Progress Update

Still riding strong on the struggle train…

I lost one pound last week, but it wasn’t warranted.  I have been half-assing my way through still, waiting for the click.  Sure, I’ve still been attending my meetings and I’ve still left each Saturday with the best intentions of having my best week, but then a holiday, or a Monday or some other BIG (read:  not big at all) event happens and I tell myself I’ll start tomorrow, next week, next month, etc.

My goal was to give myself this week to flounder just a little more, and then to re-commit on Saturday, June 3 with the beginning of a new month.  I feel strong in this idea now, but in the past things have always gotten in the way.  This past week, I read Oprah’s What I Know for Sure after seeing a friend post an underlined excerpt from the book.  So many of her lessons spoke to me in my journey right now and so I am hoping making this month the month that I will one day refer to as the last time restarting this journey.

I am starting this new month with positivity.  I will write more about it later, but I have a feeling that this will be the piece that I’ve been missing and that will help to make all of the pieces click.

Thanks for bearing with me on this journey.  I am sure many want to read about the positive progress, but this is the truth behind my weight loss journey and I think the truth is worth sharing.

 

100 Days of Why: Day Ten

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Day 1:  To be the best role model for my son

Day 2:  To buy clothes that I love and not just clothes that fit

Day 3:  To feel comfortable in my own skin

Day 4:  To never need to question if my weight was part of any failure/opinion/etc.

Day 5:  To walk in the room like I deserve to be there

Day 6:  To be truly healthy

Day 7:  To feel in control

Day 8:  To live a better life

Day 9:  To stop starting over

Background of each “why” is from Apple KeyNote “Exhibition”

100 Days of Why: Days Seven-Nine

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Day 1:  To be the best role model for my son

Day 2:  To buy clothes that I love and not just clothes that fit

Day 3:  To feel comfortable in my own skin

Day 4:  To never need to question if my weight was part of any failure/opinion/etc.

Day 5:  To walk in the room like I deserve to be there

Day 6:  To be truly healthy

Background of each “why” is from Apple KeyNote “Exhibition”

100 Days of Why: Day Six

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Day 1:  To be the best role model for my son

Day 2:  To buy clothes that I love and not just clothes that fit

Day 3:  To feel comfortable in my own skin

Day 4:  To never need to question if my weight was part of any failure/opinion/etc.

Day 5:  To walk in the room like I deserve to be there

Background of each “why” is from Apple KeyNote “Exhibition”

100 Days of Why: Day 1

For those of you on the Connect App, you may have noticed that some people have been using the hashtag, #HundredDaysofWhy.  Apparently, for 100 days you list 100 different whys for wanting to lose weight and live a healthier life.

I believe the theory behind it is that as you list your whys for one hundred days, you work to celebrate the process of moving from where you are to where you want to be.  I also think that its purpose is to help keep you motivated by evaluating your why throughout the journey.  I also think it helps to get down to the core of what drives your present and continued success.

Although I plan on using this for my weight loss journey, I think it’s a great process for anyone working toward a goal.

I figure what’s the harm in trying it, so for the next 100 days I plan to list my weight loss whys.  I hope to keep a running list of them as I go, as well.

Here’s day one of one hundred.

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 Background of each “why” is from Apple KeyNote “Exhibition”

Snack Ideas

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After my Weight Watchers meeting today, I stopped at Costco and Target to pick up a few items to help me stay on track.

From Left to Right:

  • Kirkland Organic Hummus Cups (5 per individual cup–Costco)
  • Pretzel Crisps (3 per mini bag–Target)
  • Fiber One Chocolate Chip Cookies (5 per individually wrapped cookie–Target)
  • Lay’s Poppables White Cheddar (5 per 28 pieces–Target, also at local grocery store)
  • Nature Valley Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups (8 per pouch which has two pieces–Target) Sometimes just one of the two cups is enough, but when I eat two, they are quite filling
  • Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn (5 per individual bag-Target)

I also picked up organic individually bagged pre sliced apples, Mini Bib Lettuce Heads (to make lettuce wrap sandwiches), Strawberries, and Organic Eggs from Costco.