Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A new dawn......?




Well, it has been a few months now, since I actually weighed myself.

The scales have been in the shed.

So I have had no idea of whether I am up, down or what.

My clothes have felt the same, I think? I have not been aware of anything getting particularly tighter or loser.

I have been active. Steadily training for my 22km half marathon, as well as a lot of walking, and some weights too.

I have been eating well. I have been eating whatever I want, whenever I want, as long as I am actually hungry.

I have been really trying to battle the emotional eating issues. I feel like I have won a lot of battles, if not the entire war.

I have not been calorie counting or obsessing over protein versus carbs. I have been mindful of fat content, do a degree.

I have been sleeping well. Getting to bed early at least three nights a week, which has been bliss, and a habit I plan on continuing forever. I love it. And I love that I am no longer exhausted or cranky.

So, life, and my diet, and my journey to lose weight has been relaxed. Very chilled.

No pressure on myself at all.

And the result?

I feel happy.

I feel balanced.

I do not feel deprived.

I do not feel like I have dropped the reigns or fallen off the wagon, or slid off the tracks.

I do not feel guilty.

It is a good feeling.


But I AM going to weigh myself tomorrow.

I feel the need to get back into it a little.

Shed some more weight.

I'd like to drop a few more kilos, maybe a dress size.

So I will weigh in tomorrow. And then again next week.

And hope that I lose.

But stay chilled about it.

D'you reckon that'll work?

33 comments:

  1. Stay strong Lucy - you know that numbers are not the end goal :) Good work for staying chilled about weigh in !!

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  2. I love your attitude - sounds perfect! :)

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  3. I love your new attitude. I worry that jumping on the scales may make you less chilled and balanced, but I know how strong you are, so I am sure you will cope with whatever the scales show. I always admire your strength and commitment, now if I could just find a little for myself - sigh. xxx

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  4. Can't wait to find out the results! I'm loving your attitude. :)

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  5. I will be back tomorrow to see how you go. You are a winner whichever way the scales tip. You have got your life back!

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  6. Sounds like you're going great guns Lucy, very inspiring!

    Fingers crossed for a positive reading on the scales tomorrow x

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  7. You have an amazing outlook to life! I am thinking the scales will be back in the shed soon!

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  8. I love this! You have a super attitude and out look! I think that I have been in a bit of a similar mode. While we were away, I was much more relaxed about my food, while still keeping an eye on it, and when I got back six weeks later, I still weighed the same. I was really happy with that!

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  9. Well done Lucy! Great attitude. I hope the weigh in tomorrow goes well but most of all that you stay chilled.

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  10. What if you didn't actually weigh yourself but just cut back on the food a little? And then you could tell if you'd lost a dress size by the way your clothes feel?

    I just reckon the scales and the numbers are what do our heads in and I'm worried you might lose your lovely attitude somehow... x

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  11. Whatever the weight tomorrow, regardless of it being the same or not, know that what you have gained in this time is so much more ..... a life that works for you. Sounds like a good long term thing to have!

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  12. Just relax, no pressure, you're doing well without the numbers, you're happy and healthy.
    And I Love Nina :)

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  13. When I asked my therapist about weighing myself he said to do it as long as it doesn't cause me needless anxiety. That made sense. I hope it does for you as well.
    xxxx

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  14. I like the sound of it all. Sounds so peaceful and wonderfully zen. Good luck taking the next step. I know this blog hop that you will love...


    Ha!

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  15. Thanks Mel. I need to email you about something else too.......xx

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  16. Sarah, it does. Makes PERFECT sense. I will remember this if I begin to feel the call of the scales.......thank you. xx

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  17. You are gorgeous, and so perceptive to get this. I am a little wary too. But I need to do this so that I can lose a little more in time for my big race. But I am super conscious that I need to be careful to protect my sanity......thankyou sweet Maxabella, for you support. xx

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  18. Remianing chilled is my main aim, closely followed by losing a little more through gaining a little more focus. Thank you sweet Kakka, for reminding me though, of the potential risks......I appreciate your ongoing support so much.xx

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  19. Rory. I am SO SO glad you are here commenting on my blog. I have missed FB'ing with you. It makes me feel safe to know you are reading here! xx

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  20. Thanks Megan. xx

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  21. I promise to stay chilled. xx

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  22. Thanks Cate.I am going great. But I just need a little more focus to finish this thing off.Glad you enjoyed the Nina! xx

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  23. Very true, wise one! xx

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  24. That is such a great result: well done! (I know you can identify!) xx

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  25. I am thinking I will keep ours in the shed, and use the fancy scales down at the footy oval. They measure all the muscle and fat % etc.

    Kylie, you are inspiring me A LOT at the moment! xx

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  26. You know me babe. On a mission. Ready for a 6 week plan of attak! xx

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  27. Thank you lovely. I really appreciate your support. xx

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  28. Hey Lucy, this is such a great post, can I feature on AMB in the next week or two...?

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  29. Certainly.Thank you!

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  30. Hi, saw your feature post on Aussie Bloggers. And I cannot believe I'm not following you?? (I thought i was, I'm finding a lot of blogs that I have visited and enjoyed but obviously haven't hit the ol' button!)

    You are phenomenal - training for that killer marathon - and I love that you have reached a point in your journey that you can chillax about the scales! Sort of ;) You continue to inspire.

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  31. Thank you so much Kirrily. I am not so sure I am phenomenal - I still have a long way to go. But I am am happy on the journey.

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  32. You're kidding, right? I can't jog a half km! You're doing 22! Phenomenal, lady!

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