In need of a little patience

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I need a little patience today. I gained – not a lot and it could be just water weight or the fact that my floors are not level in this apartment (seriously nothing is level here - I swear sometimes it’s like living in a little crooked house) but nevertheless I gained. Granted I haven't been working out as much as I should but I was on track for calories, every mouth full has been tracked so I’m a little discouraged and trying really hard not to let that discouragement put me in a bad place for this week.

I’ve been a little stressed out because I have an exam on Saturday plus I should find out soon if I’ve been accepted into my program at school for the fall. I could really use a mental heath day from work but I just can’t afford it right now.

The plan today is to stick to the plan, make the meals I had already picked out and tracked and try and muster up a positive attitude. I knew going in that there would be weeks like this but that doesn’t make this any easier to deal with.

On a happier note, we got a new kitchen table over the weekend and a new pantry. When David’s mom gets home from her trip she is going to make use some new place mats for the table and it’s actually starting to look like a kitchen. We have recently started putting up more pictures and posters as well (only took up 6 years). I guess as I’m getting older I like the apartment to look more homey – not that batman posters and framed video game maps would be homey to most but it feels right for us.

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    ha love your guys' home decor! really I love it! I too am always struggling with impatience....I want to see five pounds gone in two days to tell me if what I'm doing is working, and I always screw it up on days three and four and five and then get angry when the scale has an even worse number. We just need to keep our minds on today and thats IT. Then the good will come.
    1769 days ago
    You are awesome and that pic you posted says it all! I need to remember that too. I am so anxious to get to Onederland that I get discouraged that I can't get there fast enough and it's frustrating. But we have to remember we are in this for the long haul and the ups and downs are something we can't always control. Just keep your head up and keep doing what you are dong and you will get where you want to go! emoticon
    1769 days ago
    Love that image! Patience is so important for success. It's just a shame that we don't have more of it. lol. Don't feel so bad about the scale today. I know I'm not going to have lost as much weight as I had hoped this week -if any! Scale definitely crept up a little a few days ago (I think I was retaining water) -When it starts to look like my weekly weigh in might disappoint, It helps to remember my monthly goal or a longer term goal and remind myself that I'm still a day closer to getting there and another day ahead of where I used to be. -Just keep being awesome! Don't over-think it! You'll get there! :)
    1769 days ago
    Hang in there. I know how much a bad weigh-in can bring you down. I have dealt with MANY myself and as much as I KNOW I should keep calm, my irrational side kicks in and it becomes VERY hard not to give into binging and emotional eating. Just try to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
    1769 days ago
  • EMELEE82
    No worries chicakadee!

    Our bodies fluctuate a few pounds everyday.Even more for us ladies on some days.

    If you are getting the nutrition part down that is GREAT! Don't let yourself get down about it.Maybe view it as a challenge? Like, "Oh really, Mr. Scale? Well I don't think so! Watch this!"

    Take a walk, Zumba, Yoga, bike - do YOUR thing. It will come off and you'll know it before you even get on the scale or take measurements. You got this!
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    PS: Hooray on new furniture! :D
    1769 days ago
    I, too, have had a couple weeks like this! I was one weigh in away from stuffing my face with all the food I could find. I talked myself through it--I'd come too far to take it in reverse. A gain here and there, a plateau...they are bumps in the road, but they don't mean we can't meet our goals. We just push through and keep doing what we know is good for us! Stay strong and don't be discouraged!
    1770 days ago
    An appropriate prayer: "Lord, give me patience.....NOW!"

    Sometimes we gain a little. Look at the big picture, a pound heavier than last week, five pounds lighter than last month! Do not get discouraged and keep on keeping on.

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life!

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    1770 days ago
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