Monday, July 18, 2011

Slimmer this summer challenge…

Well first and foremost my weight it up two pounds but I know why and I know at the end of the week it’ll be gone and hopefully the 2 pounds will follow. No worries there, it’s not permanent.

Exercise is good. Not always what I planned on for the challenge but my butt is moving. Wilbur and I’ve been walking/jogging up to 6 miles at a shot but I’m not using the C25K program. It makes me feel limited and I want to jog/run as long as I can when I can and right now not interested in someone telling me, run now…walk now…but I’m out there doing it so exercise is good.

Food has not been spot on this weekend. With the heat index in the 100’s I did not do any baking, cooking, grilling or anything. I even went out for supper and ate things that are not on any diet menu but regrets I don’t have, fun I did have and now it’s a new week to eat close to spot on and learn along the way.

I have never been on a diet, this is a life style change and change I really have. I know what’s going to bloat me, I know what’s going to clean me out, I know what’s going to make me feel good and what’s going to make me remember why I’m doing this in the first place. Everyone is on some kind of diet/life style change and we all do it differently but the end goal for all of us is to get healthy, feel good and love ourselves. It’s happening for me and I hope for you too.

Take care and have a blessed week.

11 comments:

Michele said...

I am inspired by how far you have come, my friend. Looking at the pictures from your last BWCA trip really are telling. Yes, we are all doing this in our own way, but we are doing it. Along the ways we are finding we can do things we never thought possible (like climbing into a canoe!).

Have a great week, stay cool, and don't forget to jump in a lake!
michele

40404t said...

Great post. We really all do have to do this our own way. I'm new to all this and don't know if I can sustain a lifestyle change. I'm trying this time to prepare healthy food in a way that tastes delicious so I'll want to keep eating them forever.

Your post is encouraging, because with a lifestyle change it's not about losing weight every week. It's about enjoying life and living healthy.

Sarah

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Good for you on the exercise, Julie. I'm slipping on mine and need to get my butt in gear. I hope to be able to follow your example soon.

Jo said...

You are on top of things and that is what it takes. Keep up the exercise. You're doing great!

downsizers said...

If you are comfortable with where you are and how you are going about this then just keep doing it. I know I am not as hyper about it this time. I have made some behavior and food changes that will pay off and will also show up on the scale a little at a time. Keep calm and carry on!

Shawn said...

Great attitude! I can tell this has been a complete lifestyle change for you and not a D I E T!! That is wonderful!

Ms. Scooter Butt said...

To go from unfit to jogging is a great achievement. That C25K is such a great concept. C for couch I get it...

Oh and so you are jogging over 9 and a half Kilometers...Right on! And that is great for you healthwise.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Yeah, weight will go up and down, it happens. It's just concerning when it KEEPS going up and not down. :-)

JW said...

I just love your philsophy. :)

MB said...

You definitely have the right attitude. Two pounds up or down is just a blip in the big scheme of things.

I fell into the diet trap for so many years and never succeeded in getting to where I wanted to be. Only when I vowed to never diet again and started focusing on being healthy instead of being skinny did things start moving in the right direction.

Keep up the good work. Rock on!

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