I originally posted this to my Weight Watchers group, but I decided to go ahead and post it here too. After all, it is about my journey.
I have to admit, this weight loss journey has been a never-ending journey for me. Sometimes I get so mad when I don’t see the results that I want and it makes me want to give up. Why bother, right? Well, guess what? I’m not quitting. I am not a quitter. The number on the scale may not be moving downward, even though I’m steadily tracking now, and trying to be extra careful during this outage (working evenings is hard) I’m not going to give up. I’m old enough to realize now that this particular journey of my life will be an ongoing one and if it takes me more time to get to to the weight I was created to be at, then so be it. I am on a journey and I will see the destination that I going to. I am not defined by a number on the scale and it’s not going to beat me down. I am active and I’m eating better each and every day. I am proud of myself and that’s good enough for me.
Sorry for the long post. No, actually. I’m not. I needed to put this out there.
The other day as I was contemplating my struggle with choosing the right things to eat, and eating way too much sugar, I started talking to God about it…again. Only this time when I was complaining about myself to Him again, I heard something way down deep inside of me, and I decided to really listen. My conversation kinda went like this…well…. I say kinda, because I can’t promise that I remember everything word-for-word, but I do remember the most important things that were said to me.
I have been way off track in my eating habits lately. Why is it that I can be going along and doing so well, then BAM! KAPOW! I am eating sweet things like there is no tomorrow. It’s like, I know it starts happening but I don’t stop it. Is this binge eating? Continue reading
Tonight my husband and I went out to dinner to Olive Garden. The only problem with this is that he had already eaten dinner earlier while I was visiting family. Of course he didn’t really want to eat anything, so he just got a salad and bread sticks. I told him prior that it makes me feel awkward and I was okay just eating at home, Continue reading
This is day 13th of my 21 Day Sugar Detox.
I have to say that it hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be. During the first few days, I did experience some tiredness and also weakness. I didn’t realize how weak I was feeling until I took my Les Mills Bodypump class. After about 10 minutes, I wanted to just lay down and sleep. My arms felt so weak, and did for a few days after the class. Once I made
some adjustments that are allowed in the program, I started feeling more energy. I am doing level one of the sugar detox with the allowed modifications added on days of my workouts. It’s amazing how adding some sweet potato to your meals and some avocado, give you so much more energy throughout the day! Continue reading
The past couple of months have been terrible for me in regards to my eating habits, and my workouts. I had to work the graveyard shift at work, so my whole balance of life was thrown off for a month. At first I thought it would be great, because I had imagined that I would wake up full of energy and be ready to go to the gym. It never happened that way. Continue reading
Right about now I am wondering when it is that I am going to truly get my crap together when it comes to making right choices? I am so tired of going down the same beaten path I’ve been down so many times before. I will be doing so good, and then for whatever reason, I start messing up. It’s a pattern and I see it, yet I don’t know how to stop it and I don’t know why I do it. I have heard of self- sabotaging and sometimes I wonder if this is what I am doing? I briefly mentioned this to my husband and he didn’t really understand where I was coming from, and how can I explain it to him when I don’t even know? Continue reading