Thursday, June 23, 2011
Just do it and git er done!
I watched Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition tonight. This episode really got me motivated. I began to realize that I have been making excuses about not having time for exercise but that is all it is - excuses. This man on this episode, James, lost 300 pounds in a year. Now, I'm not trying to lose 300 pounds and I don't need to lose it fast but - I do need to lose some. This gaining and losing the same 5-10 pounds is not getting me anywhere. Yes, I have blogged about this before so I won't got into great detail about it again. Just suffice to say that I really want THIS TIME to be it!
I have done well keeping off the 40 more or less pounds I have lost but I still have 50 more to go. I am not making any headway at this rate. I have been keeping up with my weight loss almost on a daily basis since 2005. Here is the rundown:
2005 - lost 22 pounds
2006 - lost 16 pounds
2007 - lost 12.5 pounds
2008 - lost 6 pounds
2009 - lost 2 pounds
2010 - lost 23.8
2011 - lost 4. 9 so far
But I have gained some of that back by doing all this yo-yoing back and forth. I know that this is a lifestyle change and I know I can do it but I am choosing not too on most days. Why do I self sabotage my progress? I won't go into all the psychobabble about that but I will say that I am re-committing myself to this plan. I know what to do, I just need to do it. In fact - I am going to go to bed earlier than usual so I can get up and run in the morning. Will be my first run in about 6 weeks! well, outside anyway. I have been on the treadmill one time. I have everything I need all laid out, I am off work tomorrow so I have no excuse. To heck with what people think about me running. If that 400 pound man can get out there and run, this 200 pound woman can too! Besides, all that mumbo jumbo about caring what others think of me while I am running is just that - mumbo jumbo! It's all in my head anyway. I am not that important, that anyone would pause to give me a second look, much less a thought, when they see me running anyway. They barely look my way twice.
When James, the man in the weight loss show, got back home, his entertainment center was gone - no tv and no video games. They were replaced by exercise equipment. It was then that I realized how much precious time I spend in front of the tv watching things I recorded earlier when I could be exercising. I was thinking, I stay up too late to get up early to exercise. Why?? Because I am sitting on my duff watching tv. duh!!! This has to stop. I have begun to ask myself - will this help or hinder my weight loss?" That is how I will make my decisions from now on. I am a medical transcriptionist and I type all day long at my job and then type for my second job when I get home. If I could lose weight by exercising my fingers I would be plum skinny!!! But all that sitting down is not good for me. So the more I can move at home the better it will be.
I have a quote in front of me right now and it says, "Every food choice we make either moves us closer to, or away from, our weight loss goals." How true is that!!! That should be my mantra. Ok, now maybe I'm rambling.
I don't know much, but one thing I do know - quitters never win! So I will continue on this journey every day until I get it done. It might take me a while, but I will git er done!!!
Thanks for reading friends and have a great night. I am going to git er done!! How about you?