Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fasting for February

January was a bit of a bust. If big change is going to happen this year, I need to turn things around. 
Truth be known, I like how fat people eat. We can eat ice cream, cake, chips, and other yummy treats and not exercise. Sure we may gain a pound here and a pound there but what's another pound. ... I know. I know.

Goals for February
What I'm fasting for tomorrow because Heavenly Help is the only way I'm going to be successfully
  • Eat less than 1700 calories a day.
  • Exercise 3 times a week. 
  • Drink 80 ounces of water daily.
  • Read scriptures first thing every day.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Some thoughts for this Sabbath evening

I need to get real for a second. I'm not going to lose 6 percent in 6 weeks. But I WILL lose 50 pounds this year 

In Relief Society today, our dear teacher shared part of her personal story which includes having to give up what she called "fun food" in order for her body to feel better, happier. This really hit me. I want to feel better, happier. 

Yesterday, in the temple, the thought came to me that my trouble with emotional eating might be remedied if I corrected my emotions instead of my eating. Not exactly profound but something I needed to hear. 

No solutions but I really REALLY want to see the change. I need to be okay that it won't happen overnight or even in six weeks. I have six days to ensure I end the month four to five pounds less than I started it. Here we go! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Week Three: + 1.0 [-2.2]

Not very pleased this morning. But then again the last seven days have been filled with cheat meals and moments. I haven't been working out or eating as I should. I need to do better if I want to see the change. 

A neighbor and friend brought over a book entitled, "The Eat-Clean Diet." Ironically, the book touts it isn't a diet but a lifestyle. (Maybe a change in title would have been good?) Anyway, I haven't wanted to give up all the things I love that aren't awesome for me but maybe it's time.{insert frownie face here} ...Maybe. 

Also, as I laid on the floor last night not wanting to finish a workout, I came to the conclusion that my hopes of actually losing 6% in the 6 week challenge is probably hopeless as I haven't been doing all that I need to in order to accomplish it. It was a sad moment, further solidified by a bummer weigh in this morning. 

Here's to the next seven days and new starts. May I have more control to tell myself no to the afternoon and late night snackies that include things like ice cream and yes to the workouts. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Week Two: -1.4 [-3.2]

Starting this six week challenge this week has been a good thing. Yay for losing weight! And yay for feeling better! My baby has finally given me two nights of full sleep in a row and that is affecting me for the better more than anything. I'm praying this is just the beginning. I really like sleep. 

I've also been debating sharing this blog more publicly, gaining some more accountability. Still debating with myself...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Week One: -1.8

I was grateful for a lower number this morning. I'm not sure I deserved it but I'll take it. 

I attended a Relief Society class last night on healthier eating and whole eating. It was really great and I'm feeling like my goals are do-able. On Monday, I begin a health challenge to lose 6% in 6 weeks. Where I currently stand that's losing about two and a third pounds weekly. Feels daunting but I can do it! 

Here's to another week!