Last week: 206.1
This week: 205.9
Loss is 0.2. Total loss 69.1 pounds, 30.9 from my 100 pound goal, and 6.9 pounds from being in One-Derland (figuring to 199).
A loss is a loss! Especially after this week. I spent a chunk of my time in Ohio this week for work. Looking at My Fitness Pal I am very lucky to not have gained this week. My meals have consisted of pizza, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, a wrap full of bacon and mayo, and Hardees. I was a fast food junkie this week. I haven’t seen a single Subway and believe me when I say I was looking. That said, I’m still on track. I’ve tried to make the healthiest options possible, but yeah. I had to eat! This makes me even more appreciative that I work right in my own kitchen surrounded by my own food. I did get to try Gumbo for the first time in my life and some of the best corn bread I have ever had while I was in Ohio and I am a fan! It could be that I haven’t had corn bread in so long even watered down corn bread would have been good, but this had actual corn in it. LOVE!
I am very excited because I have been TITLED! I’m referring to my work of course. I am now the Marketing & Social Media Director. I am very thrilled about that and the direction I’m heading. I love being on the internet anyway, so hello! I get paid for to tweet? Awesomeness. I love anything that allows me to design and be creative too so in a nutshell, I am tickled pink.
Last week: 209.8
This week: 206.1
Oh YAH! Loss 3.7 pounds. Total loss 68.9 pounds, 31.1 from my 100 pound goal, and 7.1 pounds from being in One-Derland (figuring to 199).
I’m happy with that. That puts me below what I was when I got off track and gained a bit back. I have 10 days to lose 7.1 pounds. I don’t know if that’s entirely feasible, but we need goals and mine is to be in One-Derland on my anniversary. If I’m not, I’ll still be happy because I’m pretty darn close. More importantly it’s the beginning of the month and I lost inches too so I am a happy girl this morning!
I think a good part of my loss was an It Works product called Fat Fighters. I’ve been taking it for about a week and a half. You take 2 after your biggest meal and it blocks some of the fat and carbs from our meals. I did good with my food last week, but I did slip a few times for pizza and fast food. I hate fast food, but I gave in to the “I’m to busy” and mucked on preparation. I still lost though so I’m excited.
Aside from weight loss, I am on a personal growth mission. Joining It Works has really helped me with this. I want to be successful! And our biggest enemy is ourself and self doubt. I’m working on changing my subconscious so that it doesn’t put negative thoughts on something that I am completely focused on. So last night I read “Beach Money” by Jordan Adler. He says when you see yourself as unlucky your subconscious mind begins to look for and find evidence that supports that belief. We attract what we think about. If we identify ourselves as being successful and believe it, we will attract success. He says, “If you want to begin to attract all the luck, simply declare yourself as a lucky person and begin to believe it! Take on the label of someone who has all the luck! Then start to look for your lucky moments all week long. You will be surprised by how much luck you attract into your life on a daily basis.”
I think this is so true. If we only dwell on the bad things we don’t appreciate the good. SO, taking Mr. Adler’s advice, I’m going to state my goals (as a combination of a previous chapter and what I put above).
I AM SUCCESSFUL. I will be a Diamond Member at my next It Works conference.
I AM LUCKY
I am lucky because I have now 2 jobs that I love. I have the love of my life, an incredible daughter, family, and friends. I am lucky because I have my health, as do those I love. I’m lucky because I have a roof over my head, and a car to get me to and from where I need to be. I am lucky because I am alive, and for a million reasons more I am so blessed.
He said to write down your goals for the next 3 months because when we write them down it makes them more achievable. The goal is supposed to be ones that get you excited, that you must be able to do within 3 months, to NOT be practical, and limit to 3.
1) OWN MY TIME. I joined It Works because I will be getting paid to help people lose weight and achieve what they what with their bodies. That was my goal for 2013. To find something to do that. I’m always so busy. I want to own my own time and be financially secure while still owning my own time so I can spend it with my daughter. I have that with my full time job, sort of. But I need a part time job and without It Works I’d have to be on someone else’s schedule.
2) Student loans – ugh. It Works is all about getting out of debt. I don’t have debt besides my student loans so this is my goal. I want to pay off ¼ of my student loan debt within 3 months.
3) Open a college fund for my daughter.
I am on track in every way that matters.
I completed my Polar Bear 5 mile run event on Saturday. I am THRILLED to say that I ran my first mile without stopping! It kind of came out of no where and I shocked even myself. The entire time I kept thinking, “This isn’t too bad” and it wasn’t!! Before I knew it I was at 0.75 miles, at which point I was so close I couldn’t stop. Then when that clicked over into 1.0 I literally reenacted the Rocky theme, lol. If I wasn’t conscious of tripping over myself or another runner I may have done a cartwheel right in the middle of the intersection. This one mile goal feels almost as good as what I expect to feel when I reach my 100 pound goal… almost. If a mile makes me want to do cartwheels I don’t know that I can handle the elation of finally reaching this 100 pound mark. I’ve just been working so long towards that one mile. I quit, started again, quit. Now I did it and the accomplishment I feel is pretty damn good. On to my next goal of 2 miles! I haven’t gotten our picture from this race yet, but I will post it when I do. I made a point of trying to look happy instead of completely exhausted. As I was exhausted I don’t know if I succeeded, lol.