Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I ran into my stepmother yesterday, she had to take a second look at me. She said "oh my god you have lost a lot of weight", we don't see each other much as you can tell. Anyhow I told her how much I had lost and I was so happy just to be saying how great I was doing, then I say "yeah i'm ten pounds from goal". then the look, the words, "you don't need to lose anymore weight". I hate hearing those words. I work with a lady that asked me the other day if I was going to keep going till I was invisable. What is up with people.
I'm with my doctor on this. He chose a weight, I chose one higher. I actually chose a weight I could maybe keep for the long haul. I'm not getting anorexic. My god I eat more then most, less then others. I just chose to eat better food. I exercise and I'm fit.
I want to know why do people question our goals? Do they not want to see us succeed, are they worried about us, are they just curious how we can keep doing this for the long haul? I was just wondering because i'm tired of hearing how thin I am, how i don't need to walk, how I don't need to diet. People come on...cut me some slack. I know my body, I know what I need. I eat, I sleep, I exercise...that is what healthy living is all about.
So people step aside....I have a goal to meet, a magic number to see on the scales one day, I have a future waiting for me and I'd like to resume where I left off.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Nope i'm not kidding Michelle, those scales didn't move an inch. Not one iota again. Can we say plateau? REally such a small word, but it wreaks havoc on us each week we step on those scales and wham...nothing, nata, zip, zilch. Not even a blip on the scales.
I look back over my week, I stayed within my points, I exercised, I got my water, my sleep...so what gives? Nothing, that's what. Oh i'm upset, i'm angry, i got off and back on three times just in case...you all know the scenerio. But alas the scales didn't move a bit. Since they are digital you can't even guesstimate a loss, the truth is staring you right in the face.
So what did I do after the temper tantrum for the third week in a row, I came here to figure out a new plan of attack on this last bit of fat hanging on. I know it wants to stay but really I don't want it anymore. So I have to be really strong this week, I have to do what i'm suppose to even when I don't want to. I have to get those waters in even when i'm not really in the mood, I have to exercise in the evening like I was even when I think i'm too tired. Looking back over my journal I can see places I could of done better. Not could of, should of. Places that I let a few things slip like eating healthy in favor of that chip, chocolate, or such.
I'm stocked this week as of last night in the fridge and in the fruits and veggies department...so that is taken care of, I have water, pitas, healthy sandwich meats, healthy choices for dinners. I'm good to go this week. I have found witht the heat i've fallen into a food rut. eating the same ole same ole just because it is convenient and cool. I will measure and weigh my foods, everything, not just the obvious, I think i'm eyeballing too much here and maybe i'm not hitting it right on.
I will see movement on this next weigh in. i'm heading on vacation for a couple of days to florida andthe beach in another week. I want to see movement before I leave, I don't want to head out with the attitude of it won't matter because it won't matter if you get my drift.
So friends and neighbors i'm off to begin my next week. I know i've got changes happening in myself, inches lost, new pants size, new attitude about life. So really I can live at this weight for say....today. After today I want to see changes in those digital numbers. lol.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
All of life is change. Each change has some positive and some negative, but always focus on the positive aspects of each change.
I have to focus on the changes that I have already achieved and the new one to come. FOr me it is easy to overlook my accomplishments and just focus on the downfalls. Each time we make a change whether for the good or bad it impacts our goals.
I want to reach my goals but it is going to take me a bit more change to do that. I have still to overcome a couple of problem areas if i'm to meet and then stay at my goals. Knowing my trouble areas helps me to prepare for the days to come.
So i'm off to work on me. I'm going to have a walk/run this morning which I haven't done in a while. Oh i've gotten in my exercise I've just walked and no running. I miss it. but due to heat, well you get the picture. so today i'm changeing up my routine and going to sweat for a bit.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
As I sit here wide awake again at 2:30 I have to ask myself this question...why?? I mean I worked hard yesterday, no nap, went to bed at a good time. what is up with this? It is happening more and more. So tonight maybe I will try something new. don't know what as of yet but something.
I have to tell ya I did great all day yesterday, planned, ate on schedule, stayed on points, then the sun went down and munchy monster came to play. I played. So I journaled, gave me new goals for the newweek and i'm ready to take him on. I will eat my snacks at the table or none at all, and no eating after 8 pm. These two things are doable and I will give them a week and see where i'm at next week. Funny how one little problem can mess up all our intentions. I for one don't intend to let this setback of one evening ruin my week. I wil succeed this week in my efforts.
It takes 21 days they say to reach a new "habit", today is day one. Bring it on.
Have a blessed sunday all, and remember we are worth all the effort we make, all the work, all the planning. We are worth it all.
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Ok, so this week wasn't my best yet. i'm 0.2. A small bump in the road for sure. I"m fine with this actually. I mean if we are honest with ourselves we can't eat out of control one day, jump back on the band wagon the next, then so on and so on and expect to come out winners.
Now this is not to say i'm a loser by any means. I got my exercise, though it could of been more but this weeks werks schedule was a bit messed up and that infringed on my time outside. I did get my waters in daily, sleep, and I did get into a smaller size pants this week. No, i'm still a winner in every sense of the word.
I have figured out though that I can't eat wayyyyyyy over my plan and come out a winner on the scales. Nope, sorry that isn't going to happen. So i've got to step back, regroup and get back to plan. After all we are on this journey to really learn about us. Not the us we loath, the new us we love. I'm loving the new me, I still love the number on the scales and i'm proud to be stuck here for a bit. In all honesty i'm still shocked i've come this far. It is funny what we can do when we set our minds and our sights on something.
I have spent a bit of time yesterday shopping for just me. I mean my foods for the week. My veggies, fruits, and snack ideas. I have taken the time to plan a bit and I feel confident that this next weigh in will be a winner.
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