Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I try to post at least once or twice a week, but as I mentioned before it's been one helluva busy summer! Here is quick recap of what has happened for the month of July:

- I lost a total of 8 pounds on July 31st!
- I lost one inch on the hips, & waist (and my butt is looking smaller, yippee!)
- I haven't binged in over 2 weeks.
- And this week, I lost 2 lbs which is a total of 10lbs since July 1!


I have been losing weight very slowly and have averaged about 2 pounds a week which is perfect for me. In the past I would lose weight quickly and put back the pounds just as fast. Have I been perfect in my diet? Of course not! I think I have more imperfect days than I do "perfect" days.

One of my problems is that when I lose weight, I feel so good I want to celebrate...by eating! I've been learning how to celebrate without using food. The biggest lesson that I have learned this summer is realizing that I am NEVER going to be perfect in a diet. I will always have a slip up, but the key question is, 'will I let the slip up become a major down fall?'

And the answer is a loud and resounding "NO!" The success to being fit and healthy is to get right up, dust yourself off, and get back on the saddle no matter how many times you fall!

I miss by bloggy friends and I know that once my son starts school next week, I'll be able to post more and visit your blogs. Have a great week!



Food for Thought: “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
Anna Quindlen


16 comments:

F. McButter Pants said...

So glad to hear from you! Sounds like you are doing great. so and steady wins the race. Great job on the no binging in 2 weeks.....victory!

No one is perfect.....and never will we be perfect, not in this life! What a relief.

Keep loosing!

Sally said...

Keep it up, my friend!

And by that I mean keep it down ;)

Shelley said...

Congrats on the loss - 10 pounds since July 1 is fan-freakin-tastic!!!

Heather said...

Woo Hoo!!! Great job!! :)

Keep it up!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Excellent job on the weight loss. Keep up the good work!

Jenn said...

Good to see you, H.K.! 2 pounds a week is absolutely perfect! Congrats!

Big Girl said...

So glad you're around... i've missed you.

Sounds like you've been doing great and congrats on all your success.

Lisa said...

CONGRATS! you are doing such a wonderful job!!!!!

Wendy said...

WOW! CONGRAts!!!! You are doing an amazing job! You have been working hard my friend! So happy for you!

Cammy said...

That was one awesome July!

I'm so glad you're not following the Perfectionism Diet. It leads to ruin every single time! :)

Patty said...

Way to go H.K.! Glad things are going so well, and looking forward to hearing more from you soon. We'll be here. :-)

Gigi said...

Congrats on the loss - that's great! I laughed at the celebrating weight loss with food - that is the same exact thing I think of first too! Am trying to do better.

Bobbie said...

you are doing so great! I am excited for you! I can't believe that you lost 8 lbs in one month. I could only dream

My 3 Month Challenge said...

I love your big loud resounding NO! to letting failures get to you. It's so true that so many days (most days, actually) I have to deal with imperfection and telling myself it's okay and I can only do better and keep going!!

Hehe am I evil if I say that I'm happy your son is going back to school and we can see more of you? :>

Chubby Chick said...

Psst! Stop by my blog later for an award! :)

Emmett said...

Great job!