Monday, February 7, 2011

McFatty Monday - week 4

I triple puffy-heart love Blair (that's totally something she would say) from The Heir To Blair.  Not to mention that I am beyond excited about our lunch plans this week!

So, anyway, Blair asked some interesting questions regarding weight loss in her McFatty Monday post for this week:

Are you afraid of anything with weight loss?  With success?With shedding old habits?  What do you think causes that fear?

Yes, I am afraid of a lot of things with weight loss.  Most of it revolves around the thought that I may fail.  I have been on every diet possible and I have honestly never stuck with it.  In the past, I have always had the best of intentions, with very little follow through.  That's a lot of pressure on me this go-round.  But, I feel like this time is totally different:
  • I made the choice myself (no one told me to lose weight, my doctor wasn't pressuring me, etc.). 
  • I found an outdoor activity that I love (running) and I have stuck with it since July, including working through an injury. 
  • I have worked hard to set long-term goals for myself (at least one race per month, half marathon in May, and a fitness "bucket list")
  • I am moving out of my comfort zone with food.  I am willing to try different combinations of food, new fruits and vegetables, etc.
  • I am making dates with friends to do fitness related activities, versus immediately suggesting dinner.  My college roommate and I get together on Sunday to walk.  In the past, we could have just as easily scheduled lunch or dinner out. 
  • I am keeping a positive attitude.  It doesn't matter if the scale is moving down, so long as I feel good about how I did with eating and exercise.  If I didn't do well in a week, I evaluate and move on.

1 comment:

  1. Love all the thoughts!! :0) Sounds like you are doing great! Keep up the awesome work!