Friday, February 21, 2014

Is it spring yet?

Every year I go through this process of wanting summer to be here but at the same time not wanting it to be here. I definitely love summer but I'm SOOO not ready for it. Every year! It's getting a bit warmer and the sun is coming out. Companies are advertising swimsuits and shorts and people are out walking their pets and stuff. All I can think is, crap! I have yet to reach the goals I set last summer to be hot and sexy this summer.

I always start in January saying "okay, I've still got 5 months or so until I might be in a bathing suit. No big. I can totally lose enough in 5 months." And so it goes...every month...until its too late and I'm setting goals for next year. Anyone else? Eh? Eh?

This year though, not going to happen! I'm totally in the right frame of mind to reach my goals. I've got tons of support from my husband and family and my many anonymous readers! I know you're out there and I thank you.  

Monday, February 17, 2014

At what point....

At what point does one just stop eating. At what point does one consider unhealthy methods of losing weight in order to see just some progress? I feel like I should be losing at least a little bit of weight. I mean, I'm conscious of what I eat so I don't binge, and I've started exercising regularly. Yet, I still haven't lost one pound! I was hoping that "going on a diet" wouldn't be necessary but I'm afraid it might have to be. 

I've got this co-worker. She's a bit heavier set, and she's decided to try veganism "just until she's done with school". What!? Why would someone do something so drastic if they plan on returning to their bad habits once they've reached a goal. I think that thinking like this sets us up for diet failure. This is how I feel about all "diets". It's the mindset that the depravation is only temporary. In only a short time, not only will I have the body I've always wanted, but I'll be able to "re-introduce" the things I gave up to get this great body and my life will finally be perfect. Blah! This is why women and men in our nation are trapped in a constant "diet-cycle". So how do I, essentially, "go on a diet" to lose weight, without falling into this cycle?

Don't get me wrong, I know that a healthy life-style includes healthy, well-balanced meals with regular exercise. But it can take years for people to lose weight this way! So, how would someone. like myself, with reasonable goals, and a reasonable time-frame, lose weight without "dieting" but with the expectation of visible results? It's a tough question because I want quick, diet-like results, without the unhealthy diet cycle. HELP!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Superbowl


Well, looks like the Seahawks are Superbowl champs! How exciting is that?! I feel very blessed to live in Seattle and to work for the Seahawks chiropractor. Such a fun time! I also made a deal with Danny that I would lose as many pounds as the Seahawks scored (within reason of course). So...43 pounds. I definitely have 43 pounds to lose but I haven't weighed under 145 since high school. It will be a challenge but if the Seahawks can make it to the Superbowl, I can lose 43 pounds. 

I was also thinking about the show The Biggest Loser the other night. I love that show! They are so inspiring. I was fantasizing about how awesome it would be to go to one of the Biggest Loser resorts for four weeks or so. I was thinking "Man, it would be so nice to be able to get up every morning and solely focus on myself and my health with help from professional dietitians and trainers. How easy would that be?!" Then I had the idea, "I have a good imagination...why don't I just pretend I'm there?" Obviously, my imagination isn't THAT good but the idea has merit. I don't have to hide myself away for four weeks at a glorified fat-camp in order to keep myself motivated and accountable. 

I know it sometimes feels like you're starting over every day. Like you wake up and say to yourself, "today, I'm going to be perfect with my eating and I'm going to exercise my butt off." And then you're not perfect, so you wake up tomorrow and say "today, I'm going to be perfect with my eating and i'm going to exercise my butt off." It can feel like and endless cycle but never stop saying "today is the day".