Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Support Hose

I've recently had an encounter that really made me think about support and the effect it has on your motivation. I never really realized until now just how good I have it. I have a husband who will sacrifice his time with the tv (after a hard day at work) so that I can use that space to workout.

Some of you ladies, or gents, don't have that support in your spouse. You may feel like they don't care for you or love you enough to offer the support. I don't think that's the case, at all! They're just not sure what you need.

If you're feeling unsupported, the first thing you should do is to try talking with him/her and getting those feelings out in the open. It may make you a little nervous and hurt a little for a bit, but you'll be stronger and more prepared to tackle to task ahead.

In addition to trying to reel in your spouse, you should find a buddy. Someone who is there for you and believes in you (maybe even before you believe in yourself). Not sure where to find someone like that? You're there!!!

I'm here for you, and I know you can do it! I've seen too many people succeed to believe that anyone can fail. Now, don't get me wrong. This journey won't be easy, but every step feels lighter when you're walking with a friend.

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Coach B
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Oh, happy day!

We have eaten clean all week, so last night we decided to treat ourselves to grilled meat made by someone else besides me. Allow me to clarify- We didn't cheat; we splurged.... So we had a small steak from Applebee's with a salad on the side.YUM! I never knew a simple steak could be such a slice of heaven.... 

This morning I am down another 1.4 lbs. This is the best thing since bread; note: not sliced bread... I just like BREAD in general..... =0) I've never participated in a diet program that is so effectively based on immediate gratification. If you're good today, it will show in the morning. How great is that?!? If I'm bad today, it'll show tomorrow. There's no waiting a week to see if I was successful. That gets boring, and it's difficult to keep up your motivation. 

I am losing every single day, and that is incredibly motivating and great for the self-image. Tomorrow I will take measurements to see how much mass I have lost. I can tell, even without them, that I'm smaller than I was 7 days ago. Oh, happy day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

What the heck?!?

Ok, so we wake up this morning to the deafening sound of our power going out. The momentary panic is that we had aleady missed our alarm and was shortly followed by power coming back on, then off, then on again.

I'm supposed to weigh and take my supplement first thing in the morning, so I do - in the dark. Brian has just come stomping out of the bathroom to announce his weight: up 1 lb. Why is he mad? He didn't cheat at all the day before- not even one single disallowed chip.

My turn, and the scale is just as unkind. What the heck?!? I didn't do anything bad AND I drank all my fluid. (Can't say the same for Brian...He sits all day and has a hard time drinking 2 liters of water.) So my turn on the scale yields a gain of 1 lb. That's pretty depressing when you're good and supposed to be dropping every single day.

After Brian heads off to work and the kids are settled with breakfast, I head back to face the scale. I simply can not accept that my obedience to the process yielded an almost 2 lb gain. By this time, the power is back on, so I'm not walking around with a flashlight.

That's when it hits me- I weighed HOLDING a MagLite so I could see the scale face!

My new weight? Down 0.8 lbs!!!!

Phew! I was afraid I'd hit the dreaded plateau!

I'm of to have a great day 5.8 lbs lighter than I was on Sunday at church. Have a good one!

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