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Nothing is impossible....

Saturday, June 06, 2009

This week has been a bit trying at times and although I feel like I've worked really hard all week and should have lost more than .2 pounds, I know there is still more I could be doing to up the ante so to speak.

I doubled up 3 days this week on my workout, walking for 20 minutes while at work and coming home and doing my normal 15-25 minute workout, depending on which level I chose, plus I stayed within all my nutritional goals and have started using my new total gym for strength training. My guess as to why I didn't lose as much as I thought I would this week is that, with using the Total gym, I'm creating more muscles in my arms, which replaced the fat I burned off. This week I lost an inch around my waist and a quarter of an inch around my hips....something had to of happened right?

After my weigh in this morning I've decided that I want to change a few things I'm doing, and put myself on a weekly schedule to make sure I'm doing exactly what I need to be doing. I'm going to make a daily list that maps out the time frames in which I should be accomplishing certain things like, getting up in the morning, having breakfast, my first snack, workouts...and so on. The past few weeks I feel like I've been getting out of my routine a little and just kinda 'going with the flow' - which isn't bad, but I feel like I could be losing control a little, and I wanna pull back to make sure everything stays in check.

I've lost another inch around my waist and can actually fit into just about all my old clothes. Every time I look in the mirror now I am surprised to see how much weight I've really lost....23 pounds doesn't seem like a huge amount to me in the grand scheme of things (when I'm going for about 120 pounds lost) but it's made a huge difference so far.

When I went to Kohl's today to spend my Kohl's cash, since it expires on the 10th, I realized that of all the clothes I tried on, I pretty much can't fit into XL clothes any more, they all look to big and baggy on me. I was really surprised when I walked out of the dressing room with only 2 shirts that I liked and both were L, not XL! I don't even remember how long its been since I've been able to go into a store and buy just a L!!! As I was walking through the plus size section, where they have the 2X + clothes I couldn't help but smile and think that, a few months ago, I would have shopped in this department and bought 2X or even a 3X! It felt so amazing to look at those clothes and the sizes and say 'This is to big!' I think walking through that section really put things into perspective for me and made me realize how much progress I'm making and it's helped motivate me even more to keep on trucking!

While I was at Kohl's I wondered into the jewelery section. While I was browsing I found an inspirational ring that said 'Nothing is impossible". After going through the plus size section and having my 'moment' and realizing that I can now fit into L clothes, I thought that, of anything I got today, I had to have that ring, just as a reminder that yes I can do this. Whenever I'm struggling I can put on the ring as a reminder that reaching my goal is not impossible...and I can do it, I just have stick to my plan and eventually I'll reach my goal.


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    You are doing the right thing. I know what it feels like to step on the scale after having what you think is a GREAT week of eating right and exercising and then you hit the scale and it hasn't really budged at all. But your also right about muscle replacing fat. Muscle weighs more than fat too and since you know you've lost inches, your doing the right thing. I've always gone off of the way my clothes fit and seeing the difference myself. That ring sounds fantastic! Keep up the good work hun.
    3964 days ago
    Thomas Alva Edison said “Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”

    That certainly applies to your weight loss journey. Just keep going what you are doing, logging food and exercise, and good things will continue to happen. Your are building the base for a big weight loss week.

    Congratulations on all your success so far.
    4284 days ago
    emoticon Cassie!

    I've seen a lot of people come and go on Spark in the last year, but the one thing that I see in all of the people who stay is THEY GET IT. I now see that in YOU and you should be very proud of yourself. Isn't is something that a simple ring can contain so much power? Once you understand that there will be good & bad weeks and it's not a sprint to your ultimate goal then nothing can stop you.

    Keep on reaching toward your goals!

    Nothing is better than smaller clothes!
    4284 days ago
    You are so right - NOTHING is impossible! Keep up the great work!!!! Remember everything adds up whether it's an inch here or .2 lbs there!!!!!

    "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." -
    William Arthur Ward

    Have a great rest of the weekend and keep up the great work!

    4284 days ago
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