Another dreadful week

February 10, 2008 at 10:04 am 5 comments

I’ve had another dreadful week of take aways, sweeties, cakes, and despair. And I only managed 45 minutes of cardio and one weights session. As always, I punished myself for this by gorging on junk food, just to prove the point. Anyway, today is weigh day and I’m up 3 pounds, but when I logged in to post my results on the sidebar of shame, I came across this comment from Mark.

Hi, just came across your blog on Google while searching for something else, well done on setting all these goals, and working towards acheiving them.
Have you considered visiting an NLP trained counsellor as they could help you at an unconcious level. It appears your focus is on losing weight, and getting rid fat. Your unconscious only hears fat and weight and thus willingly assist you in keeping this condition.

You could consider changing the way you think and write to be about slim and thin, and make zero reference in your internal language to the things you don’t want. The old story of .. don’t think of a piece of chocolate cake… I bet you just thought of a wedge of the most delicious cake. THis is why the theory of dont do something fails. You need to focus on what you want, instead of what you don’t want. Try it for example.. today I want to eat healthy food only, i want to excercise for 40 minutes, I will go to bed early. Now surely that already feels better than a list of all the things you don’t want to do today such as I will not eat junk, I will not avoid excercise, I will not go to bed late… get the gist of what I am saying. YOur focus is on what you don’t want, and it should be on what you want.

Make the change now.. it works.. best of luck

This is really interesting, so thanks Mark, and I will start thinking about reframing my goals.


Entry filed under: Body image, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, inspiration, motivation, nutrition, weight loss.

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  • 1. rainbow9  |  February 10, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Dear BBG:

    I have recently lost 45 pounds and gone from a size 16 to size 8…how? By leaning how to love myself and be happy and to stop the voice of judgment inside my head.

    Two teachings that have helped were firstly “The Four Agreements” by Ruiz, and now I am studying the teachings of “Abraham” from Abraham-Hicks- their most recent book “The Astonishing Power of Your Emotions” will surprise and enthrall you

    I also have a blog – take a look at

    I went from a full cover up bathing suit, to this winter in Mexico wearing a bikini and “turning head” and I have had four kids!! If I can do it-you can too.

    I wish you well on becoming to slim, fit, healthy, happy, wise person you are!


  • 2. rainbow9  |  February 10, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Hi… you may want to add an “s” to the end of the word head….
    thanks and all the best!


  • 3. blubberbegone  |  February 10, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks Rainbow9.

  • 4. Cynthia  |  February 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I think I know how you feel… I just weighed and am up an entire pound just from yesterday’s indiscretion, sigh. It does tend to make me wonder if I can really do this. If I’m just spinning my wheels and digging myself a deeper rut. But I have to believe I can or I would not be able to go on.

    Lately, when I feel stressed about weight loss, or anything else, I start to try and think about what I’m thankful for and there is quite a lot, surprisingly enough! That helps me refocus and jump right back to eating the way I want to eat. And yes, you DO have to start thinking about it like that, just as Mark said. Think about what you do want… ditch the negatives.

    I guarantee you, yesterday I did NOT feel like cooking my breakfast, but did it anyway and suddenly, I was enjoying myself with wonderful food. Other days, it is still a bit of a trudge, as my cooking is not always so hot, LOL!

    Hang in there. I think this journey can be especially difficult because frankly, I can’t really remember a truly thin time, a time when physical things weren’t difficult to do or learn. And then there are scary things like the issue of loose skin. But even if I never hit my end goal, I just want things to be better for myself. It takes too much energy to carry around 80 pounds of fat. I do not wish to be a beast of burden any more!

  • 5. rainbow9  |  February 11, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Hi again,

    You have inspired me to write a post on my blog…. take a look

    You have sent such strong rockest of desire to be slim and healthy- it is all waiting for you to come into alignment with who are already are.

    This is how I lost all my weight, started exercising and now love it, and healed my marriage… I could go on and on….


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  • Body fat lost: 0.9%
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  • 1. Crack 15 stone (210 lbs) for the fourth and final (I hope) time.
  • 2. Lose 10% of my body fat (14 stone 4).
  • 3. Fit into a size 18 (US 16).
  • 4. Get my body fat below 40%
  • 5. Lose another 10% of my body fat (12 stone 12/180 lbs).
  • 6. Get my BMI under 30 (12 stone 9/177 lbs) - no longer obese, just overweight now.
  • 7. Weigh less than my husband.
  • 8. Fit into a size 16 (US 14).
  • 9. Lose my third 10% (11 stone 8/162 lbs).
  • 10. Fit into a size 14 (US 12).
  • 11. Get my BMI under 25 (10 stone 8/148 lbs).
  • 12. Lose my fourth 10% (10 stone 6/ 146 lbs).
  • 13. Fit into a size 12 (US 10).
  • 14. Reach my goal weight (10 stone) and decide if I need to lose any more based on my muscularity and shape.
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  • My Fitness Goals for 2011

  • 1. Increase my cruising walking speed from around 5.0kph to 6.4kph.
  • 2. Increase continuous jogging time to 30 mins.
  • 3. Run a 5K for charity.
  • 4. Work on my crawl stroke and build up to 30 mins continuous swimming.
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  • My highest measured weight ever:
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  • Sep 16 2007 = 215.5 lbs (15 stone 5.5), 47.0% BF Lean body mass 114.2 lbs (8 stone 2.2)
  • Highest weight posted since then:
  • Xmas 2008 = 223.6 lbs (15 stone 13.6), 48.2% BF, lean body mass 116.0 lbs (8 stone 4)
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  • Nov 16 2009 = 193.2 lbs (13 stone 11.2), 43.7% BF, lean body mass 108.8 lbs (7 stone 10.8)
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  • 12 Jan = 219.6 lbs, 45.8% BF
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  • 26 Jan = 218.8 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Feb = 218.8 lbs, 44.7% BF
  • 9 Feb = 219.4 lbs, 44.9% BF
  • 16 Feb = 215.8 lbs, 44.6% BF
  • 23 Feb = 213.2 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Mar = 211.6 lbs, 45.9% BF
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  • 16 Mar = 208.8 lbs, 45.3% BF
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