What are You Weighting for?

by | Mar 9, 2020 | Weight Loss | 0 comments

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am a procrastinator. It’s what I do, yep, a regular last-minute Lucy. Most times it works for me, I work better under pressure, at least that’s what I tell myself. But the truth is, I don’t. Procrastination adds weight – and in this case I mean that figuratively and literally!

In my previous blog post Enough, I identified some habits that were obstacles in previous weight-loss efforts and procrastination was among them. In fact procrastination, coupled with a lack of follow-through (which is an entirely different issue I’ll be sure to cover in its own blog), have proven to have detrimental effects to both my physical and mental well-being.

If procrastination causes such ill effects, why, oh why do we do it? I’ve been told that it’s all a matter of self-discipline, lack of motivation or that it’s just plain laziness. But I don’t buy that because I would spend the day scrubbing toilets to avoid an hour on the treadmill. In order to gain some insight, I made list of all the things I would typically procrastinate doing or starting – and believe me the list was long, but also there was a lot of really dumb little stuff on it, like shaving my legs (hey! it was a comprehensive list and to be fair…that one might just be laziness).

As I reviewed my list, it hit me, procrastination is tied to comfort and emotion. I do not lack self-discipline and I am not lazy or unmotivated either. I procrastinate because I associate certain tasks or undertakings with negative feelings or discomfort. Now, having a deeper understanding of why, I am on my way to procrastinating less, at least when it comes to my health and fitness goals. I came up with the BEST method for slowing down procrastination.

Be kind (to yourself). Don’t expect perfection, we are all guilty of putting off or avoiding things sometimes. Don’t obsess or beat yourself up; forgive yourself and move forward.

Examine the why. Make a list of things you often procrastinate doing or starting. Then identify what it is about those things that make you put them off or avoid them. Understanding the why will help you take steps to make them less overwhelming in the future.

Start small. Tony Robbins said it best, “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” So, whatever it is that you are putting off or haven’t started, take one step forward and do it today.

And finally,

Treat yourself. For forward progress, even if it isn’t perfect or timely. Schedule that manicure or go get that pair of shoes. (this is my favorite part of the BEST method!)

Wherever you are on your journey and whatever obstacles you are facing remember that it is about progress, not perfection. Stop weighting, what have you got to lose?

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Happy FriYAY-Weigh!! 

It's been a busy week. But I stayed consistent. I'm not even lying when I say that I danced a little jig this morning after I weighed myself. It was the kind of loss we all want to see  EVERY week, except that it just isn't realistic.

But that didn't stop me from high-fiving my bad self.

It also made me think about the scale and the power I give it to influence my mood depending on its reading. 

Here's the thing, the scale isn't my enemy, and the numbers don't lie. BUT numbers are just the data. Simple metrics--one of lots of ways I measure my progress. It's me who brings meaning (true or not) to the numbers on the scale.

My goal this week is to stay consistent, and when next week rolls around and it's time to weigh in, I'm going to celebrate no matter what the numbers are, because the truth is, I have that choice.

Happy Friday!!

xo Lisa
#weightlossjourney #gratitudeattitude #myweightlossjourney #bigfatskinnywisdom #weighlosswisdom #consistency

Happy FriYAY-Weigh!!

It's been a busy week. But I stayed consistent. I'm not even lying when I say that I danced a little jig this morning after I weighed myself. It was the kind of loss we all want to see EVERY week, except that it just isn't realistic.

But that didn't stop me from high-fiving my bad self.

It also made me think about the scale and the power I give it to influence my mood depending on its reading.

Here's the thing, the scale isn't my enemy, and the numbers don't lie. BUT numbers are just the data. Simple metrics--one of lots of ways I measure my progress. It's me who brings meaning (true or not) to the numbers on the scale.

My goal this week is to stay consistent, and when next week rolls around and it's time to weigh in, I'm going to celebrate no matter what the numbers are, because the truth is, I have that choice.

