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Two Weeks In

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Two weeks in and I can honestly say that I am as committed as ever! emoticon

I'm down 7 pounds total (please don't do the math because I am ashamed of how much I put on between Thanksgiving and Christmas). I'm only down one pound this week but I am OK with that because THERE IS NO ACCEPTABLE DIRECTION BUT FORWARD!!!!

I only made one slip (aka binge, or "episode of unplanned eating") which I analyzed on the Resolution/Revolution team page AND in my blog. That was VERY EMPOWERING and a real deviation from my standard operating procedure. Normally I don't record anything "bad" and I never ever admit it happened. So that feels like a real step forward. I don't plan on blogging about every extra lettuce leaf I consume, BUT -- going through the kitchen cupboards like a heat-seeking missle on a mission is no longer acceptable behavior!

I've met almost all my daily goals this week: I've read and taken notes on a self-improvement book every morning (I'm up to Chapter 5 thankyouverymuch!) This is turning out to be very enjoyable -- it sets my intention for the day. I've recorded all my food, drunk water like a drowning woman, exercised at least 30 minutes, and totally abstained from alcohol. I missed my vitamins once but -- hey, I had to leave a little room for improvement!

So today starts Week 3, and I feel calm and committed. It will probably take all of January to get back to the weight I was before Thanksgiving but that's OK -- maybe this is the time I really "get it" -- there is no cheating, there is no making deals with myself, there are no halfway measures -- this is my life, and if I want to be thin, I have to do the work ALL THE TIME. I'm either all in or all out.

I'm making a commitment to be ALL IN! How about you??

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  • MAKAMBO
    Ah! so I am not the only "heat seeking missile" going through the cupboards. I feel so much better! emoticon
    3423 days ago
  • SUCHAHOOT
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    Your commitment is contagious!! Congrats on staying the course! I'm doing great with exercise, but am still that dang missile in the cupboard sometimes!!
    3423 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Terrific start: go 2011!!
    3423 days ago
  • NANCY15TOGOAL
    Vandal's right - you are on fire! emoticon
    3423 days ago
  • NANCY-
    oooooooo... I like that
    "calm and committed"
    "this is my life"
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    That is much better than a heat seeking missile (which I can totally relate to)
    Would you mind sharing what book you are reading?
    3424 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4357551
    TG - you know you put the spark back in me! I had a great week as well thanks to you (and the rest of Sparkland).

    Good job for you in EVERY aspect. That was a funny comment about "going through the kitchen cupboards like a heat-seeking missile on a mission" I can certainly relate to that!

    Keep up the great work!

    Vandal

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    3424 days ago
  • BIGLITTLEWOMAN
    One pound is a good solid Gone Forever pound; it's not coming back to haunt you because you have a solid foundation. The healthy decisions you are making are taking you where you want to be. You are not lukewarm you are hotly committed. Because of that you will have another good week. I know this.
    3424 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3357505
    Awesome work! Sounds like you are on track for the long haul!
    3424 days ago
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