Sunday, January 27, 2008
I just finished a new video I got at Target yesterday, "Ultimate Fat Burn" from Women's Health. I burned 944 calories in just under 40 minutes! WHOO-HOO!!!!!! I feel fantastically proud of myself!
I did not meet my goal of staying w/in my calorie range 6 of 7 days last week, so no new nail polish or ringtone for me. :-( Oh well........I have a new chance to get it this week!
I'm going to Austin for a teacher's conference Wed-Fri. I really doubt I'll stay w/in my calories. Lunch is provided for us and the hotel has the free continental b'fast thing. We'll be going out to dinner and also enjoying the complimentary happy hour and other assorted beverages as well. I plan to take Kashi cereal bars and apples for a healthier less processed carby b'fast. I may grab some shelf stable soy milk singles, too. I can certainly control the other 4 days of the week, though. I can be sure I workout M-W, as well as Sat and Sun. I can also make it a goal to stay w/in my calorie range M, T, Sa, and Sun.
So, those are my goals for the week! My reward will once again be the polish or the ringtone.
I'm only 4 stickers away from being able to order Turbo Jam!! I'm very excited!
Monday, January 21, 2008
There's something really cool about a new week. It's a fresh start, a chance to make even more good choices. I've now made very healthy choices for the past 4 days, but it's over now. Today is a whole new week.
This week I will stay within my calorie range for 6 of the 7 days. My reward will be either a new ringtone download for my phone (what can I say....I'm a dork!) or a new nail polish for a manicure.
On my incentive chart (I told you....I'm a dork!) I'm about halfway to having it filled. When I get it filled I'm going to order the Turbo Jam workouts as seen on TV! I'm so excited! I could easily be ordering it by the end of the week!
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
What you have been doing is not working for you. You keep trying to do the same things over and over and hope that you will see a loss at the scale or looser clothes. That's not going to happen. You need to do something DIFFERENT.
You need to focus on today only. Stop reviewing the past so much. Stop worrying about the future so much. You can't control any of that. You can only control what you do today, right now. And if you keep doing what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got. That's even one of your favorite sayings. Listen to it.
You are loved. You love. You deserve what you have. If it's all gone tomorrow (which I know you secretly worry about a lot) it won't change the fact that you are loved at this moment, that you love at this moment, and that you ALWAYS HAVE deserved it all.
Think of all the things you have accomplished despite the odds stacked against you, despite the people in your own family who didn't believe in you. You are strong. You are smart. You are tenacious. You can do anything you decide you want to do.
This is your year. Last year was hard. The death of your mother changed you both in large ways, but also in tiny, imperceptable ways. Move into the light now. Do something different. Make a change!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I have been eating out of control for I don't even know how long now. Today I got on the scale and it read 271. Wow. I haven't seen tht number in a looonnnngggg time. I don't care for it. I've been at 239 since I began WW this time around. So my question to my husband was; "Which do I want more; to eat and drink what I want whenever I want, or to be at my goal weight?"
That's the choice. My only choices are to do what I know I need to do or to NOT do what I know I need to do. There's no middle ground. And when I pretend by half-heartedly going through the motions, I hurt no one except myself. So the only question is what do I want more? Am I tired ENOUGH of gaining and losong the same 10 pounds? Am I tired ENOUGH of saying I'm starting over only to "accidentally" eat off plan? Am I tired ENOUGH of not taking responsibility for my actions? Am I tired ENOUGH of paying WW my $$ and not following any program? Is it finally ENOUGH?!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
One year ago yesterday my mother died. I was thinking about the changes I've been through in the days since. There were some dark, dark days. I feel like there is at least a little sunshine on my path now. I enjoy things more. I scheduled my GRE exam for yesterday way back in October. It didn't even occur to me that the date was significant. By the time I realized what the date was I decided that I'd go ahead and take the test and see how I felt. I did just fine on the exam. It seems like last Dec 5 was a very, very long time ago, but at the same time it still feels so new. I've struggled so much with my food this year. I know that because I'm an emotional eater it is to be expected. But it's also expected that I will get it together with the food intake and get back to doing what is healthy for me. I'm still here, and each day is indeed a gift.
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