"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weigh-In ... One Foot in Front of the Other

Today's Weight: 186 . 5
Loss/Gain: -2 . 5
Total Loss So Far: -44 . 5

Short Story:
I'm glad to see this loss because I have been careful this week to eat and move like I'm trying to lose weight. I'm emotionally at a point where I have to get back to basic and just put one foot in front of the other. I'll do what I know needs to be done to see weight loss and plan on seeing the scale go down in the process.

Long Story:
I'm glad to see a loss this week as I know I've been watching my portions and staying on track. It's been a good week health wise. I've been doing my best to listen to that little voice in my head that says things like, "Do you need that?" "Are you really hungry?" "Is that the best choice to snack on?" 99% of the time I've put something back because of that little voice and I think it helps.

I had a few really hard emotional days this week and just didn't know what else to do. The struggles didn't have anything to do with weight except that I did come to a decision about how I'm going to continue in my journey and get back on track.

I'm going to work on losing weight.

Simple, huh? What I mean by that simple statement is that I'm going to go back to the basics of weight loss.
  • Eat only when hungry and until satisfied, not full.
  • Pick healthier food options.
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of water daily.
  • Exercise 4-5 days a week.
I haven't been doing all of this. I've also been trying to think of what exercise I can do, or what special meal plan I can follow that would help get me back on track.

Instead of stressing about details I'm going to get back to keeping it simple. Calories in versus calories out.

I will eat healthier, but I will not stress if I eat something high in calories as long as it's in a weight loss portion. (ie. the 1 cup of potato cheese soup and 1/2 tuna melt I had for dinner the other night.)

I will exercise regularly, but I will not stress about whether I feel it's working me hard enough. It might be running, a weight/toning workout, a class, a workout DVD or just a good brisk 45-60 minute walk. I will just get something done each day.

My issues are more with food and how much I eat, and I need to stay focused on getting that back under control and getting to a healthier weight. However, knowing exercise is an integral part to a healthy lifestyle I will for sure exercise. I've just decided to quit living under the pressure of what kind of exercise will make me lose weight better. Eating less will help with weight loss as well and that's where my problem is. I don't want to be the fat runner, or the very fit chubby girl. I need to quit ignoring my overeating and justifying it with heavy duty exercise.

So, to sum it up I'm going to put one foot in front of the other - nothing more nothing less. As long as I'm doing that I plan to go forward in my weight loss journey. Right now I can't emotionally commit to anything more. I've been on this journey too long to be all "rah! rah!", so I will just keep going.

As always, I refuse to give up. I will win this war. :)

Have a great weekend everyone! If you haven't already, don't forget to meet my friend Kelly.

3 comments:

  1. Congrats on the big loss. That as awesome!

    (I do not know why I can't post to you with my Google account anymore - I can with other people. Weird....)

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  2. There are no good and bad foods. Don't feel guilt if you eat something as long as you account for it. Low calorie does not necessarily mean it is a better food. It's just a different food.

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