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A Sigh Of Relief !!!!! Ahhhh!!!

Posted by Susan on June 19, 2009

Thank heaven’s it is FRIDAY !!!! This week has been rough , but now it is over and I am sooo glad ! I am ready to head into a new week , (after a nice relaxing weekend) with a better attitude and less negativity……….. I did much too much whining last week and for that I am really sorry. Was it the weather? The constant dark rainy days with no sunshine? Was it hormones kicking up a fuss? Or was I just being a big old baby ? (Yeah that’s it !)

Anyway , I am feeling hopeful and looking forward to an early bedtime, and an early start to my day tomorrow. I think I just may have found my “magic number”. By that I mean I think I’ve found the calorie number that will keep my weight steady. I will know better tomorrow when I do my weekly weigh in.

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the whole weight loss thing. I used to think I had it all figured out. The best way to lose the weight. But what I am realizing is I only figured out the best way for ME ! There is no perfect way. No “one size fits all” solution. We are all so unique, our bodies so complex and individual. What works for me may not be the answer for everyone else. I believe all diet plans work, as long as it is something that fits into your lifestyle, and as long as you are consistant. The same goes for exercise programs.

Maintaining, I am realizing is kind of the same. I need to follow a path that works for me. I need to relax , and stop all the needless drama. Just as I found what worked for me to lose the weight in the first place, I will find what works for me in this phase of journey as well.

I never expected the emotional stuff that goes with this phase. I never expected to feel so out of control. But I need to be rational about this. I am not going on mindless binges, like I have in the past. I am not stuffing myself with baked goods and candy. I am just upping my calories a few hundred here and there. I am not going to step on the scale tomorrow and see that the extra 1/2 a rice cake I just ate caused me to regain all the weight I lost.

I am tired of thinking about it all the time. I’d originally said that I wanted to maintain my weight , and life my life at the same time. I am going to try to focus on that instead of the daily scale number.

So I have a full day planned for tomorrow so I am off to bed ! Hope everyone has a great Friday !

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Good Mood

Posted by Susan on April 8, 2009

Does weight loss effect mood? I wonder because I have been in such a great mood the past few weeks. I feel calm and relaxed, and not feeling that crazy ,” chicken running around with it’s head chopped off ” feeling I usually suffer from at work. It is almost like I am stepping outside myself and asking myself “is this worth getting stressed over?” and most of the time the answer is no. I love my current state of mind and hope it lasts.

I am not sure exactly what is prompting this difference. Is it the weight loss? Is the it true that when you are unhappy with yourself, you project it on to everything and everyone around you? I think it might be true to an extent. This weight loss battle has been long and hard. I really beat myself up over the fact that I’d gained the weight.

Now that I am seeing a difference, and others are also seeing the difference, my feelings about myself are changing. I am still insecure about how I look to a point, but nothing like before. I am at least able to give myself credit for the accomplishment of it. I am able to be proud of the hard work that went into it. It is not something I talk about , it is more of an internal pride I feel, knowing that I am doing what has to be done.

This pride also spills over to other aspects of my life. I feel a little braver. Considering taking risks instead of keeping the status quo because that is where I am comfortable. I’ve proven that I can do what I set my mind to, so why not make another goal and strive to achieve it. A lot of thoughts flying around in my head lately.

On the diet and exercise front this week, so far so good. I did my TT circuits this morning with 20 mins. HIIT on the treadmill. My Eating has been on track. I think it is becoming a habit, I hardly even think about it anymore, where as there was a time when I thought of nothing else. Still tracking all my calories, and drinking all of my water. I was looking back on my weight loss log back from January. I’ve lost 19 lbs. since Jan. 1 . Wow ! Hard to believe.

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