Thursday, May 27, 2010
Hi my SparkPeople! Good news, bad news, and OMG news!!! Let me tell the bad news before the good then finish off with the OMG news. BAD=May has NOT been my month. I haven't been exercising or eating like I know I should. GOOD=Thankfully, I haven't gained any weight. As a matter of a fact, I've continued to lose weight but inches lost have slowed. Luckily, I know why.
BAD=Also, my hot flashes are back. GRRRRRR!!! Oh how I hate them! I guess I could be perimenopausal. I'm 37 years old which, according to my limited research, is in the age range of the onset of perimenopause. I also read that exercise can offset the symptoms of perimenopause and that by exercising for 30 minutes or more on 3-4 days per week, I can reduce these symptoms. Guess what? When I was exercising regularly, the hot flashes went away. Yet, this month as my exercising has slowed almost to a halt, they are back with a vengeance. So, I know I need to get my butt back in gear and I will!!! My oldest daughter paid my gym membership for June as my Mother's Day gift. Kinda sweet, huh? She has her moments. LOL.
Okay, now on to the OMG news!!! On my lunchbreak today, I went to the mall to try on some summer dresses. I can fit into some size 10 dresses!!! Do you understand me??? Size 10s!!! That's my goal size!!! Now, the size 10 was snug...although I've seen some people strut in dresses that were as tight or tighter. The point is that I can actually fit into a size 10 dress, zip it up and everything!!! WoW!!! I am so close to where I want to be!!! My body won't stop even if my mind signed off for a short time period. My body is telling me that I've come to far to give up now!!! That's why I've continue to lose weight despite my laziness and nonchalance with making better food choices. The reasons for me to press on and continue my healthy lifestyle outweigh the reasons that I could think of to give up so I'm still hanging in here. Who knows??? Size 10s might eventually be too big for me. LOL.
Friday, May 07, 2010
Hi my SparkPeople! I rededicated myself to my quest for a healthier lifestyle and a lower body weight at the end of July 2009. The 2 things that I had to give up completely were Pepsis and honeybuns b/c they were and still are my addictions. I was eating 2 or 3 honeybuns a day and drinking at least a 20 oz. Pepsi per day. I stopped going to gas stations b/c that's where I always fell weak and bought them. Well, this morning I stopped by the gas station and bought a honeybun and a grape soda. I ate the whole honeybun & I drank half of the soda.
I knew that I was messing up and I still did it. Why did I do this? I hadn't eaten a honeybun since late July 2009, 9 months ago. I can't go back down this road. I've come too far. I must stop this now before one honeybun becomes 2 then 3 then back to a daily habit. I'm disappointed in myself. My whole mindset has been off for a couple of weeks now which lead me to this breaking point. I have got to get back on the wagon! I haven't been exercising as much as I should. I've been eating out much more than I should. It's like I'm sabotaging myself. Oddly enough, my weight is still coming down slowly. It's like I'm being given a break but I know that unless I do what I need to do, I'll start to gain the weight back and then I'll get depressed then I'll be right back at square 1. NO WAY!
There's a 5K next weekend and I'm signing up for it. Though I haven't been training like I had in the past, I'm going to do it. If my time is slower, that's okay, at least I will be back in the game. Also, now that I'm out of college for the summer, I have more free time. I will get a plan of action together for exercise right after work. I know what to do and I'll do it! Damn those blasted honeybuns! They won't beat me!
So here I am...I fell down but I'm getting right back up! Your support is really needed right now. Thanks SP friends.
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