Monday, October 14, 2013
I have a long way to go.
I need to grab all the tools available.
If you have any good "tools" to share, I'd welcome them.
Having said that, I know I need to pace myself. With a long journey, we obviously cannot sprint to the finish line. Slow and steady wins the race. Just got to remember, I am IN A RACE. So, time to get myself "into harness".
I expect there to be changes, and I need to allow myself time to adjust. Another reason that Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
I don't want to be to smug about my 52 pound loss...because I have lots more to get off before I am at my goal, but maybe that is another subject
Monday, January 21, 2013
This little quote is from my hubby(told to him by a friend years ago). Now, as I like to do when I don't understand something...I take it apart and look at all it's pieces, and then perhaps, I can begin to understand.
Look up the word... Virtue....it doesn't mean what I always thought it meant. If a woman was virtuous, she was a "good" woman who would never do anything "bad". That, in the strict sense is correct. But my point is, Virtue, in my dictionary means POWER. That's what the word means.
Think about that---that Patience is a POWER? WOW! That's awesome.
Co-incidentally (I jest...), that is exactly what I need to talk about this morning. I stepped on the scale and I have gained... .4 of a pound. :) ! OK....now this is where the patience comes in, and this is where in the past, I always got into trouble.
Here is the scenario: I'm getting ready to log in my weight. I start to think about "performance". Panic starts to set in, and I catch myself. "NO. NO......I'm in this regarless of what the scale says...remember?" I must repeat that line often: I'M IN THIS FOR LIFE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE SCALE SAYS.
Because the fact is, our weight goes up and down. I have a graff to look at that shows my weight going up and down. Even when I was "doing everything according to plan".
So, the moral of this story is: BE PATIENT with yourself. Stick to your plan, and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up!
Keep Focused. We are in a battle for LIFE, and that's precious, so Keep Focused....that means ME...PJ.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
One day at a time....it's all we have. I don't mean to sound morbid, but I could die in my sleep tonight. So, today is all I really have to think about or consider. Are all fat people so "perfectionist"-minded? We must be. Well, I'm finished being that way. It was a waste of time, anyway.
"Effort, well-placed for this moment,
Is worth a lifetime of seeking perfection".......(sigh, well, I guess I'm going to be a perfectionist until I die, but I can definitely pick WHERE!ha)
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Well, that's what my tracking is...accounting for every bite. Someone said "If you bite it, write it!"
No more worries about being perfect. In over a hundred days...yes 103 to be exact, I have exceeded my limit 2 times. I said to myself "You know what, that is over and done, and you are not going to cry about it. Just forget about it. Go on and do it right tomorrow" Tomorrow was my day to weigh in. I lost weight!!!! So, what would have happened if I had "quit. again. because I'm a failure!" I would not have found out that I was ok, and it's ok to make mistakes...just keep going down this path. MY PATH. MY CHOSEN PATH. It's all mine, and I am the author of my fate...hahahaha! ( I shoulda been an actress...I love the drama!ha)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Have you ever had something on your body that you hated but just couldn't change it for a variety of reasons?
I'm talking about that stubborn FAT that just won't look good no matter what size or style you stick yourself into. I thought I gave it a pretty good fight many times over...but whatever I lost, it always came back, and then some.
If you are like me, and you have a lot of fat to get rid of, it is not going to happen in a few weeks. Finally accepting that the ugly fat is not the problem, it is just a symptom of perhaps a few other more serious problems, was the beginning of the end of some of my fat cells...37+ lbs of them to date.
I am happily humming along now without focusing on how many more I have to lose, or how BIG I am, because I KNOW that if I keep up what I'm doing (and it's not difficult), I will eventually reach my goal weight of 132 pounds.
I was using my old Weight Watchers tracker and filled it up. I created my own tracker then, and find it will probably be modified a few more times before it is perfect for me. The one thing I know is, I will be doing it for the rest of my life, because JUST LIKE MY CHECKBOOK RECORD, it keeps me out of trouble.
Acceptance of the problem, and responsibility to do something about it becomes so huge that I cannot put into words how serious it was for me. I thought I was doing that all those times I went back on my program and then went off and regained all those ugly pounds I had lost. But I wasn't. Just as an Alcoholic must stop drinking....a foodaholic must stop overeating, or we are doomed to be fat forever more. Simple, right? Well, not so simple to accept, but accept we must.
I asked my daughter how long it would take her to get into trouble if she didn't write down all her purchases in her check record. That prompted a big laugh. I have a feeling it would prompt most of us to laugh, because our wants are always bigger than our means. So, understanding that, get comfy with your tracking method, and make it easy to do, cause you are going to be close buddies for a long, long time.
Then there is the KIND of food we eat........well, that's another story......
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