Just a quick update. All is well with me up to this point. We all know it can change at the drop of a hat but really so far i'm holding well. Learning new tricks and staying on plan has become a very important part of my days. I'm ready to reach my goal weight and begin the next leg of my journey, the hardest part of all maintenance.
So hopefully this weeks weigh in will bring me one step closer to seeing the magic number in the next few months. I'm taking this in two pound increments from here. Meaning my goals are mini and each is a step towards the ultimate. I'll just take it one or two as the case my be pounds at a time.
Happiness is for me putting on a pair of pants from last winter a size six and having them be too big....forcing myself to head off for my morning walk with a "you can only do 20 min. today" and not returning for an hour and a half....going to bed with a point remaining for the day on ww......not having that icecream I suddenly thought about as I was getting into bed.....stepping on the scales to see a loss and not a large gain....having people say "wow youve gotten so skinny" and really for the first time believing they mean it.
These are a few of my favorite things as the song goes from a sound of music....I'm beginning to wake up from a long sleep. I felt for so long on this journey I was just going through the motions but now i'm seeing that I have done this. I have created the me i'm becoming. I wasn't led, I didn't follow, I did this on my own. Under my own steam i'm exercising daily and loving how I feel when I do and know how I'll feel when I don't. Forming habits is a big part of getting healthy. counting your fruits and veggies during the day to make sure your getting at the very least five, all part of my day, drinking that water before having a diet coke because it is a must, getting to bed at a normal time because I feel oh so much better when I do. Liking how I feel in my own skin for the first time in very many years.
You also can feel this way. Sit down and note what your happiness is. I bet you come up with a few without trying. we spend so much time knocking what we don't do, maybe it is time to spend some energy on what we do right all the time. What new habits have you picked up without realizing it?
Today is a new fresh day. It is filled with hope and promises of a great future. Why not make the future today.
We hear that all the time from friends and family alike. But do we really believe in our heart that we can win this battle? I know i'm going to do my utmost to see this journey through to the end.
I told myself I was giving up the snacking. It just wasn't working for me. I didn't know when to quit. So I have done great so far. Funny once you set your mind to something how it can be done. Maybe all those other times I was on the journey were just practice for this once in a lifetime moment. To succeed. I had a birthday party for my three year old grandson to attend yesterday. How did I do you may ask? I had a plan when I went, I stuck to the plan and it worked out fine. I enjoyed the visit with family and friends, afterall that is what I was there for not just the meal.
I came home at about six and had a cup of broth (my tea of choice) and a small bag of popcorn. I then read for a bit and went to bed. No snacking, no uncontroled munching, no cheating. My daughter in all her loving wisdom saw fit to give her mom a nice bigggggggggggg cinnamon roll from the cinnabun place in the mall. Did I eat it? nope, I took bits and put it in a small bowl to have one bite daily. My hubby has promised to finish the roll. He hasn't as of yet and soon it will hit the trash.
So I"m off to walmart now. He is getting impatient to finish a home project and he is looking over my shoulder and it is driving my mad. So continue on your journey and never give up. You just have to take it one day at a time. looking too far ahead can make the strong lose their balance and fall.
I met my goal for losing one pound this week. How you may ask? i'm really not so sure. I feel the exercise was the reason. I can't stress enough how we need to move with this journey. I'm going to strive hard this week for another pound which will bring me to a new personal low. I know I can do this.
My plan to give up snacking is working so far. I was thinking this morning when did the need to snack become such a addiction. I never snacked when the kids where small, of course I was still large from the meals, and no movement that was included in laundry, grass mowing, and just life in general. I really didn't sit down and snack on the chips and such until later. So what made it such a part of my life that thinking about quiting puts me in a nervous trance? can't say. I'm working on changing that. I have worked on changing the eating in bed and so far none. I'm now moving on to the need to munch. One baby step at a time. I can tell ya that so far the last three days have been successful. I have found in the evenings I have to talk myself out of such nonesense but i've won each night.
So this is my new week and i'm going to make it a successful one. I have shopped and planned my meals for the week. I see a loss in my future what about yours?
This week has been full of my own person struggles with myself. I can't say how my weigh in is going to go and really I don't know if I want to. I'm just happy to have succeeded in making it through one day with success. I had choices and options and I choose the right ones. Now day two? hum, that is the question of the day...I never seem to be able to pull off two in a row, today seems like a good day for new records.
I have decided that snacking is not in my plan for a while. That is what gets me everytime. I say i'm going to have a snack and it turns into multiple snacks, bingeing. So i've decided to have fruit or ff pudding with meals and let it be in the plan and not an after thought. I'm going to purchase one, count them one, 100 calorie snack option for the moments when nothing else will do but a moment. I have to get a grip on myself and my plan and move this train forward.
I have so much success just waiting for me.
A moment I have to share: I was out doing my morning walk/run and my neighbor ( I live in the country neighbor is one mile up the road) drove by me and stopped me, she told me that I looked terrific and to keep on doing what I was doing. I thanked her and the smile on my face couldn't be denied. As I walked away and she drove off I felt like crying. Here I was just thinking that maybe I wasn't cut out for this and here she comes. I knew god was listening and that was my sign to keep going strong. So i'm going to get strong for myself. I have come so far and no matter how long it takes me to get there i'm getting there.