Wednesday, November 28, 2007

FTS DAY

This morning it was FTS (Face the Scales) time which I wasn’t looking forward to but it needed to be done. I’m the sort of person that needs to keep a check on those numbers as I all too easily fool myself that I’m either grossly overweight (as is the case now) or that everything is under control while I ignore clothes getting tighter and tighter. Or I wear stuff that has plenty of give so I don’t notice the extra weight. A “head in the sand” approach just doesn’t work for me.

So how did I go? Well I was pleasantly surprised as the increase was not as much as I had dreaded. God knows my eating has been REALLY bad over the last week or so and its showing on both me and the scales but I’m pleased to say that I’m not “grossly overweight” as I had feared. LOL.

But even before I stepped on those scales I felt so much better than I have over the last week. Its like a huge weight has been lifted off me (sorry about that pun) and I’m feeling positive and optimistic about the future. I can see a way forward and I’m moving in the right direction just taking slow steps for now.

I’m slowly reading “If not dieting, then what” which is just brilliant. Its like Dr Rick is describing my life to a T and although I’m only at the very beginning, already I’m understanding things so much better and am not feeling like some out-of-control-freak (a feeling that I’ve lived with this last week).

I headed out nice and early for a sprint session at my local oval. It was a glorious morning – mild temperature, no wind and I was enjoying the peace and solitude. I ran my sprints with just a little extra spring and speed in my steps and felt great when I got home hot and tired. YEEEHA. I love cardio.

Food wise I’m going to remind myself daily WHY I choose to eat clean and healthy most of the time. I don’t want to be stressing about good food / bad food, should I have this / should I have that. Life is too short and along with good food, its there to be enjoyed.

:-) Magda

6 comments:

little rene said...

Glad to hear you had a great day Magda :)

I too LOVE Liz's advice and her sensible and practical approaches. She is a true inspiration.

Hope tomorrow is even better for you :)

Hilary said...

Sounds like that book is definetely worth a read Magda, I've been thinking about getting it for a while - everyone speaks so highly of it.

Sounds like you had a great cardio session, what a great way to start the day!

Hilary xx

little rene said...

Just posted something on my blog from Craig Harper's website that you might find interesting.

Hope you are having a great day :)

Nic said...

Hi Magda,
I have been MIA for a while now and am just now catching up. It was like de ja vu reading some of your posts. You will eventually find a balance that is right for you but it is hard. Keep up the dedication and take it one day at a time.
Nic

Lia Halsall said...

Long time no post, everything okay?

stacytoby said...

Where has Miss Magda gone??? Busy with Xmas no doubt!!!