Friday, July 25, 2014
Sometimes this journey can be so frustrating. Ups and downs of the weight loss and weight gain...I know that this is a process and I have to stick with what I know works. I need to stop focusing so much on the number of the scale and focus on how I feel and doing what works for me.
On another note, I keep a little upper lower body cycle (the brand is Gold's Gym) under my desk at work. I tend to cycle in between drafting documents. I have noticed that I seem to be doing it more and more including even when I am drafting documents...I can't say I do it for the entire 8 hours, but I do it most of the time when I am at work. I am not sure I'd call it an addiction, but I do enjoy it so much and it keeps me moving.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
For those of you on my FB page, you know I have been on my weight loss journey for longer than I'd care to admit. However, I was SADDENED and OUTRAGED when I saw this earlier. I am sad for this neighbor who clearly thinks that this man who according to the post has lost 80 pounds before this letter was received. I was outraged because clearly this man has made himself a priority and is working on taking back his health. Kudos to him and his weight loss efforts! It sounds as if he is well on his way to taking back his life. I am proud for him and of him for his efforts.
To the neighbor that wrote this mean spirited letter, you may never have had a weight problem or financial problems, etc., but I am sure there is something that you have struggled with. I suspect that you have had a child, mother, cousin, father, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, best friend, or even adopted family that may have had a weight loss problem. To truly solve this problem, it is a struggle and for many it is an addiction to food just like people are addicted to drugs or alcohol. I know this struggle can be hard to imagine if you have never fought this battle yourself. You spew your cruelty like venom and I know I don’t have to wish for karma to come back to you because the Bible clearly says that you will reap what you sow.
I sincerely hope that this man continues on his weight loss journey and regains his health. I hope that he continues to run outside, if that is the exercise that he chooses to pursue. And when you see him running, don’t watch if you don’t want to see him getting stronger and taking back his life. He is AMAZING and strong and courageous to embark upon this journey at all. To see what he has accomplished so far, I applaud him for his efforts! Keep moving forward!
Monday, June 16, 2014
I have felt a little disconnected lately. I think part of it is because I failed to track for a few days and pain/stress, etc. just got in the way of what I was trying to do. I’ve really had to remind myself over the last few days, seemingly since weigh in, that I am not in this to be perfect. The only perfect person that walked the earth was Jesus Christ and I am certainly not on the same as Him. What I can do is do the best I can with what I have each day and make the best choice I can. Like Saturday evening, after our church service at our new start up church, they announced that they were going to dinner. DH decided we had to go because he hadn’t been to that restaurant in ages. I know that Mexican food is a weakness for me. While I know I probably ate more tortilla chips than I should have, but it seemed to take forever to get our food because of our large group. Ultimately, though, I am not displeased with my choices while there (aside from the chips) because DH and I split our meal instead of trying to eat a meal by myself. I did have too many chips and queso as well, but I can't change it. I can only move forward.
I think sometimes I overwhelm myself with all the things that I want to do/learn/haven’t done in years and want to do again and I try to take them all on at one time. Sometimes I need to remember that I don’t have enough time to do everything at one time, but I can set aside a time slot to renew my passion for whatever it is…sewing, crocheting, embroidering, etc. I have enough time to do everything I want…just not at the same time. I have gone back to putting things in my day runner or on my calendar in Google…or both.
Do you ever feel like that? Like you have so many things you want to do and you just want to do it all right now? One step at a time, right? We can’t be perfect at everything…most times, I’m not perfect at anything, but if I am improving, that’s a positive.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I have been trying to do a bit of soul searching of late. There have been some crises (minor, but it seemed worse at the time) that I have had to deal with that have sort of prompted this current bit of soul searching. If you have met me in person or gotten to know me through the internet, email, etc. I am a positive person…a Pollyanna, if you will. I try to always see the positive side of things and honestly, the glass is half full 90% of the time. I have noticed that while I can “Pollyanna” my way through a lot with my friends and family, I am not always so nice to myself. I have learned a lot while on this journey, which often times seems like a roller coaster ride, about myself and what I need to do and what works for me with my weight loss journey and just me as a person. It is beneficial for me to make lists and schedules, but I have to remember that sometimes life happens and I can’t blame myself for those moments when I can’t make it to water aerobics or whatever. There are things that I used to have difficulty having around me and could not portion out no matter how hard I tried, but I can now. Although from time to time, there are still moments I want to eat all of the things! Anyone have any suggestions on allowing myself to be Pollyanna even with myself?
Friday, May 30, 2014
Yesterday was a bit crazy. My mother has been running a fever but we don’t yet know why. Hopefully we will find out today. She called me this morning and seems to be feeling better. DD12 had her talent show last night. We are gearing up for her last week of elementary school. DS14 is finishing out middle school next week as well. You would think this would not be so emotional for me since I already have one that has graduated, but it totally is emotional for me.
Getting to my weigh in, I maintained this week. Considering I went a little crazy a couple of times with pizza, etc. over the holiday weekend. I do feel better going into the week because I have an idea of what to cook and when I can get meals cooked in advance. I am trying to prepare my meal plan up to a week and a half out so that I can’t really make excuses. Goals for this week: Preparing at least 2 meals in advance and tracking EVERYTHING.
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