Friday, October 22, 2010

Skip, skip, skip to my....

I am up a little, so I used the "no weigh-in" option this week. As a Lifetime member I really only *have* to weigh in once monthly, but I like to monitor my progress. I monitor it at home anyway, but I like being on the official scales and seeing how things go. I have some water retention going on, more than usual... not sure why, because I've been drinking my water all week. I have tried to watch my sodium intake, although today I had some delicious soup with more sodium than I expected.... Oh well.

So thinking of my four questions from a few weeks ago:
1. What do I want to happen? Some weight loss.
2. What do I need to make this happen? I need to do Simply Filling again, and to get in an extra cardio workout this coming week. Re Simply Filling: I'm amazed that I like this technique as much as I do.... and that I waited so long to try it!
3. Can I do this? Sure I can!
4. Will I do this? Yes!

Speaking of workouts, this was my first week of doing the new routine -- two sessions in, one more to come over the weekend and so far, wow. I can definitely feel it, and I'm looking forward to a few more weeks of getting stronger and more toned.

I had a doctor's appointment today and we were discussing my weight loss journey. I know I've said it so often that it almost seems cliche, but I really do feel a million times better. I know that in May 2006, I could not have ever imagined that my life would be as blessed as it is..... I could never have done a 5K back then; I've done about 8 of them since Sept 2007. I never imagined wearing these clothing sizes in my adult life; I was in my early teens the last time I was near these sizes. I had the energy to sit in front of a computer or a TV screen but that was it; now, I find it difficult to sit still for long (at least outside of work where I have to).

Life is good. Truly. Enjoy the journey -- every moment of it. Cherish every ounce you lose, every pound you lift, every step you walk. Love it and soak it all in!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Changing it up again....

I met with my trainer after my meeting tonight, and we have changed up my workout routine for the next few weeks. It's another full-body workout and it is INTENSE. Just what I need to shake me up.

I am debating whether to go back to Simply Filling to shake things up. This is going to sound utterly crazy, but I almost kinda sorta like the idea of sticking to the healthier foods and leaving the others behind. I don't mind asking myself, "Do I *really* want to 'waste' my precious points allowance on this?" Most of the time, the answer is no..... So if I don't do it this coming week, definitely the next one!

But in the meantime, I shall continue to track diligently, work harder, be smarter and live fully. What more can you ask?

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Need proof that tracking works?

I'm down 2 pounds from this time last week! I promise, all that has changed is increased diligence to tracking. I may go back to Simply Filling again next week (when it rolls around), but I am glad that I am paying more attention to what I eat. Proper portions, following the Good Health Guidelines, making sure I write down all that I eat.... sure, it takes time, but I can't argue with the results!

The one thing I need to do this week is to eat more veggies than fruit servings. This past week, it seems to have been the opposite -- not that fruit is a bad choice (I could be going face first into a bag of Doritos, right?). But my gut feeling is that more veggies would be even better.

Last weekend, I baked a pumpkin for the very first time -- most of the time, pumpkin for consumption comes out of a can! "Real" pumpkins are for decorating! But roasting/baking this pumpkin was so easy. I pureed it and then put it in the fridge.... so I think I'll eat some of it tonight for dinner. YUM!

I'm also on a new exercise routine -- the knees weren't always enjoying the lunges, so Dave worked up a new routine with some knee strengthening exercises as well. And we've added some static poses to help with balance and muscle use. That first night kicked my rear end! But I'm really looking forward to using them more often!

So if you're struggling this week, think about this:
1. What do you want to happen?
2. What do you need to do to make it happen?
3. Can you do it?
4. Will you do it?