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Friday, October 22, 2010

Hot 100 update

In spite of the trip away, I think I did pretty well this week-but the true test will come tomorrow at weigh in...

1.  I lost 3.5 pounds last week-this week I think I'm looking more like 2.5-3, since I did eat slightly off plan in SLC.  Hoping those mashed potatoes and half a chicken caesar wrap don't screw me too bad, or rather hope I didn't screw myself too bad by ingesting them.  Still not sure if there is any way in hell that I can reach goal by Jan 1...I'm sure gonna try!!!  Talk about the best Christmas present EVER!

2.  I haven't eaten over 2000 calories a day, but the holidays haven't hit yet either.  I was SO yearning for a Dove dark chocolate yesterday, but everytime I do I just look at the calories and realize that is another 1-2 minutes I would have to spend on the elliptical-and honestly it is NOT worth it.

3.  Still had a loss last week, so that falls in with the goals, too.


Hope you all had a great week on plan...


Now for a topic-I read alot of blogs, in spite of the fact that I haven't posted/commented alot lately, and there is so much negativity.  Stress about what to eat, stress about what not to eat, stress about cheating before cheating occurs.  I do this, too, and believe me, I realize that dieting is NO walk in the park and not even close to a day at the beach.  Unfortunately I find that those NSV or happy moments are further in between-especially with the looming holidays.


Now I'm not a touchy-feely person, but I really try to look at the positive of dieting and be happy about it, believe it or not.  Every morning I look at my shrinking midsection in the mirror (since I have no full length mirror), and after the mirror shatters of course I think to myself Wow, that is different.  Less chunk more curve.


For me, the stress and pushing myself almost towards a negative place keeps me moving, keeps me from the Dove, but honestly is it really helpful?


I realize that focusing and blogging about the stress are what keep our supportive unit in tact and keeps us motivated, but hopefully that is not all we are feeling, right?  Right?!?!


So I vow from here on to post more NSVs and happy moments, because all that doom and gloom feels a little like North Korea to me...

11 comments:

Allan said...

Did you just make an Asian slur ? Hmm.. And a loss is a loss in weight, is a loss... Nice...

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love this post!!!!
First, I love how you rationalize not eating a dove chocolate. Once I started exercising and realize just how long (to the second) to burn off any given food it really changed things right!?!? My perspective is so different.

Next, you are right that dieting and changing our lifestyles is hard and no walk in the park. And it is for that exact reason that at the end of my blog I put my "today's reason for losing weight" and "today I am thankful for: " snippets. I like to remind myself that even when it is hard and I struggle that I can stay focused and pull the positive out of it!

Great post today. Good luck on Weigh in. I weight tomorrow. havent looked ina week. That is huge for me!

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Brigitte said...

You are totally correct. I know I am guilty of feeding off the negativity way more than I should. The NSVs are really important! Thanks for reminding us about keeping some positivity out there. :)

jennifer said...

What's an NSV? Don't want to be the one to ask a dumb question, but...I don't know.

Polar's Mom said...

Sorry-it's a 'non-scale victory' I believe...like fitting into clothes better, etc...

Twix said...

I really like your dove chocolate rationalization. :D

NorthKorea...heehee...

Ok - I've got a good NSV to report. YAY for smaller pants!! :) Love how my just bought new ones are falling off....lolz. So I put on my old ones and didn't have any trouble getting them on. YAY! YAY! YAY!

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Friday! :D

The Fat Mom said...

The elliptical is a machine the devil made. Seriously!

Weight loss has so many ups and downs and most days it's hard to look at the positives. As the weight comes off, it's easier to see them though.

Great job this week!

Waisting Time said...

Sounds like you are doing well:) I tend to be a glass half empty gal and try not to write that way too often. I am working on a post about optimism:)

Vicki said...

I've been trying to focus more on the NSV's lately. The scale and I are no longer BFF's. I got to focused on the number instead of how I was feeling.

Great post!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love hearing about positive things but I totally UNDERSTAND the doom and gloom. I feel bad when I have a whole depressing post.

Very nice on the goals!

logmyloss said...

More focus on NSVs is a good thing - doom and gloom is not the best attitude, that is for sure!

~South Beach Steve