Happy Friday!!

xo Lisa
#weightlossjourney #gratitudeattitude #myweightlossjourney #bigfatskinnywisdom #weighlosswisdom #consistency
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It's FriYAY-Weigh!

I'm down .2lbs this week for a total of 6 lbs this month. 

I caught myself grumbling when I stepped off the scale. I had to remind myself that I'm not in a race, and there's no deadline or expiration date for taking better care of myself.

I turned my frown upside down, stopped grumbling and started gratitude-ing! And you know what I learned?

Gratitude is the cure for disappointment!!!

I've come a long way in three years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with you! 

What are you grateful for today?

#Face2FaceFriday #weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #gratitudeattitude

It's FriYAY-Weigh!

I'm down .2lbs this week for a total of 6 lbs this month.

I caught myself grumbling when I stepped off the scale. I had to remind myself that I'm not in a race, and there's no deadline or expiration date for taking better care of myself.

I turned my frown upside down, stopped grumbling and started gratitude-ing! And you know what I learned?

Gratitude is the cure for disappointment!!!

I've come a long way in three years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my journey with you!

What are you grateful for today?

#Face2FaceFriday #weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #gratitudeattitude
...

Happy FriYAY-WEIGH! 

The last two weeks have definitely challenged my resolve. But I refused to allow my emotions and/or circumstances control my choices. 

AND accountability has been key in helping me in that area. I know that for some of you tracking is a dirty word, but it's been my secret to success all along.

Since I started holding myself accountable again (ie. tracking) I've lost 5.8 lbs.

I make better choices when I'm accountable.
I'm more consistent when I'm accountable.
I'm more disciplined when I'm accountable.
I'm more mindful when I'm accountable.
I'm more focused when I'm accountable.
I'm more empowered when I'm accountable.

Accountability is POWER!

How do you hold yourself accountable?
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #bigfatskinnywisdom #accountability

Happy FriYAY-WEIGH!

The last two weeks have definitely challenged my resolve. But I refused to allow my emotions and/or circumstances control my choices.

AND accountability has been key in helping me in that area. I know that for some of you tracking is a dirty word, but it's been my secret to success all along.

Since I started holding myself accountable again (ie. tracking) I've lost 5.8 lbs.

I make better choices when I'm accountable.
I'm more consistent when I'm accountable.
I'm more disciplined when I'm accountable.
I'm more mindful when I'm accountable.
I'm more focused when I'm accountable.
I'm more empowered when I'm accountable.

Accountability is POWER!

How do you hold yourself accountable?
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #bigfatskinnywisdom #accountability
...

Happy Fri-Weigh!!! 

It feels good to be consistent again. I have a clear understanding of what works for me--and what doesn't. But as I always say, knowing isn't doing. 

The lesson I learned in 2022 was to stay in my own lane.

So here's to more of the doing!

Have a great day!

xo Lisa ❤️

#weightlosswisdom #weightlossjourney #mywwjourney #happynewyear2023

Happy Fri-Weigh!!!

It feels good to be consistent again. I have a clear understanding of what works for me--and what doesn't. But as I always say, knowing isn't doing.

The lesson I learned in 2022 was to stay in my own lane.

So here's to more of the doing!

Have a great day!

xo Lisa ❤️

#weightlosswisdom #weightlossjourney #mywwjourney #happynewyear2023
...

It's fair to say that I spent a good part of 2022 in a funk that spiraled into a complete state of stuck-ness. I felt completely out of alignment.

Stuck-ness was my norm for roughly 30 years, so I know the state all too well--consistently allowing my life circumstances to control my emotions and daily choices tends to put me in a perpetual state of doubt, that leads to paralysis. It's a real growth stunter!!!!

In 2020 I made the decision not to live like that anymore, and I stand by it. I may have lost a little ground last year, but I'm done beating myself up and hiding. 

My plan is simple. You might even call it basic...😆

I'm going back to the basics.

Because they work.

