Back to basics

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I decided this morning that I'm going to begin logging again. This very simple step is what will help me make my goal of being back to my goal weight by the end of the summer. I want to get this determination back and find a way to balance my new life with proper eating habits.

My workouts are mostly back on track - mostly. Last week was tough with only three real solid workouts and one day of a good walk. I know that if I want to lose weight I need to work out five to six days a week. I also know that I have to manage my eating better.

Clearly, I need to track to manage my eating. Trying to make good choices without tracking is not working for me.

I don't fit into some of the clothes I fit into last summer. I refuse to buy bigger clothes again so here I am. Back to spark.. back to tracking.. back to looking for support outside myself.

I watch all those weight loss shows.. there are a gazillion of them on now. Yesterday I saw the extreme makeover.. weight loss edition. geez.. how many are there. but I still say.. the biggest loser is seriously inspiring to me. When I looked at those two sisters bodies.. how healthy they looked... how they didn't look skinny and wrinkly from losing too much too fast.. just healthy and fit and muscular... they inspired me every single time I watched them.

I try to think of them when I'm running and having hip pain due to my stupid IT band issues.. or when I don't want to get up... I think of those women on the biggest loser.. or what Chelsea said in the finale.. the power is within each of us.. I promise you.. it is all in your control. I've said that a million times.. it is absolutely within me to do what I need to do. I've just not been choosing to do it.

Well, I am hopeful that the spark that I had last year has been reignited... Here's to hope and desire and determination. .. Determination to keep tracking.. whether it is great choices and easy to track or more difficult ones... I will track. Watch me go.
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    Well-comeback! Welcome back to Spark Summer Camp, HB -- me too. In the doldrums and having been kind of slack for a couple of carb-infested months this dreary, rainy, chilly spring, I'm done with all that.

    Still have a non-rigid goal to get into skinnier jeans by the end of July, as I find success comes easier when I am faithfully NOT super-nagging myself. So like the positive power focus you're sharing from the weightloss/fitness shows: need to be my own 'assistant coach', firm and oh-so-supportive.

    As my real coach keeps saying, "C'mon, just push for ONE more!" and it almost always works to achieve that -- plus the great feeling of having Done Right for Myself!

    So very very glad you're here again too -- you have nooooo idea!!

    Giant hugs to you,

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    Comment edited on: 6/2/2011 5:09:18 PM
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