Saturday, January 08, 2011
I've had a tough few days. Not in the worldly way, but with myself and with my food plan. I don't know what it is... but things leap to mind as volunteer possibilities. Like, hmmm:
1) 199.8 on new years day ... a celebration but not feeling safe
2) made it through holidays on point... but then the afterwaves of cravings more difficult
3) I have been "hungry" ier a lot more often. the tummy kind and the other kind.
4) it's just how it is... Sometimes it is "easy", there's a rhythm and a flow to staying on track and within my goal guidelines.. and that's how it's been for weeks and weeks.
So... hey... I'm crestfallen at the loss of that ease (Big whoop, eh). Get over it, I tell myself gently today. Sometimes it's not easy. And that's when we (meaning me) dig to our tools. Yeah, remember P, TOOLS.
So-- Now that I've had my afternoon snack two hours early.... I've got my collage envelope out.... Perhaps its high time for some new motivators, a re-grouping, a checking in, a rallying of friends and foibles.
My body hurts from my 60 minute workouts on the elliptical. Maybe new shoes will help. Or insoles. Or maybe a more varied workout. Yeah... I need to vary what I'm doing... but so far the classes at my club don't work for me.
Any body got a great toning firming video they love. Mat work and small weights or bands?
I'd love to hear about it.
Thanks for stopping by and reading this.
This is a reaching out I guess. But mostly a bookmark for my self.
I hear you P. Now, Let's do this!!!!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Hooray!!! With your feedback and encouragement I am 'taking' that New Years Day weight in at 199.8 as attainment in onederland. And I celebrated!!! Especially sweet with you.. and with Joe.... and, indeed, with myself.
I soaked it in, even (as the previous blog suggests) if/that I won't feel solidly arrived until a few more clicks down the 9's. BUT.... I did soak it in... put on my new pants (down two sizes) and am ready to move on!!
Yes, T.... "Onward and Downward!!!"
In 2010, I lost about 35 lbs, 23 with Spark! I made it to ONEderland just in time for New Years! I dropped from too-tight jeans size 20/22... to new jeans size 18P. I went from dragging my self to the gym maybe 3x a week for 30minutes.... to looking forward to the gym 60minutes 4-6x week. And.... FEELING GOOD. And looking to set a new goal with my MOVING STONES visualization (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE).
My new goal (the number that means something, demarcates something I understand in sense memory) is 175#. That means I am going to move the 25 stones in the littlest middle container.
(In the goblet are stones (1 each representing lbs lost); In the little cup are lbs to lose in the current Goal; and in the jar are remaining stones in bigger picture).
I care more about the getting there than the when. So... here we go!!! 2011!!!
Me myself and I.... and ALL OF YOU!! We can do this!!! We are doing this!!!
Congratulations to me and to all of you on all we've accomplished so far.
And here's to a sparktastic new year and all that it brings.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Yep! It's New Year's Day 2011... and I asked for Onederland, I intended it, I sparked it!
(albeit, I think, very very unofficial)
Red toes to match my lovely red scale.
I say unofficial because... as happened once a week or so ago... the scale said 198.7 in one spot on the wood floor, 199something in another and 200 on another. OUIJI BOARD..Ouiji board...uh-huh. But, you know what? -- I'm all IN for that -- all of it -- I 'get it'!
It's a number. And it does mean something -- it represents something anyway -- whether it's a lot or a little....
In any case, I'm delighted, and I post this photo today (for me and for you)-- NEW YEAR'S DAY -- my sparked and stated Goal for all to see! Unofficial photo not finish.
Keep on Sparking!
Happy New Year!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Dec 27th 200#, on the nose -- 200.00
Well my friends, it seems I'm just a breath away from ONEderland!
In the photo you see, on the left, weight lost with Spark and Sparkfriends since July 2010. In the middle is the last stone (pound) before ONEderland -- my first near term goal. On the right, stones representing pounds yet to move as I set the next near term goal and the next.
As some of you well know, I've been frustrated for many weeks with the stasis on the scale. Having been hovering at this border for so long.
Yet, I'VE NOT LOST SIGHT at all of HOW HAPPY and CELEBRATIVE I am of accomplishments in life and choices and results so far. IT'S ALLLL GOOOD. Absolutely!
So hip hip (now with more bones) HOORAY for me! And for Us! And for WE.
We're on our ways. And it's the road and the present moment that life is made of.
I'm grateful for the road, and the journey, and my companions.
Lest I mislead with this love tangent
I'm going to be SO DELIGHTED when
THIS STONE IS GONNA MOVE!!! And soon ;-) !
btw: I upped my calories this past week. And I think that THIS may be a good thing -- perhaps the difference? It may be that my daily calories were too low. That may or may not be the reason for so many weeks stuck or setpointed and plateau'd. We'll see. For now, I plan to sticck to this new "calorie cycling" week plan and see where it leads.
What will my next near term goal be? (When this last stone moves I'll have an empty small cup to fill with the next visualization). I'm thinking to put 25 stones in there and have the goal be 175. But perhaps that's not NEAR enough; perhaps the 80's (189)? I'm sure open to reflections and the wisdom of YOUR experience.
In the meantime...
I celebrate TODAY. And MYSELF. And YOU.
2011 is already and is going to be
Im going to leave this with the only before and after I have on file so far:
Next time you see these feet, they'll be standing on the scale celebrating ONEderland!
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