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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Monday, February 15, 2010

Thoughts and feelings

As quickly as it swiched off two weeks ago, my motivation is 100% back on.

My "It's NOT optional" mantra is fully engaged.

My determination to get to goal is red hot.

I am not putting timelines on my weight loss - one of my 'lesson's learned' from previous 'practice runs' - but I can't help but run through scenarios in my head...  if I lose an average 0.5kg per week for the 24 weeks until my 40th birthday I could be at my lowest weight in 12 years...  if I lose 0.5kg per week from now until Christmas I could be just a couple of KG's from a healthy BMI and my WW goal. 

Last night I tore (yes, I was too eager to wait to find scissors!) out a picture and article of a girl who got to goal who is similar to my height and age with a similar body shape from my WW magazine.  She was wearing a stunning hot pink dress.  It is on the notice board in my 'gym' room at home.  Very inspiring.  Imagine if I could look as good as she does!!

I am not sure what flicked the switch off or back on again.  It doesn't truly matter.  I am back on track and that is what does matter.

I have read some really inspiring blogs over the weekend.  Thank you to everyone who writes and contributes.

Thanks especially to those that comment on my blog.. I confess to being a comment junkie!  I also know that my tendency to write multiple blogs each day probably is offputting...  but I find it helps me a LOT to stay on track that I can have an outlet for my thoughts as often as required!

♥♥♥

7 comments:

Sib said...

Congratulations on your lessons learnt thus far. Perhaps it's ALL about the lessons and not so much about the weight loss?? All in all, enjoy the journey. (*_*)

Fiona said...

That is my plan!

Diz said...

I am totally going to write a post soon about my payoffs! I haven't forgotten...LOL. It's great to see that the fire is lit, now just nurture it and keep it going! And don't mind me if I occasionally dip my torch/wick into your fire every once in awhile to keep my own fire ablaze as well. :) Good luck on your journey girl!

Oopzadaisy said...

Love your term "practice run".....we always make rough drafts before the final masterpiece. I will consider myself in the running to perfect the FINAL MASTERPIECE....lol

I also really love your mantra "It's NOT optional", might have to pinch that one if you don't mind sharing.

Cheers, Donz

LoseWeight2FeelBetter said...

Hello Fiona,
What a good post! Its good that your determination is UP! I today got some motivation by thinking of the past in an objective way and looking at photos from the past.
I have thought I will note my progress and posted my photos today!

Enz said...

Really enjoyed this post and am happy for you that you are "ON" again.

Oopzadaisy said...

Hey Fiona, thanks for your comments on my blog, appreciate the advice and will keep running with Week 1 until i can do it completeley and then move onto Week 2. Giving up attempting to jog - Not Optional....

Cheers, Donz

Monday, February 15, 2010

Thoughts and feelings

As quickly as it swiched off two weeks ago, my motivation is 100% back on.

My "It's NOT optional" mantra is fully engaged.

My determination to get to goal is red hot.

I am not putting timelines on my weight loss - one of my 'lesson's learned' from previous 'practice runs' - but I can't help but run through scenarios in my head...  if I lose an average 0.5kg per week for the 24 weeks until my 40th birthday I could be at my lowest weight in 12 years...  if I lose 0.5kg per week from now until Christmas I could be just a couple of KG's from a healthy BMI and my WW goal. 

Last night I tore (yes, I was too eager to wait to find scissors!) out a picture and article of a girl who got to goal who is similar to my height and age with a similar body shape from my WW magazine.  She was wearing a stunning hot pink dress.  It is on the notice board in my 'gym' room at home.  Very inspiring.  Imagine if I could look as good as she does!!

I am not sure what flicked the switch off or back on again.  It doesn't truly matter.  I am back on track and that is what does matter.

I have read some really inspiring blogs over the weekend.  Thank you to everyone who writes and contributes.

Thanks especially to those that comment on my blog.. I confess to being a comment junkie!  I also know that my tendency to write multiple blogs each day probably is offputting...  but I find it helps me a LOT to stay on track that I can have an outlet for my thoughts as often as required!

♥♥♥

7 comments:

Sib said...

Congratulations on your lessons learnt thus far. Perhaps it's ALL about the lessons and not so much about the weight loss?? All in all, enjoy the journey. (*_*)

Fiona said...

That is my plan!

Diz said...

I am totally going to write a post soon about my payoffs! I haven't forgotten...LOL. It's great to see that the fire is lit, now just nurture it and keep it going! And don't mind me if I occasionally dip my torch/wick into your fire every once in awhile to keep my own fire ablaze as well. :) Good luck on your journey girl!

Oopzadaisy said...

Love your term "practice run".....we always make rough drafts before the final masterpiece. I will consider myself in the running to perfect the FINAL MASTERPIECE....lol

I also really love your mantra "It's NOT optional", might have to pinch that one if you don't mind sharing.

Cheers, Donz

LoseWeight2FeelBetter said...

Hello Fiona,
What a good post! Its good that your determination is UP! I today got some motivation by thinking of the past in an objective way and looking at photos from the past.
I have thought I will note my progress and posted my photos today!

Enz said...

Really enjoyed this post and am happy for you that you are "ON" again.

Oopzadaisy said...

Hey Fiona, thanks for your comments on my blog, appreciate the advice and will keep running with Week 1 until i can do it completeley and then move onto Week 2. Giving up attempting to jog - Not Optional....

Cheers, Donz