Saturday, May 15, 2010

50 by Fifty: Familiar Territory


Yep, I've been here before - a bit stuck, a tad discouraged. No gain, no loss...exact same weight as last week. It's been 7 weeks, and I'm at 7.1 pounds lost. I know that is right on track for one pound per week for a year, but it still feels like I'm not really progressing...

I'm OK though...I'm not beating myself up or anything. I understand this part of the journey pretty well. It's where the mental game gets a bit harder for me...it's the point where old habits begin to sneak in here and there. The good news is, I am still painstakingly journaling every single thing I eat. And that has been so very helpful. That's how I spot the old habits...a few more sweets or snacks...a few less veggies and lean proteins...more eating out. Thankfully I can see it clearly...hopefully I can make the necessary changes...
I'm keeping this short this week as I am heading out soon for a full day of family activities. I'll share photos soon from our big family crawfish boil this afternoon...should be a blast! I'll be bringing some "sensible goodies" for myself so I won't be waylayed by all the not-so-healthy choices we'll have there (although boiled crawfish are not too bad points-wise...too bad I don't really like them...my brothers think I'm adopted because I don't eat them!) The main focus for me will be family, not food...which is always the best attitude anyway!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, sprinkled with family fun, creative endeavors, gardening adventures, bargain hunting, quiet reflection, glorious worship! Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi - I love it when our paths cross in Blogland!

Also...a shout out to my yournger brother Dave - it's his birthday today, though ironically he won't be at our gathering - he's the head track coach at a local University and they have a track meet out of town today. Good luck at the meet Dave and Happy Birthday sweet brother - I love you so much!

"Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
I will praise him again,
my Savior and my God!"
Psalm 42:11

6 comments:

  1. Dear Becky,
    You are such an inspiration to all. Congrats on your loss so far. What an accomplishment!!I think when losing weight the body reaches a still point of sorts, but suddenly things take off again and the pounds drop off. Keep doing what you are doing with the food choices and journaling. What a great attitude you carry. God has truly blessed you my friend.

    Have a wonderful, fun and safe day at your family gathering. Prayers for your journey and see you again soon.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

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  2. Hi Becky,
    I stayed the same this week...however...I did workout twice and today will be mowing the yard and pulling weeds...I'm SURE that counts for exercise! You are doing GREAT!!
    Have a great family day. I haven't eaten crawfish...
    Warmly, Deb :)

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  3. It's just a plateau. Our bodies do that. Just keep doing what you're doing. you will start losing weight again. You will go through many of these before you've reached your goal. Call it a rest stop for your body.

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  4. Oh how I HATE those plateaus, which is a very nice name for being stuck. You know it will soon break, but in the meantime it's awfully hard to stay focused. Hang in there. 7.1 pounds in 7 weeks is very, very good, as I'm sure you know. Your body thinks you're gonna quit, so it's hanging tight. You just hang tighter.

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  5. your on the right track. you can do it!
    blessings,
    aimee

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  6. I really enjoy your art work!

    Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

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