Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sometimes You're Up

Let me first start by saying that we have been blessed with a gorgeous morning here in upstate Pennsylvania. I got to enjoy some peaceful time by our pond this morning. The sun was shining through the trees and there was a light warm breeze. It's going to be a beautiful day!

Our pond
Last weekend, my husband and I put down about 2 yards of mulch around the pond and up our main walkway. We have a lot more work to do before our Memorial Day picnic next weekend, and today is going to be a great day to get that work done!
Our main walkway
Something else that I am excited about today is my new clothes line. My husband created a removable clothes line between two of the trees in our backyard. I love this because whenever we have company over, I can remove the line and put it up when I need it. I love fresh clean bedding straight from the clothes line. It is the small things in life that make this girl happy!
The clothes line
Now, on to the not so beautiful topic; my weight. As must husband and I were eating out last night, (Yes, you read that correctly. I deviated from my dinner plan for the second third time this week) I said something very true in my mind. "Sometimes you're up, and sometimes you're down." I was speaking about my weight. I know how much I wanted to be out of the 230's this week, but I also know that this journey isn't meant to be perfect. I wasn't very upset about the fact that I will not be leaving 230-ville this week as I ate dinner with my husband last night. I realized that I was enjoying myself. Enjoying yourself and being happy on this journey through weight-loss is very important. All work and no play doesn't usually end well. I am coming to realize that the same applies to weight loss; at least when it comes to the significant amount of weight that I want to lose. Losing 100 pounds is going to take a while. I am 35 pounds in to it, and after a year I can say that I have been happy throughout the journey.

I very well could have tried to be more strict, but I tried the "all or nothing" mentality before and it never worked for me. Losing the weight slowly is what works, for me. My days of instant gratification (for the most part) are over.

Sometimes I will be up, and sometimes I will be down; but I will be happy.

1 comment:

  1. the quicker you lose the weight the easier it is to gain in back... if you want to lose the weight and keep it off for good it takes time. You are doing a great job! Sometimes we eat out more than we should... or we go to three graduation parties in one week and eat too much bbq and drink too many drinks... but that is life :) Don't give up! Its hard not to get discouraged when gaining weight happens but they are just bumps in the road in your weight loss story.... if losing weight was easy we wouldn't have so many people that want to lose weight but can't or don't just because of the fact that it is hard. I like your way of thinking! Keep up the positive outlook and get back to healthy eating and working out and you will eventually get there! The journey is half the fun!