Saturday, January 18, 2014
Just an update to my last blog about honesty. Not only did I not follow through, but I've added pounds and consequently, more work to do. Today I updated my weight, got a starting weight for my team's challenge, and put it all out there. Frustrating to find that my clothes are not fitting well and the weight keeps creeping up there. I know that I can and will move forward, putting all this behind me. I don't feel like I'm starting over, because I don't feel as if I ever quit...just screwed it up for awhile! Today is going well. I will work hard to make the evening go well, too (my worst time of the day)! Planning on having a good week, and I'm doing this by planning for the week! Hope you have one, too.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
and Iím having trouble getting out again.
You really didn't think I was digging by hand, did you?
Poor choices, limited exercise (other than cleaning and purging the basement and closets), way, way too much restaurant eating and blah, blah, blah! It has done me in. Like a lot of us, I start every day with great intentions, but along the way life jumps in and the hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper. Of course, I know how to get out: STOP DIGGING! The more I dig, the deeper it gets! So, if ever there is a time for me to put into practice all the things I know to do, it is now, before things get even more out of control.
Iíve learned to never say this wonít happen again, as it seems to regardless of all the things I do say or promise myself. I just know I donít want to undo all the work Iíve done over the past couple of years. Instead, I want and need to continue to work towards my goal of reaching a happy and healthy weight, and then move on to learning how to maintain in that place.
So, just for todayÖno more digging! Just working a little harder than I have been, and then I will work harder still. Come along, friends! Together we will get to that happy and healthy place!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Well, I guess in truth, I was the one doing the attacking. In spite of my best plans and intentions, I'm fallen quite short with maintaining healthy eating and exercise. I've gotten my stretching done each day for the 5% challenge, but no real exercise other than 3,000 -4,000 steps. I even had to estimate that one day as the Fitbit said I had 28, which I knew was terribly wrong as I knew I had more steps than that just going to the restrooms!! LOL!
So, the shake? Stopped at a McDonald's for a restroom break since we were traveling roads with no rest stops. Naturally, with the 17th right around the corner, one of the shamrock shakes started chasing me. Unfortunately, I let it catch me instead of chasing me right out the door. This is me running, but not fast enough! And to think there was even a SP daily blog about this very shake the other day!!!
Wednesday and Thursday were filled with DH's "healthy" snacks of M&M peanuts and Pringles. I blame it on him, but no one was holding a gun to my head making me eat them. Today I didn't have anyone to blame but myself. Riding long distances in a car seems to take every bit of common sense out of me and take me on the short road to bad choices and apathy. We won't get home until a week from today. I hope I survive that long and I can begin to get myself focused and turned back onto the path of healthy living! Wish me luck!!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
are packed up and ready to go! We're leaving in the morning for our very long ride home to Iowa from Arizona via south Texas!! Lots of miles, lots of riding and possibly way too much togetherness over a period of 10 days of being confined TOGETHER in the car! I can do this, I can do this...really, I can do this!
I've bought fresh fruit, baby carrots, low-sodium V8 juice and yogurt to eat for some of our meals. I have hard boiled eggs for the first few days. I have a plan to get some exercise each day. I can do this...really, I can!
I had hoped we could go straight home, but this is one time DH is getting his way with the plans. A visit to some long-time friends and a few relatives is probably a good idea, but for me the issue is that I just want to go home since we've been gone since last November. But, I can do this!
Stay tuned...I'll try to check in and let you know how we're managing all this travel/riding time.
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