December 14, 2010

Should I Stay or Should I Go

This is the song my pounds 172-177 are singing right now. It's been pretty confusing on all of us. I get rid of 'em, I bring 'em back. One day I wake up ready to run a marathon, the next I wake up thinking of Chick-fil-a and my old usual: 12 nuggets, a CFA sandwich, large fries and large sweet tea. YES! That is what I used to order at Chick-fil-a.

Thankfully I have not done that in the year 2010 and do not plan on it. For11 months I haven't even considered ordering that meal and the fact that I have now scares the living waffle fry out of me.

I set a goal for myself right before Thanksgiving. I want to weigh less on January 1 than I did at that point (172.5). So far, it's not looking too optimistic. There is always hope, though. I've been doing a lot of analyzing and contemplating and I was able to pinpoint the moment I lost sight of my goal.

It was the afternoon I got back from a trip to New Mexico. I was so proud of myself for how wonderfully I had prepared meals and stuck to eating them. I just knew I had lost 5 pounds in 3 days. What in the world?

Much to my dismay, when I stepped on the scale that afternoon and saw that I had not lost one single pound (in fact I was up one) it just ticked me off. And to be honest, I've been ticked off ever since.

So what have I done to rectify the situation? I have eaten. And look where it has gotten me. The rational part of my brain, if I had chosen to use it, would have reminded me that by the next morning the scale might have shown a significant drop. I let emotions take over and when I do that they multiply until that rational part of the brain? Well, it's all covered in a big WAD of emotion and thoughts of fast food and chips, etc.

I've got 17 days to turn this ship around. I know that the power I have been given is greater than any emotion or feeling of defeat that I have:

1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Another fitting verse to remember this season:

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

The Baby that came to earth is the very REASON I will celebrate and I will succeed.

So, YES! 177, 176, 175, 174, 173 and 172: you can definitely go now. Not to be rude, but I am SO over you.


{Absolutely, Positively} Josie said...

Keelie, i was struck by your statement about how the power you have been given is greater than any emotion or feeling of defeat you have.

i love that. i need that! you are an amazing woman and a light for God. your honesty is refreshing and endearing. and your layout ain't bad, either.


Deb said...

This is hilarious....but serious at the same time, if that makes sense!! I know exactly how you feel...been just where you are so many times...but you will overcome...with HIS help!!! :)

Katie said...

Same! 17 days is enough to lose a couple lbs! Let's do it.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I hear ya, sweetie! My weight has been bouncing around for a month now. Good luck....I know you can do it!

Can do mom said...

I was on a downward trend even while eating Christmas goodies. It didn't make sense, even to me, but I was enjoying it.

Then reality hit! I stepped on the scale a couple mornings ago and was us 3.5 pounds, seemingly overnight.

The thing is, I know better. I know I can't eat like I've been eating and expect to maintain my weightloss. It's not reasonable.

Sounds like we've all got to remember the truths we already are aware of and practice them. For me, it means not so many sweets. Also, keeping up my exercise routine.

Like you, I don't want to start the new year with extra weight so NOW is the time to do something about it. You CAN do this Keelie and so can I.

Blessings to you!

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

You are always such an encouragement to me in so many ways!! :)

You are so right. The power is us is so much stronger or greater than any emotion or feeling of being defeated.

You are absolutely beautiful and the weight will come off because you have truly made a lifestyle change. So if you don't lose the desired "goal weight" for the WILL come off eventually because you have changed so many bad habits and you are a new person!!

Chris xoxo

Maria said...

I am in - I hit another "stall" or re-calibrating or something. It's driving me crazy. I needed to lose another 15 pounds to make my goal of 60 and I am doubtful that I will reach it. I am shooting for 5-10 but I can't get them to budge.

Greater is HE that is in me! Amen!
I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Let's run the race set before us and get 'er done! Thanks for the inspiration as always!

Julia said...

Just wanted to stop lurking and encourage you. Last year I read your home dec blog, this year I've popped in periodically to see how you are doing. You've inspired me to start losing weight and three and a half weeks ago I finally got started. I'm now ten pounds down and while it's a drop in the bucket, you're example has inspired me. Thank you!

Kate said...

The fact that you are able to pinpoint when you lost your motivation is a very good thing. It helps to have that history ingrained in your brain. For the next time it happens. Because there WILL be a next time. Don't fool yourself. But put it in the hopper as evidence that you can dig yourself back out of that hole again when you need to.

Jess said...

The exact same thing has been happening to me. I pin pointed my turn around too and it was when I expected at least a 1lb loss about a week ago because I had been doing so very well and then NADA! I stayed the exact same and have somehow managed to gain 2lbs since yesterday! I am really sick of the run around. I feel like I am chasing my tail every day.

Amber said...

Man, you've been doing SO GOOD, I know you'll get over this!

By the way, I was wondering...what (other) weight loss blogs would you recommend?

Marie said...

Great verses! Thank you for the reminder of what this "holiday" is really about! I have missed reading your blog, and can't wait to get back into it, now that I've put pregnancy nausea in my rear view mirror! I also wanted to let you know I'm giving you the Versatile blogger award for your amazing blog that motivates and gets me pumped to lose weight! You can view it on my blog.

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