Sunday, November 28, 2010
What? Huh? i'm suppose to reach my goals and then move on. No way. I can't. What will I do with myself If I can't diet anylonger?
These a few questions i've asked over the last couple of months or so. I get near goal and wham i'm back up a couple of pounds, I say i'm never going to reach my goal weight and I proceed on. Get back to that spot and gain again....I think I may have this figured out. I was so sure that when I reached my goal I would have nothing left to do. I mean how could I come to this site when I had no dieting techniques to share. But you know what i've been thinking.......really I think I may have this. I can teach someone else. It was so simple all along. Once I reach my weight goal, I still have to maintain and there is someone else next in line that needs me and my journey to help them proceed forward.
I"m up for that. I was working with a friend yesterday, she brought the pharmacist all these pills from over the counter....she wanted something to boost her metabolism. I suggested exercise, nope that won't work for her, she needed something to rev it up, I suggested strength training (muscle burns extra calories), nope that doesn't work for her either. So I told her when she finds that magic pill to let me know because I would like some myself. the pharmacist told her to take a multi vitamin and go from there. Now people....i'm here to tell your there is no, none, nada, zip, zilch magic pill to make all this go away. The same food that got you here, the same emotions that keep you here, they are the ones that are going to get you out of here.
You will have to sweat. ONce or twice at least a week to begin with and I tell ya from experience you will probably go up from there until you become like me and just do it. My husband gives me extra time in the mornings now because he says that by the time I exercise, shower, and eat that takes two hours. He isn't wrong. I do about 40-50 min. of exericise daily and that includes the weekends.
You will also have to watch what you eat. That means you will have to start shopping, cooking at home, weighing and measureing, and even saying no on occasion. I know that doesn't sit well with alot of people but the truth hurts. what got you here again will keep you here if you don't change a few tactics.
And last but not least: emotions. They have a lot to do with a lot of things. If you are an emotional eater, boredom eater (me), or just plain an eater for no other reason but because your neighbor had it and it looked good.....your going to have to come up with a new way of dealing with this. For me it is staying busy, and actually thinking about it. IF I don't plan I fail.
So the next time someone asks how they can lose the weight....tell them to follow in your footsteps for one day and then go from there. this is a lot of hard work. You will sweat, cry, scream, and then one day it will all come together. You will wake up as I have and look in the mirror and the muscles you've always wanted are there. the healthful glow is with you. So im here to push you along, because you will need to be pushed, i'm here to pat you on the back, because every now and again you will need to be patted. I'm just here for you.
I'm off now to finish what I started. I want to reach my ultimate goal. I don't want to be sickly skinny, I don't want you to see my bones to prove i'm thin, I want to be the athletic looking woman in the front row.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
A new week begins. My ww plan is taking an overhaul come monday. they decided after 13 years it was time to revamp. Hey i'm all for that but come on. So i'm a bit nervous about that and me. I'll be ok but I know the old like the back of my hand. Hey maybe this will work out for me. New is always good on this journey. we can get complacent with the same old same old. I'm up for the challenge and maybe I can reach my goals with this new plan.
I've decided this is a new week and I can make it any thing I want. Today i'm on it, tomorrow may be a different story but i'm all for reaching my goals and seeing the results.
So today the new week begins and i"m on it.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Ok, this morning in my normal weigh in day. So even though I hopped on yesterday I still do my usual weigh in.....well surprise i'm down .6 for the week. Ok lesson here: never get on those darn things before your time. they will lie, cheat, and steal their way into your subconsious. So today I treated to a wonderful surprise but also i've seen why weighing on your normal day is imperative to your sanity.
Well that holiday is passed. I survived it, ate according to my plan, and still had a loss. I'm a bit nervous about the next one though. That isn't just one day to handle it is a party and then cookies, and then the day. I can do this, i'm strong and i'm on to my "whittle away the pounds" for this week to reach goal. I had a friend lead me to a blog he wrote and it was based on the lumberjack and his swipes at chopping down the tree.....it doesn't take just one chop, or ten... it takes a bunch of swipes to get the tree down. The same is true for us. Just because the scales don't show our successes each week doesn't mean we are not whittling away at the whole thing. each thing we do for our bodies is one more swipe towards reaching our goal. It made me realize i'm doing all I can for me. I exericse a lot and I love it. I drink my waters, eat my good foods and every now and again I give it a treat. It will all come together, I just need to be patient. So the next time you think about giving up think about the lunberjack and his tree.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I'm sitting here this morning wondering what do I blog about. I mean yes i'm on this journey, yes I exercise, my family (though very disfunctional) is mine, I mean am I really happy with my journey? both in my weight loss and in my personal life. I mean each day is a journey into ourselves really. I went back to work yesterday after a much needed break. It was wonderful. I wasn't stressed even before I got there and I took each happening in stride and the day just flew by and I wasn't stressed from it. Why can't each day be that easy? My weight loss journey for the moment in on track. I'm planning and doing what is needed, i'm relaxed, i'm secure in knowing i'm doing what i need to do to reach the finish line of this part of the race. Why isn't each week this secure?
We all have our own demons we fight each day, weather they be financial, personal, family, diet, weight, we all have stresses in our life. I guess the key is how we handle that stress. Now i'm not going to tell you my secret because really I don't even know what that would be. I stress daily, I worry over bills, My family as i've said is disfunctional to say the least, and my journey is always up or down depending on the day. I have no answer to the million dollar question called: what is life?
I have no answers, but I know one thing......i'm learning i'm strong, I can win this small battle, I can see past the past and move forward. If I don't I will surely drive myself insane. I wish I could wave my magic wand and make all the troubles in my life disapear. Not going to be. I wish I could win the lottery and poff all my financial woes are gone. nope, that isnt going to happen either. I wish I could take that magical pill that makes me thin in one week....yeah right, not going to ever happen people. I just have to take each day, step, and moment and make it mine. I have to own my troubles, find the cure or what works for me and smile. Most of all smile through it all.
this is thanksgiving week, I've been thinking over what i'm thankful for. Oh there is lots....my daughter, my son, my husband, my grandson. It is funny my home, my job, and such come in at the bottom. Family is the key to happiness. Now mine is a mess, my son is an addict, my daughter is working fulltime and going to school fulltime and with the help of her( dare I say this) black husband to be, they are raising a beautiful child, My hubby bless his heart is so unhealthy right now, hight cholesterol, thyroid, trying to quit smoking, (we are working on all this), then there is me.............Oh really I'm just trying to hold it all together. I handle the day to day, the planning, the finanes. When they fall into trouble I blame myself because hey I should of planned better. Then I try to work on me.
Well guys, i'm working on me. I'm doing it. One day at a time. Oh I messup, fall down on my face alot. I mean it has taken me two years almost to lose 25 pounds. Yeah they say slow and steady wins the race, but come on now. So in the midst of all that is worrisome in our lives. we have much to be thankful for. I'm very thankful for spark, and for being able to type this mess out and clear my mind for another day.
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