Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy
this is something i'm working hard at. Intead of beating myself up for the mistakes I make along the way, I need to focus on what i've done right. I've been having trouble with nightime snacking yet again. seems I go through this from time to time. So i'm back to setting goals and hopefully finding new ways to deal with this. I will check back and follow up with this blog because it helps keep me in control when I hold me accountable.
I'm going to succeed, I just have to see the prize and walk towards the light.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Hi guys, this weekend was so busy. I took the remaining pups to the humane society saturday. Now we are back to some kind of normal around here. We were going to keep two pups, but ended up with four. As we were counting the pups going down the road we discovered that one was missing. Oh she wasn't missing, she was hiding under our bed. We were already on the interstate and decided that the one, at the time we didn't know which one, was saved from going to his/her new home. you see we had 10 pups left to transport. My daughter and I and my grandson. Now my grandson whom is almost three wanted to help, so imagine the drama of getting these pups in the right boxes. Needless to say one got a reprieve. the others are set for new homes as of next week I was told. My husband wouldn't have it anyother way, so they had to go to a no kill or I was keeping them all. So we had to drive a bit to get to the one we did use.
When I got home I called my husband at work and let him know we had one more addition. I say god had other plans for that one. It turned out to be a little girl and Todd is calling her houdini, dini for short. Oh well at least it is only one and not the 16 we started with. Man that tested my patience to the end.
My Food intake was way over this weekend. Saturday was good, stoped at a produce stand and got a few good veggies and some apples and strawberries we ate on the way home. Good choices at that moment. Got home and wham, ate till dinner and then bed. Today wasn't much different. Boredom is my problem. I was busy all morning getting my house back to rights after the puppies and then I stopped. Wham, eating again.
I did get in a great 45 min. walk this evening and then a 25 min. swim. So i'm hopefully not in too much trouble. Tomorrow is a new day. I'm going to get back on track this week. I have to for my own sake.
So that is about it. My weekend in review. I hope all had a great weekend and I hope you are following through with you goals.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande
Ok, the results are that i've gained 0.8 this week. If I was really honest with myself or you it should of been more. I really thought it would be. I didn't stay on plan, I ate like there was no tomorrow and I really didn't exercise like I wanted. How do I feel about this? Upset with myself.
One of my coworkers had this suggestion for me....."just take a week off and don't track or count and begin frest next week". You've got to be kidding me. I don't think so. Isn't that what I did this week? I mean look how that turned out. Not.
So today is my first day of a new week. I'm paying for ww and i'm going to use every available service to me. I'm going to get up and move this week, I'm going to try to beat my usual times and i'm going to get my butt back on plan. Tracking and counting is what worked and that is what i'm going to do. Stopping what i'm doing isn't the answer. Heck that is what got me here in the first place. I guess people see this as a kind of punishment. The truth is i'm eating a lot of good food most of the time. I have moments and insanity days but for the most part the thought of stopping all this is crazy to me. nope, i'm not giving up for a week or a day, i'm here for the long haul.
So I pledge to me, Michelle, to get up and move more this week, get my fruits and veggies in daily, drink my water and give it heck.
I am a winner and i'm going to prove that to me.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I don't know what happened. One minute i'm on plan the next i'm out of control. I'm hungry, i'm bored, i'm tired and i'm eating uncontrollably. Not just one day but a few. I've used my free points, i'm even tempted to use my activity points even though I feel like you shouldn't reward yourself with food for getting physical but..................just this once I may have to.
My week started off great, then wham I'm hungry, ok maybe not hungry just wanting the foods I usually don't even care to have. I'm eating and eating and hating myself. You all know the feeling. The this is so bad feeling but so good at the same time. Don't kid me, I know we all have those moments. Well lets say I had a few of them this week.
My weigh in is tomorrow morning. Can I make a comeback in one day. Maybe not but i'm going to do my best to regain some form of respect for myself and my goals. I have goals and this week I just feel like they went way out the window. Yeah I moved alot, but did it make a difference? probably saved me from total anialation but that is about it.
So i'm not going to give in to the well "you've already messed up" line. I"m not going to just toss the week aside. I"m going to pick my sorry butt up off the ground and get moving. Yup i'm going to move today for all i'm worth. I'm going to stay on plan and let what will be be. I know that when I post a gain it is me whom I hurt, nobody else. I will get pats on the back and it will be ok emails, but really it would of been ok if I had done what I should of done and not what the old me used to do.
I tell myself i'm changed but then wham a week like this and I 'm wondering. Well no need to wonder, the old me would of thrown away all the hard work, the new me is ready to regain a bit of myself and my self respect and give it heck. I"m going to see my magic number one day and today may not be it but who knows it could be someday soon.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton
These came to me this morning in my email. I thought I would share with my spark friends. We are all successes in our own right. Some for great losses, some for hard work, some for determination, but all of us for coming here and taking that first step. The first step is the hardest for all of us. But we have done it. We began this journey with such hope and great ideas for our future. Sometimes we have taken wrong turns, lost all thought for ourselves, and just gotten tired. But somehow we hang on. We are what matters, we are our own worst enemies or our own best friends.
I"m learning to love myself. It has not been an easy journey, i'm learning to trust myself, again not an easy journey. It is funny how our lives and how they have been lived up to this point can determine how we see ourselves. For me it was abuse as a child, a exhusband who continued the trend of emotional abuse and sometimes physical, and then the moment when I was left totally alone to raise two young children . I was told for so long I couldn't do it and then here I was doing it. I found out I was strong, I was a good person, I was somebody. Now here I am years later, much counseling, a very wonderful husband, a new understanding of myself and 18 pounds lighter i'm loving me.
We all are wonderful we all have great ideas to share, we all have dreams to accomplish, we all want to see that magic number if only for a minute. we are somebody, we are strong, we are spark, we are going to succeed. Let no one tell you otherwise. You can be your own worst enemy or your own best friend. You decide.
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