Another Visit to "Plateau Cathy"
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Good Morning Beautiful Friends!
I had a good week of working out! I have started another 30 day challenge on EA Active and will do my best to finish it. I am trying to do what the challenge requires which is about 18-25 minutes of cardio and then another routine that will round out 1-1.5 hours a day. I will alternate intensity target area and amount of time per day. I am so determined to do this. I just want the rest of this weight off.
I guess it's like tugging at a jacket that just won't come off, the zipper is stuck and you just want it off! I am feeling a little panicky about it, which probably sounds ridiculous, but it has been almost 3 years that I have been working at this and have lost 40 pounds. Maybe I am just feeling down, a little discouraged. Maybe it is the picture that my brother put on FB of me and my family...not a good pic of us, but especially of me. I don't do well at family gatherings anyway and this was 2 years ago when I was only down about 10 pounds. And as many of you know, due to my ex stalking me online for some time and my daughter being approached by a pedophile a couple of years ago at a private party (with security!) I won't put my kids on a site like FB that is so public and open to anyone. Looking at that pic of me just sent me into tears...I looked awful! Or maybe it the Wii Biggest Loser that I have worked at so hard where the sensors don't work right and it "under-rates" so much of what I do...another negative message. (the reviews on BL are not that good for this reason)
But for whatever reason, I am so determined to "just do it!" I am really watching my food intake and not only exercising, but making sure I get enough sleep, and respecting when my body needs a break and trying to build in some fun.
I have been working really hard at this for awhile and I feel like I am on a plateau yet again. I think I should get a special discount for visiting the "Plateau Cathy" so often!
I really don't know exactly what it will take to get me off and keep me off "Plateau Cathy" and to my goal. But I won't stop and I will never go back. I am a "lifer" in this and have committed to being healthy and sharing that with my family and friends so they can also be healthy.
I really wouldn't be here without all of you. I wouldn't have seen my very very slow success without the wonderful support of such amazing and encouraging friends! And I wouldn't even know what a plateau was without Spark...I have learned so much from this wonderful site.
So the plan...
I will move on.
I will be researching yet again the best way to track my food....the mypyramid.gov site totally changed and isn't that great anymore.
I will track on Spark until I find what is comfortable for me.
I will continue my working out.
I will try very hard to be kind to me...no negative messages!!
I will continue to be there for all of you...because you are so WORTH it!!
Thanks! I just had to share where I was at and I knew that if I did it would bring me up a little.
Let's "just do this!"