Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Weight tracker Wednesday!

It has been a successful week!
I lost 4.6 pounds this week! 
I am pretty excited!
I have really changed and challenged what goes on in my head!  
Well, God has.  

I decided to no longer give myself permission to eat things I knew I shouldn't or didn't really even want to eat! So all week I ate just what I needed and what was both healthy in content and portion size! My snacks were fruit or nuts. Almost NO sweets! The only sweet things I ate were one bite of a cookie Jedd shared with me and I didn't even eat the entire half of the cookie he shared.  And I ate three milk duds.  Both with no guilt! I really haven't felt deprived this week. Maybe cravings will change in the future. But for now, I look at unhealthy stuff and think.... I don't want it! I want to eat right. Before this week I still was giving myself permission to eat things that I really didn't need to eat. I thought I HAD to have some chocolate every day.... but I don't.  I just told myself that. I know that with my success I will be tempted to let the eating slide back to where I was.  I know that I use both success and failure to ease the restrictions I place on myself.  So much of it is in my mind.  And really, I have to tell y'all, it has to be God helping me mentally. I have never been at such a good place mentally with my eating habits. And I know it is because I asked Him to help me. He has! 

It wasn't me thinking about indulgences and feeling all guilty and praying for God to come make me stop, it wasn't like that at all.

It was -just simple quick healthy, planned calculated choices.

It was- the choice to go swim every day but one this week.

It was- not even entertaining the choice to not go.

It was -staying in the pool even when I started to get bored with my lame half done backstroke. ( I actually cannot swim with my face in the water without holding my nose, so I backstroke, face up, kicking my way through the water. It works for me. I do wish my ipod was waterproof.)

So there you have it y'all. And I'm one and a half pounds away from where I was in 1996! I pray He helps me stay on track and I continue to make the right choices so easily and next week I hit that next goal marker!

After that I am looking to hit the top end of the recommended weight for my height and age! Another 13 pounds beyond that marker. I am also praying for the chance to get back into running. *frown* Oh to be able to run again. *sigh*


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

So proud of you! And you sharing your journey is such an encouragement. Love you.

Cathy said...

Way to go! Keep up the good work.

funkymacgirl said...

Congrats..4 pounds!! That has to motivate you to keep going 8)
hope you reach your goal!!

ShalomSeeker said...

Whoot!! :o)

janette said...

So happy your week was great!! :)

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jenni said...

Great Job!!! You are amazing with or without those 4 lbs. I know you miss running but swimming is awesome exercise... do you know the side stroke?? I could teach you if you don't. Your face is out of the water. Let me know. :)

Amy Morawski said...

Congratulations. I found this very encouraging today!