Monday, April 9, 2012

April Package Pen-Pal

 Friday I received something in the mail~it was my April Package Pen Pal
Here are all the goodies that were sent to me:
 My PPP was Jamie
She sent me some pretty awesome stuff! We have some Nut crisps, a necklace, earrings, salad dressing, gum, some seasoning packs, some twilight woods body spray and lotion from bath & body works (which is my favorite) and lastly was my mostfavorite thing of all~the cup with my name on one side and the other said has I am made for MORE! I am made for VICTORY!

If you would like to take part in PPP for next month, just let Jamie know.

This is how it works: You would basically take a few items ($15 limit) a month that you are using or have found that are awesome and you have enjoyed and send them to your P.P.P. Of course, they would all need to be on the healthy side and something that you have tried. You could also include products such as bath, beauty, aroma,etc that you have truly enjoyed and that are good for you. You could send them a note with encouraging words or scripture or maybe even a great book that you have read that encouraged you.
This is something for us to be creative with this and have fun with!

You can also check out Jamie's facebook page That picture is what you really look like to follow her on her journey..I must say she is pretty awesome!

For those who are regulars to my blog know that any ordinary Sunday/Monday I'd be posting updates on my weigh in..but this week is a little different~I haven't weighed this week yet! I'm just in this funk..I'm not sure if I would classify it as depressed..but I just feel really overwhelmed with everything going on right now. I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday so hopefully I will have some answers! I'm ready to be back to the way I was just 2 weeks ago~ready and eager to take on the world, staying within my calorie range, and exercising!

This afternoon, after getting home from work and just feeling exhausted..I went to status shuffle on facebook (something I do every now and then to see if they have anything that fits my mood) I clicked on christian encouragement..and this was the very first thing that popped up & it's exactly what I needed!
God can overcome all your problems, the only thing you have to do is stop 5 minutes, take a deep breath and PRAY!

I heard this song in the car on the way home~felt like it was meant for me to be in the car at that moment bc it was what I needed to hear.

~Thought for the day~

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weigh In~Week 14

This morning after weighing in, I remembered  why I had my weigh in's on Wednesday...a friend had suggested having them on Wednesdays because it was the middle of the week (obviously) but that way if you ate something that you shouldn't have over the weekend, you had 3 extra days to work it off~I know this isn't exactly the way of thinking that I should have but I sounded good so, it's what I did, until last week when I decided to change it to Sundays for the RFSC. Now, with all of that said...I only managed to lose 1 pound! I mean at least I lost something, but I was trying to get 2! But I can't help but think that if weigh ins were still on Wednesdays it could have been more.

I can sit here and say...I have no clue how this happened~but the thing is that I know exactly how it happened...I let some set backs and my emotions get in the way. It all started Wednesday when I talked to my orthopedist about the pain that I had been having since doing the C25K and he is advised me to stay off my knee and no vigorous exercise for a couple of days .....then there is the discomfort to my lower abdomen area which I had an ultra sound for on Thursday and didn't show anything abnormal, so I'm not real sure what is going on.

But here's the thing...I let all of these things that I have going on get to me and it all really got under my skin and even in my head...I start having all of these thoughts: Why am I doing this? I'm never going to reach my goal anyway...Maybe I'm just one of those people that are meant to be fat...Everybody loves me the way I am so why change??..(and on and on) which leads me into  my "forget about it attitude". My "forget about it attitude" went alot like this this time..I'm going to eat what ever I want but I am going to track it (because I have this weird obsession with tracking my calories for some reason) So Friday night I had fried catfish with fried eggplant...then Saturday I had BBQ.

I've said over and over again since January 1 that I'm going to stop making excuses, but I'm still doing it! The reality is that this is Life...and it is my life...and I need to stop using all of the circumstances going on with me and around me as excuses to over eat! I'm sure had I not had the fried stuff Friday night and then all the BBQ food yesterday, I would have met my goal for this week..but I let everything get to me and went into my "forget about it attitude".

This is what I need to remember at these times I feel like giving up~That if God brings me to it, He will bring me through it! He did not promise days without pain or sorrow, but he did  promise strength for the day and comfort for the tears. On days that I feeling like throwing in the towel I need to call on Him and His strength to get me through it.

Something else that I need to remind myself of often is~ I don't need to have cheat days because this is not another diet, it is a lifestyle change and I am tired of cheating my life.

And remember we all have our moments of weakness...but keep in mind that weakness is NOT defeat!!

I need to take pride in how far I have come and faith in how far I can go. It did not take a couple of months to put all of this on soo it will not come off over night!!

Pounds lost since starting blog: 35
Pounds lost since 1/1/12: 11
Total inches lost: 12.5

Week One RFSC Goals and Outcomes:
Weight Loss Goal: Lose 2 pounds (Not Met, only lost 1 pound)
Non-scale Victory Goal:  Lose an inch (Not met~somehow managed to go up 1.5 inches)
Exercise Goal: 50 sit ups a day (Met)
Nutritional Goal: Try something new (Met~tried some kiwi, pretty good stuff)

Week Two RFSC Goals:
Weight Loss Goal: Lose 2 pounds
Non-scale Victory Goal:  Lose 2 inches
Exercise Goal: complete week 1 of C25k~this is something that I really, really, really want to do~so I hope my knee doesn't start giving me trouble again this week
Nutritional Goal: 2 1200 calorie days

Beginning of challenge measurements:
Waist: 41.5
Hips: 50.5
Arms: 15
Thighs: 29.5
Breast: 41.5
Neck: 15.5

End of week 1 measurements:
Waist: 42.5
Hips: 50.5 (0)
Arms: 16 (+1)
Thighs: 32 (0)
Breast: 44.5 (0)
Neck: 15.5 (+1)
Total inches lost: +1.5

~Thought for the day~