Wednesday, October 6, 2010

This is it (Jennifer)

This is it.  Its time.  I have been at this same weight range (161-166) for several months.  June actually.  And for the most part I have been pretty accepting.  I like that I have lost 60+ lbs.  I have gotten comfortable in my new clothes and my new size.  I have gotten comfortable with the new me.  And while that is good for me, I still have work to do.  And so I have been asking myself what I can do to get this last 20 lbs off.  Why isnt the scale moving?  And after a hard look at myself and my daily habits it is only me that is keeping me there.  I need to stop feeling bad for myself that going to the gym and running should get me a weight loss every week.  Enough thinking that this is all my body is capable of.  There is always room for improvement and that is what I need to do.  Improve.  I am still on this journey.  It hasnt ended.  I dont think it ever will.  It has been hard work even maintaining over the last few months.

So, its time to kick it back into gear as much as the ankle allows. More time at the gym, more DVD workouts at home, and much better accountability to what I am putting in my mouth.  Not a bite of this, or a bite of that unrecorded.  It is these things that will make the difference.  And if they dont make a difference on the scale, its okay.  Because I know that working out and eating well is healthy for my body.  There is no harm that can be done from it.  Even if the scale stays still my body will become healthier.  I have noticed a little bit of a loss of my muscle tone from not exercising while my ankle was injured.  Its great the scale stayed the same but sad that my body lost some muscle along the way.   Another lesson learned.  But I am in this for the long haul  :)

It's on...

6 comments:

Christine said...

Good luck! You can do it!

Laura said...

Awesome!

Christine said...

I am so with you on everything you said...I have been pondering the very same things this morning and trying to figure out just WHY I am not so with the lose it mentality anymore.... and have been slacking with a nibble here and skip a workout there!?!?!?

We can DO this!!!!

Sue said...

Jen, I was SO proud to see you running by me, your father and the girls. You did it!!! What an amazing person you are, you set your mind and just DO IT!! You show your girls the right way to do things. I am bursting w/joy for you and your accomplishments in your life.

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Lesia said...

smile.