Friday, November 11, 2011
Jo asked me to share what's been working for me so I've been giving it some thought this morning. I've had a very good last few months and have lost about 25 pounds since June or July. I don't specifically know why I'm able to make better decisions the last few months. I'm just grateful that I am.
I just became so tired of all the restrictions in my life due to weight and health. I want so much more. Now, I think habits have formed and brain chemistry has changed and sticking to my routine is easier. Going off plan and getting back the next day (or meal) is easier. I've learned to accept imperfection and just move on.
I use the nutrition tracker. If I'm not tracking, I'm eating too many calories. Moderation has always been a big factor in how much I weigh. I drink a lot of water. I found something I can do in the way of exercise. I use a peddler. I peddle and peddle and peddle. I also have hand weights. I lift and lift and lift usually while watching TV in the evenings. I'm generally more active.
My mind is calmer and more accepting. Life was beating me down with so many negative situations. So much loss in so many areas. I had a few very helpful visits with a therapist. I thought I knew all that but I didn't. I stay positive. (I do have those BAD days) I've learned tools to understand the "why this or that's" l don't sit and watch a lot of TV. I do more sewing and just try to be more creative and productive.
Coming here and being a part of this BLC keeps me focused daily. I use the "gym thread" because It helps me to be accountable and I like the visual of what I have done each day. I like to account for everything. I've always been a list maker. A visual goal setter. A checks and balances Libra maybe. I worked as a bookkeeper all my working career. I like numbers on a piece of paper. (or in this case, the computer)
I like the numbers I'm seeing now and I thank SP, BLC, Di and Jo and all my Sapphire Sisters for hanging in there with me on these challenges. I am excited to move on to the winter challenge!
Hang in there all my Beautiful Sapphire Sisters! Persistence, Consistency and Faith in yourself goes a long ways. "Nothing changes if nothing changes"