Monday, October 11, 2010

Green and Clean!

I have two weeks starting today!!! Two weeks before my son's movie premiere in NYC.  Am I excited!?!?!?!? as a pig in slop!!!  And I want to look my very best... so what does that look like for me in the midst of my Getting to 10 Challenge? Will I be a 10 in 2 weeks? No... but I will be on my way. 

This upcoming event has give me reason to push myself into Turbo Mode!  I want to push my body to see just how much I can loose in 2 weeks.  The fact that I have already lost 15 lbs makes me feel better about this rather drastic endeavor.  On the other hand, perhaps this is just the motivation I need to reignite my fire. 

Whatever the case I am on a 2 day detox from Arden's Gardens and  when this is over I plan to step away from my "happy eating" lifestyle change and eat like a woman on a mission to really get the weight off for the next two weeks.  No more ice cream or amazing Campfire Mochas for me!  Nope!  I'm eating green and clean for the next 2 weeks and we will see how my body responds. 

I'm half way through my first day and so far I'm OK... the other beautiful part of detoxing for me right now is it bring me back to the importance of mindful eating... not cleaning the left overs off the baby's plate or grabbing the free sample in the grocery store.  I am at a place of choice and today my choice is to sacrifice in hopes of a leaner tomorrow!

Friday, October 8, 2010

But I'm Happy

So here is a snapshot of my progress:
GOAL: to  lose 2.0 lbs/wk  Which would have resulted in: 18 lbs as of today. 

ACTUAL:  Lost 1.17 lbs/wk  resulting in a total of 15.4 lbs as of today.

Do I feel bad that I have not reached my goal?? Not really.  Of course it would be great to have lost more weight but guess what??? I am losing weight!  Never before in my life have I set out to lose weight by focusing on exercise and diet! 

My husband says, that it is better to be happy and take the weight off slow than to be miserable and skinny fast.  Now, surely this is a man's perspective... a man that would have to live with me the "skinny B!"  However, to his point, what he is referring to is a common mistake that many make on this weight loss journey.... deprivation.  I have not deprived myself during this process.  I have enjoyed the foods that make me happy and bring me a modicum of comfort... but I have enjoyed them in moderation.  I use my BodyBugg to see just how much indulging I can do and I take the weekends off from my program.

You may say, Heidi if you are serious about losing weight you would be more strict.  Honestly I'm serious about lifestyle changes.  And guess what?? I could live like this for the rest of my life!  So the end result is slow and steady weight loss. I may not be exactly making my goals in the time I'd like to but at the end of the day... I'm Happy!!!