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Managing actions instead of consequences
Wednesday, May 14, 2008      4 comments

"If instead, you insist on measuring your success by whether or not the scale or caliper show progress today, you're creating a game you can lose. In Steven Covey's words, you're putting yourself in the position of trying to manage consequences ... Read more
Feelings are inconvenient
Tuesday, May 13, 2008      1 comments

Feelings are inconvenient. For the last 8 days, I've followed a 40/40/20 macronutrient ratio with limited fruit sugar & no refined sugar & have found my urge to emotionally eat greatly diminished. I'm feeling feelings, processing them, sitting... Read more
Loose size 4's!
Saturday, May 10, 2008      4 comments

I picked up size 4 Docker's walking shorts without trying them on first (no dressing rooms). Guess what? They're loose! I have to pull them down to my hips for them to sit snug. Wuhoo! ... Read more
My trouble goal
Wednesday, May 07, 2008      5 comments

Action Step 1: ...write about a single "trouble goal." Talk about why it happens, what problems it causes, and what you can do about it. My single biggest trouble goal by far is the elimination of binge eating as a way to cope with feelin... Read more
21-day personal challenge
Monday, May 05, 2008      3 comments

I, Z, commit to the following 21-day personal food & fitness challenge, to start on Monday, 5 May 2008 & end on Sunday, 25 May 2008. The main motivator of this challenge is to prove to myself that I can succeed in breaking my 6-month platea... Read more
Confession & more self-sabotage
Friday, May 02, 2008      5 comments

Today's a big sabotage day. I'm eating a bunch of junk because I don't want to admit that I don't care about losing more weight. That's right, ya heard me: I don't care about losing more weight! I feel like a heretic, like it's blasp... Read more
Self-sabotage & what I'm going to do about it
Wednesday, April 30, 2008      5 comments

I'm at my self-sabotaging weight; this is when I start blowing my efforts to reach GW. Self-fulfilling prophecy or not, I did exactly that by going on a binge yesterday. I woke up with a bloated/distended stomach & had a bit of a food hangover... Read more
Tuesday, April 29, 2008      5 comments

I'm in a whiny mood right now & need to pout. Things I don't want to accept in order to reach my goals: - Now more than ever I have to stay at the low end of my kcal range - Every kcal counts. That means packing in as much nutrition as ... Read more
Fun with sprints / mental toughness
Monday, April 28, 2008      2 comments

Since we actually had some decent weather over the weekend, I decided to throw in a few sprints into my workouts. Yesterday was something else: 10 burpees + 50 meter sprint + 10 jumping jacks + jog back to start + repeat 10x = fun with sprints!... Read more
Working with what I got - new plan
Friday, April 25, 2008      3 comments

Remember how I've been talking about alternative ways of seeing progress? Well, last night I took measurements & was disappointed with the results. Compared to 12/31/07, the only recorded loss was half an inch from my bicep. Wrist & forearm =... Read more
Thursday, April 24, 2008      2 comments

Last night DH pointed out a big honking vein in my bicep; looking at my arms it seems I've got veins popping up all over the place. According to wikipedia, increased vascularity can result from the following: extremely low body fat, low retaine... Read more
Asked to share my story
Wednesday, April 23, 2008      3 comments

Yesterday my friend asked me if I'd like to be featured on the new Weight Loss Success Stories board that's going to be created at my rec center. She's the night supervisor there & this is her latest project. I immediately said yes & was intro... Read more
4/22/08 Workouts
Tuesday, April 22, 2008      1 comments

Here are today's workouts: GPP - Rounds 1 & 3 Burpees x 30 sec Jumping jacks x 30 sec Split jumps x 30 sec Burpees x 30 sec Jumping jacks x 30 sec Squats x 30 sec GPP - Rounds 2 & 4 Burpees x 30 sec Jumping jacks x 30 s... Read more
The scale is not the only way
Tuesday, April 22, 2008      2 comments

I have a hard time accepting that the scale is not the only way to measure progress. My weight is up again today & it's frustrating because I keep thinking that if I'd exercised yesterday (instead of taking a needed rest day) I'd have seen some... Read more
Turning disappointment around
Monday, April 21, 2008      2 comments

I'm feeling the pain of daily weigh-ins. Dailies keep me accountable & are a necessity to my success, but sometimes seeing fluctuations suck. Today's one of those days because I'm up a lb from yesterday, even though I'm sure it's because of gl... Read more

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