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Day #235 - I QUIT!!! Plain and simple...


Thursday, February 14, 2013

First let me say emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Valentine's Day to ya!!!

Workout yesterday: 65 minutes Elliptical, planks 33 and 45 second holds, 60 squats (20 and 40), yeah 40 at one time woohoo!!!

Food consumption: in line with calories; Water consumption low 4 bottles today - gatorade and no other beverages!

Now you may ask why is she quitting and what is she quitting! Well today was weigh-in day and I'm done! Done with the scale, done caring about whether it's moving up or down!!! I just quit being concerned this morning emoticon emoticon emoticon Of course I gained another pound today so I'm seriously done with this thing. On the positive I took my measurements and like a sparkers blog I read yesterday, the scale isn't moving down, the inches are barely fading but like her, waistline has gone down 2 inches emoticon emoticon I lost a .5 inch somewhere else but i don't remember right now. I can tell my stomach is not sitting as high as it was previously but when I measure around the upper tummy area it's still the same ????!!!!!

So for today I'm not even going to weigh-in at work. I am officially on a cheat day today because i need it. I can almost feel that eating what I consider normally today will produce a lost "IF" I were to weigh tomorrow. So I will keep doing my workouts and improving my eating regimen (after today) and as one of my favorite spark motivators said it takes 30 days to see results when we make changes.

So ... if they can't find anything medically wrong with this body of mine. I will keep pushing forward. Got a friend that has volunteered to show me some stuff for my workout. Said he'd meet me at the gym one day and give me some pointers. Yeah that all sounds good but he has an alterior motive emoticon I'm not interested!!!

So after weighing in this morning and yelling God help me!!! I'm fading fast...guide me direct me and almost in emoticon (love me some Jesus so I get like that). As I'm riding into work this morning I had these thoughts overtake me.

Go for your fitness goal of 365 days of staying on your regimen of working out weekly.

As I type this I realize this is the longest consistency of working out I've ever completed and the least amount of weight I lost doing so.

Other thought: This journey is like when you fast - you do it to benefit the inner soul and the bonus of fasting sometimes is you lose weight.

So ... as I'm on this journey I look at it this way - you're doing it to get healthier and off certain medications and to benefit your organs and bodies ability to function properly. Look at the weight loss as a benefit of doing the healthy thing... Thank You Lord I knew you wouldn't let me down.

So that's my new focus. Just keep doing what you're doing, getting better at jogging, cardio endurance, lifting weights and the body will produce results. As you're doing these things physically, I will consciously work on trying new healthier foods, cooking more and being positive no matter what.

It took me a while to get here but I realize today that this is my lifestyle for the remainder of my life. At least this is what I want it to be. One day I hope to have grandchildren and great-grandchildren so I want to be around to take care of them a long time....so I won't QUIT the journey but my focus has changed.

Enjoy your Valentine's Day and don't let this be the only day you show love.

Also if you know someone that don't have a BOO or family/friends...reach out to them today and show some love.
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DEBBIE_C 2/14/2013 9:10PM

    emoticon Keep climbing in the right direction... a breakthrough is coming!

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SUGAR0814 2/14/2013 11:26AM

    emoticon emoticon The scale will move in your favor. Keep moving! You can do it, I know you can!

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FITWITHIN 2/14/2013 10:28AM

    I already with you on many points in your blog. Let's emoticon

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LADYJ6942 2/14/2013 10:05AM

    I feel your pain, and find that like a stubborn child our body takes coxing to get things moving. It also takes changes. Maybe re-evaluate your diet. I've been trying carb backloading as suggested by my bootcamp instructor and have reduced my dairy and I've lost nearly 6 lbs in the past month.

Keep pushing, you'll find it and if nothing else you'll be at this weight but healthier.

Before kids I weighed 200-220, now I'm 245ish but have nearly 75lbs of muscle which I can't say I had 20 yrs ago. I look better, feel better and move better then I did then despite the weight shift.

Hugs

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DLDROST 2/14/2013 10:04AM

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