... I love this title! It belongs to a blog I ran across. All I have to say is this is one amazing chica! Lyn just embodies everything that this lifelong battle has been for me. She has had amazing success! Gained it back, and is determined to take it off again. I hope me and my pom-poms encourage her the way she has me. I see this week she is injured~~been there done that... and it is a major bummer! Prayerfully there is a speedy recovery and healing IN JESUS Name.
Truth be told, I bet our story resonates with many others. Start and stop again. I believe I finally have a real understanding of where I have been going wrong. AFTERALL we are a people of quitters. Sorry if that sounds harsh. But I am standing tall as one of them! We focus our attention on results. We want immediate gratification. Yes, I am in that group too. Immediate gratification feels good. Hard as it can be to admit, we all want to feel good.
Beginning of each New Year we are all gung-ho to make change; REAL CHANGE. By the second week our mantra has swiftly changed and the next year promises to be the bigger and better, the best yet. Or, we start on Monday and do what we want all weekend.... by that Friday, we are having free days again. One of mentors stated it best... "Focus on the disciplines instead of the result!"
I am sure I have heard that before; however this time it has resonated with me. This really applies to every area of my life. Even more specifically with this journey. The discipline of keeping my eating cleaned up and exercising will produce results. You can't get up and eat well and move around and not have results.
It is NO different than the discipline in taking notes and studying improves your test score. Just like the discipline of reporting to work daily and on time demonstrates dependability. Just like the discipline of praying and reading my bible allows my spirit to grow. I am sure you can relate and give your own examples!
Let’s get this week's results in. I have a gain this week. Most likely from the tasting I did when I baked those RED Velvet Cakes. I swear. I sent them out without one slice. Looks like I hit the spoon/bowl combo more than I thought I did.
On the plus side, I have had a major boost in physical activity and I cannot wait to share!--
Drum Roll please.....
Today's statistics are:
WEEK 1 Round 2 298 lbs.
WEEK 2 Round 2 293 lbs.
WEEK 3 Round 2 296 lbs.
Still no changes here at all :p
Body Fat 60%
My female friend on this journey decided to end early.--The male counterpart forges ahead...
(My portion is minus the shrimp and about 1/3 of that prime rib. Men can eat like that... we cannot! LOL)
Along with inspiration; my visit to Escape from Obesity also produced the BEST MEATLOAF I have ever tasted. You
know I would not give that accolade unless it really impressed me. It is moist and delicious! The only thing I changed is I used 1 lb. of ground chicken with 1 lb. of ground beef. I also made this really amazing Low Carb Ketchup for a topping because let’s face it.... I like pretty food. Pretty food is good. LOL I also really enjoy her bike rides. She lives in Oregon and the scenery is breathtaking.
Low Carb Ketchup/Meatloaf Topping
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons white vinegar
Water as needed to correct consistency
4 packets Splenda or sweetener of choice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Combine all of the ingredients. Simmer covered for 1 hour. Cool then chill before serving. Keep refrigerated.
Since I was topping my meatloaf, I did not simmer. I simply spread on the meatloaf and allowed it to bake on the meatloaf. Comfort food at its best! Try some steamed broccoli of asparagus for a satisfying side. I decided on some sautéed spinach with onion and garlic.
I see you successful! and I will see you next week. ~~Jennifer