The Journey So Far...

The Journey So Far...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day 28

This is the end of the 4th week of my journey! I am incredibly grateful to everyone who reads and comments here. This blog, my husband and my friends, and that Sunday weigh in are what is keeping me going, and I am blessed to have every single one.

This week I learned:
I can do this. One more time... I can do this!
Your choices create your results!
That I can in fact say no to food, even though sometimes its so very hard.
Follow through is the key to success here! When I say I am going to do something, even if I just say it to myself, I have to do it. Every time I follow through I win back one more inch from those pesky diet demons.

What am I still in the process of learning? So, so very much. The big thing right now for me is not beating myself up if I use some of my extra points (or for anything really). This is not a race. The extra points are okay to use. Using just a few a week does not an over eater make! I am have not been very nice to myself in a long time, and though I have learned that I should be, putting that into practice is incredibly hard. I will not let my self image wreck my life anymore!

I increased my speed at the gym today to 2.4 and I was able to do 50 minutes. I did 25/25, which came out to 2 miles. I need to increase my sets on the weight machines. Not all of them, but the ones that have gotten really easy. Tomorrow its back to the gym for cardio only, so maybe I can take it to 60 minutes!

I also defeated a Chinese buffet today. I had two small plates and water, and I stopped myself when I knew I could have gone way over board. I looked at my hands and even though the red reminder string wasn't there, I remembered its purpose. Healthy lifestyles are not created in one quick day or one fell swoop. I am going to learn my lessons one at a time, and push myself even when its hard. I can defeat food, and beat it into submission.

Today: (some of this is estimated using ww, and calorie king some of it (like sushi) is not)
11 pieces plain sushi: 5pts
2 pieces sushi w/mayo: 2pts
6 chunks chicken in tempura batter w/sauce: 7pts
2 fried dumplings: 3pts
1 beef stick: 5pts
1 yogurt parfait: 2pts
1 serving fettuccini (tofu shiratake noodles for the win!) w/ chicken and roasted veggies w/roasted red pepper and garlic sauce: 4pts
1 serving ital. cheese: 1pts
1 english muffin w/ roasted red pepper sauce (and more veggies, also for the win) and 1/2 cup cheese: 8pts
1 nutella and jam sandwich: 5pts
Total for the Day 42/44
Leftover: 2/44!

Not bad, not bad.

4 comments:

G said...

Well that day is just full of win...

MissyM said...

Honey, the points are there for you to use and enjoy! Dont beat yourself up. It looks like you came out victorious at the end of the day. And you are doing great on your exercise! Keep it up with a smile on your face.

We all have a lot to learn, dont we? You are doing so good.

Rettakat said...

You wrote: "Healthy lifestyles are not created in one quick day or one fell swoop. I am going to learn my lessons one at a time, and push myself even when its hard."

This is great stuff...I needed to hear that today. Thank you!
Loretta

Scarlet Simple said...

G - Ha, well yeah, I suppose I got a little over excited about veggies...

MissyM - I did win at the end of the day, and while I know the extra points are there for a reason, we all want to be perfect don't we? We really do have so much to learn!

Retta - You are so welcome! So often you give such wonderful advice that I'm glad I could help your journey in some small way!