Sunday, August 29, 2010
Up until today, I' ve been pretty much right on track. Today I just about gave up. At work there was an amazing cake...rich and heavy and soooo yummy. Ya...I ate some, like 3 pieces. And they were not small pieces. I don't know what got into me!~ I was possessed!!! And then there were the sausages with peppers and onions. Ya, had some of those two. I really feel icky and bloated now. I think my system is rebelling against me. Junk overload is not something I can do anymore. I guess that's a good thing in retrospect. If I try to overload again, then I might feel the same way. So it's a good thing (like Martha says).
After almost 8 weeks of eating good nutritious healthy meals, I did this. So now I know. Not gonna do it anymore. Even the Mexican birthday party didn't make me feel the way I do now.
So its Sunday night, and tomorrow is Monday and it's the start of a brand new week. I can't undo today, so it's a fresh start tomorrow. Gee, I'm feeling happier already!
Hoping that everyone has a wonderful week, and be seeing you around the pages!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Hello there Fellow Sparkers,
My weekly blog is here, for those of you who know me, or have been following my musings here on SparkPeople. Yeah, I'm kinda goofy, but losing weight is serious business and I like to lighten up the mood, (at least for my own benefit, if not for anyone else!)
Weighing my food, and making careful decisions, along with exercising and sleeping well has brought me to the weigh-in of today, and I LOST NOTHING!!!
Didn't gain anything, but I was disappointed that I didn't shed a single pound. I think....I don't know what I think.....why does this happen? Wouldn't it be logical if you take in less calories than your bodies need, then you would lose weight? Makes sense to me, and I should know the answer considering I've been trying to lose weight all my life. You'd think I know by know!!! Oh yeah...I forgot to mention that I went to a birthday party yesterday and the theme/food choices were Mexican! Ya...I like Mexican food. But in all honesty, I feel I did very well with the selections, and the portion sizes as well. I took a little of many different foods, and had lots of salad as a filler. It was kind of hard to determine exactly how much I ate, but I think I kept it to 1/4 cup of just about everything, except the salad. Lots of salad. No dressing. I know Mexican food isn't the lowest in calories, but Is it possible that one day's worth of "partying" could have stayed my weight to where it is? I really hate to think that I can't even go out to a party, or dinner somewhere without it messing everything up. But on the other hand....This is what lifestyle changing is all about. Learning to adapt to eating differently, and living with it at the same time. And I have been learning exactly that, this time around. Before I got serious about my weight, it would have been easy for me to have a couple of big, overstuffed burritos, along with everything that goes on it, and even extra on the side. But this time, I looked over the selections and thought in my head....Rose...do you really want to undo all that hard work you've been doing for the last 6-7 weeks? And the answer was NO! I DON'T.
I'm not discouraged that I didn't lose any weight this week. I am happy that I maintained, and very happy that my clothes are getting looser. These are all positive things that I reflect on in this journey to healthy living.
So, my fellow Sparkers... have a wonderful week and KEEP ON SPARKING!!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Hello, fellow Sparkers,
It's my weekly update on my weight loss journey. I am very happy to say that I have lost another 4.5 lbs. I suppose I should be concerned that the weight is coming off rather quickly, but it's not because I am starving myself. I am eating my full required calorie allotment, drinking plenty of water and am excercising daily (bike riding everyday, and areobic video's 1-2 times a week). I'm sleeping well and have plenty of energy. So what is going on with the weight loss? Beats me. It's very encouraging to me that I am doing so well. I know...I'm blowing my own horn.
My clothes are getting loose, and I hope it doesn't stop till I reach my goal, which if I keep this up, will be sooner than I expect.
Life is good.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Ok. It's 28 days since I have committed to being on a weight loss journey. And the journey so far has been wonderful! 4.5 lbs gone!!! Bringing my total to....drumroll please.....20.5 lbs. Not too shabby!
All I can tell you is that perserverance is the key. If you have a plateau week, don't give up. Keep weighing and measuring, exercise, and maintain a positive attitude that "you can do it" and it will pay off. I know that life likes to throw curve balls at us, but if you are fit, then you can dodge those curve balls. I know it all sounds easy but it does get easier the longer you do it! Keep it up my SP Friends....we can win the battle! GO TEAMS!
Monday, August 02, 2010
Ok, today was day off and I did mostly nothing, which is a good thing to do sometimes. Tonight was a different story. I decided to go for a bike ride. Now, I usually ride my bike to work every day, but its only a 30 minute ride to and from work, and not real strenuous. So tonight I rode for 50 minutes, going a at decent speed, 11-12 mph . Kept the heart rate up for the majority of the ride, and rode along all the way just enjoying the scenery. Reading some of these blogs is what did it!
So thank you bloggers who have inspired me today to ride my bike.
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