Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's a new day and I don't feel so discouraged like I did yesterday a good workout really helped to clear my head. It didn't take much to get me off course or to think that I was doing better than I was. I spent some time thinking about what has worked for me before. When I was in High School my family was doing the Zone or South Beach and I started running cross-country I felt amazing. After my freshman year of college I gained weight I lost it by exercising and portion control. I used my measuring cups a ton and wrote down what I ate. Two years ago when I broke my knee cap I purposed not to snack because I couldn't get up and move around very well and I didn't drink at all. When I first lost weight with the bfc I kept track of everything I ate and blogged every day.

Why is it so easy to stray off course and put the weight we lost back on? It's easy because there are so many delicious bad things to eat out there and it's easy for me to feel like I am missing out if I don't eat them even though I know it's not true.

I put an article about goal setting in my food/inspiration journal I don't know who the author is which makes me feel bad passing on this information...anyway here it is in a nutshell. It's easy to blame our failures in the weight loss area on our lack of willpower. The actual problem is relying on willpower to begin with. The real key to success is taking baby steps "the path from dream to reality is laden with digestible  and specific monthly, weekly and daily challenges." Remember baby steps from the movie What about Bob? I have lost sight of my daily goals and too often brushed them off thinking it didn't matter.

Katie's Baby Steps:
Starting 143: Goal 130-135
Daily goals: keep track of all food that goes in my mouth
Portion control: using the my food scale or measuring cups and spoons rather than eyeballing it.

Weekly: exercise more cardio and group classes.
Blogging: keeping my head in the game and staying honest

Monthly: to see a change in the way my clothes fit, and to look good when we go to Seattle for a wedding October 20th.

 That is my first plan, I will stick with it and I won't make excuses...I know I can do this!!! :)


  1. I have just finished 2 really good days for me and I am feeling really proud of myself. I didn't wait until Monday to start, I started on Friday! I know a lot of the extra weight is carb loaded, so I am cutting back on the carbs and eating only my favorites again. Eating our favorites really helps because you can't feel deprived if you are eating your favorite things right? I remember going through the smaller s/c value book and highlighting things that I liked so I could pick through those. I am also going to double down on meat and cut my potatoes in 1/2. I feel powerful this AM too:)
    I am not blaming our blogger buddies for my gain, but when everyone starts to drop off, it seems my passion starts to drop off. I was just telling my husband that there are very few women blogging now. We do need each other!
    Great job on setting goals! I have a week less time than you because I leave for Alabama on the 13th!

    1. I agree Kay! Problem is that I have so many things going on over here I have to put the blog lower down on the list. I will try to post more often, even if it's small. You too, OK??? :)

    2. Hi Kay, I am new to blogging but reading all the success stories and daily journeys has been helpful for me with my weight loss. I have been doing BFC for about 2 months having some great success. I just started my own blog but don't know how to network to let others here know. It is called Debbie's Journey. Do you have any suggestions? I would love to help others on their journey as well.

    3. Deborah, I clicked on your name and it didn't take me to your blog. Try to copy and paste the link on here? I have blogged a long time, but I don't know how to do much:)

    4. this is the link that I come up with. I am so confused

  2. You can do it Katie! Maybe it would help if you put a picture of you looking your best (and skinniest) on the fridge....just a suggestion. Also, I must've missed your last post about the chocoperfection. I'm glad you posted that because I had thought about buying those chocolates. They are expensive, though! I did find some yummy, and creamy low carb milk chocolate at Trader JOes called Simply Lite. This is now my new go-to sweet! I love TJ's. Have a great Sunday and good luck!

  3. You can do it Katie! I really like that last photo you put up - we become what we want by consistently being what we want to become each day. Wow - that is so true!