16 February 2009

Weight Loss Weekly

Weight Loss weekly, is a weekly collaboration between me and three other bloggers.  Join us as we discuss our successes, our failures, and the challenges in losing weight.  Every Monday, we blog about the same topic regarding our weight loss.  Please join us!

My fellow Weight Loss Weekly  bloggers are Giyen, Sunny, and Nurit.  Here is what they have to say about this week's topic, "Why this time is Different":

Giyen's response:

"This time is different because I am different. I spent a good many years thinking that life would be different if I looked different ..." Read more click here.

Sunny's response

"So first, do I think this time is different? Yes! Why? Well, I think I've finally learned what works and what doesn't work for me..." read more at www.ThatExtra20Pounds.blogspot.com

Nurit's response:  

 "Dinner time. I help myself to another serving of… whatever. “What about portion control?” my husband asks. “Well…”, I say as I take another scoop, “I said it’s still a challenge…”  Keep reading at 1 family. friendly. food.

My response:

To tell the truth, I'm not sure I will ever reach my "goal" weight, but this time IS different.  This time, I am not looking for the quick fix.  I obviously didn't gain the weight in three or six months, so why should I look to lose it that fast?  Yes, I realize I may not reach my "goal" weight, or if I do it will be years from now, but perhaps my goal now is not really to reach a certain weight.  Yes, that is a perk, and I am still excited at being able to fit into new clothes and amazed at my increased energy levels.  But I suppose what makes this time different is the definition of what my goal is.  My goal is really to feel comfortable in my own skin and to enjoy life and enjoy the pleasures of life.  Yes, the pleasures of life include enjoying food, but there is so much more of life to enjoy.  That is what makes this time different.

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Chef E said...

We do have to find a happy medium in life with our weight, looks that change like grey hair, our children, and so many other factors, but the fact that you are trying inspires me!

Anonymous said...

Being comfortable in your own skin sounds like a very fine goal to me - much more fundamental (and important) than just lose X amount of weight in X amount of time.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm so proud of what you are doing and check in every Monday.

Tangled Noodle said...

It takes time to find that balance between wanting to lose weight and still enjoying yourself and your life. It sounds like you've found it!

Julie said...

I just read in your profile how much you've lost. I could certainly use a 34 pound wt loss (at least). Good work!

Sunny said...

Being comfortable in your own skin sounds like a much better goal than seeing a certain number on a scale! You're doing great! :)

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

I like your approach of making life changes, like your wrote about on previous posts.

Karen said...

Amanda, please email me so I can tell you about the Artisan Bread cookbook :)


Thanks, Karen

Anonymous said...

What do I learn from these "weight Loss Weekly" posts? If one finds the right way of thinking while deciding on something, s/he never gives up. And you do it with a group of friends, which is more motivating. I really admire you all.

Reeni said...

I'm trying to find that in myself. I'm not sure if 'this time' is different for me. Old habits die hard. But I'm really trying to work on my mindset.

Anonymous said...

It definitely is all about feeling comfortable in your own skin. I really enjoy reading your blog and can so connect with everything that you are doing.

Crazy Pants said...

I'm loving these weekly posts more and more, you girls are such a great inspiration. I think it's time for a revolution, let's ditch the scales and live our lives, happy, strong women, proud to be in our skin!