Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Getting Started

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Ryun

Ahh isn't this quote the truth. We all have to be motivated (on our own by that!) to get started, but after awhile, we gain the habits of a new lifestyle, and that is what keeps us going on this lovely journey of fighting the fat. We just have to make sure that the habits that we develop are sustainable for the long term, and that they really are healthy. Just like my recent battle with trying to keep my carbs down. I had a healthy, sustainable lifestyle for maintaining weight, but it was very carb heavy, and I was not able to lose weight doing that. With a few changes, I think I will have better success, and I will develop newer, healthier habits.

Not much going on in my world. I've been extremely busy here at work, since it's our busy season. Plus on top of that, all the bloggers have come out of the woodwork, I have so much to read now!

My eating is going good, I still can't stay within the carb range that spark people sets for me, BUT I'm doing much better than I was before, and it's gotta be one step at a time. I'm getting lots of protein, and getting close to the recommended amount of fat intake. As far as weight watchers goes, I am doing great, I'm staying within my range, and working extra hard to get my 8 Good Health Guidelines in's and I'm doing good with that. My clothes feel more lose today than they did yesterday, so maybe I will see a loss this week? I'm not sure, since I've recommitted to only getting on the scale once a week.

The gym has been going good I've been there 4 times already this month, and #5 will be tonight, so I should have no problem meeting my 12 times this month goal.

Anyways, I really gotta get back to work, but I hope everyone is having a great day!


Caroline said...

Hi Kate! What do you use to track your carbs and everything? I've been resisting it, but I think I really need to start doing that, just to see where I am. And I have also noticed how much more I have to read now on Google Reader. Everyone is back in the swing of things it looks like! Congrats on your successes!

noelle said...

I totally understand about it being habits you can maintain for a lifelong thing. That is why WW has been so huge for me. I can do this forever.

I have really been trying to focus on the GHG's too. I'm afraid to do CORE, but looking at the GHG's has changed my eating some anyway. I'm a carb lover too and could go all day without meat. But I need that protein.

Tina said...

You're right about that. I needed that quote... Gotta keep doing the right things.. eventually it'll pay off. Thanks for the support... especially when I'm having a crappy day... Great job on the gym goals!! I really need to make it back there.. I just don't WANT to. :)))

HappyBlogChick said...

I'm so impressed with your progress and your attitude. Good for you!