Just keep swimming!
Nearing the finish of my first triathlon! 5/20/12 - 188lb - size 8/10
I took this to show a friend my new haircolor, but then look at my WAIST! 3-8-12, 191lb
SHRINKINGLULU is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I have a chubberchaun, Blobby McFlabface, who hides in my rolls and tries to expand his flab mansion with whisperings of naps and designer ice creams.
Crazy? Not really...
That voice in the back of your head that says You can't do it.
You're just destined to be fat.
You're not really THAT unhealthy, you don't need to exercise.
Have another soda.
More chocolate! You DESERVE it after the day you've had.
Whatever your particular brand of negative talk in your head, that's your chubberchaun.
Mine just particularly likes naps and ice cream and pizza.
So, basically, that is why I got so fat. It's all very logical.
Now I'm working on not being fat and lazy, and it's pretty cool to be changing and shrinking Blobby McFlabface's flab mansion down to a regular suburban home.
I'm working toward confining him in a flab studio apartment.
A really tiny one.
Well that's the fun version anyway. The not so fun version is that I strugled for years with emotional eating and chronic laziness and an almost complete lack of self-love.
Something clicked in my brain when I wrote in a blog that I want to start doing what makes me feel good about myself, rather than what makes me "feel good" in the moment. It's such a simple thought, but it's been a HUGE life changer for me!
Love for others
To put it as simply as possible, I didn't do anything to lose weight/get healthy, that I didn't intend to do forever.
I try to make the decision that will make me feel good about myself, rather than just good in the moment.
At first I tracked, measured, weighed, wore a heart rate monitor, and depended on the math.
Now I don't! I don't think I'd continue to be successful without that foundation on tracking, but now I just try to live the life I always told myself I'd live "someday."
A whole lot of incremental changes have added up to a pretty huge change in who I am and how I live, and although no one ever wants to hear it, incremental is the only way I've created lasting change in my life.
I eat, and I eat a lot, and I eat out, and I drink beer, and have chocolate on a near daily basis.
I'm very active, but it happened gradually.
Fitness first clicked for me when I found a gym with fun group exercise classes at a convenient price,
I'm not any more special than you are. I work a lot, have a life, have to eat out and find time for myself and friends and family.
I was my only obstacle to becoming the woman I wanted to be.
Horses can't vomit.
Elephants are the only mamal that can't jump.
Octopodes are about the size of a flea when they're born.
"Octopodes" is a grammatically correct pluralization of octopus, and way more fun to say than octopi. Go ahead, try it!
Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.