Monday, March 26, 2007

Mental Plataeu

For some reason, every time I try to lose weight I’m very successful, very focused and fired up, for the first 9 weeks. Then something happens to my brain, and I no longer care about being thin. I totally lose sight of all my goals, and I begin to think that it would be easier to just accept the fact that I’m destined to be overweight. Besides, once I get this mentality, I get to eat all the chocolate cake I want because if I’m going to be fat, I might as well be fat and happy.
Who knows why I begin to feel like this, but I know I’m not alone. Last night as I was laying in bed, trying to go to sleep, dreading tonight’s weigh in, I realized that I have hit that point. I haven’t been just terrible the past week, but I have fudged way too much. And up until last night, I knew what I was doing, I just didn’t care.
I need to figure out a way to push through this mental plateau. I decided that my first step will be to switch up my foods. I’ve switched back to flex from core, and that’ll allow me to eat a few different things. Hopefully, I have learned to eat things that are healthier for me, rather than saving all of my points for junk food.
Second, I have GOT to figure out a way to make myself exercise! (quick mental image of me chasing after a twinkie on a rope tied to a stick…) In the ten weeks that I’ve been doing WW I think that I’ve excercised (like really set out to work out) twice. Yes I realize that this is sad; however, I seem to lack the motivation. So I’m going to try to walk after work at the local fitness park. It seems if I wait until I get home I’m going to either get tired or find something that I’d rather do. (like saw my pinkie toe off…)
Thirdly, I’m going to drink more water. I’ve gone through a few phases when I was drinking like a camel, but overall, I don’t get enough. Maybe my drinking from a water bottle technique isn’t working as well as I thought it would. Maybe I need one of those big jugs. Or maybe I just need to get one of those beer helmets and chug all day while working on my computer.
Maybe I just need some sort of device that will give me an electric shock everytime I think about getting off plan. :o)

Sunday, March 4, 2007

I did it! :o)

Yay! I made my first 10% goal last night. I got the key ring and everything. That’s right baby. Uh huh.
The sad thing is that I’ve been so jived up about reaching this goal, that now I’ve finally reached it I’m feeling a little low. I don’t know why really. I guess I need this time of calm to mentally prepare for my next big goal: another 10%. I only have to lose 10% of my body weight another 4 times before reaching my goal.
That’s almost too much to swallow, so I’m not going to think about my ultimate goal yet. I’m going to focus first on losing another few pounds to get the big ol 25 pounds magnet, then I’m going to hone in goals like getting aerobic exercise at least 3 times a week, etc.
I’ve really got to stay mentally OP this week because there’s so many food events coming up. Today is my boss’s birthday which means pizza and cake (*rolls eyes*) tomorrow is a special dinner at church, and then Sunday my Gran is making Easter dinner. (and my fellow Southerners know how grannies can take something that’s completely healthy and turn it into something worth a bajillion points) I’m trying to strategize ways to stay OP while not making myself feel like a martyr. For example: I think today I’m going to go get a SubWay sub to eat instead of pizza, but let myself eat a !small! piece of cake. Or maybe get one of those pizza tv dinners….
I’ll figure it out. Luckily we talked about this last night at the meeting, so I got some good pointers there, but if you guys have any tips, lay ‘em on me. Thanks for all of your encouraging comments!
Roni’s Apple Pie Oatmeal with a snack pack of peaches added
skim milk
SO Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli
Granola Bar
string cheese
SubWay Turkey & Ham on Italian with no cheese
Ice Cream Sandwich
100 cal pack kettle corn
granola bar
For some reason I couldn’t make myself eat all of my points yesterday. Too bad I can’t use them today…