Friday, March 30, 2007

Future MILF Update



I’m still really pissed off at the pounds that seem to be multiplying despite my attempts to get rid of them. I’m so frustrated that I really do feel like giving up. But I won’t. Because I know I can’t give up and still get to where I want to be. And I’m not going to complain anymore about it because Silly Chick reminded me that while we’re here to support each other, bitching about everything isn’t going to accomplish my goal for me.

SO! You should totally check out the ticker I got from TickerFactory.com (at the bottom of the page). If you’re not too keen on putting your actual weight on it (which I might as well be honest about and tell you that’s NOT my current weight, but I refuse to make it go back up), you can choose to do just BMI or go by the pounds you are trying to lose. They also have tickers for pretty much everything else, too!

I also added SparkPeople’s Quote of the Day below it.

Speaking of SparkPeople, they sent me an email today with a ‘quiz’ in it. Check it out…

The Weight Loss Expectations Quiz
By Dean Anderson
To find out whether your expectations about weight loss may be increasing your stress levels, take the following brief quiz. Indicate whether you think the following statements are true or false. To benefit from this exercise, your answer should reflect how you honestly feel most of the time, NOT what you think the “correct” response might be.

1. I have taken a careful look at my eating and exercise habits, and I have a good idea of what I need to change and how I want to do it.
FALSE
No, actually I haven’t. I assumed I was doing well, but then I read Tessa’s blog and realized that I really need to look at WHAT I’m eating (and how much). And I need to make a real plan for exercise instead of “I’m going to get up early and work out tomorrow.”

2. I have accepted the idea that I need to make permanent changes in my lifestyle to lose weight and keep it off permanently.
TRUE, mostly
I know that I need to, but I’m not entirely convinced that I’m going to.


3. I will feel successful only if reach my weight loss goal.
FALSE
I’d feel successful if I lost anything right now.


4. I know that it took time to gain weight, and I believe it is best to try to lose the weight slowly.
TRUE
Wholeheartedly. In reality, it only took me about five months to gain it, but I hung on to it for a while and I know that makes it harder to lose


5. I am working on weight loss now because I really want to, not because someone else thinks I should.
TRUE
Everyone in my life is pretty supportive of me being me. If anything, they prevent me from changing.


6. If I can manage to lose the weight, I think many other problems in my life will be solved.
TRUE
Because I haven’t looked at the answers yet, I don’t know if I’m “right” or “wrong” about this, but I DO believe it. I will be less tired, I should have less stress, my self esteem would come back…those few things would change my world.


7. I am willing and able to do a significant amount of physical activity on a daily basis, including planned exercise.
HALF TRUE
Able, but not very willing. Again, I need to make a real plan for exercise and write it down. Once I get my plan, I’ll post it.


8. I can lose weight successfully with no slip-ups.
FALSE
Who doesn’t have a slip-up now and then?


9. I am ready, willing, and able to spend enough time each day planning and tracking my food intake and exercise activities.
AGAIN, PARTLY TRUE
I’m probably ABLE if I set aside time to do it, but I’m not willing and not ready.


10. If my weight loss slows down or stalls out, I usually lose my motivation and stop my program.
NOT REALLY
Gaining is very disheartening, but as long as I’m not gaining, I’m pretty happy – though I’m sure I’d get discouraged if I stalled for a long time.


11. When I am having problems sticking to my plan, I usually get on the message boards or the phone and talk about it with other people.
FALSE
I take issue with asking for help.


12. I have many stressful situations in my life right now, but I’m determined to be successful at weight loss.
SOMETIMES
Throughout the day, I go through a lot of different feelings about this. Sometimes, I’m strong and keep going, sometimes I just want to give in.

Click here to read the article and see the answers.

I scored a 7.5 ("kind of" answers got half a point)


5 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm so glad you're not giving up! If I gave up everytime I gained, I'd probably give up at least once a month if you know what I mean!lol Keep plugging along... And good luck with the exercise. I know I complain about it alot, but I really like it. Well except for my sore butt that I got yesterday from Spinning class. Wait, is that complaining? Stop!;)

Sugar Kane said...

It's refreshing to read someone who is honest about their weight loss struggle. We usually only hear about the end results. Hang in there. I know it's tough. I have to give myself pep talks all day long.

Undercover Angel said...

Hang in there, and chin up! You can do it! I'm so proud fo you for not quitting...

exskindiver said...

i am rooting for you.
and just so you know...you are already an MILF--but i guess there is nothing wrong with putting improvements on the existing model.

Brillig said...

As I sit here, drinking my flax-orange-apple-celery smoothy, I so feel your pain...