The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

...my "Friday"

THURSDAY - tonight is my Weight Loss Competition Weigh In. This will be the first time we do measurements since Day 1. (<-click link to read about week 1)

CHECK BACK this evening for Week 4 results.

When you are in a weight loss competition you begin to take on a "new" mentality. All of a sudden weeks don't operate the way they used to, with a loooooong 5 day work-week followed by the all so anticipated weekend where you veg-out, spend WAY too much money and most of that wasted money is on FOOD! Oh yea, and any church-goers probably know about the "after church fellowship," which usually involves none other than food. I'm talking all-you can eat buffet, steakhouse, fast-food, burger joints all washed down by over-sized carbonated, sugar filled, no nutrient value soft-drinks. OH...and don't forget your sweet treat that follows. What's that? Did I hear you say...COLD STONE CREAMERY??? DAIRY QUEEN???
WOMEN - Chocolate...huh...YEA! (go ahead, shake your head YES!) Oh Snap!
SERIOUSLY...you can stop your drooling right there, this is a WEIGHT LOSS BLOG...come on!

When you are part of a weight loss competition your week-days END on another "friday." Let's continue with their definitions.

"Friday": The day of the week representing Weigh In day. Also known as the last day of a competition week. The average individual prefers to weigh-in first thing in the morning as generally the scale reflects a lighter weight. HOWEVER, when you are in a competition, you jump on the scale first thing in the morning (at home) and then put in that 'second wind' of energy ALL DAY knowing you'll be lighter by evening on the one scale that matters. Contrary to popular belief, "Friday" is not the start of the weekend. In competition terms "friday" is just another day to kick your butt at the gym because you didn't receive the results you had hoped for and now the scale is reflecting that. In a normal calendar week, Thursdays are my "Friday."

Saturday: Oh no friends, this isn't the weekend either. This is the day you DRAG YOURSELF OUT OF BED first thing in the morning while everyone else sleeps in and take all your "Friday Frustration" out on the treadmill. This is followed by an ice cold WATER...and if you are daring enough, some fresh fruits and veggies.

Sunday: A day of rest. Praise God! Start off the day with some praise & worship followed by a challenging service and you are filled up with God's goodness...

...but THEN...then it becomes TORTURE! Followed by the dismissing "Amen," comes the "so where do you guys wanna go eat today!" ARE YOU KIDDING ME...can't you see I need to lose 3 OF YOU! haha. Your heart begins racing, you have a small panic attack and thoughts flood your mind of victory or defeat!
"Do I lock myself in a hole?"

"Do I go and just not eat?"

"Do I splurge because, afterall, it's Sunday?"

"Or am I capable of making a wise menu decision?"
The answer to the question often reflects if you've learned how to make a life-style change for the better, or simply compete in a competition. I'll leave the answer up to you.

...stay tuned!

Verse of the Day:
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

2 comments:

nyladyfm said...

I am so proud of you!!!! Girl, you keep putting in that hard work and you know God will bless!!!!

Shauna said...

you go out to eat, and you make a good choice...you can even splurge a little as long as the splurge doesn't carry on for two month or even two days. keep up the good work. love you, you can do it.