February 20, 2012

Tracker 51

The shine has definitely worn off of this thing. It's February 20th. Not even two months into it and now is when I am really begining to feel the "burn" of weight loss. The whole process starts out easy enough but right in the middle it becomes intolerable. I'm trying not to obsess, but stay disciplined at the same time. I'm trying not to think think about food 24/7, but also trying to be mindful. Trying not to give into temptation, but also trying not to get down when I do. Trying to stay positive but also be real. It's like swimming up-stream. Running into the wind. Playing that game at Chuck E. Cheese where you knock down things but they just keep popping up. This is hard and I'm tired.



Tania said...

What are you doing for exercise? Maybe try to incorporate your kids and your husband more and make activity a fun family event rather than "work". Play catch, go for a bike ride, go to the park and climb on everything and swing on the swings right along with your kids. That way your activity won't seem like a chore. Make a list of active things you and your family love to do and start doing those things. Seeing your children's joy in these activities will make you start to enjoy them again. Now get out there and have some fun!

Absolutely, Positively Josie said...

It's hard, and you're tired; but that's okay. I know you don't need me to tell you that. "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." -Romans 8:18.

I used to think it trivial to refer to verses like this for comfort with my own personal food problems, what with its context, and so much harder suffering in the world. But we're battling sin, here, on all points and in everything we do. We're all barreling toward one physical death for sin and dealing with its consequences. We get tired. Some stay tired. It comforts me to know you in spirit as a Christian, and to know that you REST in the Lord. This blog is a warm place, Keelie. Here's wishing you a peaceful night's sleep and a charged battery tomorrow, Lord willing!!


Wishful Shrinking said...

I think you are doing great. You know that this is a marathon not a sprint. I do think a menu plan helps make meals more enjoyable so that you can plan ahead and have health choices that you absolutely love. I think when we can incorporate healthy foods that we love into our everyday life so that when we get to our goal it is not a label of well that is the food I ate to lose the weight and this is the food I really wanted all the time. I think that is the mindset that has had me on the diet roller coaster for the past 6 years. I need to realize that this whole food thing is a process of loving the actions that will keep me healthy and much as the results.

Mrs. Britton said...

Keelie, I know losing weight is so hard! When I lost 60 lbs it took lots of determination and willpower but you can do it!

I do have a suggestion. I have noticed on your tracker you eat different things everyday, try eating the same foods everyday for 2 weeks. Come up with a meal plan of foods you like in your calorie range and although it can be boring i promise you that scale will move! It also takes the guess work out of what do I eat next and so forth.

Diana Ferguson said...

The following was in my inbox this morning! I needed it and thought I would pass it on.

"Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."

- Francis de Sales

Anonymous said...

Phil 4:13

AJ T said...

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. 2 Corinthians 4

MissyMcM said...

I have been at "goal" for a couple of years...maintenance is hard too! In maintenance you can't focus on losing weight, you have to deal with your "stuff". Don't stop, keep going. Deal with your "stuff" one thing at a time. Know that you are not alone.

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