Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Damage

6 pounds. The damage from the month of December was SIX POUNDS. I just wanted to type it clearly so I could make sure I understood the importance of that number. Those six pounds have made me sluggish, sore, uncomfortable in my clothes, unhappy, and I lost my fifty pound title. Its amazing how much better my body and mind feel when I'm being healthy and smart about my choices.

I'm okay. I am glad I got to see the number on the scale last night. It was a good reminder to quit whining, put my head up, and deal with what I've done. I really appreciate everyone's support yesterday and today. I know it help me tremendously. My calories were at 1,800 yesterday. Higher than target, but considering my body has been used to 3,000 or more a day, I was okay with that number. It was a number to help me move back into the goal range of 1,600 or so.

I've drank so much liquid the last two days I feel like I'm ready to float away. All things combined, I know I can do this. The body rebounds well. It is an amazing organism. Even when I don't treat it right, it still comes back for me...

In other news, I heard a newscast this morning about a local radio crew who tried to see who long they could go without complaining about anything....one lady went 21 days! That's amazing. I bet I cannot go a whole day, which is pathetic, and why I'm going to make a conscious effort to twist negatives into positives and not complain at all the rest of this year. I know two days doesn't seem like much, but baby steps here...Hope you all have a complaint free day too!

7 comments:

MizFit said...

I giggled that you wont complain for the rest of this year.

thats something I could maintain (I lament a LOT to my husband about our toddler screaming at me all day).

Im in as well.

(and shall say: screw the damage. lets look ahead. move forward to 2009)

xo xo,

Miz.

RunningNan said...

I couldn't make it a whole day either. Which is really sad! I have really nothing to complain about.

It's amazing how 6 pounds affects your body isn't it?

Jen said...

I definitely couldn't go a whole day without complaining...my kids make me nuts on the best of days. LOL

Don't sweat the 6 lbs. You have realized how they make you feel and are ready to get back to your plan. You can do it...you've come so far already.
Go YOU!!!!

:)

Trisaratops said...

Those aren't genuine pounds, I guarantee they won't stay - last year after Christmas I was up 7 - and I lost them in one week, once I exercised and ate properly. congrats about steering yourself back on course. You can do it!

Becky said...

Ugg, I gained too this holiday season! It's so hard! Good luck!

Kari said...

Sounds like a great plan - I'm definately gonna try to complain less and think more positively in the new year!

Wishing you a Happy & Healthy new Year!!

Thank you for all your support.

Amy S. said...

Jen, I'm so glad you stopped by, I missed you!