madaboutmoose's Journal, 07 April 2009

Patience. I continue to mentally battle being in a hurry. I was okay with the 1 lb. increase yesterday that Frank showed me ... handled it quite admirably I thought. Today though, when Frank showed me a measely 2 oz. decrease I felt frustrated. It's the same battle over and over and over again. I know that multiple opportunities to practice is what creates success ... so I should be grateful for the practice!! I KNOW I will weigh under 200 at some point. I also KNOW that I will reach a goal weight at some point. I UNDERSTAND there truly is no hurry and yet I fall into the trap repeatedly. Deep breath. I KNOW that I ate reasonably over the weekend and the slow down in loss doesn't have anything to do with my weekend. PATIENCE. Be kind to myself. Enjoy this moment rather than focusing on some future moment. What will be different when I "arrive"? I supposed the momentary satisfaction of the occasion quickly followed by daily living!! LOL!!! My mind plays tricks on me. Old habits fight hard!! Food, in and of itself, is NOT the enemy. It is the quantity and frequency which gets me into trouble. It is the mindless eating which creates disaster. Mindless eating over and over again. I CAN and WILL enjoy my food. I do deserve to feel good about me. In fact, I do feel good!!

The SUN is SHINING ... supposed to be high 60's to low 70's today!! Spring is definitely in the air here now!! The snow is melting, even at my house. The mud has arrived and my car looks like I've been 4 wheeling!! (which actually I do every day!!) I am going to enjoy today. I will remember to breathe in and out, feel health and wellness ... the universe has an infinite abundance and I will receive everything I need. Health and harmony throughout my mind and body!! Good day buddies!!! Thanks for listening to my self talk!!
201.6 lb Lost so far: 37.4 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 07 April 2009:
956 kcal Fat: 21.78g | Prot: 68.33g | Carb: 125.40g.   Breakfast: water, medifast cocoa. Lunch: Yoplait Light Thick & Creamy Cherry Cobbler, pineapple tidbits, Healthy Choice Chicken & Rice, 2% cottage cheese. Dinner: Lean Cuisine Roasted Turkey Breast. Snacks/Other: Luna Sunrise Blueberry Bliss. more...
3168 kcal Activities & Exercise: Precor Elliptical - 34 minutes, Driving - 2 hours, Desk Work - 9 hours, Resting - 4 hours and 26 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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Your attitude in your journal is so nice, to hear that good parts of getting to your goal... despite yearning to be under 200 believe me, I know exactly what you are feeling. You have lost a lot, and you are not that far away. Keep your hard work going! On a side note: spring! oh I wish it were spring here. I am so cold. It is my first year in Oklahoma from California and I have to admit that it is so much different. I see things starting to grow but not fast enough! 
07 Apr 09 by member: Deana Garcia
You have come so far and you have grown so much! Way to keep that self-talk going and I know you will hit that under 200 mark before your birthday, quite possibly before this week is out! 
07 Apr 09 by member: munestar32
Deana ... as of this past Friday we had SNOW!!! The warmer weather has only been since Sunday and may not last but I'm relishing every moment of it!!! There is still ice on my windshield in the morning so I know what you mean about being cold. I am an "ex" Californian as well ... but I love it here in Idaho despite the long winters. The seasons are so wonderful!! We've been in Idaho for 10 years now so it feels like home. The first year of change was the most challenging ... I guess kind of like our weight loss/maintenance journey!! Thanks for the encouragement ... it sure helps to have buddies who understand!!! 
07 Apr 09 by member: madaboutmoose
your journal is very inspiring. i admire your ability to talk/write your way through your disappointment. your journal shows much progress and you are doing a wonderful job. it is so hard when you know you are doing well and the scale does not necessarily reflect that. hang in there you are doing great! 
07 Apr 09 by member: lgrant59
You are brave weighing every day. You are doing good so pat yourself on your back. :-) 
07 Apr 09 by member: WECANDOTHIS
thanks my buddies!!! I made it through the day and that is ALWAYS a good thing!! Tomorrow is another day ... we'll see what Frank says!! 
07 Apr 09 by member: madaboutmoose

     
 

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