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the TWO BIG MONSTERS IN MY BATHROOM!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

as a kid, i always had to check under my bed for monsters. sometimes in my closet, too, just like in the movie, "Monsters Inc." now i must say, Sully is probably my favorite monster!

but i digress...my "adult" monsters lurk in my bathroom, and i obsess about them all of the time.

MONSTER #1: "The Mirror". oh the horror i get when i look at it! i see me the way i don't want to be. yes, i do visualization (which by the way, works really well), but when i look in the mirror, i see the 40 pounds over weight, sagging body, older woman. kinda a shock, after visualizing myself as a svelte, strong and sexy woman. emoticon i try to see past the the fat body, grey hair and wrinkles, try to focus on what i "WILL" be, but that "monster" rears it ugly head, more often than i would like.

MONSTER #2: "The scale" (insert creepy music, dum, dum DUM!) now, this monster only comes around when i am trying to lose weight and get healthy. when i am happily chugging down sodas, eating big macs, fries, and a slue of desserts, it looks like a loney puppy in the corner who isn't loved. emoticon but BAM! the minute i am taking action to eat better and exercise, it turns into a HUGE rabid dog, wants to take me down. the thing is, this monster follows me every where, it is like a have a chain locked around my ankle, that goes with me everywhere. emoticon

lately, it has been worse than usual. i am freaking out for tuesday... see, i have decided that weighing myself wasn't helping me stay on track, it was making me manic/depressant. "YEA, i lost a pound!" or, "what the heck? i GAINED a pound?" so, i am only weighing my self once a week (this is the first week), but i am obsessed with what it will say... will i be down 2-3 pounds? is it right since weight fluctuates daily?

i know, i know, what you are thinking. don't think about the weight as a measurement, see how your clothes fit, see how your work-outs seem easier, where you aren't huffing and puffing as you did two weeks ago. but, being 45 years old, it is hard to ditch the old way of thinking, that the scale was a end all, be all. just like how it was hard to understand how "big hair" was out with the 80's! (lol!) by the way, i don't have big hair anymore, that took a while. but 80's music, well, that will always be the best!

ANYway, i was wondering if anyone has been able to "rid" themselves of these "monsters". and if so, how did you do it? how long did it take? did they ever reside in your bathroom? emoticon do they ever come back?

for now, i am trying not to obsess, and hey look, Sully from the movie, Monsters Inc., ended up being the good guy! and he's my fav! can "the mirror" or "the scale" and i become friends? emoticon

well, i gotta run, i hear the monsters calling to me, time to work out and eat right!

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JULIACOLLINS62 2/20/2013 2:14PM

    I just love your blogs. I just recently looked in the mirror and thought I like what I'm seeing .... O maybe my glasses were off .. Lol.
I weigh daily just because I need that daily morning motivator.
I'm a big fan of the movie Monster Inc.
I sure enjoy reading your blogs. Keep up the great work!

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JULIACOLLINS62 2/19/2013 6:06PM

    I just love your blogs. I just recently looked in the mirror and thought I like what I'm seeing .... O maybe my glasses were off .. Lol.
I weigh daily just because I need that daily morning motivator.
I'm a big fan of the movie Monster Inc.
I sure enjoy reading your blogs. Keep up the great work!

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MJREIMERS 2/17/2013 11:21AM

    I am also 45 and I've pretty much got rid of the monsters. I'll soon be celebrating two years of a 40 lbs weight loss and my monster is still in the bathroom. I only weigh myself once a week..same time, same "clothes," but with a different attitude. (Ok, I'm working on that one.)

I just started Insanity with my oldest two kids and I'll admit I'm afraid that the numbers on the monster will go up as I gain muscle. Right now I like how I look in my clothes, I like how they fit, I like the compliments I get. However, I don't like the saggy skin and "certain parts" are headed south in a race. "The girls" and my butt seem to be in the lead. For the most part my stomach isn't in the race, unless I lean over and then all that lovely extra skin shows.

I think at this point in our lives we need to concentrate on the "I haves and the I cans." I have a great mind. I have a healthy body. I can walk or run 2 miles in 15 minutes. I can fuel my body with healthy food and not "poison" myself with junk.

I only wish I can share this wisdom with my daughters and they would understand. I guess they won't until they are in their 40's! I just hope the monsters stay away from them!!!! Hang in there!

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