Tuesday, July 27, 2010

No I’m not dead…

But I am tired of my life style change. There I said it. I’m tired of being good, watching everything I eat, working out all the time, walking, tennis, swimming. I’m tired of counting calories, watching my time on exercise, logging everything on the computer.

Is this ever just going to be come second nature? EVER???'

What I’m not tired of is putting on clothes or sizes I haven’t worn in over 18 years. I’m not tired of standing on the scale and seeing 25 lbs gone. I’m not tired of being able to walk 4 miles and only be tired not dead. I’m not tired of feeling my legs and finding muscles. I’m not tired of looking down and seeing boobs and no tummy.

So…………………….

That means being good, watching everything I eat, working out as much as possible. Walking, tennis, swimming. It means logging all the foods I eat, the exercise I do. It means continuing with my new life style until it becomes second nature. It has to right? RIGHT!!!

I know this week I’m not being the greatest on the exercise first because of family stuff, very late daycare, shopping with my mama and a birthday party. But I am eating lots of fruits and veggies and staying away from the candy and starches. Then next week I will be gone all week for Venture Crew Scout Camp (YEAH!!!) but there I will be working every day but with big kids, lots of walking and even climbing. I am not preparing any of my own meals there so will just be careful not to over eat with what they offer.

So I will start again with all that I know I need to learn and do on the 9th of August and that will also mean my weigh in and measuring.

I am making so many mistakes with this life style change but it’s a learning experience and it took me a very long time to get to where I am now so I’ll just keep learning, making mistakes and seeing what can happen in life. 25 lbs, over 45” of fat in 9 months, well that’s something. Just think what I can do with the rest of my life. I bet I can be more healthy, more fit, more shapely then ever in my life (well maybe not as a teen living and working on the farm).

Thank you all for all your words of support, your thoughts and ideas, your help in all that has gotten me this far. I guess I am excited to see what is possible with your help. Thank you!!!

Now take care and if you don’t hear from me before the 9th remember I’ll be back to share my ups and downs, my opps and learnings, my thoughts and feelings.

Have a great, fantastic, wonderful, productive, blessed couple of weeks. God Bless you all!!!

Oh by the way, Mike hooked up the Wii last night, I haven’t gotten to try it out yet but it sure does look cool and exciting. I have to look into netflix and see if they rent out Wii games. I think one of you suggested that to me, sorry can’t remember who.

5 comments:

Menopausal New Mom said...

Julie, get off the rollercoaster! Go out and by the book Women, Food and God. It will change your life and how you look at the way you treat your body.

It teaches us to treat ourselves with kindness and love and we will want to make better life choices. No dieting, just a new found respect and love for ourselves.

No more internal dialogue of beating outselves up over weight or what we just ate.

It's not just another "diet" book, it's not a diet at all, but if you grasp the concepts, you will lose weight.

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Suzi said...

I honestly believe if you are good 80% of the time you can eat whatever you want 20% of the time and still lose weight. Nobody wants to live a life without ice cream, chocolate, chips or other tasty foods - and if someone says they do they are either deranged or lying!

I really believe that once you have a hang of portion control and are pretty good at determining the caloric intake of your meals as you eat them you shouldn't have to log everything. If you knwo your lunch should be 400 calories make a 40 calroei lunch. If your snack should be 200 calories, have A 200 calorie snack. As long as you stick to your alloted calories for each meal.snack you shouldn't have to report to the food police every morsel that passes your lips.

Hopefully you'll enjoy playing with the wii so much you won't look at it as exercise. The key is finding something that you enjoy doing and look forward to doing, then it's not a chore.

Having said all of that, everybody gets fed up now and again. You can totally allow oyurself to have a week off (as long as you don't go out eating a pizza everyday or something!) as long as you remember to get back at it the following week. No apology needed, justdo what's right for you! ;)

SunnyNH said...

Julie,

I have no words of wisdom for you, just a heartfelt Congratulations!

Losing 25 pounds is a tremendous accomplishment. Give yourself some love and a pat on the back, and celebrate what you've achieved.

SunnyNH

Wii Fit & A Bet said...

don't be hard on yourself, it takes a long time we're not trying to crash ourselves thin! I have had to teach myself not to have the "all or nothing mentality" because it means for me that I will then do nothing because I didn't want to fail. baby steps!