Thursday, July 19, 2007
When I look at this process that I have been going through this past year, I have lost a lot of weight but I have also gained some things along the way. Here are some of my examples of things I have gained vs. lost........ This is like the old me vs. the new me
+ Hmmm.......let me see how much food I can get without going over my calories. I now eat more fruit, 100 calorie snack packs, salads (light dressing, low fat cheese) drink more water, eat out less, cook more!
- Awww man no more pizza, hamburgers, french fries
+ All is done in moderation!!! I can eat those foods, just in moderation, not everyday....
- Now when I eat those foods they cause me to have headaches, stomach aches, calorie overload, sluggish feelings,
+ Wow this makes me feel really good, the endorphins have been released
- OMG when am I going to have time, the sweat, the embarrassment of the gym, my booty bouncing while I run, jiggly thighs,
+ shrinking thighs, motivation, reaching new levels, scale moving down, Making time a Priority, Feeling good, showing myself that I can do it, getting past the fear of others looking at me and realizing we are all there for the same reason "To take care of our bodies"
Overall, I can say these are things that we have to deal with when trying to lose weight but after time has passed and we see our results, we gain more confidence, and determination. I have gained so much from this process, I know that this is my time to make my changes, I have gained so much more of me in the process, that I can honestly say that I am better now than before. I hope we all gain better life and better health through these changes that we are making. We are making a difference that begins with us and will pass along to our children, our families, and generations to come. I know that together we can do this!!! Remember the keys to looking good and feeling good means we have to take the time and put forth the effort to do so and maintain. I am still changing so I am not at the maintenance phase yet, but I am working to get there.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I just celebrated my first year of commitment to myself, "Queen of the Week", and my bday July 20th!!! This is my new year starting off right and brining success to continue to following me along to the finish line. It feels so good to know that I am doing right by me, and for others as well. This is a good week!!!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Today is my anniversary that I started working on me exactly one year ago!!! How does it feel? Good, better than good it feels great, because I look back and see exactly one year gone, 53 lbs gone, and a new me forming!!! I have probably added more years onto my life, I know I have been turning a few heads, but I want to give 'em whip lash!!! Okay I don't want to hurt 'em. Woo Hoo...........I am on my way!!!
Friday, July 13, 2007
This week was a crazy week, I didn't exercise because of my final for school, working and then motherhood duties. I don't feel bad that I didn't exercise, but I do know that in order for me to succeed on my journey I need to plan and do what I need to do. This week I do plan on getting back on schedule first thing in the morning. I have come to far to lose focus, but at the same time, I know that its important for me to plan me time, at least one hour a day just for me to do what is necessary to take care of me.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
All of the exercise, the eating right, the journaling, the tabs on every morsel, the ventilation through threads, and the struggles pay off for awesome results. I see the pictures and read the blogs, and see the encouragement we give to each other and see how it pays off in the process. I look at the pictures of members getting stronger as we build ourselves back to where we are supposed to be. Improving ourselves to be around longer to enjoy life better and live it to the fullest. I must say the payment is not monetarily, however just the confidence alone is enough of a payment. Being able to get up and down with ease, is payment for me. What is your payment???
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