Sunday, February 13, 2011
Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
I woke up as out of a dream, I have had the best week. I have been using spark nutrition tracker this week, I'm eating just as it tells me to, I've not had a mindless moment in four days running. Wow, what a feeling of control finally. I felt like I had made this journey and had learned nothing. Im still not where I want to be but i'm learning each day. After all this is my time and I 'm going to make the most of it. I have had many regrets on this journey, one is not yet reaching my goal when I see so many others with more to lose and they have made it so much further than I , It was like I had just kinda coasted to this point in my journey without really learning anything about me. Well i'm learning each and everyday. The slowness of the loss has helped me to keep it off, i've learned that I love to workout and if I miss a day the world doesn't come to an end but I sure feel like it is, i"m still learning portion control on certain foods, but i've learned I enjoy earning a "star" for day done right. This month alone so far i'm up to six. Way better then last month total.
Yeah this is my time, my time to grow, learn, succeed, and just be me.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
I have decided I need to have accountability over me. I know i've talked about this before and I have surpassed my goals in a lot of things but i'm still working on the mindlessness of some of my snacking. I mean what is my problem? I need to quit with this. I know I sound like a broken record over this and many think I should just relax, but this is the one area in all of this I have yet to get a handle on. I don't really think i've given it much thought. I know i've not given it much of a push in the right direction. But like the quote says "boldness has genius and power magic" so today I take power over my actions. I decide where I go from here. I decide how it is to play out.
I purchased my items for the week, no chips, no cookies, no crackers. All my problem foods i've left out of the house. I got fruit, yogurt, granola bars, and veggies. I mean I got bags of oranges, fridge pack of yogurt. I have no excuse not to eat healthy. I have no excuse for eating junk at night. I have no excuse for not getting my dairy, I have the foods now I need to plan them into my days. Where there is plan there is no mistakes. So my day was planned around the healthy guidelines of ww. I have my milk, fruit and veggies, protiens, oils, and i'm ready to face the day.
I'm off now to get in the one item I seem to have no trouble with, thank god its my saving grace, exercise. Without which I would of probably gained back most of my loss a long time ago. lol. It keeps me on the level and in the zone.
So today i'm accountable to me. I'm the one that matters, i'm the one that has control, and i'm the one standing in my way at the finish line. today I begin my life fresh, my journey is new and full of promise. How about you?
Saturday, February 05, 2011
This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
No matter what is behind us today is a new day. We can make this anything we wish. We have a clean slate, a new beginning, a chance to rebuild the new you. Today is my last chance day so to speak for the week. I have a weigh in tomorrow morning and then my new week begins. I have today though. I can opt to make it right or slide all the way to the bottom. I'm getting my mind geared up for the making it right. I want change and it won't just happen. I have to make it happen. So again I have the plan in place, i have the mind set, and I have the tools. The rest is simply a matter of doing it. Excuses don't work on the scales. They don't hear you, they don't care how small a "snack" you had or how many chips you ate, they don't care that you worked out for only two days because you were oh so busy, they just don't care. They are going to be honest and some weeks painfully so.
This morning i'm up, again not sleeping, but I have read some wonderful blogs this morning. they have inspired me, given my ideas, and just plain pumped me up. These are real people dealing with the same issues and hurdles that I am, yet they are finding ways to concur them. They have set a plan and seem to be following it through. Oh they have setbacks, I mean this journey is sometimes painfully full of them, but they have worked it out and come out winners. I want to be with them. I want to work out the kinks and be with them at the finish line. I want to face my hurdles with the ones still on the weight loss portion of their journeys. I'm going to do this. I will do this.
It is funny but I have let myself believe that because i'm so close to my goal that I don't fit with some of these people, not meaning that in a bad way, I mean like If I say i'm having a bit of trouble they will just shake their heads and say yeah right. But i'm still in the loss portion of my journey, i'm still having struggles that others are haveing whether we have two or 100 pounds to lose. the journey is the same, a loss is a loss, and a triumph is nothing short of a miracle and is a reason for celebration.
I won't stress or worry that i'm not worthy of the letting people know I have struggles, I 'm not going to think I can't ask for help because i'm close to goal, I may of triumphed over some things, but I still have other hurdles or I would be at goal. So If I say I need help, or I worry over no loss, or I worry because I can't get my nighttime munching under control, for me these are real issues and they worry me. I don't want to hear how I don't need to diet, I don't want to hear that i'm small enough, I don't want to hear that I have nothing to worry about when your talking about starting a diet.....people I have been there, i'm still there, and this isn't how I always looked. So yes, i still have a bit to go, and yes, I still need a push every now and again. Don't you?
Friday, February 04, 2011
I'm in danger from myself at this point in my journey. I have been through some phases that I overcame, like the exercise hurdle, the water hurdle, the fruit and veggies hurdle, the mind games and now i'm into a new one for me....settling on where i'm at. I'm seeing the me in the mirror and thinking hey i'm looking great, I can stop this nonsense now and move on to maintenance. Maybe this weight is ok for me right now. Why? I mean I still see room for improvement, I still worry over the scales, I still want to see a loss every now and again, I still tell myself I want to reach my goals, I still make a plan each month, change up my goals and then teams goals, I still work at this. Do I really want to settle? Enough!!!!! I don't want to settle. So I have to get me back on track mentally. Back on the losing track. The last couple of months i've lost at the beginning, gained at the end and ended up with a loss for the month of like less than a pound. That is not good averages. When i'm losing I should be continuing to lose. Nope not me, I get soft, lazy, in a feeding frenzy, and the cycle starts all over again. I';m going to say
to yoyoing and to reaching my goal. I have the tools, I have the motivation, I mean you don't get this close to goal without it. I have others asking me how I did it, what they can do, how much is this worth, How many miles around the store at work, ( my walking arena on nice days), so others are seeing the new me i've become. I want them to see the end results that hard work can help this achieve. I'm not trying to be the laugh in your face person. Yeah i've almost reached this end of the road, but it was hard work and I have so far to go. I have to maintain, I love to joke about the loss being the easy part and the maintaining is the hard part. So as of this moment i'm not settling anylonger. I don't like to see others do it and I won't allow it in myself.
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