Day Three Hundred Seventy-Six…

Here are my results in numbers for the week:

September 15, 2018

It’s been three weeks that I have (essentially) stayed the same weight. Two weeks ago I didn’t gain or lose weight, last week I gained 1.4 pounds, this week I lost 1.4 pounds. The last time (prior to today) I had a loss on the scale was, August 25th when I lost one pound. I am grateful that this slow patch is coming at a time when I’ve built up so many good habits.

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A member of my Saturday morning group made Lifetime today and I am so happy for her. I think her success is something to celebrate because she did it, she made it to Lifetime. Anyone who is on a weight loss journey can understand why this is an amazing accomplishment. She called herself a “habit girl” habits are the thing that got her to goal and lifetime. I also believe that it’s the consistency in my approach and mindset that is enabling me to persevere. I really do believe I can do this, it’s only a matter of time.

I hope you are experiencing success on your weight loss journey.  You can do this, and so can I so let’s keep moving forward.

 

 

 

Day Three Hundred Seventy-Five…

This post was from yesterday… 

Tomorrow is weigh-in day and I am reflecting on my week. I have taken action to keep going, even though it’s been difficult for me lately. I went to spin two times, I packed my lunch and breakfast, I tracked everything, I weighed and measured everything, I practiced mindful eating (especially when I waited too long to eat) so I didn’t just wolf down my food I tried to really show my appreciation for having food to eat. I helped a friend who was struggling by going through a hard time on her weight loss journey (I went through the three steps for taking a strategic stance for weight loss and they worked Day 374)!

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So… if my results do not show up in numbers this week how will I feel?  I have decided this stall before goal is like a test. How much do I want to get to goal? I really want to get there, as much as I have since the beginning. Once in a while, I will also really want to eat two scoops of gelato,  I can have both – the gelato and goal I just have to understand my choices at the moment. There will be times when health issues may interfere with weight loss, that’s life. There will be weeks like I had this one that will be extraordinarily stressful, that’s life too. This is not easy, and that’s why a lot of people give up.

I’m not going to give up, and maybe I’m thinking about goal as a destination when it’s really the path. In some ways, I’m already there because my goal was to change my lifestyle I’ve definitely done that I live my life completely differently when it comes to food.  Even though I (really really) want to see a particular number on the scale, the number itself is really secondary. I’ll let you know.

 

Day Three Hundred Sixty-Seven…

It was a challenging week. The day before weigh-in is here again and I am dedicating myself to the plan. I am afraid my efforts won’t match my result in numbers because, although, there is so much within my control, I don’t control everything!

Words of Wisdom

So instead of focusing on these last 3 pounds to goal. I’m going to celebrate that I have radically changed my life for the better. By doing the work, and making the choices I’ve made I am doing something that remains elusive for many people.

Words of Wisdom Serendipity

If you are on this journey, keep at it. Sometimes you’ve got to keep your head down and keep working whatever program (I do love Weight Watchers) and stay positive inside. Be your own light and change your life.

Day Three Hundred Sixty-Six…

Lately, it’s a struggle to find balance in my life. I’m not concerned with falling back into bad habits, it’s just things are not working out the way I wish they would. I can console myself that, although I’ve been experiencing some complications lately, I have not turned to food for comfort. I have to be happy about that because my perspective has changed about my own life. That’s growth and it can be daunting to see myself honestly.

I did have an NSV I made my breakfast and lunch for tomorrow ahead of time and that will help so much in the morning. Tonight, this was an accomplishment. I hope you are doing well on the journey. Little changes add up and before you know it, you’ve rewired your whole life. Keep going you are worth it!

Day Three Hundred Sixty-Five…

It is late, so (again) this has to be a short post. Today was busy and I am tired. I worked all day, cooked dinner, worked all evening. I was careful to eat mindfully and dinner was very delicious. We had roasted potatoes with turkey sausage. No gobbling food down and then looking for something else. That’s an NSV because when I work under stress like this, I can be vulnerable to unconscious eating.

Weight loss has been such a big priority for me over this past year. I’m almost at my goal weight.  I’m going to stay positive and keep up my momentum and motivation. If you are reading this send me your good thoughts. Thank you for reading.

