Monday, March 23, 2009

A New Outlook

I am in a rut.

I am bummed out and disappointed in my weight loss progress so far.

I have been so diligent about my workouts, tracking each and every one and never skipping a day without making up for it, but yet I don't see the results I had thought I would.

I have swayed with the food here and there and now realize that all my self destruction is part of my depression.

So I am taking a new outlook on the whole thing.

FIRST - I am redesigning my eating plan. Something about how I am eating now is not jiving and I clearly need to mix it up to get the results that I want. I don't want to be forever on a diet, its just not going to be possible. I want to be able to indulge now and then and not hate myself for it.

SECOND - I am no longer going to be a slave to the scale. I will not be posting my weekly weight numbers (as I am not going to be weighing myself as frequently as I have been), but will continue to post and track my measurements, as those are the real marks of achievement.

I will be relying on my clothes to measure my success. I have my GOAL JEANS that I will get into again.

THIRDLY - I am not putting a DATE on my goal. When it happens it will happen. The last time I lost a vast amount of weight it came off when it came off, there was no goal.
SO, now, without that self-inflicted pressure I hope to reach my new goals:

  • I want to be healthy and fit.

  • I want to able to lift my 41 lb mountain bike over my head when a trail calls for it.

  • I want to be able to conquer the Grouse Grind & my next 10Km race in less than 45 minutes.
  • 1 comment:

    K + S + J said...

    Good for you chicka! You have to do what works for YOU, and it sounds like you have a plan :)