So, how did everyone end up for September? I ate like I have no self-control, and ended up gaining 3 lbs throughout the month.
I did make all my workouts. Eating right is really the key for me. I have been eating really poorly since my Dad died, which is a bummer b/c I know how proud of me he was getting in shape and losing weight. I should probably explore other areas of SP for help in this aspect of acheiving my goals.
Hope others fared better than I did. Better luck next month, I suppose.
I am SUCKING on the food front lately...weddings, candy corn...it's shameful. I will be back up in the 190s if I don't watch it!
I am probably the only person known to man who actually GAINS WEIGHT when they are car-less!
And, Scarlet, looks like you're down 1 lb. from your start, so try not to get too discouraged. I know that's hard when the loss seems to be slow-going, but hopefully you're noticing other improvements such as in your stamina and energy level.
So I haven't done so well on the exercise in the past few days. And I'm still working on the water - I'm getting plenty of LIQUID, just not so much of the clear stuff!
I AM doing a really good job on the de-cluttering though. I spent a good part of this weekend going through stuff and putting it into bags to donate. We had been pretty lazy and hadn't done laundry in a few weeks. I pulled everything that was still in the closet and tossed most of it, unless I had a really good reason to keep it. Still have to go through the dressers and the boxes of "too skinny" and "too fat" clothes under the bed, but I've made a good start there.
Don't beat yourself up, VegPunk. I totally ate 5 small boxes of Junior Caramels late last night. Benadryl puts me in a crazy binging state, I tell ya. I've been over in calories every day this month. Bummers.
My goal is to lose 6-8 lbs. this month (weighing in for the first time, start-weight, today). I will do this by getting at least 3 vigorous workouts/week, keeping my calorie intake in the proper range (which I've failed to do for months!), drinking lots of water, and brownbagging and cooking more.
Reward = bicycle!
Edited by: BABYPOP at: 9/4/2007 (10:11)
Pounds lost: 3.2
Fitness Minutes: (2,880) Posts: 21 9/1/07 10:10 P
The start of September always feels like New Years to me (all those years of school conditioning). My goals are:
#1 (diet) = I will drink 8 glasses of water, and at least 4 of them before I get home from work. Right now, I'm like a camel ... I drink and drink in the evenings and never drink during the day.
#2 (exercise) = I will get in 20 minutes of cardio every day. They don't have to be all in a row, or even very intense, but I figure 30 days will set the habit.
#3 (the rest of my life) = I will get rid of at least three things I don't need every day. My goal for the month of September is to clear 100 useless and unused items out of my life before the month's end.
Punk Rock slash and burners should know the drill. For the unacquainted and newbies, I'll fill you in on the short version of this thread.
*Pick a few goals for the month (or even just one day or week at a time) *Try to have at least one goal that isn't just the broad, "I want to lose x lbs this month." (e.g. getting enough water, stretching, doing x minutes of cardio activity x days per week, handling stress better etc.) *Here's the tricky part: also try to include a detailed plan of how you will attain your goals. (e.g., if your goal is, "I want to refrain from emotional eating this month," then your specific plan could be, "Instead of eating through my emotions, I'll drink a tall glass of water, and work on a craft project or some other creative endeavor, and post on the SP message board for support.) *Finally, think of a little reward you'd like to treat yourself to at the end of the month for reaching your goal.
Also, check previous "Mini-Goals" threads to see kind of how they work - it's very informal, and please check up on each other at least once a week! It's how we keep one another motivated.
Finally, here is a corny thing I posted in another thread and have posted in my bedroom and on my desk at work. Please copy it, save it on your desktop, print it put, and put it wherever you can see it if you think it will motivate you!
JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.
I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things I can correct, and accept those I cannot.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I'll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking.
Just for today, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.
JUST FOR TODAY: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I'm a smoker, I'll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully -- if only just for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block.
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