Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The sun is out more, and the snow is melting slowly. Maybe we will have an early Spring up here. Actually, if we just have no snow on the ground at Easter, that would be a bonus.
I have a terrible case of "nothing's going right in my corner of the world." Wish I could get out of the doldrums and perk up. If we keep getting sunshine, maybe I will see things brighter!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Well, I guess I proved it to myself! I cannot get ahead by setting goals.
I set a goal of losing 4 lbs this month - what I thought was a realistic goal. Just one pound per week. What an idiot to think that I could do that! What did I lose? Just 1.5 lbs. in a whole month. And as we all know, that 1.5 lbs cannot be considered to be a "loss" because day-to-day you can gain and lose that much weight.
No more goal setting for me. It is a useless exercise where I am concerned.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Although I have an overall goal weight that I want to reach, I have never really set small goals to reach the big one. This month I did set a smaller goal to lose 4 lbs by Feb. 28.
Today was the first week's weigh-in, and I lost 2.5 lbs. It was a "perfect" week--stayed within calorie range, drank 9+ glasses of water per day, exercised slightly above what my plan is set for.
My pattern, though, is to lose one week and gain the next week....the eternal see-saw. So, next Sunday we'll see if Life gets in the way and the scale goes back up. I'll be happy with any weight loss by Feb. 28!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Today was weigh in day. I was looking forward to it, because I have lost a bit in each of the past two weeks. I thought I had really gotten it all together and gotten off the seesaw.
Well, hopes are dashed again. I was up a pound instead of losing anything. I'm destined to do this forever. I have been following this pattern for a couple of YEARS now. What gives?
Maybe my doctor is right. Maybe I just won't get any smaller. But I would so love to get out of the obese range of BMI. I want the weight loss. I want the scales to display smaller numbers.
Oh well, I will keep eating healthy and keep exercising and keep telling myself that one day I will lose........that's the hardest part, though, because I am continually proving to myself that I won't lose weight.
Now I am heading for the treadmill so I can get some exercise! The treadmill is pointless for weight loss, but at least it keeps my arthritis from getting worse.
Friday, January 01, 2010
I have been taking a few months "off" from SP. I was getting nowhere fast, so it was time for some serious changes.
I made one huge change, resigning from my parish administrator position of 7+ years, and taking a new job in the bookkeeping department of my local Home Depot store. After 4 months at the new job, I can honestly say that it was a change for the better -- and I am getting more sleep! I miss lots of things about my old job, but I am still a member of the parish and see my friends there regularly.
Now I am ready to start tracking my food and exercising again. Seems I just needed to step back from everything and relax a bit! Luckily, I was able to maintain my weight and not creep back up the scale during this time (although I seem to have put on about 5lbs during the holidays!!!).
As I look out my window, we are getting snow......and snow for the next 4 days is forecasted. Not my favorite weather for sure.............but it is January, after all. Guess my treadmill will get some use.
Happy New Year, Everyone.
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