Friday, May 22, 2009

Where have I been??

Dieting, for me, is all about momentum and motivation. If I have a lot of momentum going because I've been losing a lot of weight, or I spent a week with Patience and she inspired me to eat better, I can keep going pretty well. If I have an immediate need to lose weight or get fitter, I can be pretty diligent. However, I've been working at this for over a year now (because I didn't stay on track the whole time...if I did, I'd be at my target weight now), and I still have so far to go. It's hard *whine*. So, here are a couple of updates on what's going on with me:

1. I've been eating crap and not exercising. I have various excuses for this, but that's all they are--excuses. I have no actual good reason for it. However, I have been very active working horses, so it's not like I'm just sitting around doing nothing!

2. I've groomed at a couple of horse shows recently, putting in some 12-16 hour days. It was MUCH EASIER than last year, when I weighted 33 pounds more! What I'm doing is definitely working. Just think, in one more year when I'm at my target weight, how easy will it be? Maybe I'll even be able to get on a horse from the ground.

3. I saw a picture of myself from a year ago. Wholly crap, I was fat. Sometimes I look at myself and don't think I'm any smaller, but seeing that was very inspirational! I AM getting thinner...people aren't just saying that to be nice!

4. Patience might let me show some in-hand horses at a show next weekend. What does that mean?? More running!! I've been running every day this week and will keep doing so to get ready for it. I want to do a great job for her!

I think that's it. Thanks for checking in on me...I could use some encouragement!


Rissa said...

You can do it Jenn! I know you can. You have made so much progress already!

You are an inspiration to me. I am only 2 months in to my weight loss program, but reading your blog really helps keep me motivated.

Thank you! and good job!

Jennifer Walker said...

Oh, Rissa...thank you. I love comments like this! How are you doing on your program??