Wednesday, June 1, 2011

JUNE 1st Feelin' Spunky!

Hello Journal & Friends,

Time for Updates!  First... dun da dun dun... the Monthly Weigh in results: down 3 pounds.  Hmmm.... time to require more from myself, yes?!

And that brings me to the next update... on how my Secret September Challenge is going: GREAT! 

For the challenge, I've been focusing on 4 areas that needed addressing, and have been feeling encouraged over the results. I know without a doubt, that if I hadn't committed to checking in EACH day with my Secret Partner, I would have made excuses. 

I only had 4 things on my goals list:

-Go to bed at midnight

-Track calories, stay on plan

-Exercise daily

-Attitude input (Bible and one other)

The results? 

Well, with much reluctance and grumbling, I dragged myself to bed on time almost every night for the past 19 days, since this started. And the "late" nights were like 12:24am, or 12:05am, etc. I would grumble that I'm not sleepy yet... or I have to finish this or that... but I did it anyway. I'm hoping that someday it might even feel "normal", LOL! 

And I finally had something happen that I hadn't had in a couple of years: one day this week I was hit with a BURST OF ENERGY  for a few hours!! When it's been so long, you forget what it feels like. And now I want more! So... this going to bed at a consistent time will be a permanent thing. 


I had let calorie tracking get sloppy... but thanks to this challenge, I'm getting back into the swing of it, and didn't miss a day. The next thing in that department is to rachet them DOWN lower. :-O

The exercise... need to try harder here. I did do something almost every day... just not vigorously enough. Yesterday I dusted off my rebounder and used it, gently, for the first time in months. Feeling encouraged and motivated here.

Attitude? Finally got consistent with my "mental input". And it DID help. I think it's one of those things I tend to think I can skip if I am busy, and think I'll just catch it the next day. Funny... we don't think that with physical food! Oh, too busy to eat, I'll just eat some tomorrow instead. Uh huh... yet for some reason I think that way about spiritual and mental food! So, I'm glad I included this in my challenge.

Overall... I'm feeling encouraged, and challenged to up my efforts. I recently visited Princess Dieters blog, Two Years To Happy Weight After. She's lost 103 lbs so far, and her progress photos inspired me to require more from myself. 

My Secret Partner is doing well and still making progress, in spite of some set-backs due to illness. You know... we all have a story. We all have "life" happen to us, and we can use it as an excuse to give up, or we can just get back up and keep going... and never quit. 

I will never quit. This next leg of my Secret September Challenge, I am determined to increase my efforts... to see better results due to better choices. 

Next month I want to be so excited I can hardly stand it, as I report the results from my efforts. It's on!

From Dr Phil's book: "There is strength and power in support."

My verse for today: "You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word."

My quote for today: "People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."  --Norman Vincent Peale

Enjoy the Journey,


DAY 656


Anonymous said...

Okay. Have I mentioned that I love that pup? :D

Congratulations on the loss and on the renewed vigor. :D Those seeds are sprouting now.


Mary said...

Woo hoo! I love hearing good news. Yay for you and your secret partner.

Joey is way too cute. :)

Cinner said...

Congratulations Loretta, I am so glad you have noticed new energy. I have been going to a sleep specialist for eight years and consistancy to a schedule is highly recommended. thanks for helping get me recharged. hugs.

debby said...

I think a 3 pound weight loss at this point in your journey is fantastic. Something to be celebrated! And I love that you had one of those energy surge days--LOVE them!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Good to hear of some wonderful progress for you, especially the energy level. That should help to propel you to fabulous new heights!
It does seem as if this journey has been filled with many ups and downs for you and you deserve a time of success with all your hard work.

Princess Dieter said...

Retta, June is gonna be majorly spunky. And we're gonna rock the month. Aim to double that loss. It's possible! Sunshine will make us feel happier and when we're happy, we can do anything!

Thanks for the linky nod. Thanks for the great emails. Thanks for your generous and upbeat spirit.

Onward to better health!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Hi Loretta, it's been forever since I checked in. I've been an awful blogging friend.

It's wonderful to hear that you may have discovered your personal solution for getting that burst of energy we all desire. Hope you feel motivated to keep up the routine.

Becky Baker Horn said...

Hooray for your loss and your burst of energy. Keep up the good work and get some sleep!

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