Thursday, July 03, 2008
A milestone today...
I snagged a pair of pants off of the rack at the Super Wallyworld, and didn't even try them on. I think I forgot actually that I'd thrown them into the buggy, cuz I had to split to the potty while my daughter unloaded the buggy (a rare occasion trust me).
Getting home and unloading the junk, I saw the pants; my expression was totally like "What is this? and Where did it come from"? "Oh yeah... duh... man.. I didn't even try those on. I Hope they fit"!
So, stepping into the pants, they were a perfect fit! Whoo Hoo! They are W16 and normally would buy W20. So, I'm smiling big today! My weight is slowly going but the inches are really moving along and that's awesome. (smile)
Thanks Goonies :) Yer the bestest!
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
It's Wed, I'm a day late weighing...
Step on the scales this morning and after camping was dreading the outcome even though I was fffffffffffffairly good.
I weighed 98.7 lbs... ~~ roflbo....
Had to share that..
God bless my scales.
Curses to the dead battery.
Hey even a 1 in front of that number would be awesome! LOL
OK I'm dreaming....
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
You know those pants in the closet that you've had for eons... Yes, those sitting there in the pile of clothes that use to fit you.
Yep.. they be the ones..
Well, they sneered at me today and I got sad. I remember when they fit me and at the time they fit me I remember thinking Oh GOD I'M FAT!.... Moan... Then, I out grew 'them' and put them on "the shelf". Its that same shelf I decided I'd clean off today. It's the place all my out grown clothing went. I had to relive all the past mistakes and the fat pounds that I've piled on my rump (and everywhere else). It left me feeling a little let down about how I've neglected myself and let myself go.
Yes, I know I'm doing the right thing now, but looking back at the size "I WAS" into what I am now, is just a real downer. ... Naw I'm not depressed at all. I'm just angry at myself for being lazy.
It was a wake up call though... Reminding myself just how important this really is to me and my health. It's not a game and it's not something I can afford to piddle with. I must be committed to 100% and for ME!
Now on the UP-side (being as that sounded sad). I really had marvelous intentions today in cleaning that shelf. For me it was cleansing time. Getting rid of old failures sitting there reminding me daily they were there. It was time for the old, the past, the failures and the "who I was" to be cleaned out and taken down off of that shelf and thrown away. It has No bearing on who I am today and it is not a reflection of my future success potential. I am in control of that totally.
Instead of having old clothing to try to fit back into, I will buy a few things and put on that shelf. Things that will fit me as I journey in my weight reassignment program. Then I will fit into my head, new imagery of me in the new clothes looking amazing! After those fit me I can replace them with a few others on that shelf... Just something to work toward. A nice visual motivation...
My shelf is clean except for a few winter things that I know I'll wear again. Otherwise nothing... And that's good.
I think I want to live my life thinking and living a line of a song I love.. "It's new every morning... new every morning Great is thy faithfulness".
Blessings and Peace,
Mino - the slim... (grin)
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
HAVE FUN! ....
Do you know why most "diets" fail?...
They are boooooooooooring. Yes, boring. Or they are too demanding to live for any length of time.
Just like any activity we have to have FUN if we are going to keep going forward. Sort of like Soccer (BYW- YEAH SPAIN!! Wooo Hooo WAY TO GO - Ahem.. No I'm not a soccer fan.. I swear I'm not)... Anyway, Dieting is like Soccer, you have to have fun doing what you are doing or you just will not keep going or dong what you are doing. You also have to have some short term goals and long term goals.
I've run the gambit on so many activities out there and burned myself out totally. It's exhausting having to compete with myself and along the way I forgot I was supposed to enjoy my journey!
Biking? Yep I've done it... Had Gym Memberships? Yep I've done it.
Running, Done it... Walking, Done it... Shall I keep going? naw... What I'm trying to say is, HAVE FUN doing what you are doing or don't do it! If it's not something you love doing or you feel passionate about, for crying out loud, DON'T DO IT!
I've done almost every diet out there too.. Low Calorie, High Carb, LOW CARB, Low FAT, High FAT, East Coast Diet, West Coast diet... dr. so-n-so's diet, Liquid, Pills, Surgery (yes surgery) ... blah blah blah... What it comes down to is find out what works for YOU personally. That answer will be different for just about everyone you talk to.
After the dust settles from diet and exercise the question still looms in the distance... "Did I have fun"? "What did I learn"? "Did I make changes I can live with forever"? "Will this last"?
I'm having fun this time. What's different? Well, for one, I'm not dieting. I'm happily doing things I enjoy.. I'm redoing my thinking on what I eat and how I eat, so I can get a healthy life. If you are making changes which you want to take with you into old age, then you are on the right track.
Having another Jack-rabbit experience of loosing weight is not what I want. I want to loose at a comfortable rate. Then keep it off. I've lost weight and gained it back plenty of times. I'm done with that.
I may not pass you on the jogging trail, or the rock climbing wall, but we are on the same journey my vehicle is just different.
Blessings and Peace,
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