Saturday, August 22, 2009

You are better than it (and today's weighin)

A picture taken at Chena Hot Springs, 60 miles outside of Faribanks. July 22, 2009. It has absolutely nothing to do with this post.

"Scientists say that body fat insulates, but we say that "it" covers our figure, making us appear flabby, weaker and less toned. It imprisons our body, depriving us of our self-esteem, confidence and energy. Be relentless; be who you really are. Deprive "it" of energy right back, increasing yours in the process. Force it to sweat and burn off the excess calories it needs to survive, grow, and imprison you. As body fat shrinks (atrophies), your freedom grows. Your real figure becomes more visible, as the curves and contours return to form. Your self-esteem and confidence, no longer held a prisoner in their own body, are free to breathe. You feel empowered and you project it."

I read this in the back of Shape magazine, in an ad for some sort of weight loss supplement. I normally don't even look at those ads, but the big letters "You are better than it" really caught my eye. This statement is well written and very true. We are all better than "it". We can fight "it". The desire to be healthy should be stronger than our desire to eat.

My weighin

Weight 8/22/2009: 162.0

Lost this week: -2.6

Total loss: -77.2

I went to Weight Watchers this morning and it was an awesome meeting. Today's topic was about crossing the finish line, getting from the start to the finish. Something I've been trying to do for months--make goal. She emphasized how important it is to make goal in order to maintain our loss. I know she's right and I walked out feeling empowered and back on track.

It was a been a pretty good week for me. I ate out twice last week, a Mexican dinner last Sunday and dinner on our anniversary on Wednesday. I had coconut prawns (I only ate three - food of the Gods) and sirloin steak (I ate about 4 ounces of the 7 ounce steak), two glasses of wine and a blackberry cobbler dessert with a slab of ice cream (shared with my husband).

The best thing about the week is that I didn't binge the last two nights. I hope I don't jinx myself, but I feel like I'm somewhat back in control of my night eating. I took some of your advice and allowed myself a snack at 9pm, if I really wanted it. Thursday, I REALLY wanted it, I made a blackberry smoothie with a Weight Watcher smoothie packet, 2 cups frozen blackberries (that I had picked the day before) and some water and ice. It was like a yummy milkshake and only three points. Last night I was more tired than hungry (and that hardly ever happens) so I skipped the snack.

My workouts are rocking because my beloved StairMaster is finally fixed. I love this machine! Here's a picture of her from today. She's not much to look at, but she really kicks my ass and I love her because she does it so well. Oh, and I named her Sadie. Sadie for the "Sadistic", she likes to cause pain.

I just need more weeks like this, so I can be better than "it" and finally cross the finish line.


sherry said...

wow , i am so on the vibe.. i just started 100 days of fitness.. we can be blog buddies

big_mummy said...

the stair machine is pretty cool, i dont think i hve actually ever seen one!! (that is not a good thing i know)

kudos on the weight loss, rockin girl xx

Lia said...

Glad to hear you're feeling it again! You can dooo it!

Roxie said...

Glad you've got your mojo back! Gorgeous pic from Alaska.

Ron said...

Congrats on the nice loss.... I'm not sure what is going on with me... it seems like I am slowly gaining no matter what I do...

julie said...

Way to go, Diana! We're all cheering for you. Great quote!

*Fitcetera* said...

Not bingeing ... way to go Diana! I know how important this one is to overcome.

lol @ Sadie the sadistic. ;) and I envy you that machine. Nice. good for the butt.

Glad you're back to feeling it!
Have a great Sunday <3

NewMe said...

Your comments on your mother reminded me of exactly the same experience I had growing up. My mom always told me how great I was while at the same time denigrating herself. Now, my inner conversation with myself uses the same script that she used about herself. I am trying really hard not to do the same to my kids, though I have two boys, so it's not quite as much of a challenge.

BTW, you look amazing.

Erin Huggins said...

Nice job u did lose a lot of weight as i can see in your pictures. And nice new cardio machine. I love that climber too i have that one in home it will make sweat. lol

theantijared said...

I give you credit for being on that Stairmaster.

There is nothing to look at but a wall!

You got spirit! Great loss.

Hillary said...

hey congrats on your weight loss!
the stair master is killer :)

i gonna post my food journal with stuff i have created thats really good and low cal so if youre interested check it out :)

SunflowerDaisies said...

I do really like that statement. I've been exercising pretty consistently for about 2 1/2 months, and I do feel like I'm carving out myself and making myself more "visible."
Congrats on the weight loss as well. :-)