Sunday, December 4, 2011

Looking back...looking ahead

Last night I was looking at some of my older posts & pictures.
It was beneficial to see where I was-and where I am.
I haven't been scale watching as much the last weeks-I'm still weighing in, but I don't hang my every emotion on that number.
Where I am...
* 10 lb loss in 2 mos:  I'm pleased to have those 10 lbs gone.  I won't discredit it by disappointed that it's been a slow process for me (which was my immediate reaction).
* Fast Tracking: FT'ing hasn't helped me to lose any faster-except in that initial week. That being said, I love it's simplicity. 
* I started BFC/FT'ing 6 mos ago: I've lost 21 lbs 5"/waist. My skin looks clearer, my clothes fit better, I'm happier and feel hopeful. 
There are many ways to measure success. The scale & measuring tape are powerful ones. It's necessary for me to 'measure' using emotional tools as well.
I've been thin before...and unhappy/unhealthy. Thin doesn't necessarily = happy. I personally know that.  I believe for feel content with me...I must look at where I've been, and where I'm going.  I will be kind and patient with myself, and with my baby steps. (Notice how I said that to myself :)
 That  kind of walking  is going to get me to where I want to go. I haven't arrived at any place of nirvana, but I make a commitment to myself to be mindful, kind, and patient as I go. If for some reason I forget that-I will need to look back and remember-or maybe you'll remind me?
May you enjoy a lovely day!


  1. That's great progress. Good for you!

  2. Hooray for you! I agree, being kind to yourself is a great mindset to have. Enjoy your Sunday!

  3. HI Jeri, Just a thought. In the FT book I'm pretty sure its supposed to be for 2 weeks at a time. Why don't you switch back to the regular BFC and see if that helps. That's what Dawn did.
    Have a good one :-)

  4. 10 lbs in 2 months yeehaw!!!!!!n I agree thin doesn't = happiness. Thank you for this reminder that we need to be content with ourselves and work to be healthy. I hope you have a wonderful day :)

  5. You have done great Jeri. I'm nowhere near the success that you have had. I'm trying though and one of these days I'll be able to post that I've reached my goal. Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs from me to you!

  6. Jeri, I sure know what you mean. I think you might have to add "more energy" to the list to, don't you think? I wish I had measured myself when I first started too, because I think that might be a better indicator than the scale some months. I would be thrilled with 10 lbs. in two months at this point! You're doing great!

  7. You are doing amazing!!! That is a lot to be proud of. I do so agree that being thin doesn't equal happiness, I think that is why so many people gain the weight back. The weight wasn't the whole issue:( I have to remind myself of that often. I have to find happiness in all areas of my life and not just the weight I have lost. Losing weight is such an emotional head game!

  8. I think 10 lbs in 2mths is fantastic! But I know exactly what you mean abt someone not being thrilled with it in the moment. I think that is actually what I did with the FT this time to get back to my goal weight, 10 lbs in 2 mnths. Im sticking with FT for a while too. I only miss the grains when Im not eating right.