Friday, July 5, 2013

How Jennifer got her groove back...

Hehe.  That's what I kept thinking for a title post.

I have not been on the scale since my recommitment to my health.  And honestly I am really enjoying it.  I am feeling accomplished just by logging my food into my Lose It app.  Some days I am above goal, some days below.  Isnt that that MODERATION?  Could it be?  I found the sweet spot?  I am not going to say it has been a piece of cake though.  Every meal is a thought process.  Shoot...everything I put in my mouth, or choose not to, is a thought process.  But that's okay. Because at the end of the day I am usually satisfied.  If I want cake, I have it.  If I want pizza, I have it.  And the app makes it pretty easy.  Every once in a while I find something that isn't in there and I have to manually log it in, or guess, but for the most part I seem to have it down.  The other day I wanted ice cream.  In the past I would have thought, "no, I cant.  I am on a diet". Or even worse, I would get a huge cone or sundae with all the fixins and then use that as an excuse to get off track and somehow stay off track for an indefinite amount of time.   I actually made myself have some the other day because this is NOT a diet.  I had something to prove to myself.   I ate it, logged it, and it was yummy.  There was no guilt.

But back to the scale thing....  I have decided not to weigh in for the time being because I know my body and it will take a good 20 + lbs before I even start feeling or seeing a difference in myself or my clothes.  That's a struggle I have always had and it makes it hard to stay focused.  So with no set weigh day and a goal of how much to eat a day I am somehow finding it feels good.  At least at this stage of the game.  I am sure when I DO feel or see a difference I will want to get on the scale and see how its going.  But for now I am just taking it day by day and if I had a day of lots of calories I can make up for it over the next few days.  I have so much work to re-do and I don't want the numbers messing with me.

I went for a jog a few times this week.  Today I did a full mile.  It felt good.  I forgot how I love to sweat when I am running because it makes me feel productive. It was humid. Am I getting back into it?  Could be!  I even made a new playlist for when I run.  This is a MUST for me when it comes to running. I  know lots of people who don't like music when they run.  They say "the quiet helps them clear their head".  Not me.  I NEED music.  Upbeat, peppy music that keeps me moving. 

I would like to say I am experiencing a blast from the past.  But really its fragments from the past.  Baby steps.  hehe.  Its running a mile, not training for a half marathon!  But it feels great!  Without the scale I just have to keep the faith that what I am doing is good.


Today's reason for losing weight:
*Every day it is struggle to get dressed.  There are so few options for me at this weight.  I am not happy with how anything looks on me, and I refuse to buy more "big girl" clothes when I have a perfectly gorgeous wardrobe in my closet just waiting for lots sizes smaller than I am now. I am wearing the same things again and again and yet not happy with them. I cant wait to enjoy shopping again!

Today I am thankful for:
*I got to have a foster dog at my house for a few hours.  My friend runs a dog rescue, and I love to help in any way I can.  He loved it here!  We filled up the plastic kiddie pool and he loved it!  Labs do love the water!   He sucked up all the lovin we were giving :) I was sad to bring him back.  He barks a lot in the dog pen, but once he was out he was so laid back and just hung out in the yard with us.  I have two dogs already.  One who he played with, the other who doesn't like other dogs much.  Otherwise, I would totally want to keep this sweet boy!


Hannah Taylor said...

Hi Jennifer! Glad to have stumbled upon your blog! I was wondering if you feature guest postings. Thanks and have a great day!

divad said...

Glad you've found your groove again! I am at it one more time myself...not following a plan per se, but eating healthily and in portions I know are moderate.

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Joy said...

How are you? I hope well. You have not blogged in a long time. I have missed hearing how you are doing with your health and fitness. So a couple things must have happened…..

You are not blogging anymore because….
1.) You have achieved your optimal health and fitness!! Or….
2.) You have given up on your goals of reaching optimal health and fitness….

In any case, no matter what has happened. I would love to hear from you. I have missed you!!

If by chance you have achieved your optimal health and fitness, I would love to hear from you!!

I have been searching through the blog world for bloggers who are working their plans, losing weight and getting fit. A lot of the ones I see, well mostly….they are not doing this. They are blogging about other things, or they are stuck, or they have just quit blogging.

Frankly I need inspiration! I need hope….I need to see a healthy lifestyle working out in other peoples lives……I want to see success!!!!!

With that said, if you have achieved your optimal health and fitness, could you please email me at Because I want to feature you, on my blog, as an Inspirational World Changer!!!

Yes that’s right….your story just might help change the world and help us fight the battle of obesity!!

If by chance, you have given up on your goals of reaching optimal health and fitness….I still want to hear from you!!!! Maybe I can help!!!

You’ve followed my blog, so you know that I have been working at this since 2010. Since I’ve started my journey, I had lost 74 pounds on my own. But the beginning of winter 2013, I started gaining back some weight and ended up gaining 15 pounds back!! Then, August 2013, I found a new plan where I'm eating 6 times a day, drinking plenty of water and working with a free Health Coach! So far, I've lost 28 pounds on the plan and I feel great!! My hope is restored and my goal of reaching 140 pounds will become a reality!!! I’m so EXCITED!!!

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That's my spiel....but it's so much more than that!! Since starting this plan I've learned so much about food and how to fuel my body. I have clarity of mind - which is fabulous! And I have more energy than I've ever had!! Truly this is a miracle for me!!

I wanted to share this with you my dear Friend, as I know you have struggled as well. This is the best thing that has happened to me. I finally feel like I will really reach my goals, but also, the biggest Blessing of all is that I'm learning HOW TO KEEP IT OFF!!! Gaining back the weight has always been the biggest fear for me. Now I have confidence that once it's off - it will stay off forever. I am watching several of my friends who are on the plan, who have lost 100+ pounds and have maintained their weight loss for years!! AMAZING!!

Anyway, let me know if you are interested in hearing more or if you are not interested, could you please forward this information to your friends and family. My goal is to help as many people as I can to beat obesity!!!

Please know my heart; I only want to help people reach their goals of ultimate health and fitness. I want that for you!!

Have a fit day!!!