Thursday, July 05, 2007
Its crazy, I have a brother who wants to gain weight, however he has a nice build and he can eat anything and everything when he wants to. Cheeseburgers early in the morning and everything is fine. I have a sister who is really slim, never had to diet in her whole life, and yet in my moments of thickness, she always thought I looked better than her, and I at the moment wishing I was slim as she was. Its funny because now I wonder how will things be if I get as small as she is. That would be something else. I wonder how would she take it?? I know now that some of us have to work harder to keep the weight off than others. I know my metabolism has to have an extra push from me, and that according to my body's mechanics I have to do what I have to do to help it along with weight loss, maintenance, and all this other good stuff. Its weird that once being a part of the Clean plate club, my membership has been revoked, I can now just eat enough and turn away a meal without feeling bad about it. I am doing so much better its like learning me all over again, a new girl is coming out!!!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
I used to ask myself why I was losing weight, I know now its health wise, however before I really don't know why I was trying, I do know I wasn't ready. I know I was not living up to my potential being over weight and there is a lot more I can do if I am at a healthy weight. I used to wonder what I was willing to do to get to a healthier weight, wonder why it would take so long, be discouraged/disappointed/afraid/defeated of the long process, mad at the world because it seems like the weight just came on so easily, however to lose it seems to take an eternity. Those were my thoughts when the weight seemed like it wasn't coming off fast enough. I used to want the fast solutions and the quick success, however time has changed me, and taking this journey one day at a time seems to be the best road ever, I am learning more about the process, and the mathematics of it all. Seems like I would lose 5 or 10 pounds then my lack of commitment or know it all attitude, seemed to have let 15-20 lbs come back without an understanding and then a carefree attitude, seems like I used to think I looked okay, but now I think I am looking better, ( don't want to get a big head) but I know with the more I lose the healthier I will be, (because of exercise) the more attractive I will be, the more confident I will be, the more I can do, the best ever I will be. I will just be more of me!!!! Less in weight but more Life of me!!
What is your "Reflection?"
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Today I had to battle the old vs the new. She sure did try to get me. I sat in the waiting area for 3.5 hours while my car was being serviced and during that time I had a visit from the ol' girl. She kept asking me was I hungry. Here is the conversation in recap .......
281: Ooooohh look a snack machine!!!
228: Yea, I see. ( nonchalant)
281: Aren't you hungry???
281: I sure am, I could use a snack!!! Honey buns, M&M's, almond joys, oh my..........(doing the homer drool)
228: We can wait for something healthier, you know that stuff has too many calories and sugar for us. Plus I brought some water along.
281: *huff* Water....... ( mad at the world)
228: *smiling* in victory!!!!
Do you ever find yourself battling the old you with the new you sometimes? It may not be often but there will be a time when it comes. Be strong and stand your ground!!!!
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Okay here is July, I am aiming to get out of the 220 club, no offense but I want out and this last quarter to get me out of the 200 club has to move on I want to see over the horizon!!!!
Exercise, Food, Water, Rest!!!!
Exercise: Work out 60 minutes a day M/T/W/Th/F
2 times on M/W/F by walking in the evenings
3 days of strength training T/Th/ Sa
Sunday will be my Rest/ Make up Day
Food: Making sure I eat 3 balanced meals a day, 5 fruits/veggies a day and staying within my calorie range.
Water: Get in 8 glasses a day even if it means waking up early to get in a glass or two before work then after work hitting up my water!!
Rest: Get in my sleep so that I am not tired during the day and my body functions properly to knock off these pounds!!!
Plus I plan to start up my change jar so that I will have some funds saved and make my rewards list.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Some days this journey is so easy and some days its crazy. Today is one of the easy days. I am noticing a pattern of my hard days. Usually when TOM is coming to visit that is when my hard days come. I need to think of a way to handle him. Lol, he comes in a week early with his bags but Flo comes a week later. This is crazy. So they can't come all together. I am just glad that they will be leaving soon, I am ready to do my weigh in, in a few days, but I am not going to do it with all of this water weight. I found it kind of hard to work out this time with Flo visiting, mainly fatigue, I push myself though. I could push a little harder though.
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