I have been plugging along with some good days and some not so good days. I got away from blogging as it was just too much to do it daily for a while.
I am still working on getting my water intake increased to 20 glasses a day. Yesterday I didn't drink any water. That isn't good but it isn't the normal. I have been getting 12 to 16 glasses most days so that is good. I just have the occasional slip up.
My weight has been up and down. It is mostly because I have had some internal system failures (yes I have been watching Star Trek again!). I haven't had any warp core breaches or plasma spills but I became aware of some problems with my eating that were causing issues that affected my weight. I was able to fix it but fell back into it again (a few times). Now I am making some big changes to my eating and I am going to stick with it as I feel better and I don't have the system issues.
Exercise, well it has gone from dancing to house cleaning. I finally made the decision to follow the FLYlady plan to get my house cleaned and organized. It is going well. I am developing routines and the family seems to be slowly getting involved as well. I am seeing that as I am accomplishing things around the house, I am feeling better myself and making better choices in the area of my eating. It is interesting how having things cleaned up in the house can help keep me on track with my health.
I am feeling really good about where things are going right now. I am also getting out of the house more and that has made my hubster very happy. He said he was concerned about me not leaving the house. He is also complimenting me on things that I am accomplishing around the house and how I look. He is noticing and that makes me happy!
Tracking seems to be an on again off again thing. I really have to work on being consistent with my tracking. It is so helpful to be able to look back at what you ate. If I don't track, I can't see what I did to cause the weight gain or loss. The mind doesn't always remember what I ate a week ago! lol
So that is an update on where I am. I didn't want you to think I fell off the face of the earth! lol
I thought I better check in before someone sends out the posse to find me!
The weekend was great! I spent lots of time with my family. We didn't go to the town festivities because it was so hot but we did catch the fireworks.
Now for the GOOD, THE BAD & THE DOWN RIGHT UGLY!
Tracking - I didn't.
Exercise - I didn't. I am sensing a theme here! Okay I did a few minutes of dancing on Friday but when I say a few...I mean like 3 minutes.
Water - I did get 8 glasses consistently each day. I needed a lot more than that though because it is really hot.
Plain and simple, I got lazy.
I could sit here and say that it was the holiday or that I wasn't feeling well or that I was busy but the truth of the matter is at I was lazy and I didn't want to do it.
I am not proud of myself when I say that. In fact, I am embarrassed to have to say it. I had planned to do one blog for those days since I was busy but I didn't plan to be a schumpy bump on the log when it came to my goals!
Today is a new day and I am doing well. I will be back later to give my report!
I spent the day watching the Southwest Believers Convention online. I have been watching all week and it has been fantastic. I got my exercise in during the worship music! Not only did I get in the exercise but I did 15 minutes of dancing so I reached my increased goal!
Tracking - within calorie range -
Water - I only drank 4 glasses today.
I am going to have to really pump up the water tomorrow since it has been really hot here. I am shooting for 16 glasses tomorrow.
I get to go to bed much earlier than usual tonight! I am so excited. I don't get to go to bed before midnight very often. Looks like Marlie is tired too. I think she just went to sleep on the sofa!
Today there are no cute pictures. There are no cute sayings or jokes. Today was NOT how I wanted to start week 2 but here we go.
Tracking With in calorie range - Nope not at all
Exercise = Didn't happen
Weigh In = Last Week 342.4
Current = 338.4
Pounds lost 4
I am a bit disappointed in how this day went as far as my goals but I have been in an online convention and it is pretty much all day so by the evening, I am pretty tired. This convention goes through Saturday. I have got to make time for my exercise as it is important to my plan.
I got caught up in the crappy food that my daughter brought home today. Not good. I just didn't fight it off at all. I just jumped right in and ate.
I am 8.4 pounds away from my first goal. I am so excited!
Well this post is a simple and plain post but I wanted to get it in. Now I am off to bed.
It is the end of week 1 and I have to say that I am SO glad that I did this challenge. I am learning things about myself. I am feeling so much better about myself and this journey.
I could get down on myself for not being further along since I have been at it for over 2 years. I could whine and cry about the extra weight that I gained. I could just throw in the towel and say "MEH I have fought this weight all my life and I just keep getting fatter". Believe me, I have thought about giving up so many times but I can't give up.
I have to get healthy. I have so many things that I want to do. I have so many things that I want to prove to myself. I have talked a good game so I need to take those words and put them into action. I was there before so I know that the fire is still there! It might be smoldering but I can see that it is growing. This time, I will make it to my goal!
So without further adieu, here is how Day 7 went:
Tracking and in calorie range
NEXT WEEK'S PLAN
So for next week, I am going to stick with the same goals. I do want to increase my exercise to 15 minutes so I will work on that. The main thing is to get the exercise in and to do at least 10 minutes. Adding the 5 minutes will just keep me building and moving forward.
Another thing I am going to focus on is positive affirmations/quotes to keep those negative thoughts at bay.
Today's NSV - My hubster said that he is noticing that I have more energy! Woo Hoo! I love it!
Well, my daughter should be home soon so I can go to bed so I am gonna get going so I can get to bed right after she gets here. I am not the only one that was tired. Marlie went into the bedroom and laid down in the doorway and went to sleep. The hubster thought she might have had a problem so he woke her up to see if she was okay. She was fine just sleepy. About 15 minutes later, she was back on the floor asleep!