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Tales from the scale

I’m currently 218 lbs, which is the lowest that I’ve been since at least January of this year.

I have faith that the fat will reduce;  I’m doing all the right things (most of the time). But in the end, you can’t out-train a bad diet. I think a few tweaks to my diet and drink more water and I’ll be doing really well. Continue reading “Tales from the scale”

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Started out good and healthy, ended not so much.

Today was a confusing day, success-wise.  I started out rockstar mode: I got up at 4:20, had coffee, and went to the gym and did all but 1 exercise of my weightlifting routine. I killed it!  I came home, made a healthy smoothie, and drank that. I packed a healthy breakfast and lunch.  Aces, right? Well…

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Let’s do this

I’ve been taking time off from the gym so that the cold/pneumonia/whatever I have can clear up. I think I’ve taken enough time off, it’s time to get to work.

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Find your “WHY”

One of the most important things that you can do at the beginning of your weight loss journey is to find your “why”. Why? Because it’s your secret motivational weapon. Let’s just say you’ve made it through the honeymoon phase of weight loss…you might have lost some weight, and the scale is no longer budging. You want to throw in the towel, but you’ve already found your “WHY”. You think about it, maybe your why is to lose weight to fit into a swimsuit this summer. Maybe it’s to lower your cholesterol number. Whatever it is, dig deep and think about it. Think about your why every day.

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“Lean Habits” and a new habit app for me

I was listening to a podcast the other day and the host was raving about this book called “Lean Habits For Lifelong Weight Loss: Mastering 4 Core Eating Behaviors to Stay Slim Forever“. He was interviewing the author, Georgie Fear, who is a registered dietician. She appeared very smart and knowledgeable, so I bought the book for my Kindle.

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Playing the odds

I like to set myself up for the week as well as I can. This means that on Friday night, I spend about 30 minutes picking out dinners and making a grocery list for the following week. Then on Saturday, I go the grocery stores (I go to 4 to save money) for about 2 hours. When Sunday rolls around, I cook as many of those dinners as possible. It’s a well-oiled machine.

BUT…

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It’s a balancing act

Balance. It helps you walk without falling over. It keeps money in the bank. And it is tremendously important to our health and wellbeing.

Not just in a weightloss sense, but our all over health…mind, body, and spirit. I suffer from anxiety and depression. When I go off balance, things can go very wrong.  I go down rabbit holes of depression or spiraling anxiety, until I finally just stop and breathe.  I step back, look at the different areas of my life and see what is out of balance.  Maybe it’s sleep: am I staying up even 20 minutes later than normal?  Maybe it’s negative self talk. How am I talking to myself?  I go through the usual problem areas and I see what needs to be thrown back in balance.

Today, my physical health is off balance. I’m tired, incredibly tired. Looking back on the past week or two, I realized that while I’ve been sick, I’ve been pushing myself too much. So afraid of going backwards, I’m pushing myself into exhaustion.  I have to let that guilty feeling I’m getting for not going to the gym go. When I’m sick, I need to rest. Period. It’s not failing to take time off when you are sick, it’s the healthy thing to do.

Banned…from the gym!

I’ve had a persistent cough for about two weeks now. Not a bad one, mind you, but it is deep in my lungs like when I had pneumonia two years ago.

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My NSV book

This is a picture of my NSV book. NSV stands for “non-scale victory” and it is any positive achievement that has nothing to do with the scale. For instance, maybe today you walked 3 blocks instead of 2. Maybe instead of eating a cheeseburger and fries at the fast food joint, you chose a salad instead. Those are NSVs.

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