Friday, December 05, 2008
As part of strategy 4, action step 1, I'm supposed to write about a trouble goal. I've never had a "weight problem" per se. I gained 10 lbs over a short period and wanted to get it off. I've done that and the required changes came pretty easy. But I have the toughest time getting to the gym. It's not that I don't want to go. I do. I enjoy working out. I feel good about the changes in my body. Stuff just keeps coming up! I got a job. Then I got sick a couple weeks ago and a couple of weeks before that. Now, I've spent the last week trying to finish my thesis in a week b/c we were told we had a year to complete it, then we were told it had to be completed and defended by Dec 20th! So we've eaten out every day this week b/c my husband worked the evening shift all week and I couldn't spear the time to cook. Needless to say, I didn't go to the gym. Today will be my second time this week and it should be my third. By the way, I've caught the cold that's been hanging on to my husband and son for a month. I'm hoping to run it out of my body today and failure could mean even more difficulty getting to the gym.
It's 11 days until my birthday, when I'm supposed to be down to 135. I'm at 139 so it might be doable. Whether I reach that number or not, I've lost 15 pounds so I know the rest will come off. It's just a matter of time, literally.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I weighed in today and wasn't sure what to expect. I finally figured out why I was sick. I can't eat fiber. I tried to cut back, a Fiber One bar one day, Kashi cereal another day, etc. It still didn't work. I also had the added problem of being allergic to scents and have a co-worker who bathes in it. So it took a minute to figure out what was making me sick.
Anyway, I got on the scale this morning and lost 2 lbs! I've learned that I lose weight whether I workout or not. Not sure how that works, but I'm good with it. So I'm down to my last 4 lbs. My original goal was 130 and I switched to 135 when I let the doubters get to me. Now I actually might reach my initial goal anyway. I know I can spare 5 more lbs but the difference will be losing it without a deadline so I don't feel pressure. As long as I continue what I've been doing, I'll be fine.
In the spirit of success, I decided to start training for a 5K. I'm using the 8 week plan on SparkPeople but I ran a mile today, so I'm starting on week 2. A friend of mine told me the gym here sponsors a run once a month so I'm looking at the end of January. I'm so hyped!
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