Friday, April 10, 2009

Day Eight!

Weigh in day, and it is good. I lost 6.5 pounds in one week. I have never lost that much in one week, I had so many things that would have normally thrown me off track, but I was able to hang in there and it paid off. I really believe documenting everything is the best thing I have ever done. My meals were all planned, and even though what should have been warm spring days to walk outside, turned into rainy and cold days that sent me straight to the back room at work to exercise with a CD I did it... and it is good.

My stress is not over, next week will be a challenge as well, but I am so happy I have found this place and I am determined to learn how to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day Seven

Does Blogging affect your weight loss?

Who can say, what helps weight loss. I have tried every diet around. I have a very hard time talking about this subject, so for me I would have to say yes, it has given me insight into myself, it has made me think about what I am doing, and it has made me conscious of what I put in my mouth. I think about what is healthy now, not what I am craving. Today my husband and I had Salmon Burgers for lunch, I have never even thought of eating Salmon instead of beef. It was good, and the best part was it was healthy. I know that I will not change over night, I will still eat an unhealthy meal from time to time.

But..........everyday I will come here, and everyday I will face up to what I am doing about my the choices I have made. I hope that soon I will be in the group of people that can say I made it, now the real work begins. If blogging helps me to do this then I am so glad I found this. Tomorrow is weigh in day! Yea!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day Six

Not much of a post tonight, I did very well under tons of stress. I Walked for one hour, and did just fine with my eating. tomorrow is another day! Thank you Lord.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day Five!

Well everything I said yesterday I needed today, and more. The only thing worse than car trouble is computer trouble, and it seems I stepped in a puddle of pooh, last week. I could not get anything accomplished and I was almost tempted to eat a couple of times out of sheer frustration. I didn't though, and I am so happy my little pep talk to myself yesterday came in handy today. My solution, I went straight from work and bought a new book, if my computer goes down tomorrow, I will just read until the IT department gets it worked out.

One source of encouragement I have been drawing from is all of the people online that have made it over to the other side. I want to be there, and I someday will. I hope I can be an encouragement to someone on this journey I am traveling.

Three more sleeps until I weigh in. Yea! I am feeling good about it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day Four

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antonius
I know this, I have heard thease words my entire life, but I allow myself to wallow in thoughts that are counter productive to what is best for me. It is my desire to make my life better, so my thought process must do some serious changing.
These are the ones I have heard all my life:
  1. Whatever is true
  2. Whatever is just
  3. Whatever is Pure
  4. Whatever is lovely
  5. Whatever is of good report

These are some others I must learn to live by

  1. Whatever there is to do, I can do it. (positive attitude)
  2. Whatever others are doing that is working (learn from them)
  3. Whatever encouragement I need should start with me. (keep talking, I will eventually listen)
  4. Whatever rewards that will come my way because of my new life habits. (like smaller clothes)
  5. Whatever I do, I must plan...( and count my points)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day Three

It's freezing outside, this is Spring it's not supposed to be this cold, this is just the kind of thing I didn't need today. I am going to have to motivate myself to do my exercise indoors. We got up and went to Church this morning, it was a great service. When we got home my son was here and luckily I had planned a lunch that would feed us all. I have lots to do today but I really have to say I am still very motivated to continue on. I am crossing my fingers that I have a really good weight loss my first week.

What I learned today!

The key to staying accountable is not only keeping track of everything you eat (the good AND the bad), but also posting daily (or at least regularly!!). So even though I may not be saying anything terribly interesting or even inspiring, I think I need to be writing.

I tried out a new Breakfast treat this afternoon if you want to try it out click on this- Banana Oatmeal Cups with Chocolate Cups. If you like Oatmeal you will like these, grab and go cups.

Ok, I better quit or I won't exercise.