Year One…

Happy Birthday Getting to Goal! Today marks an accomplishment I am very proud of. I have blogged every day for one whole year. On Day One… I went to the Cheesecake Factory with my husband and son, and I didn’t crash and burn. That small moment was so important because it proved this could be done.

The thing that stands out to me is that I was full of hope and I believed in my potential. Thinking back to the beginning makes me feel so happy because I finally did something for myself. It is very hard to hold onto that good feeling when today has been so challenging. However, remembering better days, days, stronger days, helps.

Some wins…

  • My work presentation was amazing! Everyone applauded at the end.
  • I never felt like eating to deal with my stress.
  • I’ve been eating with the Healthy Eating Zone for three out of four days this month.
  • I’ve been drinking more water

Thank you for reading and coming along on my journey. I hope you are well and feeling strong. If you had a difficult day, it’s ok those days eventually end and better days are coming.

Be grateful… Be kind… Appreciate beauty… Find your brave…

Day Three Hundred Sixty-Three…

It’s late so this will be a short post.  Tomorrow is a big day for me and all the other teachers in my district.  I’m presenting to my department all morning, and  I’m sure I have a bunch of meetings to fill up my afternoon. I plan on packing a good lunch and lots of water.  I wish I already had that done but it didn’t work out that way, so I’ll just do it first thing in the morning.

Right now, this is the best I can do and I’m proud of my efforts. I’m keeping “my why” close, and I’m working the program so it works for me.  There are so many things in life that can derail us aren’t there? Here’s to keeping good habits going and reflecting every day.

 

Day Three Hundred Sixty-Two…

Labor Day and barbeques are a match made in heaven. We went to my brother and sister-in-law’s home for dinner and had an amazing feast. I used 51 SmartPoints by my estimation. I have three extra points remaining for the week. That’s just crazy.  I pretty much ate what I wanted, and tracked everything when I got home. I would’ve tracked there except I was having trouble with my phone. I didn’t have any alcohol or dips, or chips and I’m proud of that.

Some days you have to splurge It doesn’t mean you’re reverting back to old habits. Track whatever you eat, enjoy it and keep yourself accountable.

 

Day Three Hundred Sixty-One…

I stayed the same I didn’t gain or lose an ounce, and that’s ok. I feel just fine about it. I am officially 3.2 pounds away from goal. September will most likely be the month I reach “goal” and that is an amazing place to be.

#SelfLoveChallenge

DAY 30: Recognize things that make you happy and cultivate happiness. Write a list of these things and keep it somewhere you can see it regularly. Make a pact with yourself to do at least one of these things once a day. This will help keep the focus on you that you had during the past 30 days.

  1. Spending time with my family. (Cooking with Hayley, Playing chess with David, Talking with Kristina. Going to the beach with my husband, Shopping with Virginia).
  2. Spending time with my friends. (this includes my Weight Watcher meeting on Saturday mornings!)
  3. Going on walks with my dog.
  4. Going to spin class.
  5. Yoga
  6. Taking pictures.
  7. Reading.
  8. Watching movies.
  9. Shopping for new clothes (never thought I’d write that)
  10. Writing.

Day Three Hundred-Sixty…

It is the night before weigh-in and I’m reflecting on my week. It was an amazing this week. I carried over 34 SmartPoints. I went to spin class, I weighed and measured all my food, I don’t think I could have been more focused on the plan. Even with all of that, I don’t think I will be down on the scale tomorrow. as a matter of fact, I think I will be up. That is pretty disappointing. I have to acknowledge this because I think it’s important, to be honest with myself. I wish I didn’t feel that way, but I do.

I am very proud of everything I’ve bee able to make this new lifestyle happen. I have lost 89.2 pounds and that is amazing. I have been trying my best to take good care of myself, and that is worthy of celebrating.  I am enough, and so are you.

#SelfLoveChallenge

DAY 29: Head up to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual for a bubble bath, good book or some form of pampering.

I did take a bath, and I don’t usually like baths but this time, I really enjoyed it. Then I showered and did my hair (which actually came out good because it’s not so hot). I put on facial cream and body lotion. This was something a little different and made me feel good. Try it.