Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The only thing stopping me....

After watching The Biggest Loser last night it seemed like those girls who are 160 to 170ish are so thin and dont look like they have another ounce to lose.  Then I look at myself who is in the same range and see something totally different.  I recently had someone tell me I should be happy with how I look and that I dont look like I have anything to lose.  When I look in the mirror at 170ish pounds I see so much loose skin and cottage cheese.  I know so much of this can be improved with toning and I am sure that I am capable of doing so while on Medifast.  So, I think I will set that as my goal.  I did the 30 day shred a few days back and literally could not have done another workout for the next few days I was so sore.  But thats good!  I need to stop being lazy.  When I really think about it not exercising and eating extra on MF is just prolonging my current weight.  It really isnt helping me to lose and get to my goal.  The only thing that is stopping me is ME.  I guess I have been thinking about it like this:  If I am doing MF and giving up all sweets and lots of other stuff then I should be losing quickly and be happy with how I look.  But I now realize that I need to do more than just the bare minimum.  I need to follow the plan to a T.  I need to be toning, etc.  The weather is nice-ish lately so I should be out walking the dog at the very least!  Sometimes it feels good to call myself out  :)

Today's reason for losing weight:
*to tone up the loose skin and lose some of the cottage cheese.  Again, I am realistic here.  I know I will never look like a model but there is much room for improvement. 

Today I am thankful for:
*my mother who is so supportive.  I have been missing her so much lately(she lives a few hours away from me).  Here is one of her comments on one of my recent posts:

Hi Jen, I was stunned by your willpower on Easter!! I never thought I would see such a thing from you, it just goes to show you that if you want something bad enought you'll dig deep down and go to the ends of the earth for it. You did it baby!! Thank goodness for your husband encouraging you because I would have said to go ahead and have a bite, it's Easter! I'll keep your stash for as long as you need! Love mom.


Anonymous said...

You are doing fantastic. I love your reasons for wanting to lose... and your mom being so supportive is amazing!

Anonymous said...

I feel exactly the same way as you do. I weigh about 170 most days and when I know people are that weight I think they are so much more skinny looking than me. I know I don't look as good as they do or do
I? It is such a mind game with me. I need to get tone and make myself get a moving again.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Bless your mom.... how sweet!!

Yes.. girl, follow it to a T! Don't mess around and feel deprived... give yourself what you really want - take it by the horns! You have got this in the bag! I love your strength and determination and you have come so far and look awesome.

Now is just tying up the lose ends and then keeping that fit life you've created. We're in the same boat and it feels good, doesn't it?

Rock on!!!

Anonymous said...

I just ordered 28 boxes of food today. I am so excited about starting the program back up. I had started back in November but had to but it on the back burner for medical reasons. I was reading through blogs to get my back into the right mindframe and came across yours. GREAT JOB so far! keep it going

LauraAnn said...

I am so glad that I found your blog! I did MF last year and lost quite a bit (51 lbs) but gained about half ofit back due to mylove of food and wine. I am restarting on Tuesday and am so excited! I started at the beginning of your blog and am about halfway done.... I Love it! So much of what you write is exactly what I am thinking. Keep up the excellent work!