Day 6 – Little Miss Instantaneous Gratification

November 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

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Yes!  Although, I had to look twice at the scale this morning to confirm the number – 190.2 lbs!  I even got off and back on again to make sure.   Yet, I’m already looking ahead to next week, and what the scale will tell me then.  I know that 2 – 3 lbs a week is a safe, health weight loss, but I want more and sooner!

You see, I’m not a very patient person.  In fact, I’m very much like a small child when it comes to wanting things.  I want it to happen, and I want it to happen NOW!  (insert sound of stomping feet)  Many times I will begin something, only to find myself looking forward to it ending.  Now when you’re doing something that you don’t want to do, you’re not missing out on anything by wishing it to go by quickly; however, sometimes I find myself doing this when I’m starting a fun project.  If I can’t see myself finishing it perfectly, I will stop doing it.  Why do I do this?  I’m not sure if it has to do with my habit of procrastination, or my quest for perfection.  Do I wish for things to be finished, so that I know I haven’t put them off and that I’ve actually completed them?

Oh, there are many things I’m successful at doing – I only have to look at my two beautiful, intelligent, responsible, grounded, loving, accomplished children, to know that I am a good mother and that I guided them through the rough patches; and yet, I know that there are many things that I’ve started with great intentions but have given up on them before they were finished.

I truly suffer from the the 3 P’s – Perfectionism, Procrastination and Paralysis. I worry that I may have passed this trait on to my son and daughter.

I need to realize that Perfectionism is a matter of fantasy, not reality.

In the journey that I’ve undertaken, I have to am going to let go of my past expectations of myself, and I need to am going to give myself permission to not be perfect.  And to give myself permission to fail, without beating myself up about it.  I am going to accept that when I do something to the best of my ability, it is good enough!  I will also help my children learn these things too!

Instead of looking back at what I haven’t done, I’m going to look forward to what I AM GOING TO DO.  I am going to plan to succeed, and embrace and celebrate my accomplishments, and not worry about whether I have done them perfectly enough.

This weekend I will be creating a vision board/goal board, and I will break down my goals into manageable bites, and celebrate the accomplishments.  And if I don’t meet a goal?   I’m going to treat it as a learning opportunity, not as a failure.

Food diary for Day 6

Breakfast –  1 cup of Special K with red berries, and 1/2 cup of 1% milk.
Snack – orange
Lunch – crab cakes (recipe below) with 8 oz vegetables
Snack – 1 cup raspberries
Dinner – grilled chicken breast, 8 oz of vegetables
Snack – fat free jello
Workout diary for Day 6

The plan for tonight was to go ice skating with friends for an hour and a half, but unfortunately a hockey tournament cancelled the recreational skate 😦   I went out and had a 30 minute walk instead!  Disappointed, but worked around it instead of not doing anything.

CRAB CAKES

2 oz chopped green onions
1 tbsp KRAFT Miracle Whip Ultra Low Fat
2 tbsp chopped parsley, dill & celery
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp Hot Sauce/Tabasco sauce or to taste
1/4 tsp salt & pepper
3 1/2 oz crab meat fresh or thawed
1 egg white
2 Grissol Melba Toast Crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a bowl mix onions, miracle whip, parsley, dill, celery, lemon rind, mustard, hot sauce, egg white & salt & pepper.
  3. Add 1 1/2 Melba crumbs & crab meat to mixture.
  4. Mix all ingredients lightly until it binds, shape into small patties.
  5. Place remaining melba crumbs on plate and coat each patty on both sides.
  6. Spray rimmed baking sheet with PAM, or use parchment paper instead.
  7. Bake for 15 min or until golden on both sides.
  8. Enjoy!

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Goals for 2011

* Participate in the 100 days of intentional movement
* Walk 2011 miles in 2011
* Continue my healthy eating and exercise program
* Lower my body weight by 10% by February 1st, 2011
* Lose the next 10% of body weight (17 lbs) by April 1, 2011
* Read at least one book per month that provides spiritual sustenance or enlightenment.

Scale Goals for 2011
02/01/11 - 174
04/01/11 - 156.6
06/01/11 - 141

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