Saturday, April 21, 2012

What does it take?

Okay, I'm going to admit it. I "gained" 2.6 pounds. I put that in quotations because I'm on my period and have been extremely bloated, more than normal. BUT I also did not track my calories well this week, and ate out without choosing healthy options. I can't blame it all on the bloating. Although I think it influenced my weight this week, I also need to take responsibility for my actions.

I'm really disappointed in myself. This is the first time in 6 weeks that I've gained. I've been losing or staying the same. So I have a choice. A turning point. What am I going to do about it?

Well, here's the plan. Start doing the things I know I need to be doing to lose weight. Oh, it sounds so much easier than it is sometimes.

Here's the thing- I know how to lose weight. I know how to lose weight in a healthy way. I've done it years ago and I've done it the last month.

I truly believe, actually KNOW, that if I eat less calories than my body needs to function, I will lose weight. I believe it because I've seen it work, and because of the science behind it.

Today I'm hanging out with one of my sisters and mom. We're getting pedicures and going to lunch. Fun! Is it possible to watch your calories when eating out? I believe the answer is yes.

But believing that is more complicated. In my mind it requires a few things. First, it requires me to believe that there are restaurants or even fast food places that offer healthy choices. It also means recognizing there will be many unhealthy choices. It's knowing the difference.

Second, it requires me to believe in my own self control and determination to actually make the healthy choice. I have to believe I am capable of choosing a good meal, determining the calories, and marking it in my tracker.

Am I actually capable of it? YES. Will how difficult it is flucuate by my mood and hormones? YES. Can I still do it even if it's hard? YES! YES! YES! I can do it. If I don't believe that, I've got nothing.

I'm excited for a new week! Going to buy rollerblades today, can't wait to get back out there!


  1. Great attitude! It's a difficult road, but one worth treading. Yes, we CAN do this! :-)