April 11, 2011

SFC: Week Two

My positive picture for the week:
Saturday afternoon, I was going through my box of weight loss relics with my friend Lorelei - my "before" outfit, all my race bibs, etc., and this is one of my favorite new collections:


What have you done this past week to help you achieve your goals?
(1) My weigh-in Friday had me down 3 pounds. 18 more pounds to onederland!
(2) I didn't weigh Sunday before my race (didn't want to have it put me in a bad mood, especially after how lousy Saturday had me feeling). I thought about trying to hold off as long as I could, but I was back on the scale this morning. One "no weigh" day is more than zero, so I'll call it progress. I might make a schedule of days when I cannot weigh myself, incrementally decreasing my weigh-ins to end up with the once a week I'd like.
(3) I logged 15 biked miles.
(4) I logged over an hour on the Wii Fit! Lots of skateboarding and Island Cycling - without the nunchuck, those are my big calorie burners.
(5) I made progress on #16 (Read 25 English books), #64 (Send 25 postcards via Postcrossing), and #72 (Try 10 new fruits). I read a book by Geneen Roth (full blog post on it later this week!), sent postcards (Scotland, Canada, Missouri [USA], and Italy), and tried papaya (good but not my favorite).

What did you do this past week to make you feel good about yourself?
I painted my toenails! I sometimes do clear polish on my fingers, but I haven't painted my toenails in ages. That, with the bright pink color of them, made me feel lovely.

Is your mindset future-oriented or living in the now? How does this impact you when you are working towards a goal?
I try to keep a good mix of both. I think that many of my weight loss struggles come from a lack of balance - the usuals (too much exercise/not enough food, too many carbs/not enough protein, etc.), but also, not balancing present and future focus.

Is there someone in your {real} life that inspires you to strive for the best?
My kid brother. Hands down, favorite person in the world. One week from today, we'll be going to Legoland for his birthday. He doesn't know yet. I'm so excited - for Legoland, but also, to just see the kid and give him a big hug.

Do you read blogs on the individual websites or via Google Reader?
I read a ton of blogs - I'd say at least a hundred - so I put them all into Reader to know when they've updated, but I open them up on their individual sites to read the actual posts. I like seeing the layouts and everything - it's much more personal that way.


Amy said...

I love your sheets! (I'm assuming that's what your toes are on!) My toes are currently the same colour! Yay for Spring!

I think I need to start reading blogs like that, because I find Dashboard very disorganized but I like reading the individual blogs.

Jessica said...

I adore your sheets :) (or I think it is sheets under your feet.)

downsizers said...

I really like your attitude. You have really put some thought into this new direction you are taking in your life. It looks good on you!

Anonymous said...

Great polish color! I love papayas!

Anonymous said...

I haven't used my Wii Fit in a long time. I'm thinking about it though.

My bike is my BFF. I love riding the trails near our house.

klalaw said...

Love your positive picture - cute idea!

Krista said...

I used to collect old clothing tabs like that too :) It's fun to watch the numbers go down!

I read blogs on Google Read. I have like 60 that I read so it's just easier to keep track that way. I click them to open on their actual page when I want to leave a comment :)

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I too kept my clothing labels when I lost my 150 lbs., but in one of our moves - they got lost! So glad I kept one or two of my really big clothes as a momento! Great job!

timothy said...

lovely post love the idea of the clothing tabs, but i just threw all my fat clothes out! and the toes are delovely! ;)

Tim said...

I'm so jealous about legoland. It's so fun and the place instantly turns you into a kid again. The one in England is great but everything in the US tends to be bigger and better so I can't even imagine how brilliant it is there.

Jess said...

Love your tats and pink toenails!!! :) Legoland sounds GREAT!