Saturday, December 10, 2011
So as winter settles in, here are some thoughts on cold winter days:
1. If penguins like it, it can't be too bad
2. Snow falling is one of nature's most beautiful things
3. Every snowflake, like each one of us is individual, and beautiful
4. There are just as many winter sports as summer sports
5. Children love winter, snow and don't mind the cold
6. It is never too cold, you just aren't wearing enough warm layers
7. In a word....SKIING!
8. Winter makes us appreciate spring
9. Hot chocolate is not as inviting in July
10. It is 3-4 months of the year - make sure you enjoy it while it is here!
Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Today is a "WHOOOO-HOOOOO" day!
After 8 days of the painful (but oh, so important) process of calorie logging and exercise I stepped on the scale today and reaped the rewards - 7 lbs
I got on it again -seriously! I started jumping up and down like I was a contestant on the Biggest Loser. 7 its? I mean really, wow! I have never lost 7 lbs in a week before (6 was my prior most in a single week - in the very first week on the spark).
Talk about lighting a spark. After being down to 190, being up at 226 last week was a new (renewed?) all time high. I resolved to start over, and make good choices. I felt so much better all week - more energy and happier with myself for doing something positive. Even if I wasn't perfect, I was putting in a lot of effort, something I always respect, regardless of results
So 7 down...70 to go
I go back and forth between thinking - wow, 70 -that is a LOT and remember that I lost 98 lbs in a week just one year ago -makes 70 not look so bad.
So from here on I will be happy for 1-2 lbs a week. I recognize that there will be plateaus and even rotten weeks when the scale goes up, but I am here on the journey
Wanna join me?
Saturday, October 22, 2011
So here I am after a full year of backpedaling, still trying to figure out where I went wrong so I can try to not make the same mistakes in the future...
So here it is: too much resistance and wishing
After losing 98 lbs and feeling like I had it all figured out, I started to resent my new lifestyle. Bizarre right? In retrospect, it seems so foolish, but I thought writing it will help me come to terms with it. I actually resented that I felt like I had to exercise every day and eat so healthy. I was like a rebellious teenager that just wanted to be like everyone else. I envied my thin, fit friends who were able to indulge and I wished I could be that way too. So I started to indulge - I felt invincible in many ways, like I was somehow immune to gaining weight back. I had seen others on Spark regain weight, but I didn't think it would happen to me...
So yeah, I wish I had a great metabolism
I wish that I didn't have to track my calories - I hate doing it
I wish I didn't have to exercise everyday (even though I love doing it)
I wish I was naturally thin
I wish it wasn't so hard
I wish it wasn't always going to be a temptation
Now that I am done with my pity party - here is reality
I DON'T have a great metabolism
I MUST track my calories for my own accountability
I DO have to exercise regularly, and honestly every day is just easier for me
I have NEVER been naturally thin, and who cares, I will appreciate it more when I do get there
It is HARD, but it is important, and it is valuable to me
There will always be temptations
It is what it is
And what it is - it's ok
I don't have to fight it or wish for something else
I have to accept me how I am and work each day for how I want to be
Sounds so easy, right?
So yeah, I am back on track, swallowed my pride
Today is day 6 of continuous exercise and calorie logging
Cheers to regaining lost ground
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