Sunday, November 24, 2013
The scene: last night, getting ready to go to a party
The problem: The one dress I have that still fits has a stain on the front I hadn't noticed. What to wear?
The action: Going through dozens of outfits, either they don't fit, look awful, aren't dressy enough
Solution: Lose some weight so I can wear the other dresses and clothes
Solution 2: Get rid of clothes that probably will never fit me again, and if they do, they'll be totally out of style!
Sunday, November 03, 2013
So I keep *saying* that I'm going to get on track, but yet, somehow....
Enough. I'm not getting younger. This is never going to get easier. I am not going to get fit by wishing it so.
Recent positive steps:
- ordered a new spin bike to replace the treadmill that died
- joined Dietbetter.com and put some actual cash money on my ability to lose weight
- re-started recording food and exercise
- am drinking a big glass of water, and had an apple
- worked through a few things on SP to remind myself of my goals
I need also to figure out a reward for myself for meeting my goal of losing 4% of body weight be December 2. Hmmm, ideas?
Monday, October 28, 2013
So the Sparkcoach is telling me to write about three accomplishments of the week. This is a great practice, of course, as I tend to focus on what I didn't do right, as opposed to what I did do right.
It was a challenging week--I got back from China on Wednesday, so I was jetlagged and out of sync with eating and exercising right. In fact, all I want to do is sleep. Still.
But, here are three things I did right last week:
1. Cut out alcohol while recovering from jetlag. I don't need anything else slowing me down (and I never need the extra calories)
2. Made a work plan and stuck to it, even though it felt overwhelming
3. Found time to relax and play music with friends
Okay, time to face the week: lots more work, including preparing to give a webinar at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. 6 a.m. Time to get over the jetlag.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
So, I set a goal to get to 150 by the time I leave for China, Oct. 12.
That goal is looking harder to hit, as I lost a pound last week, but am already feeling stalled.
In my usual fashion, was thinking about throwing in the towel. But seriously, even if I lose only a couple more pounds before I leave, that will be a couple pounds lost. The goal is not the issue. Progress is the point, and I have to keep progress, not an arbitrary number in mind.
I will keep at it. I will lose as much as I can by Oct. 12. I might surprise myself. I might not.. But it's not just one goal that matters. It's the long term.
Monday, September 23, 2013
So, down a pound since I got more serious. Just 1. ONE! I'm happy about one.
The focus on increasing exercise, plus starting to record again--but just using paper and pencil has been a bit of a turnaround. I was getting weary of recording on the computer, so a little notebook, and write it down. It makes it seem like it's less work (that's probably just me).
Other changes this week--less alcohol (always a help) and a new approach to eating on teaching days -- a large brunch, including fruit around 10:30 or 11, then I can make it through classes to an earlyish dinner without any problems. I teach through lunch hour, and it's always a challenge since I'm miserable about bringing lunch.
This week, I plan for more of the same and then some. It's always surprising to me how much losing weight can feel so motivating. (Conversely, it's depressing how not losing weight is so de-motivating.) And, I need to return to this blog post to remind myself that doing the right thing actually works.
That said, I have some challenges this week--dinner out with my newish editor on Tuesday, and music classes Wed/Thu (where there is always beer and whiskey). But, I avoided overdoing last week with some of the same challenges, I shall do so again.
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