Thursday, December 29, 2011
Is there a fine line between obsession and commitment? My best friend and I had a talk about this yesterday, and it was a conversation we both needed to have with one another. Bottom line- we are both really committed to being the new healthy selves we have created, but we both recognize that sometimes we need to check the chatter, because it does feel like a line that is easy to cross.
No one has expressed annoyance with me (directly anyway) and I keep getting compliments on my accomplishments. It's wonderful to hear, and reinforces my efforts to continue, but it also triggers a dialog that I wonder if sometimes people get sick of hearing. Again, I'm not getting any indication of this- just expressions of happiness for me and congratulations for all the progress I've made over the last year and a half.
I am immensely proud of myself (and the friend that I had this talk with yesterday) We have both made such amazing changes- and it wasn't toward a vanity goal- but toward a healthy, treat-yourself-well goal.
I can truly say that I have-for the most part- enjoyed this entire journey- not that it's over or ever will be, but the slow progress, when I look back, has been a blessing. Gradual change has been well received by me, and I think that has been a key element to accepting the new me as she emerges. I feel so much less likely to welcome back the unhealthy woman that I used to be. Would I love to find a balance between letting loose and letting things happen and the meticulous tracker that I have become? Maybe, but I really don't mind the tracking, since I have found a method that fits me so well, and as a bonus- I think it has helped me become more organized and balanced in other aspects of my life as well.
To all of you just beginning this path to a healthy life of mid-way along and doubting yourself or your motives...keep plugging away! You will find your way and the "you" you are meant to be :) For those of you who have met-or nearly met goal-Be so proud of what you have done! It is no small feat!
Monday, December 12, 2011
December 12, 2011
Today is another running day. Iím glad itís not raining again. It works out so nicely when itís not raining on a day that I have set aside for running. Iím not as good at working it in on another day as I used to be when something interferes with my workout schedule. Did Jillian Michaelís Yoga Meltdown on Saturday. I am getting better at keeping my schedule with that:)
What a great weekend! I have my Christmas shopping mostly finished now, and I know exactly what the last 3 things I need to pick up are!! I missed my last WW meeting, because it was a church night- I got my new packet of info, but didnít get to participate in the live version- Iíll get caught up this week though.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
December 7, 2011
I started off this week a little perturbed about the fact that with the new tweaks to WW, I have been gifted with a lower daily target. When I heard this was one of the changes, I resigned myself to the fact that I would very likely be getting that 26, since I am almost to my goal, and when I logged into WW online- this was confirmed. I know there is flexibility in it though, and I am approaching this with a positive attitude.
I want so badly to achieve my lifetime goal by Christmas- and if not then, by the end of the year. It is definitely within my grasp, and I have noticed after 4 days using my new, lower target, that the scale is dropping again!
My weekly activity goal is 14 after completing the online tool for choosing a goal, and that is an easy target for me to hit. This time of year, while itís incredibly busy, it has plenty of opportunity for built in activity with all the running here and there that has to be done. Not to mention the up and down the stairs I will be doing in the next week or so getting the Christmas decorations all set out. I know lots of folks have already completed this task, but I donít jump to this right after Thanksgiving. I like to wait a little longer- sometimes I donít do it until the week before. This comes from childhood traditions, I am sure. We always had a real tree, and if we got it too early it would be too dry (and dangerous) by Christmas- because we also had wood heat, so the air was plenty dry and warm in the house. They were the scrubbiest little cedar trees- always had a flat side and a pretty good side. They smelled so good though.
One more exciting note- Iím replacing my dial-up inter-net with high speed! Modem arrives tonight, and I get to install it! Will that mean I stay more up-to-date with Spark and FB, etc.? Probably not, but my kids will love it- being able to work on some of their web-based learning software for school from home...and of course the fun stuff too:)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I want to share a link to a site I just read about in another sparker's blog. If winning $$ for losing weight would motivate you, check out the following website:
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