Livin’ Well

I managed another fifteen minutes on the treadmill this morning. I actually did twenty, but the last five minutes were at a slow pace. It felt good to get on there.

I’m also doing well at not eating two hours before bed. It’s a bit of a challenge. We have some chocolate in the house right now, and it’s hard to resist at 9:00 pm when I feel like I could have a nibble of something. Even if there wasn’t chocolate, I’d usually go for a piece of cheese on cracker or something similar. It feels good not going to bed full, and feeling guilty about what I’ve munched on during the evening.

I wasn’t supposed to weigh myself for a month, but I thought that I have a peek this morning since I’ve been doing well. It served me right. No movement. In fact, I thought that I’d double check and step on for a second time, and it went up half a pound. So, I get it. Don’t weigh for a month because I won’t fixate on half or one pound fluctuations that could be a result of anything. Like I still have to pee.

I’m not only tackling my weight, I’m also trying to change some of my silliness when it comes to dieting. I usually get obsessed. Weighing morning and night. In the morning I always go through a certain ritual. Go to the bathroom, have a shower, have good thoughts, then (before I get dressed, of course) tentatively stand on the scale. I celebrate when my weight goes down and berate myself when it goes up. And we’re talking one pound, people. Or even half a pound. I want to stop that. I want to lose weight, but I really want to get healthy.

It’s amazing that even though I decided that this time I would do it differently, and not obsess, that I have to keep reminding myself of that decision. Like this morning while I was on the treadmill. Originally, I decided to take it slow. Fifteen minutes three times per week and slowly work myself up to thirty minutes a day. Then while walking today I thought, I should do thirty, and I imagined getting on everyday and losing lots of weight and being fit. Don’t get me wrong, visualization is great, but what I was doing was trying to do it perfectly right from the beginning. Yeah for me, that I caught myself mid-thought. “Slowly, Debbie. One step at a time.” Funny! I didn’t mean to be corny ant tie that in with the name of my blog, but it does fit as my mantra. I try to be perfect right from the start and then feel so defeated when I fail. I’ve got to slow down and focus on my accomplishments instead.

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About Debbie

I am a stay at home mom of 2 energetic children. I homeschool them as well. I have a great husband who, after 7 years of working away from, finally has a job where he is home every night. We are trying to learn how to live together again along with adjusting to the lower pay that came along with the job change.
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6 Responses to Livin’ Well

  1. Heather says:

    It’s easy to keep going once you start doing it. It’s the “doing it” that is the hurdle for most people. Good for you for getting on that treadmill. If you do the treadmill/workout/lift weights first thing in the morning after you have fasted all night and wait an hour before eating you burn double the calories than a usual workout. Drink plenty of water though!!

  2. Steffi says:

    Hello Debbie!
    I will start a diet too.But that´s not so easy I know.I will begin to drink more water.

    Thank you again to visit my blog and SORRY about my bad english!!

    Greetings,Steffi

  3. Debbie says:

    Heather – Thanks for the advice. I’m drinking lots of water, or working on it, at least. 🙂 I do well at home, but often forget to bring some with me when we’re out and about.

    Steffi – Good luck on your diet!

    You’ve got great English – I don’t know ANY German, but would love to learn one day. It’s wonderful how your blog is in both languages.

  4. Sirdar says:

    The first while is usually the toughest. Be strong and you will make it through the first part. Lean on Adrian…if you need support but do your best to focus on being strong and resisting temptations. You just need to get over the first hump…then it is home free!!!

    Good luck!!

  5. Debbie says:

    Thanks, Sirdar!

  6. Fae says:

    I need someone to chat with as, I go thru the journey of getting the Fat..off. Anyone available?:)
    Thanks

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