Tuesday, December 29, 2009
WOW, it has been a long time since I have blogged!!! Maybe because the holidays are here, and I felt I was having to work so hard at keeping off what I had lost! LOL!
I am working on my goals, and I thought I would share a secret to succeeding in yearly new year's resolutions. Many years ago I added my goals to my prayer list. It really does help to pray about your resolutions/goals at least once a week... It keeps it before you, and with asking God for help and wisdom in achieving them... it works! No, I don't do EVERYTHING I set as goals, but I get a WHOLE lot more done that I used to before I started praying about them!
I will blog again in the next few days, to share my weightloss goals... and possibly other goals with everyone!
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Okay, for those that do not know me... I was struggling to lose weight the past month. After eating right and exercising for 8 months, my body had decided to STOP losing. I am losing weight that I have not been able to lose in many years!! SO... I went on a low carb diet for an experiment for 7 - 10 days. Today is my 8th day and I was actually going to go OFF of it... but... I have lost 3 pounds and after very little the past month, I am sooo excited about losing again! I have decided that I may stick to it a few more days, then go back to the normal. The weird thing is... I have not had the time to exercise!!! How could I lose without exercising too?? WOW!!!
I met my goal of 25 pounds lost with Spark People (Plus 4.5 before Spark People, and the extra 2 pounds I lost the past two days) ... and now that I see that I really CAN lose... I want to lose another 20 pounds. I went back and forth with whether I should lose 20 or 25 more... but decided at 43 years of age.. I do not want to get TOO skinny just yet, and I want an attainable goal! So.. it has now been added to my tracker!
My plan is to stay on the low carb for 2 more days, then go back to my regular way of eating right and exercise. I enjoyed the foods I could eat for a while (bacon, sausage, fried eggs, cheese and more cheese), although I am really craving a bowl of cereal or toast with home made apple butter!! LOL
I am not yet advising anyone to go on this... until after I go back to normal and see if I gain the weight back... that is a small fear I have and I will let you all know how it goes then! Thanks everyone for your continued support and encouragement!!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Well, after three weeks of eating right and the past week of consistent exercise... I have only lost a half pound. I am treading new territory, since I have not been this size in many many years, and to think about losing more is hard for me to believe, and evidently my body does not want to let that weight go either. I have had no motivation the past 5 days, and have been SOOO discouraged!! I talked to my husband about it this morning, and he thought that maybe I needed to shock my body a little bit! I was thinking about a 3 day fluid cleanse, and he thought I should try the low carb. 12 years ago I once lost to where I am now using a low carb diet, and kept at this weight for over 4 years after I went off the diet! Unfortunately, right now I am not content at this weight... I really want to lose more (even though I know my original goal is only 1 pound away.) BUT, I decided to try his suggestion. I am not a big one for low carb, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE fruit and whole wheat bread soooooo much. Even so, we decided to try it for a week to 10 days and then go back to my balanced diet after that time. I started today, and I must say, I really enjoyed eating a piece of sausage for breakfast. I have not eaten sausage in FOREVER!!! And today for lunch, instead of eating just two little spare ribs... I ate 5!! LOL!!! I also enjoyed a nice salad and some green beans too (that had a little butter on them... wow did the butter taste good). Emotionally I can see that this may be what I am needing... but I sure hope it shocks my body the right way... LOL... I can't see eating like this and losing! REALLY!!! I will let you all know how it helps, or how it may not in the days to follow... My fingers are crossed!!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Well, the past two weeks I have not been able to do a weekly report, because we have been so busy and I always have one or two days each week that I miss a meal... The bad thing is, I have done SOO well on my nutrition, that it makes me sad that I can't show everyone how well I have done! sigh... I will work hard to complete it all this next week and stay focused. It was SUCH a busy week, that I also could not exercise as much. (Which is a good thing that I kept my nutrition in check!) I look forward to the next week, and plan to add back in strength training, since I have not been able to keep up with that with all the busy days! I love new weeks and new beginnings!! I am really looking forward to this week! How about everyone else???
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