Sunday, June 13, 2010
It's been a while since I've blogged. I have a different job now and really like it. I spent a few too many weeks celebrating leaving the old jod and (separately) celebrating the new job. During this time of celebration, I threw caution to the wind regarding exercise, eating right, drinking enough water and alcohol consumption.
I've told people I gained back 10 of the 25 pounds I lost last year. Well, truth is, I gained closer to 15 of those 25 back since January. Sure, I'm glad to have lost the 25, but need to stop that trend before I've regained all the weight back. Clearly I need to be more conscientious of behaviors that cause me to gain weight.
I call myself doing the Curves Food Management System, but haven't really stuck to that, either. Biggest problem? Lack of food preparation. My lunches are usually pretty good, but I have the biggest struggle with planning what to eat for dinner. I haven't taken the time to come up with a game plan.
Maybe I'm a little slow, but I do a terrible job of putting me as a priority on my list of things to do. I'm really bad with being what I call a TV zombie. Lately, I've actually turned the TV off more. Or weeknights after work, I don't turn it on until a few hours after I've been home. This isn't something that happens every day, but it's happening more often and that is my victory! I seem to have more time to do things around the house (clean), pay bills, etc.
I still lack continued focus. My mind is everywhere I need to be, but my focus is not. There's a quote from one of The Three Stooges shorts that says, "Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was Syracuse." Weight loss doesn't happen overnight. It's the result of many efforts. I believe in starting small and building on achievable successes. Hmm. I think I'll go have a salad.