Saturday, August 27, 2011
Hello Atlantan Sparkies!
This morning was glorious for hiking! I did my fastest time ever on Kennesaw Mountain and I was beaming! I felt like a 30 something instead of a 40 something. My MF was really impressed...no whining! I'm only 10 lbs down but I handled the hill better than last year when I getting ready to run the Peachtree.
I am visualizing how much better I'll be at my next 5 lb. goal. when I am at my final goal, that cardio bomb will be a walk in the park!
Friday, August 26, 2011
My MF (Manfriend) and I love to reward ourselves with food. This is likely the root of our weight problems! We are known for posting the incredible food we eat all over the city and also the delicious and healthy meals we make at home! It really is the going out part that is so hard.
The favorite item: A burger and fries. "Hey, let's work out and eat really well so we can earn that extra splurge." Great if you're fit, not great if you have 35 lbs to lose. We know that there is such a thing as moderation, and that's the ideal to strive for. Live a fit and healthy life the majority of the time, so that the occasional fried heart attack meal wont be any big deal.
But, not tonight!
We both saw weight loss and positive changes this week. I didn't want to spoil my hard work to get off the 3 week plateau I've been on, so I went to the Whole Food Market and bought some beautiful Eco Black Sea Bass for the grill, some nice greens and asparagus and a bottle of Pinot Noir! This incredible meal will be so gourmet and satisfactory that the burger just wont mean a thing anymore.
The less I eat nasty fried unhealthy food, the less I want it, and the more I crave the grilled piece of lean meat or fish, fresh crunchy vegetables and naturally sweet foods instead of sugary ones...the ones that make my body happy.
Next week, we will get our burger and fries at Atlanta's famous Vortex Restaurant, Eric's fav. in the whole city. We'll earn it, but I bet it wont be any where even close to how fabulous tonights will be at home!
I don't even know if I want a burger anymore!
Have a nice weekend,
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Gosh darn, just got The Spark in the mail and I'm on chapter 4 WHEN....
Today, I took it in my bag with a swim suit and my water bottle. When I pulled out the bottle it was only half full, and now I have a soggy wet The Spark, with stuck together pages like glue and cover that is disintegrating. sniff sniff.
You should see me sitting here trying to fan the pages trying to get them dry so they wont have little stuck together corners, and remind me of some teenage boy's obsession magazine or American Pie while I'm trying to be all Sparky!
Hope you are having a good day,
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Only .4 lbs this week. SO WHAT? That's 2, count 'em, TWO sticks of butter, right?
Celebrate EVERY success, baby! Because you are working hard and feel so great already in so many ways!
I am trying to focus on the slow and steady mentality. Slow and steady wins the race. Why? So I don't get depressed! Because I am apparently at a plateau and the scale isn't budging. So, I am focusing on how I feel and that I am really eating what I'm saying I'm eating, I'm checking the nutrition report to make sure I'm getting enough of everything, and I'm working out every day!
I know for me that if I get discouraged that can lead to falling off track, so I am really working on the Spark mentality this time, that I am moving in the right direction, one step at a time, albeit slowly, because it's for life, and I'm gonna get there no matter how many stinkin' plateau(x?)s my body decides stop on for a breather! I will charge on and make a lasting difference in my life and in others! I am enough!
Did anyone read the Slowest Loser blog post yesterday? AWESOME! He met his goal with 1/2 lb per week losses!
Slow and steady keepin' it real!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wow, what a month. I've really focused on getting to know this website and all it has to offer. It can be overwhelming at first, taking so much time to do everything. Last Summer, I kinda put it on hold because of the time I was taking here. Then again in Feb.
But, this time, something has changed. I started interacting with you all much more, and realizing that I really do have support here and I'm not alone!
My favorite thing now is reading the blog roll and seeing your posts.
You are all wonderful and have said just the right things at the time I needed to hear them the most...the things that you were also worried about, but had the courage to put it out there so you wouldn't be alone either!
THANK YOU !!!!
With that, I will spend my day knowing that I will post and maybe help others and you will post and help others too...but in posting our thoughts and by sharing our support, we really help ourselves. What a gift!
I am so happy and grateful,
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