💥Consistency
💥Discipline
💥Self Love
💥Accountability 
💥Patience

It's a new year, and yep, still the same me. But I'm showing up with a renewed commitment in all the areas I got stuck last year (which was kind of all of them) and this time I'm coming armed with enough love and grace to push me through to the finish line.
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #bigfatskinnywisdom #mywwjourney

It's fair to say that I spent a good part of 2022 in a funk that spiraled into a complete state of stuck-ness. I felt completely out of alignment.

Stuck-ness was my norm for roughly 30 years, so I know the state all too well--consistently allowing my life circumstances to control my emotions and daily choices tends to put me in a perpetual state of doubt, that leads to paralysis. It's a real growth stunter!!!!

In 2020 I made the decision not to live like that anymore, and I stand by it. I may have lost a little ground last year, but I'm done beating myself up and hiding.

My plan is simple. You might even call it basic...😆

I'm going back to the basics.

Because they work.

💥Consistency
💥Discipline
💥Self Love
💥Accountability
💥Patience

It's a new year, and yep, still the same me. But I'm showing up with a renewed commitment in all the areas I got stuck last year (which was kind of all of them) and this time I'm coming armed with enough love and grace to push me through to the finish line.
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #bigfatskinnywisdom #mywwjourney
...

I'm officially obsessed with my protein hot chocolate creations. They are super satisfying for that evening sweet tooth. AND a total calorie and point bargain!

Fairlife Nutrition Plan protein shakes are my personal favorite, so that's what I use for them but you can use your favorite protein shake. And you can make it any flavor you'd like.

3 WW Points
Approx 100 calories
9g Protein 

3.5 ounces (about 1/3 of a bottle) Salted Caramel Fairlife Protein Shake, heated
1 Packet Nestlé Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix
1/2-3/4 C hot water (enough to fill your mug)
3 tbsp whipped topping
Drizzle of sugar free caramel

Warm protein shake in mug, stir or use frother to stir in cocoa mix, fill mug with hot water stir (or froth) well. Top with whipped topping and caramel.. Enjoy!

#bigfatskinnyrecipes #weightlossjourney #sweettoothfix

I'm officially obsessed with my protein hot chocolate creations. They are super satisfying for that evening sweet tooth. AND a total calorie and point bargain!

Fairlife Nutrition Plan protein shakes are my personal favorite, so that's what I use for them but you can use your favorite protein shake. And you can make it any flavor you'd like.

3 WW Points
Approx 100 calories
9g Protein

3.5 ounces (about 1/3 of a bottle) Salted Caramel Fairlife Protein Shake, heated
1 Packet Nestlé Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix
1/2-3/4 C hot water (enough to fill your mug)
3 tbsp whipped topping
Drizzle of sugar free caramel

Warm protein shake in mug, stir or use frother to stir in cocoa mix, fill mug with hot water stir (or froth) well. Top with whipped topping and caramel.. Enjoy!

#bigfatskinnyrecipes #weightlossjourney #sweettoothfix
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New year. New you. Yep, diet season has arrived...

Can we PLEASE not fall for that this year? Because the truth is, if you're not loving the old you, you're definitely not ready to love the new you either.

How about we normalize loving ourselves better instead of trying to change all that we think is wrong with us.

It is a new day--and a new year. And I'm living proof that change is possible. But it does not start with a diet. It starts with loving yourself where you are right now.

So instead of vowing to change all that is wrong, commit to loving yourself through every season of the transformation you're seeking--including where you are today.

Happy New Year! 

xo Lisa 💜
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #happynewyear2023 #selflove

New year. New you. Yep, diet season has arrived...

Can we PLEASE not fall for that this year? Because the truth is, if you're not loving the old you, you're definitely not ready to love the new you either.

How about we normalize loving ourselves better instead of trying to change all that we think is wrong with us.

It is a new day--and a new year. And I'm living proof that change is possible. But it does not start with a diet. It starts with loving yourself where you are right now.

So instead of vowing to change all that is wrong, commit to loving yourself through every season of the transformation you're seeking--including where you are today.

Happy New Year!

xo Lisa 💜
#weightlossjourney #weightlosswisdom #happynewyear2023 #selflove
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