Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday Wow Factor!


Week 99
Start date: 12/28/11
Initial weight: 220
Current weight: 195 (20 pounds lost since starting Plexus on 8/26/13)
Total weight loss: 24 pounds


Last week's dream focusDon't let current responsibilities get me down or overwhelm me;  get enough rest and focus on what I can do... and leave the rest; fight Satan’s attempts to lead me back to a place of victim mentality and depression; HUSTLE my buns off; ignore the Devil's lies and deceit and shut him up when he starts in on me; keep sharing my story with others; and continue inspiring myself and others!!!


What went well: Our production release went so well and although it's been super intense for the last three weeks, I made it through!  I felt a lot of pressure as the QA lead, but surprisingly I didn't let it overwhelm me like I might have in the past.  I didn't exactly rock my weight loss during that intense period, but I didn't blow it either!!!  I still made it to Zumba every Tuesday with a Friday night class thrown in the mix.  There were so many times I felt like skipping only because I had so many responsibilities on my plate... but I talked myself through those sabotaging thoughts and did NOT allow a job to stand in the way of my dreams!

While it bothers me that it's been a week since my last blog post here at 'Overweight... AND OVER IT!', I know I needed to prioritize my tasks and focus on what had to be done in the right order.  I really appreciate you hanging in there with me and being so understanding.  It honestly means SO MUCH to me!


Challenges:  I’ve still struggled with feeling exhausted and drained, but I think the combination of the colder weather, the sky becoming dark by 5:30, and being super-duper busy at all times during each day of the last three weeks has caught up with me.  Now that it's all behind me I feel like I can get back to normal!  

One thing I've noticed was how different things were for me during these, intensely high-pressured days.  I've never stopped taking Plexus products, but it seemed I felt more ravenous during those times and found myself more focused on food.  Maybe it was because there were different chemicals flowing in my body as a result of the pressure.  Maybe I was facing old habits from my past where I would eat when I was stressed.  Maybe I had a change in hormones.  I'm just not sure what the cause was but I found myself faced with decisions; eat what I want because I'm stressed and "I deserve it" or talk myself through the real emotion and say no to this food I KNOW I DON'T NEED.  Honestly, I did both.  I did great some days and allowed my emotions to overtake the situation other times.

But you know what?  I'M STILL MOVING FORWARD!  I haven't quit just because I made some bad decisions!  It's life.  I'm living it.  I'm learning from it.  I'm making progress.  I'm not giving up on it.  I'm still on the path to my dreams, even with a few pit stops.  

Oh, and the coolest thing is the first day we had a break and the pressure was off, I was totally back to my "new normal".  I wasn't hungry and had to force myself to eat, I wasn't focused on food, I wasn't craving things I shouldn't be craving, and when I did eat, I didn't want much of anything... just tiny amounts and I was satisfied!  YEE HAW!  I'm so thankful to have Plexus!  Now, I just need to work on a game plan for my next high-pressured situation.


This week's dream focus: Get re-focused on my dreams, leaving the past in the past; fight Satan’s attempts to lead me back to a place of victim mentality and depression; add more workout time to my life; HUSTLE my buns off; ignore the Devil's lies and deceit and shut him up when he starts in on me; keep sharing my story with others; and continue inspiring myself and others!!!

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