Sunday, November 21, 2010
My goal today is to stay away from the scale. It's almost a compulsion to get on the dumb thing every day. I know I don't need to and that I shouldn't. I didn't have a problem before, because I just used the scale at BF's house. I bought my own a couple of weeks ago, and it's like a sickness. I know it's there even though I hid it in the cabinet.
I just need to get a grip and stop obsessing over every ounce. It just threatens to derail me if I don't see the smallest drop, and forget about it if it goes up! Yes- it will do that, especially since I have started to add regular exercise. Muscle is heavier than fat, Michelle, and it burns more fat.
Ok...I'm good. My ultimate goal this week is to stay off the scale until Saturday when I do my weekly weigh in. One day at a time tho ;-)
Saturday, November 20, 2010
This is the second week in a row I have been awake by 5:30 AM on a Saturday. I put it to good use again though. I went for a walk, and returned home to find the rest of my family still asleep. I didn't even leave the house until 6:27. I spent the first almost hour paying a couple of bills online, organizing my day in my head, and writing in my journal. I'm going to work on my motivational visual today. That's my plan anyway. As it turns out, I have an enormous list to plow through today. I guess that's what happens when you wake up early with a lot of energy. It would be great if my kids all get up reasonably soon too and pitch in with smiles to help. Then all the chores can be done, and we can move on to the more fun stuff :-) I'm going to think happy thoughts. It could happen. They all want something from me later today. Maybe that will help motivate them.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I went from 220 to 219 today, and since I'm tracking what I eat with WW Points, I lose a point today. I always have mixed feelings about that. It means I've lost 10 pounds since the last point reduction, but sometimes I miss that extra point. I'm sure it's more psychological than anything. I guess that's why the flex points are good...sometimes even GREAT! I also think I'm going to have to move down another pants size soon. Good thing for resale shops! Some of the new smaller dress clothes I just bought are going right back there. My best friend who has been passing on her now too big clothes as she shrinks, says, "think of it as leasing :)" She is staying about one size smaller than I am, so it's working out great. When I'm done with them, they go to our favorite resale shop, where we get to share the credit on a replacement wardrobe. We are such good recycle-ers. :-)
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Last night, while I was looking at my town Walmart (that's all I have locally :-( for the newest fitness video of Jackie Warner's (suggested by 2 of my friends- one who has reached her goal), I found another video instead. I didn't find the JW one- we have an incredibly limited selection of everything there. This one is some kind of fat burning yoga done by Jillian from Biggest Loser. I hope it's good; I plan to give it a try tonight.
That said, my goal for November is to make a regular habit of doing some kind of aerobic/strength training exercise 2 days each week. I also want to continue to make sure I'm using my WW points every day and my flex points too. I am not so obsessed with food, thinking about how hungry I am when I was allowing myself to eat more this past week, and since I still lost, I apparently should be doing it that way. I may still need to tweak it here and there, but generally speaking I need to stop depriving myself ( I didn't realize that's what I was doing) like I was. It was too depressing to be so strict with myself, then get on the scale and see that I had gained a pound back...WHAT?!!
I am going to listen to and apply the knowledge I gain from the experienced and successful people in my life. Choosing healthy foods is not a problem for me- I enjoy them very much. I just need to be more careful with restricting myself too much...and yes, I am going to establish the simple exercise routine that I need.
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