Friday, August 06, 2010
I hit my 40 LB. weight loss!!!! I am so excited to be at this mark and am going to enjoy this today. I am always on my road, looking for the next mile marker but just for today, I am going to sit and enjoy it and look back at how far I have come so far. Thank you for all of those who are helping me get to where I need to be.Your support has made all the difference...
When I started this, the thought of losing 111 pounds seemed insurmountable. Now I see people every day who do it and I know I will be part of that group. Yep, today is a good day! Jan
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Here is a picture of a fruit salad I made today: watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe and fresh pineapple. As I was cutting it all (and eating it!) I realized, I never eat while I cook anymore! I hadn't even realized I had stopped doing that (except fruit of course because, well, it's fruit!). Bad habit broken and I didnt even miss it!!
What I am going to miss is all the fresh fruit and veggies from summer. I make a fruit salad probably every 3 or 4 days, not to mention peaches, artichokes, corn, broccoli etc... oh well. I will enjoy it while I can!
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Man, this has been a loooooong month! This has been the hardest 5 lbs I have had to lose so far! I am just 2 pounds away from hitting one of my mini goals of losing 40 lbs and I have struggled for every ounce. I am eating well, walking etc. but I began a new medication and it has stalled me. I know that things are starting to level out finally so that makes me happy to be making progress again. I will hit it next week before I leave on vacation on Weds. (Yes I am going again, this time to southern utah for a 4 day UTV ride in the mountains with hubby and friends).
I am going back and forth between feeling impatient to hit this goal and knowing that I will hit it eventually. Really, the knowing has to win over the feeling. The feelings have just gotten me in trouble over the years (I feel bored, I eat, I feel sad, I eat etc.) while the knowing has largely gone unnoticed ( I know there is 2500 calories in that one item and I know I dont need that much for the whole day!).
As I have been on this journey since March, the feeling and the knowing have become more friendly instead of constantly being at war. (ie: I need to walk even tho I don't feel like it but I will feel better if I do it). Feelings have become less dominant and I am leading by the knowing these days. Not that the feeling doesn't put up a great fight but knowing is well, smarter!
This blog took a different turn from what I started writing about but it is part of my journey (ie: therapy) to sort things out. How do you feel today? What do you know today?
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
I uploaded a background of my grand-dog, Stitchy, as my background. I am crazy about her. Like, literally. My oldest daughter, Kelly, rescued her as a puppy and I fell instantly in love. She is my motivation for walking every day. So this is important information about me that you need to know! I know so many of you love your dogs too, so I know I'm in good company!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Today, I was leaving a comment for mezzoangel (if you dont read her blogs, you are missing out!) and as I was rambling, I mean writing, I realized something.
I am becoming a bit too comfortable. I have been on Spark since March, have lost about 35 pounds and I began walking a mile, 3-4 days a week (i have a knee replacement, 2 bulged discs and Im fat so I always told myself I couldnt possibly walk anywhere!).
Since I have been walking with my hubby and my dog, I barely limp anymore and I feel so much better but I am not really challenging myself anymore. I need to go farther or faster or both and I have been talking about yoga for awhile now but still havent tried it soooooooooo, I think it's time.
I also am a devoted nutrition tracker but for the last couple of weeks (lots of being away and a new hormonal medication) I have hit my calorie range but not always my other ranges like carbs, fat, and protein. Sometimes I am over, sometimes under but I used to make sure I fit those targets every day.
SO: I am going to start accuratly tracking again starting tomorrow which will include meal planning and adjusting by the end of the day so I get all my food in the appropriate amounts and am going to ramp up my excercise regime as well.
I do not want to get complacent. I have a long way to go and I am going to get there. I just need to use the tools that I have and that includes all of your support so thank you in advance.
You have all been so fantastic while cheering me on and I appreciate it more than I can say. Progress, not perfection! (just a little more progress, please!)
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