Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The motivation and a message to my fat girl

The motivation
It's funny how someones weight loss success can really motivate me. Seeing Carlos lose 14.6 pounds this past week was a huge motivator. I've been following his blog from the beginning, and I've seen him have weeks where he stumbled and fell, then weeks when he rocked it. Last week, he knocked it out of the park.

I know how hard this is for Carlos. He has food issues, much the same as I do, the same as many of the people reading this. Yet I have no doubt with his determination he's going to succeed. His new, "I give a damn" attitude is what's going to keep him on track and get him to the finish line.

His seven-day commitment made me wonder what I could do if I really gave a damn over a seven-day period. I'm still hanging right around 156, up and down a couple pounds. I know why. It's because I'm not participating in this 100%. I'm doing a half-assed job, and this is a job. The working out, the eating within my Points, the journaling, it's all just another job.

I'm making a 7-day commitment, starting Wednesday, May 20 and ending next Wednesday, May 27 to give this my full attention, like I did week after week in the beginning. I've got the exercise part down perfectly, it's my eating that needs work. What if I actually journaled and sayed within my Points, for a whole week? I wonder what would happen. I bet I might actually lose some weight. I'm going to give it 100% for one solid week and see what kind of results I get.

The message
Here's the message to the fat girl that still lives inside of me. It's also my new, most favorite workout song, it had me literally running on the StairMaster this morning at level 8, sweating like a whore in church (my Mormon coworker's favorite phrase as of late - go figure).

Goodbye by Kartina DeBarge


big_mummy said...

check you out all positive and stuff!! woohoo. i love that in anyone, and i know carlos, wow, i wish i could pull numbers like that,... just once lol.

the song is good, good beat for like walking with a spring in your step!

Carlos said...

thanks for the link love!

Lisa said...

lol - love the saying. I am mormon too and I will have to spread that around church! lol I am a binge eater and I have managed to not binge in over 25 days helping me lose 14 lbs. I have been 100% committed, BUT... I almost lose it every day. Thanks for the great video! BTW, you are soooo pretty!

antgirl said...

Ah, them past people who live in us ... if only I could roll the 21 year old version of me out at all times. LOL

You're going to figure it out and reach your goals. I'm very certain of that. :)

Ida said...

100% committed to reaching your goal? Now that is a novel idea. (said with sarcasm) I need to get 100% committe again, myself. Thanks for the wake up call. WE CAN DO THIS!

Anonymous said...


Thank you for your comments and advice. I really appreciate it. It's so great to know there are other gals on a similar food. I feel like I haven't stopped eating. I have been munching on stuff all day since I started this mission of mine. I'm just focusing on vegetables and low-fat calories right now.

I actually have not felt hungry...yet! Thanks again & I'll be checking in on you too!