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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

Thursday, March 4, 2010

OK.... I do want to lose weight after all...

Just before it started to get dark, I made my way to the beach.  I sat a little off the main beach on a wall looking over the bay with the city in the background.

I knew I didn't need long, just a few minutes to really focus.


I DO want to lose weight more than I want to stop doing WW.  After all my weight restricts me in ways I really dislike.  WW barely restricts me at all.

So I asked myself what I was willing to commit to in order to lose weight.

And I decided the following:

For the next 8 weeks I will
  • Follow WW
  • Do 30 minutes of cardio 3 times each week (can be bike, treadmill, walk outside etc - but no jogging)
  • Do floor work (includes core) 3 times each week

After 8 weeks I am giving myself the OPTION of having a week of not counting points but still making sensible choices.  I will only do this if I really feel the need for a week of not counting AND I feel 150% confident that I will get back to WW after 1 week.

So WI Saturday and that starts my 8 weeks of being 100% on track.

4 comments:

Don't think it...Do it! said...

A simple and achievable plan!!! What kind of floor work do you do? Do you do at home on your own, at the gym, with a group or with a video??? I need to do more of that kind of thing. i can do the cardio, no hassles (even did my C25K week 4 session 2 quite easy tonight even after I have lost IT!) but I never do resistance and core work...i need to be at my group training for that which is only once a week. don't know why i can't do it alone...surely not that hard?!

dawne said...

Yay to 100% on plan!!! You can do it!

anne h said...

Good for you!
A plan!
The Crazy Brain (as it has been called)
plays a trick on us all.....tell us to stop, etc.
Go on through with it - just for now.
If you don't like the results, you can always gain the weight back!

LAF said...

Sounds like your moment of reflection at the beach was very useful. Good job on taking some time for yourself!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

OK.... I do want to lose weight after all...

Just before it started to get dark, I made my way to the beach.  I sat a little off the main beach on a wall looking over the bay with the city in the background.

I knew I didn't need long, just a few minutes to really focus.


I DO want to lose weight more than I want to stop doing WW.  After all my weight restricts me in ways I really dislike.  WW barely restricts me at all.

So I asked myself what I was willing to commit to in order to lose weight.

And I decided the following:

For the next 8 weeks I will
  • Follow WW
  • Do 30 minutes of cardio 3 times each week (can be bike, treadmill, walk outside etc - but no jogging)
  • Do floor work (includes core) 3 times each week

After 8 weeks I am giving myself the OPTION of having a week of not counting points but still making sensible choices.  I will only do this if I really feel the need for a week of not counting AND I feel 150% confident that I will get back to WW after 1 week.

So WI Saturday and that starts my 8 weeks of being 100% on track.

4 comments:

Don't think it...Do it! said...

A simple and achievable plan!!! What kind of floor work do you do? Do you do at home on your own, at the gym, with a group or with a video??? I need to do more of that kind of thing. i can do the cardio, no hassles (even did my C25K week 4 session 2 quite easy tonight even after I have lost IT!) but I never do resistance and core work...i need to be at my group training for that which is only once a week. don't know why i can't do it alone...surely not that hard?!

dawne said...

Yay to 100% on plan!!! You can do it!

anne h said...

Good for you!
A plan!
The Crazy Brain (as it has been called)
plays a trick on us all.....tell us to stop, etc.
Go on through with it - just for now.
If you don't like the results, you can always gain the weight back!

LAF said...

Sounds like your moment of reflection at the beach was very useful. Good job on taking some time for yourself!