Saturday, June 6, 2009

Day Sixty-Four

Yea!!!!!!!!! I lost one and a half pounds this week. I don't do week-ends well so I will see how I make out now that I am watching my points so close. I can't believe it has been 2 months since I have been eating healthy, I have honestly not felt deprived. I will be going to my mom's for her Birthday in 2 weeks, then I have 2 concerts, and a trip to see my sister and my nieces and nephews. It is going to be a busy summer and I am not sure how I will handle it all, but I am determined to do my best.

I have always been an all or nothing person, so it is hard for me to settle for "it's ok" but really I am trying to learn just that, it's ok if I mess up one day, the next day will show up and I can live my life the healthiest way I can. I can do this..........I know I can................And the cool part..........I'm loving it.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Day Sixty-Three

I'm a geek, I love gadgets. I was born with this gene. Why did I not join Weight Watchers online sooner. This little online app. is just perfect for people like me. People that can't find the notes she writes, or remember what she ate 5 minutes after her meal. I love it.
For me it is all about focus, if I am not careful I will lose my focus and be easily lured away by the sweet and tasty treats that are readily available. I still eat the sweet treats, I still eat some of the things I love, but I have to remind myself that, tonight might not be a good idea. I am very impressionable so if I see a certain food or even talk about it, I want it way to much. This gadget is a good thing because I can look at my points no matter where I am. If I have enough left then I will not deprive myself. Life is short, eat desert, just be smart about it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Day Sixty-One and Sixty-Two

Ok...........I panicked, when I got up this morning and got on the scale, ( I am an admitted scale junkie) I was up 2 pounds. So what did I do. I joined Weight Watchers online. I have already lost 13 pounds doing this on my own, but what is with the weight gain. I haven't been cheating, I have stayed on point, and did my exercise, I know it may be water weight, but I decided I better make sure I am doing this right. I am amazed that just because they think I am old that I have to have less points than a 20 year old. Just a few short years ago, I was eating 24 points now I am down to 21. That may be why I haven't been losing very fast, eating too many points. So with a renewed spirit I start this day with a little help from my Weight Watchers friends and I am hoping for a great week.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Day Sixty

I have been complaining since week one about how slow I am losing weight. Today when I hit day Sixty, I took a look at a calender and it dawned on me, I have averaged one and a half pounds a week in Eight weeks. That is a good thing. Sometimes you just have to see it in black and white.

Blogging has been so helpful to me, I probably would have never realized this, if I wasn't keeping track of every thing I eat each day and all my ups and downs.

So the way I see it, by next January I should be at goal. That is just six months away. Sometimes when I think about it, six months sounds like forever, but time does not standt still and before I know it I will be there. Then my journey will begin, day one of my forever living as a healthy eater. Wow, and with all of the practice I am getting my forever healthy lifestyle should at least qualify me as a worthy opponent.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Day Fifty- Nine

Dear God,
Thank you for this beautiful hot day! Do you realize, (never mind I am sure you do) that it has either been cold or rainy for months. Not only is it hard for me to motivate myself to get out and move this body up and down the hills of our campus, it is double hard when I have to wear a bulky coat not to mention a worn out umbrella. So I am just so thankful today, I am so ready be warm. Now if you can do something about this food obsession I have I would really love it.

I really want to lose 10 pounds in the next 6 weeks. That would be 1.65 pounds for 6 weeks. I haven't set any goals for myself since I started my weight loss journey. This is my plan of action!
  1. Exercise one hour a day 5 days a week.
  2. Stay in my 22 point point range.
  3. Plan my menu
  4. Keep the clutter down ( clutter depresses me)
  5. Stay busy.
  6. Stay focused on the short range goal. (just 10 pounds)

Today is June 1st. I can do this!!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day Fifty-Seven and Fifty-Eight

I am well, I think. Tomorrow I will start the dreaded Shred!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was a good week-end, no rain, no stress, and very good eats.

I think I am about 10 pounds away from my old jeans, I can't wait to put those baby's on.

It is important for me to remember that its not about how I have done in the past, or how I am going to do in the future, its about what is happening inside me now. I am getting healthy, I am making healthy choices, and when I don't make a good decision, I am learning that it is only one decision, as long as the next one is correct I am moving forward.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson