Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I stayed under my 1500 calories today. Excellent. I did 44 minutes of pilates. Excellent-er. I got my well-deserved back, shoulder, arms massage from my husband for being the Week 1 Winner in the Percentage of Weight Lost Challenge (between him and me). Excellent-EST!!
It's really just one day at a time. And usually when people say that it has a negative connotation. Like you're trying to work through some awful thing and only time will heal whatever it is that's ailing you. I'd like to turn that thinking around, at least for this experience with weight loss.
The best thing I heard quoted from a success story hear on Spark is one woman (who I think has lost something like 160 pounds already - so she knows what she's doing). She said, the road is long but if you keep counting your calories and getting your exercise (however small you may think it is), it works. It works. IT WORKS!! This coming from someone who has done it. Who has gone farther with weight loss than I ever will have to. It actually works. Now that's some motivation.
So I'm just taking it one day at a time. In the good way. In the way that says, don't think you're going to wake up skinny. Just wake up, eat right, work out, stay positive, stay happy. And it will work.
It. Will. Work.