Monday, April 08, 2013
Well, I had lost about 5 lbs before the middle of last week. I was very happy with my progress and was actually feeling better. I had some slip-ups and things spiraled out of control. I'm working on getting back on track now and hope I can do it again.
I've joined the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge b/c that is a big problem for me. If I have one, I have it all....
I want to cut back on my sugar to control my cravings, to lose weight, and to just make some room for healthier foods since sugary foods don't last very long and I'm hungry soon after.
Well, that about sums it up. I'm pretty frustrated with myself but hope to soon get back on track.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
I intended to work on getting my mojo back last week, but I woke up sick on Monday. It kicked my butt, but I'm better now. We signed our 9 mo old up for swim class and I had to get in a swimsuit this past Saturday. Could that experience be where this different feeling is coming from? I actually feel more motivated and driven to get this right this time. I think putting that swimsuit on was almost traumatizing..lol YIKES!
I took some time this weekend and came up with a little plan that I feel is not setting me up for failure like some other plans I've made. I'm doing the bigger/longer workouts on the weekends when I have more time, which will be a big help. I also have this little chalkboard that I painted the frame of it a pretty color and it's sitting on a plate holder on my desk out there for anyone to see. It lists my weekly goal (this week is to lose 2.5 lbs) and a daily goal (yesterday's was to workout--DONE!; today's is the same). I really like this little tool, so I think that will help keep me accountable. DH thought it was cute too, so hopefully, he keeps an eye on my daily goals and helps me.
Well, things are quite busy here at work, so off I go....Have a great day everyone!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I just don't know what to do anymore....I've been trying to practice some self-discipline and make healthier choices and workout more so I can lose several pounds before my son's 1st birthday. I keep getting these huge speed bumps thrown in my way and it's just wearing me down.
First, we've begun having family drama with my husband and his 2 sisters. His mom has been diagnosed with early stage dementia and is starting to decline. They can't seem to agree and things are not going well. It's very stressful.
Second, I have a full-time job and then I have a part-time job I do at home on the computer. That has been picking up quite a bit (which is good and bad). It's left me very little time to breathe much less exercise. But the money is necessary. Yesterday, though, I got told I might have to start sharing my duties b/c I can't do anything during the day while I'm at my FT job, so now my hours will be cut, hopefully not too much, though. That way, I might have time to breate and exercise, but we won't be making the $.
Third, my husband hasn't been having full weeks lately at work. It's really hurting us.
I'm just exhausted .....
I just don't know how to get out of this. I know this stuff with his sisters is going to last quite a while, most likely. It's just so frustrating and depressing. All I want right now is to get myself on a schedule that I'm able to stick to that doesn't kill me at the same time. I'm a very structured person and I crave routine. If I'm trying to do something, ie: make a workout schedule, if I can't stick to it, I get frustrated and start to give up. I haven't had time to figure out what healthy snacks to bring to work. I know that one is probably an excuse, but the structure goes along with this as well in that I want to sit down and plan what I want, where to get it, how to make it/package it, and if I don't get a chance to do that, I just don't do it. The only thing I've really stuck to is no soda. I haven't had a soda since Jan.1....Lately, though, I'm losing so much oomph, I'm ready to just pour a 2 liter down my mouth
I'm so unhappy with myself and my body right now. I'm not one of those moms who are proud of the changes in their body since having a baby. I think I might be too vain for that....ha....But I really want to have my son's 1st bday party in May and look great or just better than I do now. I think the image I have for myself is unattainable, which is my other problem. I just don't think I'm in a good place right now and it's really upsetting....Honestly, I just want to go back to high school or college where things were so much easier. I just want a do-over to some extent...Oh well....
Thanks for reading
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Here are my goals for this week:
Fitness: work out @ least 6 days a week (I managed 4 last week)
Nutrition: *have salads with salmon for lunches M-F--I have the salmon marinating right now, so I'm working towards that
*No beer Sun-Thurs
*No McDonald's for breakfast (this has started to become an addiction--yikes!)
Motivation: *make a vision board (either virtual or real) sometime this week
*decide on rewards for meeting certain larger goals
: My goal by my son's 1st birthday in May
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Well, I did somewhat better this week than I have been. I worked out more, tried to eat better, and cut the beer to a minimum. I'm really trying to get in a workout groove, but I work a full-time job, have a 9 mo old son, and have an at-home part time job that can sometimes take a couple hours once I get home from my FT job. Needless to say I'm busy and sometimes, the workout doesn't fit. But I'm really trying to MAKE it fit.
I had hoped to lose at least a pound this week and actually felt like I did and was anxious to step on the scale.....I was wrong. I gained .5 lbs and am upset with myself. I know what I need to do, I just need to have the determination to do it. I am so miserable with myself right now that I don't understand why I don't have the determination, but it doesn't seem to be there as much as I want. Ugh...this is frustrating.
Well, I have to get to work on my new goals for this week and make it happen!
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