Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Well, I've been gone for about a year (from Spark People). I gained weight, lost weight, gained it again, got married, and moved into a new house. Life is finally slowing down, and I'm ready to start thinking about weight loss again.
I'm afraid to call it weight loss, because that implies a diet, and a diet implies something short-term. We've all heard that this needs to be a lifestyle change. Yes, yes, we've all heard that. But I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe, with everything else in my life moving along at its normal pace, I can focus on doing little things, day by day, to be healthier and happier.
Today, I'll mow the lawn. Usually my husband does it.
Tomorrow, I'll have oatmeal for breakfast instead of one of my other, less healthy choices. You know... sausage, biscuit, yum.
Bit by bit. We'll see how it goes.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
So my office and one of our clients, an office about an hour away from us, have decided to start a Biggest Loser challenge. Two teams (5 members from my office, 7 members from theirs), $25 per person, and an individual challenge as well. I'm pretty excited about it, since it couldn't have come at a better time than when I'm just starting my weight loss journey. Talk about motivation!
Week one is done, and I was certain that I was going to gain weight. Mostly because my fiancee and I had our six year (dating) anniversary last week, and we went up to Breckenridge over the weekend. I know I ate things that don't fall under the word "diet" by any stretch of the imagination. But we did do a lot of walking, and I did my best to make up for it over the last few days. Thankfully, this means that I saw a 0.6% loss! Pretty exciting, considering I was expecting a gain. Now I'm all fired up and ready for more.
Week two, here I come! :)
Monday, October 01, 2012
I used to think that no was my power word. I would go to a restaurant with friends or family, and I would say no to the bread sticks, no to the extra sauce, and no to dessert.
I'd feel very proud of myself after the fact, but I was littering my life with a lot of no's. On the outside it was okay, because I was doing what I was supposed to do: following my new, healthy, nutritious way of life. But on the inside, it felt like a whole lot of negativity. I felt like I was depriving myself of the things I enjoyed most.
And then I thought a little more about it, and I realized something positive. I wasn't saying no to those foods. I was say YES to a happier, healthier me. Each time the word no came out of my mouth, it was a yes in disguise. Yes, I want to live longer. Yes, I want that long life to be the best it can be. Yes, I want to feel great about myself.
And when I exercise, I'm not saying no to watching my favorite movie or doing this or that on the computer. I'm saying, "Yes! I want to get up and get active!"
I'm not depriving myself with all these no's, I'm giving myself the chance to indulge in a healthy, active lifestyle. A lifestyle that I've always wanted for myself.
So each time that little no comes out of your mouth, and you start to feel a little deprived, because you're not getting to enjoy something that you normally would, just remember what it is you're saying YES to: an even better life, where you get to do so many things that you were never able to do before. You're saying yes to being really, truly happy.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I feel like someone poured molasses all over my feet and hung ten-pound weights on my eyelids. I am tired! Not really sure why; I got plenty of sleep, and I've been eating well (read: healthy) today. Just feeling slow as can be.
But I walked home from work! And I'm not going to skip out on my workout video tonight. It's supposed to be a long one... so here's to pushing through it even on days when you feel like you just want to curl up and sleep.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
So... I definitely ate at Buffalo Wild Wings tonight. And as delicious as it was, it was not worth the calories! I just added it to my tracker, and it's not pretty. It's looking like there's a whole lot of exercising in my future this week. I have some poor eating choices to make up for!
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