Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wellness Wednesday #17

Hello Everyone? How are you all doing on your various healthy journeys? Our house hold is still trying to get over respiratory flu! Yuck. This is Day #6 and I still barely feel like moving around. The kids are all 1-3 days ahead of me and are gradually getting less grumpy and less slimy! LOL Right now I'm focusing on keeping my lungs clear.

Yesterday I weighed myself and my eyes popped open! I was 310# - 6 pounds in a couple days. Now I would have really gotten excited about that except that I know my body will probably put 2/3 of that back on when I begin eating. Proof today was that I was 311# after having a little bit of food, one being sort of a meal. My stomach still is not excited just typing about food. I am going to try to be cautious to not stretch it beyond where it should be as I get better. The last time I saw 310# was when we were TTC our son.

So, since I have lost more than 20# since last summer, I am noticing some differences. I have gone down one panty size, 1/2 a pant size and I would have gone down at least one shirt size except my "twin belly" doesn't seem to lose any size! I have a feeling that will only come with lots of ab workouts! People don't notice any change, although I am starting to see it in my face and maybe in my bra. Why do we lose weight where we don't want to and where we want to it is super-glued to us for life?! LOL

Anyway, all these little changes are a boost and help me keep going. Remember I am not on a diet, but at the same I am conscious not to sabotage my health efforts by eating tons of junk food etc. But what is hard for me is when I am walking some where and I see my reflection. Then it is right there in your face exactly how big you are! And it is discouraging to feel like you are working hard and making changes and exercising and you still look like that!

My question for you this week (since I'm sick, this will be a short and boring post) is, what keeps you going on your journey when things like this try to side track and discourage you?

As always, if you leave comments, I will know to pray for you in your journey! :o) More next week!


H.N. Eisley said...

YAYAYAY!!! :) You can do it! :) Congratulations! I hope you guys get over the sickies SOON!

Scrabblequeen said...

I'm with you. I changed my eating habits just about a year ago, too. I lost 20 lbs in the first few (4-5_ months, then....nothing. However, I remind myself; 1. its still gone! 2. Even tho I haven't lost more, people are starting to ask me if I,ve lost weight. My body is "adjusting". Ps...I too, hate mirrors!

Teresa said...

1. I'm sorry you're still not feeling well!

2. I'm thrilled that your number is down! That's encouraging!

Don't be hard on yourself when it goes up a bit when you start eating again though.

My official weigh in day is tomorrow, but the scales are reflecting a loss. I decided over the weekend I had to make more changes. Again, not dieting, but eating healthier and less. My knee joints were complaining way too much and I noticed this afternoon that they weren't hurting nearly as much.

I'm letting myself feel hunger, which is not something I can say I do all the time. If I feel it close to bedtime I drink water or a cup of hot tea. If I feel it in the day time I eat a meal or healthy snack.

I had a lot of tempations this week with our electricity being off. We ate out more often and it was more difficult to fix a healthy meal. I did well though. Yesterday at work my meals were provided for me (Election Day). For lunch they gave me a Club Sandwich on whole wheat. I ate about half of the bread, but not all of it, and I ate a few chips and gave the rest away. They gave me chocolate pie! I gave it away (that one was a little difficult). They had pizza for supper. I ate what I packed. The Lord really helped me through those difficult situations.

Hang in there Theresa!

Lynette said...

That is just great. I have noticed I weigh more in the morning (on a very empty stomach) & less in the afternoon.
Hope you feel well enough to come to the Women's Mug & Muffin on Satruday.

Phro5gg said...

You just have to remember to focus on the positive. Think of what you have accomplished and be inspired by that. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!

Debby said...

Congratulations on your efforts. I found after I lost the weight on Prism and changed my lifestyle that fighting weight is going to be a life long fight so keep working at it! We'll be perfect in heaven.
And thank you for the comments on my blog. The babies are doing great and if you get to Newport again, take your children to the aquarium...they would love it.

Paula said...

Oh I am so excited about your new diet.
I have to do this too! I do.
I hope you guys get well soon!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.
Thank you so much for your prayers.
You are in mine too. :)
Oh I about fell over when I heard about another college shooting! It wasn't the school my Son is at he is at Eastern Illinois in Charleston.
The shooting was at Northern Illinois in Dekalb.
It is actually the university that I went to for a bit and also my Husband did his Law school there.
That school is in the middle of a cornfield miles from any big town.
The world is so scary these days! I can't wait till my son finishes college.
We are definitely going to home school any grandchildren we have for sure. Even the kids said when they have children they want them home schooled.
But even so the world is getting so you don't want to leave your home anymore!

Deborah said...

If I only focus on weight, I do tend to get disappointed because it never goes off as fast as I desire it to, even when fasting/cleansing. I believe that is, at least in part, a sign of poor health. I have read and have found the body stores toxins in fat cells and so long as there are toxins coming in, the body is not as able to shed the stored fat. When I focus mostly on eating well to feel well and forget about the weight, when I achieve my goal of feeling better, the weight comes off by itself without much thought or anxiety.

I need to get back there. . . December and January are tough months with 3 family birthdays and Christmas.