Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I've got what it takes!

Ok.... binge over and out! I went crazy last night. There were tootsie rolls and a chocolate bar involved. That is the 1st time I binged on chocolate since March. Something is up with me. Holidays? Who knows. What I do know is that I can do better. I will do better. I have drank lots of water and pushed myself on the treadclimber this morning. I am not getting back on the scales till Monday.

I have lost over 60 lbs since March without counting anything. I have tried to eat intuitively. We all know what foods to eat. I am going to continue to loose weight this same way. This IS NOT a diet for me. This is how I want to live the rest of my life. Do I feel better?....hell yes! Both physically and emotionally. Used to be I couldn't even get out of bed. I remember how grateful I was to just be showering and getting dressed everyday. That was the number one thing I did for myself when I 1st started this new lifestyle. Now I do that everyday.

My life is so much better then last year at this time. I am grateful for this past year. I have so much more confidence then a year ago. I have proven to myself that I can do hard things. I trust myself more then ever. It's a damn good feeling.

Blips will come and go.....but nobody or nothing can take away from me what I have accomplished these past months. The same goes for all your accomplishments! We give ourselves too little credit for the good things we are doing. Then we magnify the crap we do wrong....make it more important then it really is.

Loosing weight is not for the faint of heart. It takes guts and determination. We all have BOTH!

Keep the mood and the food real..........Remember, you've got what it takes!


  1. You have done amazing and wonderful things over this past year and you will continue to do so. It's progress, not perfection, right?

  2. Blips WILL happen. The lesson comes in how we handle them.
    Plus, since there were Tootsie Rolls involved, you'll feel better after you poop.

  3. Good attitude. With the holidays coming up and so many opportunities that arise where junk food will be thrown your way, it's always a good plan to keep the chocolate or other trigger foods out of the house. I don't know about you, but if it's not in the house, I'm usually way to unmotivated to go get it, even when the craving is there.

  4. You make me want tootsie rolls and I don't even like them that much lol. You have accomplished a lot and you are strong so I have no doubt you will continue this journey FOREVER. Here's too good holidays and no more blahs. *hugs*

  5. Yes, you do have what it takes! You have done a fantastic job so far and I cn only see success in the future.
    And Karen, I'm with you on the "keep it out of the house". I don't even like Chocolate much but the BF has a big bowl of choc bars from Halloween sitting in a out in the open. I've eaten more chocolate in the last 7 days than I have in an entire year (only 1 per day but that's 80 calories I don't need to add on). If I didn't see it, I wouldn't grab one.... I've got to move it tonight.

  6. You are doing an amazing job 60 pounds is fab.
    I am so jealous, but I also know you must be working harder than me at this. So thanks for the thought provoking post.

    Still curious about Tootsie Rolls???


  7. Great attitude. It's dealing with the bumps in the road that make this a lifestyle not a diet.

  8. So very true! Losing weight does takes guts and determination and only we can do that for ourselves.

  9. You are SO right about how we magnify what we do wrong and discount what we do right...but know this - you have done so much right since you started your journey that these little blips are just that, blips. Love ya, Dana!

  10. What a great post, Dana.
    Too little credit ... too much crap ... How true!

    I REALLY needed to hear this today ... I binged big time tonight. I'm going to stay off the scales for a bit too.

    Hugs and XXX's

  11. Not wanting to get dressed and/or shower every day REALLY SUCKS. I've been there. I'm glad you aren't there anymore. And I liked your point about not giving ourselves enough credit for the good we do.

  12. you are so right
    guts determination and resiliency.

    you have all 3.

  13. You're doing wonderful! Keep it up! I agree with you, we do concentrate on the negative far more than the positive. Very good point.

  14. You do have what it takes! 60 lbs without tracking is beyond excellent. Well done :) Blips are part of every aspect of life, right?

  15. oh babes.
    i was worried when i started reading this. but you know you have this shit figured out. hell yes. i wish i had your attitude. these last few weeks have hit me hard. :( i never bounce back as well as you. send me some positive vibes!


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