Clearly, I'm a Dr. Who fan; however, I think the words at the top of my page are a fitting tribute to my battle with food. Not weight. Food. Weight doesn't make me fat, food does. Thus, the Weeping Angels are a metaphor for food in my life (and really, for those in the Whoverse, is there anything truly scarier?). I have to stay vigilant and not blink or I'm a goner.
I believe vigilance is the key to this journey and complacency is the lock. (Wow, I'm just full of metaphors.) I never struggled with weight growing up. In fact, I was downright scrawny. It wasn't until my late 20's that I started having problems. Since then, I've been within 15 pounds of goal (numerous times, *sigh*), and start getting complacent. I'm sure in psychobabble this would be called "self-sabotage."
With all of this knowledge at my fingertips and years of analyzing my eating habits, triggers, etc., you'd think I'd have this thing down pat. Alas, not so much. So, here I am making my way in this world today, taking everything I've got (any Cheers fans out there?).
I need to refocus on me. Actually, I need to find a new motivation--clearly what worked a year and a half ago, isn't working now.
I'd love to get healthy without relying on willpower alone. It's so exhausting to stay focused (no blinking!). If someone knows the answer, please share. lol
...to improve my 5K pace.
...to workout AT LEAST 30 minutes 4 times a week. Obviously, more is great, but I want my minimum to be attainable.
...my inner thighs to be enemies and never touch again.
...my belly button to be shallow and not the abyss.
...my skin and hair to glow with health.
I'm a total geek and love Dr. Who, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, Fringe, Highlander (TV Series), and lots more.
I love to read a variety of genres--even getting into some non-fiction.
| Pounds lost: 7.4
How have you been??
69 days ago
Hey!! So good to hear from you! I am doing pretty well. Managed to get through a wild year (see blog), and am finally caring for myself better now.
69 days ago
The old business contact took a week to call me. She kept saying she'd call and then was too busy. She had a potential opening but by the time she called me she said it may have been filled. However, I did tell her to keep me in mind for the future so who knows what will happen!
Thanks for asking!
398 days ago
Good luck with the 50 pounds by July! I hope you reach that goal. I'm glad you're not starving yourself and still trying to stick to 1200 calories a day. No carbs after lunch sounds like an interesting plan. I love my carbs, I'm not sure if I could stick to that but I just may try. I really have more than 5 pounds to lose. My goal is 20-25 but right now I'm just trying to lose the weight I've gained the past few months.
Great job losing 8 pounds since March 16th! That is awesome. Eating habits are the hardest to change so focusing on them first before exercise is a good plan. I think that is my biggest problem. I can go to the gym every day no problem but eating good is difficult.
419 days ago
Good to hear from you! I always smile when I see your name. :-)
You're BFF is right about not comparing anyone but ourselves. It's just difficult to do at times.
How are you? How's life?
432 days ago