Saturday, November 20, 2010
I am in a November challenge. The overall goal was to lose five pounds by Thanksgiving. I won't make that goal. The underlying aspects of the challenge were to eat within calorie range, drink 8 or more glasses of water, get in activity and encourage a team member. On most of these things individually I failed. Though the challenge wasn't a total waste of my time.
In the course of the last month I have set up a system to have balanced meals in place daily. I have joined a gym until May 19, 2011 (when in WI it should not be snowing). Since joining the gym I have exercised both days (I know that is small but I did it and am proud of it!!) I have been drinking more water. I have gotten my BP and IBS in check. I have changed my attitude to I want to be a healthy weight for ME!! I signed up to walk a 2K on Thanksgiving morning (paid the money so can't back out now).
I am not sure what my next weight goal will be after Thanksgiving. I do know that I am going to lose weight and continue to get healthy. This has been a long year. I have learned so much about myself. I have learned the value of healthy boundaries. I have learned to like and accept myself a little more. I have learned to NEVER, EVER settle for anything but my goals ever again.
I know this is not the end. Might just be another beginning.