Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday: A Kick in the Pants

It's Hump Day, Duck Dynasty night, Nashville night, AND my BFF is coming home tonight!  It's just a terrific day all around.

Well until I stepped on the scale this morning.  It is Weigh In Wednesday after all.

I shouldn't be surprised by the scale though.  I've been doing nothing to better my life.  I eat whatever I find and don't really care if it is good or bad.  I drink at least 1 bottle of Mountain Dew a day.  I have been the laziest person alive and done nothing but go to work and the come home to watch TV on the couch or in bed.

Getting going is the hardest part for me.  And I just haven't gotten going yet.  And it sucks!

I'll be honest, I don't know when I'll get going either.  How disappointing is that?  Kinda sounds like I don't want to make these changes badly enough... I think I'm going to need to do some reflecting and put together a list of reasons why I want it.  It will be a step in the right direction at least.

So here we go, the stats...
Starting weight {highest weight recorded}: 206.8 207.7
Last week's weigh in, Sept. 25: 206.8
Today's weigh in, Oct. 2: 207.7
Gain: 0.9
I am really rather sick of seeing my highest weight creep up on the scale.  Enough is enough. Now to just get started again.  I must start pressing the accelerator if I want to go any where.

Questions for you...
How do you get going with making changes to your lifestyle?
If you were to start with one thing, food or fitness, which would you begin changing first? Or which is more important?
Weigh In Wedneday
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  1. Sorry about the gain. When I started, I basically tried to keep it real. I knew that I could easily commit to doing 30 minutes of something at least 4 times a week and I made a promise to myself that I would not go more than 2 days without doing SOMETHING fitness-y related. Then I started making other changes, adding more time in workouts, cutting out all sodas, etc and then the scale finally started moving with regularity. You can do this!

  2. Girlfriend, I know those numbers can get you down. But don't you let that silly little number on the scale bother you! Embrace this great day you were having! NASHVILLE NIGHT! :)

  3. Sorry about the gain :( Honestly, changing your diet is the first and most important thing you can do. An Arbonne consultant told me that 90% of how we look has to do with what we eat. About 5% is genetics and about 5% is fitness. I'm sure that's a little dramatic, but from trainers and fitness gurus as well, they agree that what you eat is hands down the most significant thing you can do for your body, skin, hair, etc. I struggle with it every day, but I don't doubt that the reason I maintain my weight even when i go for long periods of time of not working out, is because I'm generally decent with what I eat. It may not be low-fat or low-carb, but I definitely try to eat whole foods, real foods, real drinks (no soda if at all possible and when I do cave I stick to SPRITE, not dark soda!), etc. etc.

    As for how to get started with a life change...I don't know haha. I think some people are really good at it and some people it just takes coming to a point where they're completely fed up and unhappy with themselves. That's probably why I haven't fully committed to living a healthy lifestyle that includes fitness every day...because I'm not totally unhappy with myself. I'm sure that makes no sense, but basically, it's all in your head. And you can push through and make the changes, I'm sure!!!

    I'll definitely keep coming back here :)

  4. Reporting a gain on WIW is never a happy feeling, but you can turn it around! I'm with what Nicole said above-- weight loss begins with what you're eating. For me personally, I started with small changes that were manageable to me. I stopped drinking my calories (and that adds up so quickly!). Instead of pretzels and hummus, I switched to carrots. Instead of eating shit after dinner, I "closed the kitchen" or picked a healthy dessert. My self control is weak-sauce, so I straight up don't buy unhealthy things at the grocery store. I don't let myself buy Nutella or pita chips or cheese cubes, because I already KNOW I have no control over these things. If you say no in the grocery store, you only have to say no once. If you bring it home, you have to say no every time you're in the kitchen.

    As the tough love saying goes, "If YOU want to change, YOU have to make changes." It's sucky! You will feel deprived at first! You will be pissed about no longer eating Jimmy Johns whenever you want to (at least... I was). But it's COMPLETELY worth it to see the scale moving in the right direction. Honestly, if I knew how good I'd feel at 60lbs lighter, I would've started getting healthy a LONG time ago.

    I'm 100000% rooting for you woman and know you can do this! I'm here if you ever need any help/advice/venting :)


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