Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Week 14 - Starting Over Again

I LOVED writing my blog last week. (The Desire To Find a Way)

I was feeling very motivated and thinking a lot about a real exercise routine. with a trainer, at the Y, or at a workout facility very close to my house.
I have been feeling I need structure, a routine, and someone to keep me accountable.  Although I thought about it all week, I never took the first step to making it happen.

I have been slipping back into my old habits.  Eating delicious savory meals and enjoying high calorie beverages.  Needless to say, I am making NO progress.

I have been feeling discouraged and disappointed in myself. 
Yes, I’m still feeling out of it, but not defeated.

I need to revisit what it is that I really want.  
I know I can do better.  I want to do better.  I NEED to do better.

I know we all have access to far more power, authority, and influence over our lives than we often believe.  The power of our mind is truly great.

I need to be focusing on how I'm feeling, what I'm thinking, and how I plan to respond.
I have to remember to have faith and continue to take one step at a time. 
Even the tiniest possible step is progress. 

Our beliefs direct our choices, behaviors, and actions.
I believe I can overcome my addictions and bad habits.

When I first started changing my diet I was focused and determined.  And honestly I thought at the time, that it was easy. I eliminated the foods that I knew were unhealthy for my body. 
I wasn't hungry because I was feeding my body healthy foods.
And my scale was going down regularly.  How exciting is that!  

When I evaluate my progress up to this point, I appreciate the progress I have made so far.

I revisited WEEK 7.
Week one I lost 4 lbs. - It felt good to see the scale go down.
Week two,  Just 1 more pound down. I noticed I was leaving the table not feeling stuffed.  I was still taking too many liberties with my choices and I wanted faster results.  So I focused on paying closer attention.
Week three, down 2 more pounds.  I'm choosing far fewer adult beverages.  I am making better food choices.  This week I noticed that my nice shorts are much more comfortable.  I remember thinking, I must have lost a full inch in my waist.
Week four -  My scale is down 9 pounds in four weeks,  I'm starting to really feel it in my clothes now.  My routines are getting a little easier.  I'm not fighting hunger and food cravings like I was before.
Week five -  A Labor day party.  It's easy to get derailed.  I reminded myself that I've got this.  Keep going, don't give up.
Week six -  I got into a pair of jeans I hadn't worn in years.  And a favorite top is not puckering at the buttons.  I am getting into my old favorite clothes again.   Now I am really starting to get excited.
Week seven - I am now down 13.5 pounds.   I tell myself that if I don't eat or drink this thing I'm craving, that the scale WILL go down tomorrow.  It is my motivation.  I think my face looks thinner too.  I did see a picture of myself this week that I didn't like, which only reminded me that I am not where I want to be. 

Today I am still 16 pounds down.  That is worth celebrating.

I will make a plan this week to start working with a trainer.  I want to be stronger and have more endurance.

I believe in Visualization too.  I visualize myself healthy and strong.
I say to myself, “My body is getting stronger every day!”
It’s amazing how our body quickly responds to this thought. 

We are Human, which means we falter, we doubt, and we feel pain sometimes.

But, TODAY, I am ready to start anew!

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