Friday, February 18, 2011
They tell you all the time that "Stress will make you gain or maintain weight" that it is so negative it is actually detrimental to your weightloss.
Well, if that is the case, then today is going to be a bad day.
I really wish I could talk about it and vent all of the frustration out, but I can't (it's about my work, specifically someone).
When you're me and you stress there is only one thing that goes through your head passing as a legitimate thought - CHOCOLATE!!
The problem with this is that I keep no candy at my desk!! So, here I am, waiting for lunch time to get here, all the while scratching and feening (yet fighting) the urge to go and get a candy from the vending machine downstairs...
UGG!!! But it's all good. I'll be good and figure out how to satiate the nerve without caving to the super delicious, delectable, empty calories.... ;P
Thursday, February 17, 2011
One of the things that will help you the most on a journey such as this, is learning how to be honest with yourself and always being truthful and accountable.
Accountability to yourself is one of the most powerful tools that you possess. That being said, it's time for me to be accountable.
I could make excuses for why I have actually gained 4 llbs rather than losing any in the last 2 weeks. For instance, my husband's grandfather died so we traveled to South Carolina and when you travel (especially with children) it's almost impossible to eat healthy. A 10-hour car ride is not condusive to my normal vegetarian diet. Or that I have had ZERO MOTIVATION to workout and the one time I did was in South Carolina but I realized I left my running shoes at home.
Anyway, off topic, ACCOUNTABILITY:
I have eaten horribly including lots of my vegan cupcakes and fast food like Wendy's and McDonald's (thankfully no soda, that was a beast to tackle the first go-round).
I have not worked-out; simply because it is easier not to, although I haven't cleaned the house or watched tv, so I have no idea what I have acutally done with my time.
I feel slovenly and I hate that I am seeing my "number" climbing rather than going down or even maintaining. I had gotten down to 245.6 and this morning I weighed-in at 249.2.
I think the thing that gets me the most is how disappointed with myself I really am. I was doing sooooo good and I let it all go in less than a day.
But now that I have acknowledged that I have regressed into a seeming slob in the last couple of weeks, I can move on.
I took over my normal healthy diet today. I'm drinking lots of water. And I feel better already.
I'm wearing my pedometer and I am going to workout when I get home, it's supposed to be a beautiful day today!
:) Til tomorrow!!
Monday, January 31, 2011
Ok... where to start?
January 1st: 257lb
January 31st: 247.8 lb
Difference for January: 9.2 lb
This makes me feel pretty good because the end of January was really rough... Pizza, french fries, and potato chips were calling my name ALL THE TIME!!
January 1st: size 22
January 31st: size 20 (maybe an 18 on a really good day, LOL)
Difference for January: 1 dress size
This makes me feel great!! the only problem is that my favorite pants are too big now, but the upside is I can wear some pants that I haven't worn in over a year!!
WHAT I'VE NOTICED:
- My love handles or muffin top are almost all the way gone and depending on how tight the clothing is, I don't have them at all.
- My back doesn't hurt when I wake up in the morning at all anymore.
- My boobs look bigger because I lost some inches around my middle. (lol, that's for my Hubby...)
- I don't depend on caffeine to keep me awake all day, I have natural energy!
- I am eating way more veggies and healthier food and therefore eating way more than I ever have! I feel content and rarely get that "starving" feeling anymore.
Goals for February:
Weight loss: -8 lb (240 lb)
Pant size: loose size 20 (hopefully size 18)
What I want to see:
- My tummy get flatter, I don't have the "6-months Pregnant" look anymore, which is really painful when you aren't preggers.
- My arms get more toned; they're getting better but not even close just yet.
- The rolls of skin at the top of my bra smaller and/or gone.
What I'm going to do differently this month:
- I'm going to do more running with the Wii so my knees will get stronger and I can run outside when the snow is gone.
- I'm going to keep it up everyday even if it is only a 20 minute walk. No more week off of workout because of AF...
- Eat more fruits and veggies... I love them, I do, I just kind-of love carbs and sweets more... :)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
People are always curious to know about everything from the secret of life to how to make applesauce!
We search for the truths of life:
Love, success, happiness
We even go so far as to ask people whom we see exhibit these qualities of joy, the glow of love, the life of success, how it is that they have found all of these things in this life.
But the thing that we so often forget is that they are truths of life, not secrets. And none can be measured by a standard or expectation of greatness. Each is very personal and must be understood and viewed that way. Your success cannot be compared to someone else's because where one person's success may be a big house, with a high-end, white-collar job, and lots of money, your view of success may be to simply have a family.
And happiness is not the same in every person either where having a really nice, fast, brand-new Lamborghini may be a measure of what makes one person happy, for you that happiness may be measured by the people that you surround yourself with and the joy of sharing your life with them.
Now love, love is never to be measured or compared against anyone else's because none will ever measure up to the other. We all are guilty of such comparisons, however. With the idea of "the Fairy Tale", many of us have over-hyped expectations that will never be met and we feel that we have failed at love. But on the contrary, one cannot fail at love, that is what we were made to do - Love. You may be lucky enough to have found that one person that fills your heart beyond the brim. Or you may feel that you have yet to find your epic Love. But every person loves, every person has love, every person gives love. Giving love may be as simple as holding a door open, and getting love can be as easy as a smile. Love comes in many disguises and we continually underestimate it.
These are the truths that your heart knows but your mind has yet to discover.
Finding happiness, discovering success, and uncovering love are as easy as looking inside yourself and digging, recognizing that they have been inside of you all along. You never had to look anywhere else. There is nowhere that you could go or anything that you could do to get them, they have been in you, waiting for you to see that you are the secret to life because you hold all the Love, all the Happiness and all the Success in world. You are amazing!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Yes, indeed, folks; it is Monday again!
But for some reason instead of this being a Garfield's Monday it's feeling more like a Monday for Hope. I am feeling like today is a day of change and new starts. I don't know what makes today so different from other Mondays but I think I'll take it.
One of my favorite things about today so far has been this most delicious Black Forest Cake yogurt that I am eating. I've been craving sweets, so I ate my strawberries with splenda, had my peanut butter banana waffles for breakfast but it just isn't enough sweet!! The yogurt really helped. The good news is that candy doesn't really appetize me anymore.
What is one of your favorite things about this Monday, so far?
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