Monday, December 22, 2008
Well, I did do my 8 mins each morning however, my eating plan did not go well! And why oh why do I start some new routine the week of TOM??? So needless to say this week could have been an all out disaster, I did gain :( then the last couple of days I went back to my start weight, ugh. So I am back to where I started! This week I will try harder. I am adding in 2 20min powerwalks this week. I will be out of town next weekend and I'm not sure how easy it will be to stay on track. I weighed in today instead of Sat and I had a small loss to record.
week 2: Day 9 180.0
Monday, December 15, 2008
I am starting over this week with a new determination! My hectic schedule will be lighter for the next 4 weeks so I am going to use this time for renewal, to take care of ME. It has been so long since I have done anything healthy for myself. I am disappointed at all the time I lost and the progress I lost. But I can't look back, it's time to look ahead and not dwell on my mistakes. I need some focus to get started so I went to the library and stumbled across "8 minutes in the Morning" by Jorge Cruise, a book I am familiar with. So I am committing to exercise a different part of the body everyday (6 days) for 8 minutes. That seems doable, surely I can wake up 8-10 minutes early everyday! So, watch the progress. It will be difficult to get back into these habits, especially logging my food, ugh!!
"The future depends on what we do in the present." -Mahatma Gandhi
Week 1, Day 1- 181.4
(weigh-in on Sat.)
Sunday, October 05, 2008
I haven't been real honest with myself, among other things, this past summer--up to the present. I have been gaining back all the progress I have made this past year and blaming it on stress and lack of time in my schedule (which has been true). But when I reflected on what I WAS doing when I was LOSING, I found an interesting discovery: here is the gist of it. I used to log my food, I used to walk or do strength exercises 4 out of 7 days, I used to eat more fruits/veggies than carbs/meat, I used to drink at least 80oz. of water daily, I used to NOT eat fast food or restaurant food more than once a week, I used to see progress with my weight loss!!
I lost all the GOOD habits I gained in the beginning of my weight loss and thought I could still do it. How ridiculous is that?! I don't really know how to get myself back to it, it's much harder now that I have been through it, I feel like a failure but I don't want to leave it at that. I have "re-committed" several times but not stuck to it so I am confused on what to do but realize I need to get back on track. It's a struggle in my head cuz I feel like I can't give up (whatever) but on the flip side I feel like I don't need this (whatever). So, I am still here, wanting to continue but struggling to make it work. Maybe you have felt this way at some point and can offer me some help!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I keep making promises to get back on track and can't seem to make myself. Broken promises are terrible morale boosters! Today I took a walk with my daughter. Yes, it was HOT and STICKY and our pace and distance was less than I would normally do but I think it was a good start. I feel good now. I don't know if I will make my 15 pound goal by Aug 25 being that I had gained 2 lbs. since I made that goal, ugh! And I don't plan to stress about a goal. If I do my best until then, I will have some weight loss progress and that is good enough for now. Each time I fail at a goal I just seem to give up, telling myself it's no use. So I'll just have to take this one day at a time. Making my choices for today alone. Tomorrow is another day and not worth fretting over.
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