Saturday, August 11, 2007
Do you ever get someone who looks through their eyes to say things to you to cause you to re-assess your goals? I caught myself doing this a few days ago. I had someone telling me that they miss the old me, I asked to make sure I was not over reacting, what do you mean by the old me?! They replied the old you was different, now the new you is just different I think you are just changing. When I think of the old me, I see the big girl who had a lack of energy, who ate a lot, based a lot around food, and who was getting to a point where she was wasting away. I wonder why sometimes the positives we do for ourselves have to include negatives from others. I sometimes have to let what others say roll on down the drain, then I also have to take a look at myself and make sure that what I am doing is staying in perspective and being who I want to be and how I want to be. Moving right along all the while using my own eyes to look at me and honestly, or someone who is honest and not intimidated by my progress.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Whats your limit? Sky is the limit for me, I have stumbling blocks that keep trying to fall in my way, yet I have to be stronger and work to get over them, around them or maybe even go through them, however, I refuse to let them hold me back or even block my way. It ain't over 'til the skinny girl sings. well the Healthy Girl Sings......
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
I did my weigh in today, because this is the 1st of the month and the scale still tells me that I am 226. I went through a few different thoughts on the weigh in. For one I was disappointed because I truly wanted out of the 220 club, and I really want to be out of the 200 club, however then the positives came and told me at least I didn't gain, and I am maintaining, plus I just have to put into focus what I will do to lose weight this month, my body is probably adjusting, you know the ugly plateau, but I will work through and keep going. Then the neutral came saying Focus, and Determination will help me make it through. I have made it this far, and I am not giving up. So I may just have to readjust my goals, work harder, see whats helping me or what I need to change with plan. Nothing stays the same so change must come to get the desired results. I am willing to work towards my goal!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Work, School, Family, Church, Friends,
Okay these are just some of the things that fills our everyday lives and I was wondering where am I? Did you notice that I didn't put "Me" on there? Okay that is why I titled Back Burner. Its to remind me and you that no matter what is going on in life we have to make time with ourselves. We have to put ourselves into our own schedules. I took off my last week of school to study for my final and I didnt exercise at all during that week. I jumped back on the wagon after that week, but I have decided to myself that no matter how busy I get I will have to find time for myself to exercise and continue taking care of my body because I refuse to put myself on the back burner. I have been there done that and trust me I threw the t-shirt away. I am going to make sure "Red" is working out and doing what she needs to do. It feels good to exercise and eat right and look and feel better about ourselves.
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.
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