Thursday, January 10, 2013

Week one

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately.  It is hard to believe that I have so much weight to loose, that is why I am excited that I have lost three pounds this week.  I know...I know... I always start out good and then when it gets too tough, well, I go back to my old ways of eating. I have a new found need to finish what I started. 

It hard to accept that I am overweight.  I don't know what is different now that then, but I must admit... I have to get on with loosing my weight.  Horrible words or rather a realization is the fact that I need to loose a whole person to be not over weight.  That really shocked me and depressed me as well.  I never thought of it in terms of another person, but it is what it is.  I own it now and I am going to keep working on it.

I had lost forty-five pounds in the last year or so, then gained ten back and honestly, everything fell apart last summer when Hubs got laid off and retired.  I've re-grouped now.  I feel positive that it may take me a few years to loose it all, but I can do it.  Something as simple as tracking my food has helped me with accountability.  I keeping my food journel at My Fitness Pal.  I have lost three pounds this week.  I did very little except keep a food journal.  Imagine what I can do when I am consistant with exercise.  My goal is one pound a week.

Thank you for the encouragement.  


Sandee said...

Are you on the Bee Bandwagon? Empress Bee has lost almost 80 pounds. She's got her plan dialed in and she eats really great food. She's in my sidebar if you want to check it out. muffin53 part deux.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Finding Pam said...

Sandee, I found out about My Fitness Pal through Miss Bee's blog. Thanks for the information.

The Bear's Blog said...

Fantastic. You are doing great.


Ferd said...

Gail and I have used My Fitness Pal and love it!

Right now, though, we are using FitBit and are really liking them. Gail and I each have one, as do my kids. It keeps track of our daily steps, flights of stairs, miles, calories spent, and quality of sleep. It syncs wirelessly with our computer or our iPhone apps. We can compete with each other. We have a family group and we all compete against each other. It's motivating and fun! I recommend it highly.

If you ever decide to get a fitbit, send me an email invite. :-)

Finding Pam said...

Joyce, thank you for the encouragement. Love you and your bears.

Ferd, thank you for that information. I wondered what FitBit was and how you use it. I already have a step counter, but I imagine it would be fun to compete.

DeEtta said...

You can do it. I will be here cheering for you!

Akelamalu said...

If you are determined you will do it. I am determined to lose at least 14lbs, I've lost 2lbs this week. :)

Finding Pam said...

DeEtta, you are good at lifting me up. I always know that you are there for me. Love you.

Akelamalu, there just comes a time when you know you have to do it for myself. I know you will succeed in loosing your weight.

Gail said...

HI PAM - good for you - weight is a battle! I have started the cut in half approach. whatever i put on my plate i take half off - i have lost 17 pounds in 2 months!!..... For example - a half of bagel and one egg instead of a whole bagel and 2 eggs, or a half of a potatoe at dinner instead f a whole. I have not mastered half of a pasta serving or less pizza yet :-)
You are doing great
Love Gail

Finding Pam said...

Gail, that is great that you have lost so much weight in two months. I started eating plain pizza to cut back on the calories. Of course, we don't eat pizza very much.

Peace and love to you.

Rudee said...

You can change your relationship with food! I've no doubts.