weigh in. each step I take is a step towards my ultimate goal. I set monthly goals and this month i've lowed the bar a bit to two pounds since the weight is coming off in small increments. So...ready, set, go.......
Friday, May 28, 2010
I had set two new years resolutions this year. I wanted and still want each completed by the end of the year. My two where simple yes, but each has it's own steps to overcome. First was to open a savings account finally, and second was to reach my goal weight....Nope I didn't reach my goal weight but I did open the savings account. I even set up automatic deposits with my work. I"m ready for my future now. Well i'm heading in that direction.
I wish I could of said my goal weight....but alas i'm still about 15 pounds from that one. But I have faith in myself that I will overcome and reach it this year. I'm working hard at it and i've increased my activity level a lot this spring and i'm heading in the right direction.
I hope that before the year is over I will have my next goal met. You know opening that darn account was so easy...took all of five minutes of mine and my hubbies time. Why oh why did I let life get in the way so often? You know what? This journey i'm on is a lot like that. I'm enjoying exercise, cardio most of all, and I'm eating healthy most all the time, I do bend for chips on occasion and a bit of chocolate, it is so easy really to live this lifestyle that I have to wonder what I was waiting for all those years I was so unhappy and overweight. don't get me wrong i'm still overweight, my goal is to have my bmi in the normal range, but i'm happy with me.
I guess that was the hard part. Learning to see me for me. I was so unhappy on the inside that I couldn't make the outside even remotely appear happy. Now i'm happy with me on the inside and the rest just shines through. Thank you spark and spark friends alike for that one.
So it is getting late, i'm tired and I have to work tomorrow. So i'm off to bed. I will succeed with my second resolution. This one is just taking a bit longer is all. You do know good things come to those who wait.
Monday, May 24, 2010
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu
I have been thinking alot lately about what I want. I have gotten so many compliments this last week on my weight loss and people are noticing. Some have things to say like " your too skinny, or tiny" some just say nice things " wow, are you losing weight you look great". of course those I love to get. Keeps me going. There are those that have asked how i'm doing it. They think i'm starving. Yeah right, I eat a lot. MOst of it is healthy fair, but when you weigh the options, a little of the "bad" stuff, or a whole lot of the good, you decide. For me a eater the choice is easy.
I want to reach that magic number on the scales, I want to run the whole mile, not just walk and run. I want to lose at least another inch or two in my belly (that one is not vanity believe me, that is two kids later belly), and I would love to look in the mirrow and see what others see.
That last one is tough. I still see me at the 175 mark. The tiny teen, gone huge with a child and then another at a very young age, then no time or no energy to work on herself. Then divorce and the weight did come off but then I met my new husband of now almost 16 years and wham, I got happy and back comes the weight. He says he loved me no matter what. But the key here is my loving me no matter what. That didn't happen.
So my misson these days is simple, eat right, exercise, get rest, and get to know me. I'm learning I like to run, I like to exercise. I'm doing that one about three times daily now. Now don't get me wrong, i'm still not in the league as some but it adds up to about a hour and a half daily. Can I stay on this path even after I reach my goals? yup. What i'm doing i'm enjoying and for me that is half the battle.
So this week i'm heading for the 15 pound mark on the scales. It may not happen this week or next but i'm doing all I can to ensure that it will happen. My runs are going to get longer and the walking is going to get shorter in the evenings. I will still walk at lunch as that gets me through the rest of my day, the stress level drops way down. I will up my elliptical by five minutes this week and see how that goes. Of course that will depend on my time each morning. These are my goals for this week.
Now I must be getting to those goals. Have a awesome day and week everyone. Put yourself first and set a small goal for the week. trust me, you will love the feeling of hitting that one small goal.
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