Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I am super excited to be a part of BLC 20. I am also super dooper nervous, because I've never participated in one before, so I am the total newbie! The Sheriff's have a no nonsense approach, and I am really excited to be a part of the team! They have also been very welcoming to the newbies like myself, and have made it clear that if I have any questions there are more than enough people to provide me with an answer. I look forward to 12 awesome weeks of sweating, eating right, and dropping some pounds!
I thought long and hard about my goals for the challenge, and it is so easy to just shoot for 2lbs a week and say I'm going to lose 24 pounds in 12 weeks. But I also don't want to shoot myself in the foot. My weight loss is at a point where I really have to fight tooth and nail for every ounce that comes off of my body. I decided 18 pounds in 12 weeks was the perfect goal for me. 1.5 pounds per week. It isn't taking the short cut of 1 pound per week, but it isn't setting myself up for total disappointment shooting for 2 lbs a week. I think it is the perfect balance that will cause me to push myself without getting disappointed by an unreasonable goal.
Starting Weight For BLC 20: 227
Goal Weight For BLC 20: 209
I'm looking very forward to Wednesday to get this ball rolling!
Thursday, September 06, 2012
My ghetto attempt to give a quick shoutout to my peeps, I have no webcam, so this was the best I could do. I have this urge to redo it but if I do it'll be 100 times then I won't post it LOL.
I really do heart ya'll, and I know it didn't say much but I think you are all awesome!! :D
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Well, boys are allowed, but I am pretty sure the title was able to make them run screaming from the room.
Whenever TOM comes to visit me, I get the worst cramps. Okay, so I can't really claim the worst cramps, because I am sure there is always someone who has it worse. But let's just say I did not cry when I fell down the stairs and broke my leg and my ankle. I cried 3 hours later out of frustration that I was STILL in the waiting room of the ER meanwhile my foot had completely flopped over cuz my ankle wasn't really attached to my leg, but I digress.
But I get period cramps that will bring me to tears. I will take even 4 midol (not all at once) and it's like nothing helps. For years I have allowed myself to eat anything and everything, and I thought it was rightfully so. Funny how that kind of thinking got me to 272 pounds at one point.
Obviously eating badly a couple times a month didn't do it... I felt that attitude spread to so many other things. "I am really tired, so I DESERVE to get fast food because I'm too tired to cook"... "I am just so stressed, a burger will make me feel better", the list will go on and on.
I am really learning so much from everyone here, and how my attitude in life has needed to change big time. You guys get me to think things through, and I really learn more about myself everyday, and for that I thank all of you.
Oh and P.S., baked sea salt ruffles and Nature's valley salty & sweet peanut bar are my favorite "time of the month" things LOL. ;)
Friday, August 31, 2012
Disclaimer: This is just my way of thinking on my journey, and I understand different things work with different people.
With that said, I used to be someone who constantly felt the need to start over. "Oh I had a bad day, I will start over tomorrow. Well ACTUALLY today is Sunday, but I'm going out to dinner with friends on Thursday, so I might as well wait til Friday to start over. Well that's stupid, might as well wait until the new week starts to start over... so I'll start over next Sunday." I have taken it even more extreme than that in the past... "Well, today wasn't so great, but I AM going on vacation in 3 weeks, so I might as well just wait until I'm back from vacation to start over."
As you can imagine that spelled disaster for me. Since I "started" (over) my journey on March 20th at 262, I have not started over once. This in itself is a miracle. I was not in it whole heartedly during March or even April. In fact, I didn't even start exercising until May, but there is no more starting over. If I have a bad day (or in recent cases 2 bad days), I don't consider myself "off the wagon". I used to constantly do that. Then I felt like I needed to make such a huge effort to hop "back on the wagon". I don't know why, but that terminology made me feel like it was much harder than it had to be, like it took even greater effort to start over.
This time, I just dust myself off on move on. Bad meals, or bad days are just bumps in the road now and a part of my journey.
I also no longer LOOK for motivation, or feel the need to find motivation. With that said, I LOVE hearing motivational stories, I love seeing motivational quotes and pictures, and I have them around my house. I love being motivated by other members and getting so much love and support. I absolutely do. But what I mean is, when there are days that I am not feeling motivated, I don't sit around whining like I used to, saying I need to FIND my motivation. No I don't. For me, motivation isn't required to get up and do what I have to do. It just has to be a decision, it's black and white. I either eat right and track, or I don't. I either get off my rear and exercise, or I don't. So feeling motivated or not, I have learned I have to do what I have to do.
That is just two reasons that this time is different. I have been floating between the same pound for 2 weeks now. In the past that would be a reason to "throw in the towel", but not this time. I just keep moving forward one day at a time, and know the scale will do the right thing eventually. I hope you all continue to do the same. I heart ya'll! :D
credit: arthlete.tumblr.com (Told you I am a sucker for motivational pictures, but I never use lack of motivation as an excuse to do the wrong thing). :)
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