Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Okay, feeling better now

I know in my head all the reasons why the scale lies, but good, bad, or indifferent, I still gauge my progress by it, which is why last week was so disheartening!

Despite it being a bummer, I stuck to my plan, both eating and working out. I had a little bump-up Friday, but I tracked it all and tried to at least partially compensate for it with exercise.

So, this week I lost the 0.8 gained last week, plus an additional 1.4, for a total of 2.2 lost! I am now only 0.4 from getting back to my goal weight. I may try to lose a couple of pounds more, but if I could stay right here forever, I cannot say I would be unhappy.

When I start moaning about a gain or lack of substantial loss again, someone please beat me over the head with this blog entry. =)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Not gonna lie, I am more than a little bummed...

Yeah, so I haven't blogged very much lately. I'm not very good at it, so I tend to let it slide. But I know that verbalizing my feelings is important even if no one else reads it. =)

So here goes for today....

After last week's WI, I was 1.8 from getting back to my goal weight. I was very excited to see my hard work pay off. 

Fast forward to today. I am 0.8 up this week. I had a great week of working out, and my eating was spot on. Who can figure out the dirty, lying bathroom scale? 

As discouraged as I am, I will keep doing what I'm doing knowing that it will eventually pay off again. I am trying to focus on progress that has nothing to do with the scale, like how my clothes fit, how strong I am, my "cut" arms & shoulders that I'm showing off today. 

Just needed to vent and let this go... =)  

Interested vs. Committed

Reading a friend's blog today made me recall this sentiment: Are you "interested" in losing weight or "committed" to losing weight/

This is an excerpt from Linda Spangle's book 100 Days to Weight Loss

People who are interested in losing weight:
1. Stick with it until something better comes along
2. Take action only if they “feel like” doing it
3. Need to see results in order to stay motivated
4. Blame people or circumstances for their struggles
5. Easily give up whjen the face challenges.

People who are committed to losing weight:
1. Stick with their plans no matter what
2. Take action whether they feel like doing it or not
3. Assume that if they stay motivated results will follow
4. Take responsibility for their own actions
5. Keep going in spite of challenges and setbacks

I'm COMMITTED... not just to losing weight, but to a healthy and fit lifestyle.  

How about you?