Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday


"What do you wish to say yes to?"

I wish to say yes to my commitment to my weight loss program. I seem to be circling the same couple of pounds lately. I've been at this since June...and I'm down almost 20.

The trouble is, instead of weight, I'm loosing sight of my accomplishment and becoming defeated by how very much further I have to go to reach my goal. I know better than to leap so far ahead, but sometimes it's hard, you know?

So, I find myself flagging in my belief in being able to reach the finish line and my commitment to the process.

I wish to say yes to the admirable goal of being healthy and beautifully content in my body and that's what this weight loss journey is about.

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka She Who Is Thinner Than When She Started

39 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Great minds think alike. :)
You always make me smile dear Holly.
I see you thinning out as you wish to be.

As Holly wishes for herself, so I lovingly wish for her as well.

Sarah said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also!!
Oh hon..I sooo understand this! Wow 20 lbs is wonderful girl!! I think sometimes we get caught up in the # istead of the healthy!! I want to feel good..thinner would be nice..but feeling good is the best!
Thank you hon..do you know how very much you mean to me???
Hugs and love, Sarah

The Fragrant Muse said...

What is it that you wish to obtain through your weight loss Holly? Focus on that. Feeling more energetic? Sexy? Younger? Having more mobility? Less pain? When we say we want to "lose weight", want we are really saying is I want to feel.... Maybe shift your thinking to focusing on how you want to FEEL and keep that as a touchstone as you walk and reach for your healthy foods.

As Holly wishes for herself, so I aromatically and lovingly wish for her too!

Julie - Not in Oz Anymore said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I SO wish for her also.

It is amazing to me just how many of us are dealing with weight issues and ALL the emotional things that go along with it. Maybe we should do a community Blog Diet! Oh maybe we are in our own way!

I see that scale moving as you strive for a healthy life

Toni said...

INCREMENTS, Baby! If you set goals like 'I want to lose 20 pounds' [instead of 'I want to lose XXX # of pounds (the full monty], my goodness, look! You've done it! You've lost 20 pounds. And maybe your next goal is to lose 10 pounds. I wish confidence for you, and commitment, but mainly and mostly I WISH FOR HOLLY TO BE ABLE TO APPLAUD HERSELF, EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY, FOR EFFORTS MADE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS GAINED.

Alix said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also, knowing she is already mostly there.

To be content in ones own skin is the first real step toward success in whatever we desire. Twenty pounds gone is amazing. Don't ever discredit that accomplishment. But if I could just offer this one idea for you to chew on (spit, don't swallow)...

I've learned, at least for myself, there is no such thing as an ultimate goal or a final destination in weight loss. Because once you get where you're going - well - then comes the task of staying there. It's a one day at a time, one decision at a time love affair you have with yourself. For the rest of your life. Try not to measure your success strictly by pounds lost or days/months on your diet. Measure it by the subtle changes in your awareness and acceptance of a new way of living.

I'm right here with you, Holly. Holding your hand and cheering you on.

Sulwyn said...

So many wonderful thoughts already! Speaking as someone recovering from a (relatively minor) eating disorder but who needs to lose a few (lot of!) pounds to be truly healthy I can sympathize with the struggle. Just focus on the positive: how much you have already lost, how much better you are feeling, what you can do now that you didn't want to, couldn't or wouldn't before because of the weight.

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wholeheartedly wish for her also!

Suzie said...

Holly, the next time you go to the grocery store, pile up four, 5 lb. bags of flour or sugar in your arms.

THAT is what you are NOT carrying around with you any longer!

And after you put them back down, stop and feel just how light and unburdened you are now!

This is a big accomplishment! Your body and mind just needed a reminder of how far you have come in this journey! Congratulations!!!

Now, I do join the others in wishing for Holly, what she wishes for herself!

Hugs,
Suzie

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I do so wish this for you, Holly! Congratulations on the first 20 ad don't get disheartened. Just be thinking of how good you fell now and what more loosing will make you feel. You can do it!

Christa said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.!
I wish you abundant contentment, strength and insight with your goal. Keep up the graceful movement forward!

Suzie Ridler said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also!!

Here's to health and happiness.

KathrynAntyr said...

Hello beautiful woman! Our stories sounds so similar. I started my focus on losing weight on June 30th and I'm a few pounds shy of 20 lbs. This week I've recommitted. Know that many of us share your journey. Thank you for having the courage to speak out loud.

As Holly wishes, so I too wish for her.

Here's to saying *YES!*

xoxo k

sema said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I SO wish for her also.
Holly very soon we will be seeing a new photo of you with your goal reached.All the best!
sema

Yvonne Rathbone said...

