Sunday, June 21, 2009
Went to a business conference the past two days. I can't even tell you how many people commented on how great I looked and how I've lost so much weight and what am I doing, etc. I have two reactions to this: 1) Wow, this really strokes my ego, I'm looking GOOD! and 2) Was I really that big that it's that noticeable??? It's funny that we don't really notice when we're losing weight/fat as much as others. I don't look in the mirror and think "Wow, I've really lost a lot." My clothes show it, and since I see myself in a mirror every morning, I don't look so different. Funny, I've lost less than 20 lbs, but the inches are so obvious! So my message for today is, don't let the scale get you down!!! Keep noticing your clothes and your body fat! Mine was 35% in December, 25% now. So many of us feel so discouraged when the scale doesn't move. I still have almost 20 lbs to lose, but I've got from close to size 14 to about size 6 in less than 6 months. It's hard work, but I've been enjoying the process so much I haven't noticed.
I made the decision to ENJOY THE PROCESS! So here's to you enjoying the process as well! - Tia
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Today was my first day since before the challenge that I didn't have to "work" on the challenge. I think I've got just about everything taken care of, templates, trackers, etc.
Organizing this challenge so far is already rewarding beyond words. To hear people talk about life changes they're making, seeing people make new friends, seeing someone that was drinking 24 cans of soda a day, now drinking two and drinking over a gallon of water a day - WOW! I'm so inspired by everyone's commitment to themselves.
Sometimes we just get busy with life and stop to think how the decision we're making now will affect us 5-20 years later. Many people doing this challenge will make lifestyle changes that will save them from having heart attacks, getting diabetes, etc. I am so thankful to my friend Jennifer who had the idea and suggested I organize this. Funny thing is, Jennifer isn't even doing the challenge, though she told me she needs to lose 50 lbs. Oh well. I'm just glad I took her up on the idea. This challenge keeps me focused on doing the right things for myself even more.
I just know that when these 90 days are over, I will have made some lifetime friends.
Really enjoying the process.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Ok, so when I decided to do this, I had no idea it would be this much work up front. I'm not complaining because I'm loving the entire process. At least once I have everything down, when (or if) I do this again, it will be much smoother. But I have spent several hours a day logging, tracking, reviewing, etc. for the team. Now, the majority of the work is done.
It is so fulfilling, seeing people make positive changes in their lives. It keeps me motivated knowing I want to be a good example for everyone as well. Especially having people get on the Sparkpeople site. I've learned so much from SP this year and I know others can benefit the same way, and having a competition just takes it to the next level!
Getting used to getting up earlier and working out. Great thing is that it's done for the day, and it's so much fun working out with a friend (Grace).
Just loving life and enjoying the process!
Friday, June 05, 2009
Ok, so my plan was to use today for my day off of working out. Then, my wonderful husband comes home and wants to take me out for a glass of wine. So we grab a bite from a place called Cosi at Shoppes at Wiregrass and had the smallest sandwich I had ever seen! I couldn't believe how tiny this thing was. But it was filling, with the tomato basil soup. So I had less than 500 calories there. Then we had our glass (ok, two glasses) of wine. So on the way home, I decided I HAD to work out. So went to the gym at 8:30pm and did the Glider for 30 minutes, burned 311 calories, so got rid of the 200 calories from the wine!
Long story short (too late I know), I treated myself, but I worked it off! So no guilt!
On to Day 6!
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