Monday, May 12, 2008


I know I shouldn't judge progress by weight loss, but I can't help myself. I'm excited. I'm down @ 4-5 pounds this week! (I'm at 216) YAY...I love it when hard work pays off :) And, let me tell you...I even managed to turn down all my bad-for-you favorites at the seafood chain (except 2 small bites of the cheddar biscuits...yummy!) and late night mcd's, so I'm pretty darn proud of myself.

I know I've written posts before (duh!), but this is the first week I feel I've followed a plan of action. Don't get me wrong...I was making progress! I was working on my head. Now, I'm working on behaviors. What am I doing? I'm just cutting out refined carbs (for the most part) and trying to eat veggies and fruit. I eat when I'm hungry, but still allowing myself to feel hungry and a little grumbly before eating major meals somtimes :) It's a better feeling than I thought. I also don't deny myself, which helps. So, instead of a cheeseburger and fries I will eat the cheeseburger (minus the bun) with frozen veggies and a low fat smoothie. OR, baked beans as a side. If I need a snack, I have fruit or low fat cheese wedge spread with baked french bread type "crackers" or low fat cottage cheese. I eat these because I like them. I don't eat it (for the most part) someting that doesn't taste good...not a denying thing! But, I have a long way to go for the habbit to form, so until then I'll work at it :)

I didn't quite meet my exercise goal, even though it was relaxed. SOOOOO, I'm putting up new goals with a schedule I will try to work on...because I have the want to exercise now. Funny how losing weight makes you want to was just the thing I lose weight? lol...whatever. I'm not analyzing this right now...I'll just go with the flow.

Ok, plan of action for the upcoming week:

Exercise: M W F I will go to the gym at 8:30 and exercise for at least 30 minutes on the eliptical machine. If I feel inspired to do weights I will. If I feel inspired to work out more..I will! If I don't want to do more, I don't have to. It will be enough for now!

Food: see above. Same deal, but making sure I get enough calories.

Myself? I'm already getting guilt, no criticism. I still have a hard time with mirrors, but it's getting easier. I will make time for me to do things I want. And, I will remember the mantra: I don't deserve the french fries, instead I deserve to be happy and healthy!!!


Rose said...

OMG... Congrats!!! That's an awesome loss!

I love your 'plan of action' thing. Keep up the great work!

Skinny Inside said...

I like your non-perfectionist attitue! I struggle with that too, and I find I'm much more successful when I keep looking forward and not dwelling on small, past imperfections. Good luck with your weekly goals, they sound quite attainable!

dadivastreet said...

Whoo Hoo! You're doing great! Your plan of action sounds do-able. Good Luck for next week! Stay Happy & Healthy!

Holly said...

What an awesome loss! Congrats! Sounds like you have a great plan for yourself. Keep up the good work!

Mama Bear June said...

Congrats on an awesome loss and wonderful attitude!
Path to Health

Girl with a Problem said...

Congratulations on your scale results this week, that's really great.

It sounds like you have a well thought out plan of action. I found that seemed to be what kept me from really losing any weight for so long. I was doing some of the right things, but I had no real plan in place.

For me it was deciding to do weight watchers. It gives me a map to follow, which really has helped me almost eliminate my compulsive eating habits. Of course, now I am compulsively counting points and the minutes I am now trying to run... But, I can live with that. I saw a nasty post once about weight watchers that basically said that all we do is trade in an unhealthy obsession with eating for an unhealthy obsession with what we eat and how much. I'm sorry, but how is that unhealthy? We wouldn't just pour any old liquid into our expensive cars. Why should we blindy shovel garbage into the only body we'll ever have? Sorry, I digress...

Anyway it looks like you're on the right track for becoming a healthier, smaller you. Keep up the good work.

Irish Mom said...

Hi!! I see you joined our Healthy Walkers Team and we are so excited to have you!! Happy steppin!!