Monday, April 18, 2016

Little Baby Ninja Steps

So I decided that Mondays will be the day of reflection,  penance and renewal.

Reflection of how I did the previous week.

Penance for the missteps made.

Renewal to trod forward… 

Since I just started Thursday, I don't have a full week under my tight belt, but I did take some little bitty baby Ninja steps in my "Ninja-No-Nonsense-Don't-Pass-the-Wedding Cake" weight loss challenge aka The Ninja Diet.

First I read some inspiring articles I found on Pinterest, and from what I gleaned, here are some of my baby Ninja steps:

Step 1… One article suggested an ap called Plant Nanny. I promptly downloaded it but then promptly deleted it and then downloaded it again. It was supposed to get me to drink more water, but I had some difficulty in figuring out how to change the drinking cut size so I deleted it. But I thought I really didn't give it a fair shake, so I'm going to try and go for a week. We shall see. (Drinking lots of water apparently is key, key, key in losing weight.)  

Step 2… I decided to start my own weight loss Pinterest board as a quick reference and perhaps some inspiration.

Step 3…I scrolled through a bunch of old photos of me on my iPhone and decided--as if I needed confirmation--that yep… I'm a bit portly and NO, I really don't like the way I look.

Step 4…I started verbal affirmations (which I consider to be rather silly). I figure it falls under the "Fake-It-Til-You-Make It" category and all that visualization hooey malooey. So I've been telling myself such things as: "I look better after that water aerobics class!" "I feel better after that water aerobics class." "I am not hungry!" "I can do this!" "I don't need that tasty square of chocolate." 

Silly? You betcha! But hey, this is The Ninja Diet. No one is here but me…

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The "Ninja-No-Nonsense-Don't-Pass-the-Wedding Cake" weight loss challenge

Well this blog really was quite the epic fail since it's been almost four years since I've written anything.

Jeepers creepers! An awful lot has happened since then… And weight loss wise, let's just underscore the awful part. There's been some losing weight, and then gaining weight, and then losing and then gaining and then… well you get the drift.

Of my three blogs, this one (like my self of steam) suffers the most. It barely has any followers and not many page views. So why kick start it back up?  Well, Missy, it's quite simple: I have a wedding coming up. No, not mine, silly. One of my daughters is getting married, and well, I'd like to be thinner.

A lot thinner.

A lot less Rubenesque.


I'm not really sure sure how I'm going to accomplish all this except I know it has to involve more exercise, less food, probably less chocolate and more than a dash of determination.

And apparently, I'm going to do it ninja style because whatever readers I once had have fallen by the wayside. Oddly enough, I take some comfort in the anonymity, and yet, I still feel some accountability. Go figure.

Four years ago, I was in the midst of my "Frying-in-my-own-fat" weight loss challenge. Ya gotta love a clever title.

So just in case someone is out there, welcome to my "Ninja-No-Nonsense-Don't-Pass-the-Wedding Cake" weight loss challenge. Whew! That's a mouthful. I guess we could just call it the "Ninja Diet" for short.

Let the games begin, and the may the odds ever be in my favor…