100 lb. Club - Reflections

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05-04-2008, 08:27 PM
Wow! You ladies (and the occasional gentleman ;) ) are SMART! I read more than I post and the things I am learning....not just about my physical well-being but my emotional (and occasionally spiritual) as well.

Today I am reflecting. I adopted a healthy lifestyle about the middle of Jan and since then have lost about 30 pounds. I have been hanging steady at this 30 pounds and this week am trying something a little different to get me going again. So, what have I learned?

If my world is interrupted I still go back to old habits. sigh.
If I am tired or busy I go back to old habits.
If I DON'T PLAN I go back to old habits.
My old habits suck.
When your scale breaks, it is not the end of the world. :)
Exercising is not for the elite. Who is elite? Are those people really out there?
Exercising really, really makes me feel better.
My students can tell when I don't exercise. :o
It is ESSENTIAL to write everything down!
If I don't go into the teachers lounge I wont know what is in there! ;)

So, obviously I am working on some of these...mainly this week I am focusing on planning. Not that it is new to me but I have been a slacker lately (in that respect - still trying to make good choices).

So, what are your reflections?

05-04-2008, 08:37 PM
1. Eating well doesn't mean I never get my favorite foods
2. My favorite foods have changed over time :)
3. I am physically stronger at almost 40 than I ever was in my entire life.
4. I am emotionally stronger at almost 40 than any other time in my life.
5. Slip ups aren't the end of the world.
6. I don't have to be perfect all the time.

05-05-2008, 08:58 AM
1) There will always be stress. This is life.
2) Menopause doesn't mean that I can never lose weight.
3) I can't handle "just a little" sugar. Sugar and refined starches make me depressed.
4) Exercise is requirement for my weight loss
5) This is not a temporary. I must do this for the rest of my life.
6) I deserve this!