Monday, January 28, 2013
Mondays have always been my weigh in day. Notice I said "always". I have been on every diet known to man at one time or another. And, I'm not going to criticize any of them. I think you just have to choose the program that works for you. For me, the only weight loss program I have been able to understand and work into my life has been Weight Watchers.
I lost 75lbs with WW six years ago, but due to my poor choices, I backslid and picked up my old eating habits again. I let the stresses in my life take over again and the weight crept back on. I could beat myself up, but I'm not going to. Sometimes that little negative, inner voice says things to me like: "Wow, you were more than half way to your goal when you gave up. You could be on maintenance right now, if only... " HA! Not gonna go there! lol
I decided last year in September that this year, 2013, was going to be MY year. That I was going to put that old me away forever and make whatever positive changes I could to make my life better. This decision was not about my weight loss journey alone, but in every area of my life. This is MY year! I own it, The way I see it, I have two choices. I can wallow in self-pity, OR, I can be the best me I am capable of being. I am responsible for whatever I get out of life. Oh sure, I know that life is going to throw me punches, believe me I know that as well as anyone! But I am in charge of making the necessary changes on how I deal with those punches. So with that being said, I choose to be healthier, happier, and more at peace with ME, not just in the coming year, but for the rest of my life. I am at a point in my life where I have no little children depending on me, no husband to take care of, its just me....so its my time to concentrate and focus on repairing and rebuilding me.
Reflecting back on last week, I am so proud of the hard work I put into my weight loss. I stuck to working my plan and it paid off. I weighed in today and I have lost six lbs. That brings my total weight loss in two weeks to seven pounds! I really am on my way. There was a time in my life when that one-pound weight loss last week would have defeated me. But, I am grateful for even one pound. I am looking at it like this.....its one step closer to my destination.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The snow began pouring here about 40 minutes ago. While its true don't like the cold weather that comes along with winter, I still appreciate the beauty of snow falling. I am grateful too that I can be safe and warm inside. I've been organizing my kitchen to make things easier and more accessible to me.
Days like this just make me wanna curl up in front of the fireplace and read a good book or crochet. Maybe I'll do a little of both. :)
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I woke up this morning and as soon as my feet hit the floor, I was off and running. It's been a hectic day, but I feel very proud that even with all the running and stress, I made wise decisions about my eating. As I drove to my daughter's house, I reflected back on my first time on WW and remembering how good it felt to lose 75lbs. Not only did I have so much more energy, and felt wonderful health wise, I also felt in control and confident about myself. Knowing all of this.....I have to wonder, why is it that I stopped doing what obviously worked and made me feel so good about myself at the same time? It has be some kinda crazy to keep doing something that makes you feel bad about yourself, makes your body hurt, takes away your health and your self-confidence.... so, I pondered this thought for quite awhile and came up with the answer. I think I read somewhere that: "Doing something over and over again with the same results is the definition of insanity." I pray that I can remember this and continue to make better choices and make positive changes in my life as I go through this journey.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Wow..... here it is Wednesday already! I finally found my missing WW book! So today starts a new day of strict tracking. My goal for today is to eat all of my daily points. This has been a struggle with me the last few days. Outside distractions, phone, visitors, life...you know how it goes.
With breakfast out of the way I decided to tackle two pomegranates I have had in the frig for a few days. This is the first contact I have ever had with pomegranate. Yes, thats right, I have never so much as tasted one lol. There were times when I thought the pomegranate was going to win! But finally..... I got the job done.
I sometimes catch the Dr. Oz show and after seeing him rave about the health benefits of pomegranate... AND showing a simple way to prepare them, I thought ok, this looks simple lol. The key word here is "LOOKS". Simple or not, they do create a bit of a mess. Anyhow..... I got the job done and mmmmmm they are tasty!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Yesterday went really well. I was able to stay on program (YAY me!). Funny thing, I found myself thinking .....omg more food? REALLY? I remember thinking that on the WW program when I did it before. Apparently, its not "how much" I eat, it's "WHAT" I eat that is my downfall. I have always battled with sweets..... I still do. I had trouble eating the volume of food that WW says I can have. I am sure this will change when I begin to drop the amount of daily points I am allowed. That all being said.... I did fine with the stress level yesterday UNTIL I had to deal with a phone call from that certain stressor who's name shall be anonymous lol. I am proud to say, however, that I DID NOT let it drive me to food! In fact, I finished up my day with a few points leftover. I didn't do that intentionally.... I ws distracted by the phone and chose not to just eat something to be eating, and it ws pretty late when I hung up.
I really want this journey to be a life-style change. I haven't arrived there yet in my mind..... I am still juggling but with every day that I make good choices, there has to be positive changes.
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