Monday, February 08, 2010
I decided yesterday, after a good old pigout, that today is the day that I will get back on track.
A couple of things happened to lead me up to this decision (eventually I'll decide whether I should share them all).
The good thing is that I recognize that I've made this pledge before (something I know I've done many, many times in the past). I even recognize what it was that I have and haven't been doing to be where I am right now.
I haven't weighed myself in a couple of weeks -- I know there's going to be a gain -- I'll weigh in tomorrow morning, and that'll be my re-starting point.
I've decided not to go on about what I did, what I should have done and what I will do. I'm going to take things one step at a time. This is my first step. Coming back and blogging my intention.
I'll be back tomorrow to blog again.
I'm sharing some photos of the Winterlude festival that's taking place in Canada's capital, Ottawa, Ontario.
Entries completed by children:
Entries by adults (still in progress at the time I took the photos)
And finally, my background photo, which I took by the falls -- this is the ice that forms around the falls.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Starting weight: 251.2 (This is a result of the bread I ate yesterday ... ugh... )
And finally... some "before" photos.... (I still have my halloween hair... which is not going to be for much longer... lol...)
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Weigh in on Saturday morning showed a good drop for the week -- and I'm proud of myself for staying on track -- but I have to remember that this is weight that I had already shed and that I re-gained -- so, although it's a victory, if I hadn't fallen off the wagon, I would be even closer to my goal than I am now. I'm reminding myself that I have to be on my toes if I want to get this done!
Saturday was another tough day -- and I did go over my daily intake for food (it was the home made bread that did it) -- but... I did manage to drink all my water, and I shovelled snow, which accounted for 35 minutes of cardio.
I know I could have done better -- I could have forgone the extra slice of bread, and I could have gotten in at least another 30 minutes of cardio. So, knowing this, effective immediately, I am now going to eliminate the "could have" attitude and replace it with "I DID IT". It's the only way that I'm going to achieve my goals.
Today is the first day of the Spark Bootcamp, and I am looking forward to it. It's going to be a good year for me, and I'm already starting it off on the right track. The bootcamp will help to keep me on that path to my new goal -- to drop 50 pounds by my birthday in October. At 247.8 as of Saturday's weigh-in, my goal weight is 197.8 pounds. 14.8 of those pounds are new -- so they'll be easy to shed -- I am convinced that the new fat hasn't had a chance to get comfortable and solidify yet!
I can do this! I am ready!
In the morning, I'll record my measurements and take a 'before' photograph for tracking purposes for the bootcamp.
Here's today's photo, taken at about 2 a.m. on Saturday -- it's the tree in front of my house...
Friday, January 01, 2010
Well, I did really well yesterday, in spite of the festivities. Today was different, though... lol... I started off the day with a pounding sinus headache (not a hangover -- I didn't overdo it with the consumption of alcohol!)... My choices for meals weren't exactly that great. I went over my intake by about 600 calories, which isn't that bad. I am proud of myself for stopping myself before I got too carried away. I managed to surpass the recommended water intake, which is good -- I was actually craving water!
So with the new year comes the big question -- what resolutions should I make for myself for the year? I've been giving this some thought, and I haven't quite pinpointed any one specific thing, so here's a list of what I'm going to be considering throughout the upcoming year:
- Stay on track with my eating, my water and my cardio
- Do the daily challenges that are posted for the Spark Your Body Bootcamp that I joined
- Declutter my life - get rid of anything that I don't need, or that is detrimental to my success
- Work more on the crafts that I used to love doing so much
All of these are within my capabiities -- with some effort, I can achieve all of them, although some will be easier than others to complete. I guess over the year, I'll revisit my list and take inventory of what I've completed and what I'm accomplished -- and take note of what I need to do more work on.
So there it is -- my plan for 2010.
Today's photo is of a centrepiece that was on the table at an event I went to. I thought it was pretty.
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