Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ten Pound Tuesday: It Will Happen

Before Thanksgiving, huh?

Has anyone else come to the realization that all ten pounds might not be off before Thanksgiving?

I had the greatest of intentions- Lose 10 pounds before Thanksgiving. Instead, I gained a few and then maintained. And now it is only two weeks and a few days before Thanksgiving. It would take a serious grapefruit diet or fast to get ten pounds off by then, and that would be contrary to my "lasting change" goal.

I still want to encourage those of you who worked hard to get there by Thanksgiving. Here's me cheering you on, "YOU CAN DO IT!!!!" I'm so impressed by your ability to stick with it and stay focused. You're awesome.

And for those of us who aren't going to make it by Thanksgiving, I want to cheer us on, "WE CAN DO IT!!!!" Just not by Thanksgiving, but I'm determined. If I don't QUIT, it will happen. So my Ten Pound Tuesday is going to keep going until I get there. I hope some of you faithful readers will keep at it with me until we reach the finish line.

All of the encouragement and cheering me on last week helped me more than you can know. I'm working on getting my head back where it needs to be.

Here's some quotes from The Dieter's Prayer Book that have been an encouragement this week:

The most impacting chapter was number 7: "The Trouble with Denial."

The author quotes Dr. Phil in this chapter, "You cannot afford the luxury of defensiveness, and you cannot afford the luxury of lies and denial. Denial after all, is what kills dreams. It kills hope. It kills what might have a real chance to overcome a problem had the solution just been pursued in time."

I had to face again that I am my worst enemy. Not in a beating myself up kind of way, but I had to ask myself, "How am I getting in the way?" It's funny. Every time I want something or ask for something from God, His answer seems to be that I need change at the heart level first.

Ask God if there is any corner of your heart that you keep in the shadows of denial.

Is denial denying me success and health? (pg. 24)

I've just been trying to honestly look at what I do and think and feel that keeps me from crossing that finish line that I've been working so hard to cross. What barriers have I put up myself.

Chapter 10 was awesome, too: More Than Conquerors

Do you feel like a conqueror today? You are! Even if you feel defeated and victory seems far away. If there's one truth you cling to in the coming months, let it be this: Nothing- no amount of fat or failure!- can separate you from God's love or rob you of the conquering power you inherited from Him. (pg. 30)

Remember- It Will Happen!

Here's to a successful, more than conquerors, not letting myself get in the way week! : )


Em said...

I wasn't sure I would get 10 off by thanksgiving, definitely knew I wouldn't get 20 lol, but I figure as long as I keep motivated, who cares how long it takes to come off, as long as it does! :) Thanks for the blog, it helps to remind me every tuesday that I can do it! It gets frusterating sometimes, but I think we're doing alright. Love ya Becky!

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky - "Other" Becky here. How are you? Good I hope. My mom is doing okay. She is having a form of chemo, but much less harsh than the "normal" one. She will be about halfway done with it when I get there (Texas) in mid-Jan.

I went back to when I signed up with you for this and checked to see where I was on the weight loss and where I am now. I have lost the ten pounds since we started it. My total is 21 pounds. I still have ten to go for my main goal and twenty for my own personal goal. I think I mentioned that the ten was just a portion of what I had to lose.

I have to tell you though that I have a very serious motivation. I also have had to really, really rely on the Lord.

Hope you are okay. Thanks for doing this. Even though it hasn't gone the way you planned, it was a real encouragement to me.

Becky in the UK

Heidi said...

Hi Becky. I thought I'd stop in and update. Just before Thanksgiving, I had lost 9 pounds! I was so excited to see that had happened! I am hoping I can continue to lose more by Jan 20th. We'll see what happens with more of the holidays coming up. There are way too many good things to munch on this time of year!!