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The voice in my head
This has been a hormonal week for me. And honestly, that is when that negative voice in my head gets the loudest. Lately, she says "you might as well give up, the harder you try to lose weight the more you gain." She makes it feel so hopeless. T... Read more
I have two confessions for you today:
1. I do not currently own a full length mirror. All of my mirrors only show from the tops of my shoulders up. In fact, in order to see how I look before heading off to work, I have to stand on the bed.... Read more
Goals for the week- baby steps
1. Track all food intake- calories should be below 1600. Fat should be below 45.
2. Track all exercise- 45 minutes cardio m/t/th/s. Trapeze and gymnastics Wednesday. Weights on Monday and thursday.
3. Work with glass 2x this week.
4. Say n... Read more
When you assume...
After 3 frustrating weeks of eating healthy and clean, working out 6 days a week, and gaining weight I was confused. Yes, I gained 4.5 lbs in 3 weeks. By eating healthy (at least I thought it was healthy)- lots of veggies and fruit, lean meats e... Read more
I'm back and healthy has a new meaning
I haven't been on here a while, I haven't been feeling well and let my eating habits and working out slide. But, I'm back with a renewed commitment due to a lot of new information.
I'll get the negative stuff out of the way first. I've had ... Read more
I had a great weekend.
Friday night (as always) was trapeze night. Almost all my favorite trapeze people were there and although we were all struggling with fear or frustration it was a lot of fun!
Saturday, Keith and I packed our bac... Read more
The power of the lack of positive thinking?
So, i weighed in this morning and this weeks weight loss was .6 lbs. I am ok with it because it is a loss. However, last weeks weigh in showed no movement. I was pretty sure that was due to the time of month it was and it was a dozy- bloated, cr... Read more
It's tooting one's own horn time!
It's amazing, by following my meal plan, tracking my calories and exercise I have lost 10lbs in 5 weeks. Actually I lost 12.5 and gained 2.5 while on vacation, so a net of 10. I really believe I can do thi... Read more
Not enough hours in the day
This time of year is awful for me. It is the busy season at work. Last year at this time 65+ hours a week were mandatory, 80 hours was the expectation. I went for 2+ months without a single day off. Of course, I am a salary employee and don't ge... Read more
Hikes, Hot Springs, and Healthy Food
I just got home from 5 days at Warner Springs Ranch. It was scary to go into a vacation on week 3 of trying to lose weight. I've tried it before and gained 5+ lbs in a week. This vacation was different. The setting was quiet, peaceful and full o... Read more
Me 1, Fear 0
I make a lot of decisions based on fear. Fear is a healthy emotion when it's rational. For me, it usually goes well beyond rational. I fear letting people down, I fear getting hurt, and I fear other's judgement. Fear is not conducive to weight l... Read more
Self Discipline? or Weight loss monster?
So, I admit it. I am one of those people who is ridiculously hard on themselves. I treat myself in a way would be categorized as abusive if someone else did it to me. Boyfriend is always saying to me, "Take it easy on the Jenny". With weight los... Read more
Week 2- Staying Positive and Chasing Joy
Positivity is paying off. I have had 4 or 5 people say "you seem to be in a really good mood" over the last week. I have been focusing on the true positive. Not the negativity wrapped in positivity's clothing. And, it's working. I feel like I ca... Read more
My goal is reachable
Well, I am gonna consider today day1. I have been trying to get my weight in control for about 4 months now. In that four months I have gained 15 lbs. Obviously what I was doing on my own was not working. It's so hard, I feel very directionless.... Read more