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Stay Mindful Today

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Today I am at 159.6 and I will not meet my March goal unless I remain very disciplined tonight. I have already eaten about a thousand calories today and it's just past 2 p.m. Tonight I must aim for only 200-300 calories, which I can accomplish by TASTING rather than EATING, and skipping alcohol. I can tell myself "I'm paying $35 to be here so I need to eat my money's worth" (FLAWED thinking), or I can tell myself, "I am learning to have fun and live my life while losing weight. In the end I will save money, in the short-term by meeting my March goal and not needing to pay for a WW meeting, and in the long term by being healthy and therefore saving on healthcare costs." A long time ago I realized that deprivation doesn't mean not eating something...deprivation is when I DO overat, because then I DEPRIVE myself of being thin, healthy, and attractive.

I believe I will meet my March goal if I am disciplined tonight and the rest of the month. I can weigh in on Sunday morning or Monday afternoon - preferably Sunday morning!! That means losing about five pounds in three days, which sounds nuts except that I put this weight on very quickly and it's coming off very quickly too - I'm already down 5 pounds in just 2 days. Plus TOM started today - FINALLY - it had been almost seven weeks!! So that will help me drop some water weight too. Then, once my weight is down, I should do my April weigh-in sooner rather than later. Then it will be back for attempt #9,999,999 at MODERATION (1,600 calories per day, 4-5 workouts per week, sloooooow weightloss, consistent behavior). It sounds so easy now. Why do I always mess it up?!?

One last thought. I need a REALLY GOOD REWARD to keep myself on track after my March goal. Maybe something around Memorial Day...last year I weighed 135 on Memorial Day weekend and looked my best ever on the beach. This year, weather permitting, I want to go again looking EVEN BETTER! I think another photo for my Spark Page comparing Memorial Days 2007 and 2008, showing improvement, would be a fantastic reward. :) I vowed not to let my thinness of 2007 be a one-year fluke!!!

  
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PAMELA984 3/27/2008 2:22PM

    Just keep with this - it is about a lifestyle - you can do it.

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Gala

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I haven't had time to blog the past couple days, and before that I didn't really have the motivation to do so. I ate my way back to square one - yesterday I weighed 164.6. I was eating when I wasn't hungry, I was eating when I was full, it was disgusting. Anyway, I figured I absolutely needed to get extremely disciplined if I want to have any chance of meeting my March goal. So, yesterday and today I ate about 1,250 calories and did an hour at the gym (strength, stretching, and cardio). Tomorrow night I'm going to a "gala" with lots of food and wine, so I will have to work extra hard to stay disciplined. It's going to be almost impossible to meet my March goal. Today I was at 162.0. Tomorrow maybe I'll be down another pound or two. I need to be at 157 for my goal.....and the month ends in five days.....and I won't weigh 157 at a meeting unless I weigh 2 pounds less at home....and the last day of the month (which also happens to be Jess' birthday) is a Monday! Ugh!! I'll have to check out my options for meetings......

  


Zumba!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Today my district had a "staff wellness day" so I got to exercise all day. I did Zumba this morning and it was so fun!! I would like to try classes at the gym as a change from the usual cardio machines. I also did Dance Dance Revolution (OK), learned to juggle scarves (not as hard as I'd thought), and Pilates (wish I'd used 2 mats). The zumba was really my favorite...and then after work I got together with my mom and brother and we went for a walk!

  
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SEPPIESUSAN 3/21/2008 11:48AM

    Whoops! What is Zumba...it was a really fun, really dancy cardio workout with a lot of Latin music. Most of the moves weren't that hard to pick up! But I discovered I can only circle my hips to the right... hehe

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BRUIN2 3/21/2008 11:40AM

    Sounds like a fun day!! Great idea to try the Zumba classes at your gym....but...umm...what is zumba?! hehe.

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Still at it...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Still being consistent.
Still being moderate.
Already wishing I could quit. But I won't.

  
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SUNCHIC711 3/19/2008 5:49PM

    Stay Strong and Keep Going!! You can do it! Remember your goals and the successes you want to achieve - you deserve the time and effort you put into your well-being and happiness!

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Consistency and Moderation

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Still at it...I WILL MEET MY MARCH GOAL!

  
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BRUIN2 3/18/2008 1:02PM

    Good to hear you're still at it! Your hard work will pay off!!

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