Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tight Tuesday

First the good news. I am pleased to report another two-pounds plus 3.25-inch loss this week, bringing my BestLife totals to 18 pounds and 17.75 inches lost since January 15. Right now, I am two weeks ahead of schedule on my seven-month trek to goal weight and fitness. (DH has also lost 22 pounds.) Additionally, I have reduced my waist-to-hip ratio from .94 to .89 - which is still in the high-risk category; but we're making progress!

Next, the other news. Yesterday is the first day in over a month I missed my regularly scheduled aerobics class and strength-training session. Surveying my calendar, I realize commitments have piled up again. During dinner time last night, I caught myself gulping down food and not putting my fork down between bites...an old habit of eating unconsciously.

After only 3-1/2 hours sleep (because I was on deadline to finish a story), I woke up this morning to find the ground covered with snow. My body feels stiff, begging me to go walk or go work out, but I'm buried with work that's due now. The words from Dr. Phil's opening chapter are ringing in my ears: "If you are chronically overweight, I know that your manner of living can be characterized as inert, harried and chaotic."

My next intention is to set aside a specific time each week, and a smaller amount of time at the end of each day to structure my schedule to accomplish priorities first as part of my commitment to "positively manage the stress in my life in order to stop overeating in response to stressful events."

No, I didn't overeat, binge or indulge yesterday. But I thought about it, and that's a signal I need to re-balance. Again.

Have you found this journey to be like holding a baseball bat upright in your palm?

(Quotes from 2 Book Set: The Ulitmate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom/The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide)


Felicia said...

WOOO HOOO congrats on not only the pounds lost but the amazing amount of inches lost also!! You are doing so GREAT!! Keep up the awesome work!!

Have a SUPER day!

Dr. George Monta said...

Sweetie you make my pulse quicken with your good news about you and Myron. I am so proud of you I could burst.

HappyBlogChick said...

Wow, congrats on your loss, and on hubby's loss, too!

It looks like you're making changes both inside and out. Good job.

Baseball bat upright in my palm ... hmmm ... that analogy doesn't fit my experience completely, but I'm at a loss for coming up with one that does fit!

Nicole said...

Honestly, these days happen. The ones where you're just hanging on by your fingertips. You're making such positive changes in your life. HANG IN THERE!! You are doing great! You really, really are.

Cammy said...

Congrats on the success with the scale AND the tape measure.

I do like your bat balancing analogy. We will likely always have to monitor, contemplate, shift, adjust, etc. But in a way, that's what many of us are seeking--this ever present mindfulness of what's going on in our lives. I think it bodes very well for your future that you consider these things. :)

Holly said...

Wow you are doing awesome with the pounds and inches!!

Hanlie said...

Well done on the weight loss, but what impresses me the most is the attention you are paying to detail. That is what will bring you success in the long run!

Simone said...

Congrats. Well done!

Thanks for the inspiring words.