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!


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,


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!