Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I can't believe it's been over six months since I've blogged, but here, I am now!! At our weigh in last night at our final TOPS meeting (Christmas party) for 2013, I met my goal weight, and I am so happy. THat does not give me a license to eat whatever I want; I still have to watch those portions, exercise and stay focused to keep it!!
I can tell you what got me out of my range in a couple of sentences: Having a little extra of something here and there, not paying attention to what I was eating and NOT doing the portion control! I kept at the exercise of at least 20-40 minutes of aerobics or weight lifting, but you can't do that alone and hope to lose weight! I also stopped talking out loud to myself in a positive way; instead I muttered "negatively" saying "what's one more of these cookies going to hurt?" Well, that adds up in no time. I soon saw the scale inching upwards and lost my KOPS status, which I kept for over 2 years....BUT I'm back and there will be no more of the negativity. I will keep those portions under control and eat truly what is good for me, having a treat now and then....not every day!!
It's the good choices we make every day, every hour that get us where we want to be!!
I will not let food boss me around ever again!! I am in control. In the end, when we do overeat, it only makes us feel bad about ourselves; we're better than that!
Have a healthy day and remember to keep it movin.....especially away from the kitchen!
Saturday, June 08, 2013
.......where you want to be in a month!!
That's not too far away, especially if you've been struggling like I have these past 4 months! I'm not even sure how I got to be 3# heavier than my leeway goal, which is: 7# under and 3# over!! I've thought about it, and I've come to the conclusion that I "let", "chose" to let some old habits come into play and I also told myself, "1 more of whatever it was I ate surely won't hurt" and I said this all to myself...NOT OUT LOUD, which I am slowly getting back into the habit of doing! I find when I talk OUT LOUD to myself, ONLY in POSITIVE words, do I see myself changing!!
We are all soooooo worth it to be healthy, pain free, and happy!! Take a look at yourself, and decide today.....where do I see myself a month from now? How will I feel? How will I have changed........for the better? Put away ALL negative thoughts.......and JUST DO IT!! You start by putting 1 foot in front of the other and you KEEP it movin!! BELIEVE........as I have said many times before.........YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
God bless all of you and keep trying!!
VISUALIZE YOURELF 5# SLIMMER! I AM!!!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
......Since March, I have been skating on thin ice.....not literally, but with my weight at TOPS........right on the border. In this group you can be 3# over and lose up to 7# and still remain a KOP, but I have been right on the edge for over 2 months now, and I've decided today...doing some positive self talk....it ends....I'm done. I've been thinking that just one more won't hurt me, of whatever "treat" I may want, but it is that EXTRA one that has gotten me to almost be out of being a KOP. I've noticed my jean capris from last summer are a little snugger, and that surprised me! Then I though, why should that surprise me.......I looked back at my food journal and I see the frown faces I put on several of my days of journaling !!!
It's time to as I'm sure you've heard before...PULL UP THOSE BOOTSTRAPS and get that focus back!! I have two weeks to get my act back together or I will lose my KOPS status, and I WILL NOT DO THAT!!
I have noticed the past two months, that I stopped the OUT LOUD positive self talk, and actually talked to myself inside, that "one more Hershey mini candy bar won't hurt me"! That's NOT true.....especially as we age, and I turned 60 on the 13th!! Now, it didn't help that my wonderful husband bought me a lovely white cake with decadent frosting and a wonderful quart of triple peanut butter (regular) ice cream, but did I have to finish it off within 3 days?? OK, I did share the cake with him and even took some to the elderly care home where my mom lives, but that ice cream just called me till it was gone.....and I GAVE IN! I.....ME.....I made the choice to continue to eat it, and I did not move as much (exercise) as I usually have done in the past! Why not.....after all it was my birthday!!??!! Didn't I deserve it??!!! Ya, but did I have to finish it off within 3 days! It is about portion control...I know that and so do you!
It's a brand new day........a brand new year (with my b-day being over a week ago) for me......and YOU to start anew and get my (your) good habits going again......to get that tunnel vision back! My hubby did not help matters with the b-day treats, however, as he said to me last night after I ate that peanut butter cookie that was out at a presentation on social security that we went to......you need a little more self control. In all the 35 years of marriage, this is the first time, he has ever said that to me, and I think I needed that!! Oh, ya, did I tell ya.......he retired, and his last day at work was 4/30, and now he is here 24/7!!! Now that is something to get used to, if you have been pretty much the queen of your home for those 10-12 hours and come and go as you please, and now all of a sudden, I have to say goodbye, give him a kiss, which I don't at all mind doing, feeling like I need to tell him where I'm going, when I'll be home, etc! It's a new thing for both of us, but with God's guidance and help, we will be OK! I know that for a fact! It's just a little weird, that he doesn't leave to go anywhere in the mornings! He is finishing up the family room painting, loves to tinker with his 2 classic sports cars and he writes comedy too.....and even performs it. Oh, ya, he's a writer for Jay Leno too, so I'm very proud of him, and he deserves to have relaxation and other fun things in his life.....he's paid his dues by working over 40 some odd years!
I'm glad I blogged today.......it feels great, and feels like I may have lost a little weight......it's a huge burden off my shoulders to unload my feelings! Thanks for reading (listening) and may God continue to bless all of you!
Remember this always......YOU ARE SO WORTH IT.......TO FEEL GOOD MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY ABOUT YOURSELF!
KEEP IT MOVIN!!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
and I'm still learning!!
I am very happy to report the above, but it has not been any easy trip and still at times, I see myself slipping back into those old habits of eating whatever I want, not watching those portions, and talking and thinking negative thoughts! THAT's when I catch myself and say S T O P!!! I make a conscious effort to move more every day, to be around positive minded people......and attend my support group....TOPS on Monday nights! Its that weigh in that I am accountable to.....either up or down or a turtle. I tell myself, how far I've come and I am NOT going back to feeling mentally or physically "handicapped"
Remember, keep it movin, keep those words in your mind and on your lips positive ONLY!! Watch those portions, not eating out of a bag or box....but portion it out in a nice bowl, dish to keep you HONEST!!
YOU ARE SOOOOO WORTH IT!!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
....and this is the longest I've done that, and it DOES feel great, and I have to be aware of that everyday and not take it for granted! I still do slip and get back into old habits, but I STOP myself. It is my choice! We have choices every single day to make in all areas of our lives. Why not choose to eat healthy? Now, I'm not saying I don't have "treats", M & M's a peanut butter cup, Hershey kisses, but I keep those treats in the basement, where I have time to think about it, and I measure out how many I will have....and I talk out loud to myself, saying I can enjoy 15 M & M's, a small peanut butter cup. I hope you get my point! I believe, you should enjoy the journey to getting rid of the sticks of butta (weight). I like a visual like sticks of butta (butter). Getting rid of 1# is 4 sticks of butta!! Can you see that in your mind? WOW....that's a lot of butta!!
Keep it movin, eat a little less, say, think positive words only and praise Him in all you do!!
Happy and blessed Thanksgiving too!!
Also REMEMBER this: YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!
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