I've had times when I've hovered at a weight. I find that's when I'm building muscle, which weighs more! I'm not losing weight, but I'm getting stronger.

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her too!

Eileen said...

Holly, Simon is about 20 lbs now and I can tell you that carrying him around all day is a workout and it feels so good to put him down at some point. So you really have shed a significant extra effort on your entire bodily systems ... congratulations are in order and just choose another # as you work your way to lightening the workout on all your moving parts! Hoping your wishes come true!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also!! But I think 20 pounds is wonderful - in 4 months!! That's downright phenomenal.

Lynn

Stefanie said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I truly wish for her as well. (says Stefanie as she is munching on a bacon and brie sandwich and wondering why she can't fit into her jeans.)

Wishing you nothing but goodness and peace.

beth said...

it's all in the journey sweetie....an uphill climb as the song goes....and if you want to move those mountains, you will...I know you will !!

keep your head up...you can do this if you really want it bad enough....YES YOU CAN !

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

How can you possibly struggle with anything at all? Every comment and everything I know of you is beautiful and witty. I hope for your recommitment so that we can continue to have that fire bomb of a personality around for a long time. I selfishly hope this for you and for my continued entertainment.

KnittingJourneyman said...

As YOU wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well, with all my heart…

Joanne said...

I see Dear Alix posted a comment and with her usual wisdom that comes from "she who has walked the walk" and I listen to her talk. Every day I look to her for support and it helps me move forward each day - one day at a time. I know where you are at right now - months of doing things right - 20 pounds is a HUGE reward - I take every ounce as my reward. Every pair of pants that are looser than what they were last month. Every thing. I jnst have this feeling that I am ruling this lifestyle change I am not allowing the lifestyle change to rule me - and maybe - no actually this time it will work!!!

Kris said...

the best of luck to you on your journey. I'm struggling with the onset of the holiday season approaching!

WrightStuff said...

Sounds like you've done some serious yes work already. Say yes to losing those pounds and no to chocolate - hard, I know, but you have all this wonderful support behind you. Next time you reach for a chip or cake - remember, we are watching!!

spottedwolf said...

Maybe you shouldn't attribute your happiness to your weight.....at all Hollygurl.....then the self-defeatist habit has little to grasp onto and cannot undermine the idea of patience and resolve.

Panther is a time of self-affirmation at its most potent potential. Anything less is ignoring the danger of the 'panther'..........

joyce said...

Content in your body..that's the key to true happiness.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Cheering you on from my vacation.
I love you girl. Hang in there.
xo

Vanyvalu said...

As you wish for yourself, so i wish for you also!
Blessings and hoping you´re always healthy and vibrant.

Ribbon said...

I wish for Holly to focus on what she wants rather than what she doesn't want.

Big love to you Holly....
I know that you are more than capable of achieving your goals.

Here's a big hug for what you've done so far :)

xo Ribbon

Ribbon said...

ps...
Holly how do I join in on the wishing circle..
just a thought :)

Beverley Baird said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also!!
I admire you - you are losing weight and heading towards your goal.
A big YES to achieving all you want to achieve!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her too!
Yes. You can do it !! And you did it.

Jane said...

You GO Holly!! I love your wishes. I just started walking 5 miles every morning. My legs are soar but I'm happy for the workout. As you wish for yourself today, I wish for you too.

Karen D said...

Way to go Holly, 20 pounds is fantastic. I have the same thing happen when I am dieting, I tend to get overwhelmed by the amount i still have left to lose and forgot to give myself credit for what I have done. I am here to support you in your journey as witness. As Holly wishes for herself, so I wholeheartedly wish for her also.

Grammy said...

Oh dear, big hug. you will achieve your hearts desire. it just takes time. Just don't let it take control of you.
As Holly wishes for herself, so I lovingly wish for her as well.

LeslieB said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. Less and less and less of her.

Msartist said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. I can relate to your wishes~

Sunny said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I
wish for her also.
20 pounds...Congratulations, dieting is no easy task, trust me, I know! Think positive, the slower you take it off, the longer it will stay off. I wish you continued success.
Sunny :)

Alison said...

As Holly wishes for herself I wish for her also. I KNOW what it's like, Holly. I'm at an OK place at the moment but constantly battle with my weight. I don't like being overweight and it's tough! You are a fabulous person and people love you for who you are, but I truly understand why you need to do this. Bonne chance!

Aura Violeta said...

...as Holly Wishes for Herself, so I Wish for Her :)...

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