Saturday, February 28, 2009

Checking in / progress ...

So, I've been a bit of a slacker with the blogging... I guess I have been uninspired!

Still working hard to get back on track. So far, I'm doing a pretty good job, but I just can't seem to get back to the gung-ho, 100% perfect with the nutrition, working out twice a day plan that I once was doing. I'm okay with not trying to be perfect because I know that it's not maintainable, but I am trying to balance giving myself a little slack and finding a do-able lifestyle and still working hard enough to get the results I need (I still have SUCH a long way to go!). I need to get rid of this "all-or-nothing" mentality that's working against me...

Oh, I took progress pictures this week!

On the left is a picture I took sometime this summer. I'm not exactly sure when and so I don't know what I weighed at the time. I kind of wish that I had taken pictures a year ago when I started because it would have been neat to see the entire transformation. On the right is the picture I took this week. I do know what I weighed then, but that's between me and my trainer ;o)... I guess the reason that it is so important is that I am not at my lowest weight right now. I would have been helpful to know what the difference in pounds was, because even though I may weigh the same, there are other differences...


............................................................................................................................... and YES, I can see differences in the pictures, but I'm pretty sure they are more subtle in my mind (or credited to the differences in how the pictures were taken). Being my harshest critic makes it difficult to see what others see. I'm still getting positive and encouraging comments from people at work, which actually makes me feel kind of guilty because I know that I've gained. But, I just smile and say thank you...

Anyway, have a wonderful weekend!
LP

5 comments:

Suzanne said...

Think of it as a journey...you have ups and downs on hills and valleys. the long term is the goal and I can see so much of a difference. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Laura, you look awesome! Congrats on all the progress you have made and still having a desire to continue. :) your body is super happy!!

--casey

Nikki said...

Laura, I think that the pictures are a great tribute to how you're doing. Not only the progress with your training...but just look at how much happier you look in the current picture. That mentality as much as your physical progress is to be commended!!

Cristina said...

Oh my goodness, you're doing great...you have really come a long ways.
It's hard to maintain perfect...that's just not realistic. You need to keep looking for that balance, something you can work with, because this is a lifestyle change. That's why people who loose the weight slower have better chances of keeping it off. Although I know loosing the weight faster would be nice but I agree that loosing it fast would probably be because I did something I could not maintain forever.
We all have ups and downs, important thing is that we continue with the ups and downs...not just fall off the wagon and stay off.
I myself fell off the wagon but I found a new motivation, my gym is having a Biggest Loser competition, so I signed up for it. I hope this is what I need to get me motivated again.
Have a great week!

Jason said...

You're looking great Laura! You're such an inspiration!!!