Monday, January 16, 2012

Week TWO

Welcome back riders!!! Week 2 has not been by friend. I actually had a pretty good week. I went to the gym and had a great workout for about and hour and a half every day. I stayed within my calorie limit almost every day. I chose water instead of other beverages except for a few cups of coffee and one diet soda day.
My husband has been working CRAZY hours and I have not given in to my food addiction. Usually, when he works late or is gone, I use that as time to treat myself and my pity to horrible food, and I didn't fall for that this week. So I guess actually I did have a successful week, but since my goal is to lose weight and I did not, I am feeling a tad discouraged.

I do though promise myself and you, that I am on track this morning and will have a great week. I am struggling though to not play the mental games that I have played for the past 16 years. In the past if I have a no loss week, I start to get confused and decide I cannot possibly figure out how to lose another pound. I tell myself that if what I did last week didn't work, what the heck might I have to do this week to lose weight, and decide I am not up to the challenge.

SO....If I can get past myself and my past....I will decide to go back to the first week of the Flat Belly Diet and have a CLEAN week, which means ZERO cheating!!!
I will be in God's word EVERYDAY, and I will exercise everyday for as long as possible as hard as possible!

Then next week I will step on the scale in peace knowing I have done all I can physically do and pray that I get the results I am looking for. Even as I type this I feel doubtful. hm, no worries, it's hormones. :/ just being honest.

We are home today, Jack has the day off school, which is grand, because I slept horribly last night. We were supposed to go out with Dawn and Parker this morning and since I don't often get out with other moms and their kiddos I was really hoping to be up for it. But we were not. :(

I hope to get out to the store to buy a frame to hang a scripture verse above my sink. I do feel best when I am being creative so putting that together should be fun.

I hope you have a great week!


  1. You may NOT have seen any results on the scale, but you know that happens with your metabolism sometimes, and especially with your cycle.

    You said you stayed in calorie restrictions, and made good food choices. So, YAY!! Celebrate that. Continue making wise choices and exercise, and you KNOW it will show results. Keep telling yourself the truth. Don't doubt yourself. You've got this!
    Encouragement? Philippians 3:13 "But one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward for what lies ahead, I press on for the goal for the prize." This is the new, beautiful, healthy lifestyle that you know God wants for you. This is the desire of your heart. To be stronger, and healthier to carry out his work for you! 2012 - This is YOUR year!
    Love you little goose!

  2. Good job Linds!

    I loveyou! Keep going! Even the BL peeps don't do good in week 2!

  3. I know it is frustrating to see no progress on the scale but I am with your mom. I have found one thing to be true while I have been dieting, if I go a couple of days w/o loosing I switch up the types of foods I am eating and if that doesn't work then the time of day and also you can try switching the frequency and vigor of your workouts. Keep your body guessing, that's my motto.
    But if it is your monthly hormonal problem... then you just have to ride that out and know in a week and a half you will be right as rain. Keep it up :)