Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A new day, A new attitude!

I'm feeling much better today. I think the anticipation of getting on the scale was worse than actually doing it. OK, so it was a gain. But I always gain quite a bit at the end of TOM so this is no surprise. And frankly, its much less of a gain than I anticipated. I am so positive that it will be gone and take a couple of more pounds with it soon!

I started something new (its a stolen idea I know) today. I'm going to take pictures of my food.

Here is my breakfast. Notice it is as planned. Yeah me!

I'm still not convinced I am 100% with this new lifestyle. I will not believe myself until I have exercised regularly for a period of time. All of the weightloss stories that I read of people that have lost AND maintained include lots of regular exercise. I know this. I also know that my biggest and fastest losses have been when I was regularly getting exercise. I know this! So why have I not chosen to exercise? Just do it!!! (I know more stealing of ideas.)

Here are my inspirations for today.

I also stumbled upon this blog last night and if you have time to read through it from beginning to date it is a cancer survivor story.

That's it for now. If I get my butt in gear and exercise today, I'll come celebrate here.


Lost Half of Me said...

I think you're right about being successful on maintaining weight loss you have to keep up with the exercise. I struggle with that at times since I've reached goal, because I can see I'm not as "gung-ho" at the gym as I was when I was actively trying to lose weight. I have to work hard on that. On the other hand, I love walking and I try to walk 80 to 100 miles a month so at least I'm getting that. Like you, I always noticed the months I really kicked up the exercise were the months when I lost more weight and more inches at weigh-in.

Donnalouise, Donna or DC said...

I put off exercising - no - moving more for a long time. I didn't want to overwhelm myself with making healthier food changes and moving more. I say don't pressure yourself and start slow. The moving more will come...

Karyn said...

I'm at the place where I KNOW I need to exercise and I WANT to have a routine that includes exercise, but I am stalled. I am a person that needs things to be planned out or they don't get done and there are so many choices re: exercise that I am feeling overwhelmed. HOWEVER, I am also at the place where I actually WANT to have working out as part of my daily routine. (That is a first) Can I count that as a baby step toward a new, active lifestyle?

new*me said...

You need to think of healthy eating and daily exercise as part of your everyday routine. Like brushing your teeth. Everyday, just do it and you will see how easily it start to become natural.