Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Focusing On the Prize

It feels good to be back at it. Dieting is painful and hard, but doing it feels good, too. It's like I've woken up and feel less dull. I don't know if that makes any sense at all. I guess when you are getting exercise and not overeating it does wake you up. I'm excited about getting to my goal and enjoying spring and summer in shape.

That reminds me of a quote I heard on the Dave Ramsey radio show last night:

Failures want pleasing methods, but successes want pleasing results

He meant it to apply to financial discipline, but I think it fits exactly with my fitness goals. I keep wishing I could make this easy but easy does not produce the results I want.

I'm still trying to figure out the proper calorie amount for a nursing mom who wants to lose weight. When I'm not nursing, 1200 is right for me to lose about 1.5 pounds a week. The websites I've read say 1500 -1800 for a breastfeeding mom, but that seems high. Guess I just need to keep experimenting to find the right number. I feel like I'm losing weight but our scale is broken so I'm not sure yet. I'll do a progress report on here as soon as I replace it.

So today I am going to focus on the results so I can remember why I'm telling myself no to the over indulgences. There is an old Weight Watchers saying that fits, too:

Nothing Tastes as Good as Thin Feels


Mrs. MK said...

I've just started Weight Watchers....the first time I've ever done any kind of program. I like it, though the last few days haven't been so good.

1200 seems awfully low....I would aim for 1500-1700 with nursing. That is still quite disciplined, if you ask me!

Jim Purdy said...

You said: "So today I am going to focus on the results so I can remember why I'm telling myself no to the over indulgences."

Telling myself no ...

That's so important, because we really are our own worst enemy sometimes. I have to struggle daily with my IBM (Inner Binge Monster).

Sally said...

I have been struggling everyday. We were on vacation and I didn't want my diet to take a vaca too, so I tried to make better choices, my goal was to not gain weight, just maintain. I have been trying to only weigh myself every Friday so we will see on Friday, hopefully I can make it until then.