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First intermediate goal met!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

(The first three times I tried to type "goal" in the title, my hands automatically typed "goat" instead. Maybe I write about my goats too much....)

So this morning my weight was down to 220 pounds, my first loss of 10% of my body weight. I can't believe how quickly it's still dropping off. Thank you, Synthroid! I am sure the medication has a lot to do with it. However, I'm also VERY proud of how well I've been doing with this, and I think a lot of it has to do with the community aspect of SP. Thank you, SP! I've been able to shrug off the blunders and focus on the accomplishments. I've been forming some good diet habits, e.g. eating breakfast almost every morning, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, avoiding fast food for the most part and eating healthier when I do swing through the drive-through. Instead of donuts from Tim Horton's, I had a 12 grain bagel with light cream cheese; with my chicken sandwich from Wendy's, I skipped the french fries. Small victories, but significant, to me.

I do really need to pick up the pace with my exercise, however. It's been hard to carve out time for it, considering I simply don't enjoy it very much (I hope that will change as I get more into the habit of it) and there is always something else I'd rather be doing. But I know how important it is. While the weather is cold (we had SNOW today. We didn't have a white Christmas, but a white Easter?) I'm going to try to fit in a walk while my husband is taking his lunch break; and when it gets hot I'm going to try getting up earlier in the mornings to do it. I've never been a morning person, but then I've never been a particularly healthy person, either, so I might as well change both ways.

My next goal is to get under 200 pounds for the first time in years! I have to admit, I'd love to keep seeing the weight losses of the past few weeks (I've been averaging over 4 pounds per week), but I'm conservatively setting a timeline for July 13 (lucky Friday the 13th), allowing for a 1.5 pounds-per-week weight loss between now and then.

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ECOMAMA 4/29/2007 6:41PM

    Way to go, Rosaphile!

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Another quick "bad day" perspective

Thursday, April 05, 2007

"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson


A "bad day"

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Yesterday was a "bad day" - foodwise. But, to paraphrase something I read in an SP article this morning:

A bad day is just a very small bump in a very long road.

Remember this!

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ROSAPHILE 4/3/2007 11:34PM

    Thank you, Lori! I used to be really bad about this, but I'm definitely getting better about letting the bad days roll off and moving forward. Onward and upward... or downward, as the case may be. :)

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GARRINGER9 4/3/2007 12:14PM

    Lori, Don't be too down on yourself. Just pick it back up and put yourself back in the right direction. We all fall down-just be sure to get back up! I am sure you are doing well overall. Have a super-de-duper day-to quote Barney-Lori

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If only it were always this easy....

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Interesting. When I joined SP 3 (I think) days ago, I entered my "current weight" as 245. That is what my weight was the last time I was at the doctor's office, which was, if I recall correctly, about 4 or 5 weeks ago. At the time I joined, my bathroom scale was out of order - in need of a new battery.

Last night, I bought a new battery for the scale. This morning, my weight, according to my scale, was 231.

That's 14 pounds less than my doctor's office weight just a few weeks ago. And I hadn't even been trying to lose. I can only attribute this to my thyroid medication. My doctor increased my dosage that day, from 50mcg to 200mcg. While I haven't been feeling like I'm brimming with energy, apparently it has had SOME effect. I'm certainly not complaining - it gives my little turtle down there in my ticker a nice little headstart!


Feeling good

Saturday, March 17, 2007

"To feel good about yourself, you have to treat yourself as if you are already someone worthy of respect and good treatment. If that means 'faking it until you make it,' then that is where you need to start. " (From the SP article, "An Exercise in Self-Esteem.")

Feeling good about myself has always been a problem for me. I am almost always hearing the voice of my inner critic. (My husband would like to beat the @#$%! out of my inner critic.)

I need to start now to view exercise as something that is GOOD FOR MY BODY and therefore worthwhile if for no other reason.