Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wish I'd taken pictures and some deep thoughts

Wow, I have done a lot over the last five days! On top of the before mentioned house work, I also cleaned out the basement that was FULL of boxes! It was an awesome workout and I was sweating for sure! Then we rented a bin (I will take pics) and cleaned out this HUGE pile of bushes, trees, and leaves that Mike had compiled last fall but we never got cleaned up. A BIG thank you to the Warner family for coming and helping us!! What took us about an hour would have taken me four without them! THANK YOU!!!! Yesterday Tim, my brother-in-law, was able to move into the basement. And I have started to put together my craft room in what was the guest bedroom. I'm SOO excited to get in and play! I'm going to make it so that I have room for others to join me. Working at Stampin' Up! I've gathered up quite a bit to play with! :) So lots of good things finished! I was wishing I had taken before pictures. But I forgot! I'll post some after pictures and you'll still get the idea.  

I was so glad that I went to Weight Watchers last week. The topic was about building healthy habits in five areas. Environment, Behavior, Capability, Belief, and Identity. I SOO needed this class. Something that really stuck out to me is that most times when people lose weight, they master the first two. They go home, and clean out all the junk food - that takes care of environment. Then they go grocery shopping for lots of healthy foods - that's behavior. But the truth is, that if that's as far as you take it, eventually, it won't be enough. There isn't any power behind those things to carry you further than you've ever gone before. To go further, you've got to recognize and acknowledge your own capabilities. The leader talked about all the hard things that you may have gone through in your life, and realizing that you came through those. Yes, they were hard, and at times probably painful. But you came out the other end a stronger, tougher person. This is the same. It's hard, but if you can make it through, you'll not only be thinner, but a stronger, tougher person. You've got to actually really and truly believe in yourself. And believe that you CAN accomplish this. That you ARE worth it! That you DO deserve it. And finally you come to that place where it's no longer "I'm doing Weight Watchers". It's that the skills have become a part of you. The two are no longer in separate boxes in your heart and mind. They are one and the same.

I've been living in the Environment & Behavior world. I don't think I've really delve into the other three categories in my heart & mind. I think that I go there and visit every now and then, but haven't made the move. But now that I know it's there, I want to. I plan to spend some time considering my capabilities, and working on my belief in my own capability, and my identity. I want to make this a lifestyle. A permanent change. Not just something I talk about, dream about, and wish for. I do recognize that this cannot happen over night and that I need to be patient with myself, and take the time to work through this. It's a part of the journey!
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7 comments:

Holly said...

So glad you shared with us about your weight watchers meeting. I kinda assumed it was all just about diet, exercising, and weighing in. It opened my eyes to see a little more about the heart of weight watchers.

I have been trying to work on the other areas as well because those will still be there whether I am fat or thin.

Mama Bear June said...

Sounds like you are part of a great WW group! Keep making healthy choices!
Path to Health

Chibi said...

"But you came out the other end a stronger, tougher person. This is the same. It's hard, but if you can make it through, you'll not only be thinner, but a stronger, tougher person. You've got to actually really and truly believe in yourself. And believe that you CAN accomplish this. That you ARE worth it! That you DO deserve it."

Wow. This really speaks to me. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

ladyofthehouse said...

Thank you for sharing this Sam! It's given me a lot to think about.
You're right, we need to look at this as a change in lifestyle, not a 'diet' and I don't want anything sneaking back up on me.
Thank you again and I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your new craft room!! :) diane

Traci said...

Congrats on all of that housework. That has to feel good to get done. I’m so jealous of you getting to set up a craft room. I haven’t ever sold Stampin’ Up, but I sure have a ton of it. :) What a huge concept to dive into. Great for you for not just hearing the meeting topic, but actually deciding to do something with it. That's huge.

Sam said...

Thanks Ladies! It's so fun to get to know new people! Traci, I don't actually sell Stampin' Up! I work at their coporate office. If you ever become a demo that would be awesome, it's a great company!!

pounce said...

Hi Sam....just catching up on your blog. How is the exercise coming along? I just am beginning the hiking season and will be doing very easy and short hikes to start out with...and the beauty of hiking is we can always turn around and head back when we get tired! I am definitely trying to get active this spring. Let me know if you want in!

:) Em