Thursday, December 28, 2006
This is an interesting concept to me, since I've been thinking all my life "I can do anything" - apparently I've confused anything with EVERYTHING.
I realized a couple of years ago, I could not do every craft and hobby I wanted. I didn't have the time or the money. So I packed up the polymer clay, quilting, calligraphy, collage...and more. I decided that I would stick with two - bellydance (and all it's components of beading, sewing etc) and knitting.
Mostly I've been happy with that decision...tho sometimes I wistfully look at other crafts..
It's been the same with my weight loss ventures. I tried to do everything. Let's see, at 5 pounds from my highest weight ever....obviously not working.
What are my priorities - Exercise and not binging. HAve I been exercising? No. No time. How can I make that time? What has to go in my life to make room for that?
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Now that sounds intelligent, doesn't it? But....it's what I'm working on today.
I haven't been taking care of myself. I haven't been taking care of my body, my health, my mental health...I haven't been taking care of ME.
I don't want to be another "new years loser" - by that I mean someone who makes resolutions that last three days and then they are back to living the same old way.
My dad came for christmas day. He can't hardly walk. He was smelly and unkempt. He was a grumpy old man. He is on a permanent catheter. His diabetes is uncontrolled, as is his blood pressure.
I don't want to end up there. I'd like to think I wouldn't go the route of being a stinky old lady, lol...but I haven't been taking care of myself and if I don't get a grip on it....well, who knows, I could end up there.
I was so grateful it was Buffed Stuffed's page featured today...she is an incredible model.
I want to use this week to really think through my goals, and get them firmly in mind and written down. Plan for them...not idly say "oh I want to lose weight." More like "I want to gain LIFE."
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I keep making my goals BIG ... and then I give up to easily on them because they seem unattainable.
So, I've made my #1 goal to get UNDER 200 pounds, preferably on or before March 31, 2007. That is the next big bellydance event I will sponsor locally and it is six months away. That means 36 pounds in six months, which is much more attainable than looking at 100 pounds.
Mini goal to get there: Every 5% I lose (12 pounds to round it up), means a new outfit from Dress Barn! The Dress Barn here has the CUTEST and most stylish plus size clothing in town. I HATE almot everything in my closet...very old, very stretched out, and very unattractive. This will be a good motivator!
Lastly, I am going to track and report my calories in/burned to a Spark buddy daily - I haven't been accountable to myself, so being accountable to her will be a good step.
Monday, October 09, 2006
BuffedStuff has this quote under her signature (or something to it's effect anyway)
Which do you prefer? The pain of discipline or the pain of regret?
Right now I am drowning in the pain of regret.
I have gained every single effing pound back.
I procrastinated, I binged, I stopped exercising. I was lazy. I was selfish.
I'm feeling the pain of regret in a big way...but I can't change what I didn't do. I can only control this moment. So far, I have eaten my high-fiber low fat breakfast, tracked what went into my mouth and did my strength training. It's another day, a day to start learning some discipline.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
I felt crappy all week and didn't exercise much.
So today, I weighed in....and I gained 2.5 pounds, and gained 3/4 inch back around my waist.
Reminding myself it's just one weigh/measure in- it's not the destination.
Excerise is essential to this journey. Lesson Learned.
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