Saturday, October 1, 2011

OCT 1st Finally Headin' in the Right Direction

Hi Journal & Friends,

I was all excited this morning to see that I had lost 6 pounds in the last two weeks... until I looked at the BIG picture. Last month on Sept 1st I was 335. This morning I was 342. Sigh... but truth is truth. No excuses here. :-}

The trick is... to see ALL the truth, not just part of it.

Like I said in an earlier post, I've been having to find my footing again after a bit of rebellion on my part. I had bounced all the way up to 348, and I skeered myself! 

I'm now past that, doing well. Not perfect, but well. I've done a lot of thinking, and WANT to follow my plan. I WANT to stay within my calorie budget. I WANT to exercise. I want to do it all because I WANT to, not for any other external reason.

There was a time in the beginning, that I did it all because I knew I needed to, that I SHOULD. Transition has been a long time coming, a gradual growth, but I feel the stirrings of genuine WANT TO. Oh yeah, there are still those "stubborn" times. But it seems it's more good times than bad finally. 

So, I'll cling to the knowledge that I'm on the way down now. That's the rest of the truth. Yes, more than last month.... can't do anything about that. But less than last week. And I want to keep it going that way!

From Dr Phil's book: "Change your thinking to change your weight."

My verse for today: "I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation."

My quote for today: "Be like the bird who, pausing on her flight on limb too slight, feel it give way beneath her, yet sings, knowing she hath wings."  --Victor Hugo

Enjoy the Journey,


DAY 776


Anonymous said...

:) Yeah, want to! Deb

Jules said...

So nice to read this!

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Loretta! Being very honest here: "Should" sucks. "Want to" totally rocks!!! I'm super glad that you came to this conclusion!

You bet that I *never* exercise or eat well because I *should*! You have to "want to" because it has to be fun and uplifting to your life!

Just like the song: Girls Just Want To Have Fun!

:-) Marion

Anne H said...

New Month = clean slate.
New Day = clean slate.
New Hour = clean slate.
New Mind Set = WOW!
Never too late to start right now!
Good on ya, Loretta!
Go for it!

Sharon said...

Great job on the six pounds! I sense a subtle change in mindset - keep up the enthusiasm. It's almost impossible to do this without it.

The Merry said...

One cool thing about keeping a fitness blog is that I can look back and see the patterns. Always, always, I'll be doing well with the exercise and the healthy diet and then I'll slip and fall face down in the sloth pit. Thanks to the blog, I can look back and try to figure out what caused the slip. You're not alone on your journey!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

How exciting! Ya gotta' do what works for YOU because obviously it's workin' now. Yay, Loretta!

M Pax said...

Want to is a big shift in perspective and a very important one. So, yea!

Really meditate on how you feel after working out and eating better. My body definitely feels 'better'. I use that as a motivator when I need to, too. Whatever weapons you can gather up for use, take them. :)

Congrats on the 6 pounds.

Christine said...

I too bounced up 10 pounds over the last year...don't talk about it because I couldn't figure it..but I finally did...I just didn't want to . lol. I want to get fat even less. It's a daily thing. And today and this week and this month are yours for the taking.
I know you can do it, and I know I can as well. Hugs.

carla said...

change my thinking to change my writing.

Im appropriating that quote for my fiction writing.


that TOPS lady said...

I lost track of your blog for a long time...and the time that I was gone, you lost a lot! I'm proud of you! Keep chugging along!

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

No profound thoughts here. Just a big {{{{{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}}}}} for you!

Anonymous said...

OOG!(Oh Our God!) He certainly has a sense of humor! I hadn't read your bolg until right now, but I wrote very similarly to you last night! Crazy! <3

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