Tuesday, May 12, 2009
My desire is still there to lose this weight and keep it off. I stay motivated.
The problem is not the motivation, it is the laziness that tends to creep in sometimes. It is the temptation to eat junk foods.
So I accept that I am not perfect and when I can no longer resist temptation, I add the tempting foods to my daily tracker.
And I do have days that I just don't do my exercises.
But I do keep my eyes on the prize and I will reach my goal and then maintain it.
One day at a time.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
From an article by Dean Anderson, 3 Simple Ways to Build Consistency.
Rule #1: Never tell yourself ďIím not motivated.Ē
"Thatís not the real problem, unless you really donít want to lose weight or live a healthy lifestyle. As long as you do want these things, you have all the motivation you need.
It may be true that sometimes you donít want to exercise, or that you really want to stop and get fast food rather than cooking dinner. Thatís understandable, but it doesnít mean youíre not motivated. It just means that you want two different and opposing things, and you have to make a decision. Telling yourself that you lack motivation is just a way of denying that you really do have a choice. It makes the problem seem mysterious and out of your control, and it makes you feel less powerful than you really are, because you lack something (the motivation) you need. Not true!"
Own the moment! Decide to follow through on your motivation. You get to decide if you sit and eat or get up and exercise.
Rule #2: Build momentum one step at a time.
Rule #3: Always have a plan B.
Read the article! Great reading if you think you've lost your motivation!
Don't forget to take your spark points!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
No, it would not bother me.
I married Ray for better or worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer...
Ok, so as the joke goes, why can't I take better, healthy and rich?!
I told Ray that unless his health depended on losing weight, I would never force him to do anything. It is his body and we are supposed to have free choice in life.
But I must say that Ray actually started losing weight before me! So it was really tough to catch up to him and pass him by since he dropped 30 lbs on his own!
Now he wants to drop another 10 lbs but the doctor advised him to go really slowly. Ray's health is good and his doctor advises not to "rock the boat" too much or too quickly. He has maintained his weight loss for almost a year now!!
Monday, May 04, 2009
I read another blog today and was quite appalled that someone suggested that activities logged were never done.
How rude some people can be! Never fear, I would never question what someone else is posting. Not ever!
To me, my trackers are to hold MYSELF accountable. So if I *fudge* I am only fooling myself; this is NOT an option.
My mother used to tell me that people who accuse you of falsehoods are generally guilty of them themselves or they wouldn't think of it. And my DH, Ray, says anyone that doesn't trust you cannot usually be trusted.
You go ahead and post what you do and take your points - you are earning them my friends!
I added some exercises to my strength training that are not *kosher* but who cares?! Anyone that has ever spent an hour picking Blackberries will understand that is a lot of bending over, just like touching your toes, for each and every vine of berries! Almost like my Planting 100 onions, lol. And I don't stop until my back says "UNCLE!" I am up to being able to pick for about an hour now!! WooHoo, that is an accomplishment! (So I take the 15 minutes of ST credit.)
And Saturday I had to seal my dad's wood porch. I found out that painting is Cardio and I took my credit for the full hour that I was working. And I did it with a paintbrush and by bending over! (I actually went back and did the last 6 boards but didn't count them, lol.)
If you do the minutes, go ahead and take your points! Don't worry about anyone else - you are doing this for you!
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