Friday, July 16, 2010

Building, Building, Building

I was so happy yesterday - getting back to exercising, eating well, I mean everything just came together to be great.  Then this morning, I am feeling happy, energetic, fabulous.  I know when I am feeling sick, lazy, all of those bad things it's just a circle and I hope this one is too, that one good day will just propel me into the next!  In fact, I updated my letter to let myself know how happy I am so that I remember for next time that this works and I feel great!

Here is how I did yesterday:
Burned 2480 calories
Consumed 1422 calories
Deficit of 1058 calories

So there's that :) I feel like eating more than a thousand or so calories gives me a LOT of energy for the next day.  I woke up not feeling tired, ready for my day and really just like a whole other person.

I was thinking about all of the happy things I wanted to talk about in today's blog.  My scale for the past few days has been so good to me.  My dress is too big.  I am carrying over from my yesterday, which included only nice conversations with awesome people.  The whole day!

It occurs to me that every day I am finding new ways to think about the weight loss journey I'm on.  Sometimes it's rough seas, sometimes it's a marathon,'s a lego tower.  Bear with me, as the more I think of it the more this makes sense (and makes me want to buy legos).

Every time I put on a dress that needs to be taken in I add a lego block.  Every time I see even a tenth of a pound lost or a quarter inch lost it's more blocks.  Get farther walking up the stairs before I stop for a break? Another block.  Big victories call for big blocks but even the little victories call for a little something to add to the tower.  And some days I'm looking at my lego tower thinking of how far I have to go - after all by the time I'm done I am going to be looking down at my old self from so far away!

And then some days I'm staring at my pitiful tower beginnings wondering how far I have left to go.

Some days I feel like I don't know what I'm doing...

And some days I feel like I haven't done anything at all yet.

You can apply almost any metaphor to losing weight but this one seems right to me.  I have all of the building blocks (literally) that I need to go ahead and complete my journey and the days that I'm feeling bad...all I'm doing is demolishing the thing that I worked so hard to put together.  So here we go, hopefully ahead to another stretch of feeling great, adding to my tower quickly and carefully so that I don't knock it over, creating a good foundation so that I don't ever end up back at ground level.

Now I want to go out and buy a lego set.  I'm so happy and grateful for all of you.  I say it often but you mean so much to me.  I hope you all have your fabulous towers building up and up today :)


Midori Mighty Warrior said...

I love the concept of using Legos :) Good to know that you're feeling fabulous & happy!

Fat Girl vs. World said...

Legos are much more stable than Jenga.

I'm glad you've eaten over 1400 calories :P Keep it up!

Ali said...

I know your lego tower will end up very tall and strong. I love lego!

Brigitte said...

Firstly, I love when you are happy!

The lego metaphor is brilliant. I view my tower as rebuilding from a destructive little boy! He may have punched a few holes into it but I am closing the gaps!

You will build the most amazing (pink and girly) tower out there!

karen said...

I don't think I'll look at John's new Lego set in the same way again! He'll probably look at me funny when I try to steal a bunch of them for my own tower, though :)

Shalina said...

Hey Kyoko! I found you on Blog to Lose and thought I'd come by and say hi. I live right near you in Concord! Small world :)

I just added your blog to my reader. You can find mine here:

I look forward to following your journey!

KyokoCake said...

Thanks all! I am loving my lego tower and totally built it up this weekend :)

@shalina - welcome!!

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