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Weekend Ready!! Are you?

Happy Friday out there!! I am excited for the weekend. This week has been dragging or maybe my ass has been dragging. I am upright and moving forward, I suppose that is a victory.

Happy Friday

My weekend plans involved getting in some exercise and building on the energy I am seeking. I have come home, made dinner, and vegged out every night this week. That isn’t cool when you have goals. I haven’t been feeling the best and my energy has just crapped out.

I have been staying on track for the most part. Yesterday I had a slice of cake which I should have walked away from, but I called it 10 PointsPlus and moved on with my life. I have stuck to my points but I could have made this week a better week by the choices and better decisions.

I am doing well when it comes to my points but I think one of next weeks’ goals will be to add more fresh foods to my diet and less processed foods. I know I can do better when it comes to food. I have goals and one of those is better quality food. Back in my college days I had to eat whatever crap I could afford but life has allowed me to step up my game, I just haven’t chosen to do it.  You got this GIRRRL!!!

My highest weight was 310 pounds…. Embarrassing but a fact. Remember we keep it honest and real around here. Right now I am sitting at 288. I am proud of that number, and I know it will only get better.

I am not allowing the struggle bus in because “NO” is not in my vocabulary. My mom always said that as a toddler there wasn’t any word I hated more than the word NO. Nothing has changed.  I can have what I want, when I want it, it’s all about choices and balance. I am happy right now! I am happy where I am at on the last day of January in a brand new decade.

My goals for next week are

  • 100+ ounces of water each day
  • Maintaining my daily points without going over
  • 30 minutes of exercise for 5 days

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Moving on… and Changing

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I started my new weight loss journey the second week of January. Mentally I knew I wasn’t ready the first week. Lame I know… but we are keeping it honest here. I am happy because I am doing well. I am losing and I am succeeding. I think what is different this time is that I am not being hard on myself. As a matter of fact, I am just taking each day one at a time and I am not putting pressure on myself.

I am using the old Weight Watchers points system PointsPlus. I had a lot of success with it in the past so I am going back. Things are different this time and I am going with the flow. I have to keep reminding myself that life happens and sometimes curve balls are thrown. I just duck and move on.

So far I am down 12.6 pounds for the month of January and I am thrilled. Thrilled because it has been a no pressure situation. If I go over a point, I go over, if I don’t eat enough I don’t. If I want something unhealthy I have it, but I have small serving, and I move on. I am making better choices, choose this, not that. This has been amazing for me. I am not denying myself anything.

My family has joined in with me which is always a nice surprise and a lot of help. This is the longest I have stayed on track in a long time and I am excited for what is still to come.

Sometimes we just need a peacefulness within to be able to move forward with our goals. I am doing everything I can to remove as much stress from my life as possible. I have been looking for different ways home from work trying to find the path of least resistance. I realize that the path doesn’t really matter, what matters is how I handle the path. To be stressed or not to be stressed? I will get home when I get home. I will reach my goal when I reach my goal. Again, the path of least resistance and I will get there when I get there.  I think we could look at most of our situations in life and see that the path will be determined by how I handle it.  

Always keep in mind that some days are easier than others and each day is a work in progress.