Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I use to be so "gun oh", about using this site. I loved the people I met from joining groups that meant something to me. I lost weight and was down to 143 at one point. I became a Sparks Motivator, which thrilled me to no end. I was doing everything correctly. So what happened?
At first I blamed it on the house construction and stress, not keeping to the plan. Not entering my food intake or exercise mins., pretty sure I was just being plain lazy. I was sure I could keep the weight off all by myself. I knew what to do? Right? Knowing what to do and keeping up with that plan, is a whole other story.
I let myself slip, thinking it would be no big deal to gain a few pounds. I think it first started last Jan., 2011 when I fell down on the street. I was injured but kept going because I wanted to do my first 5K. I completed that in June, 2011, with a pretty good time. Now I decided to take some time off because I had reached my goal of running a 5K, all alone, with no family support.
I joined a bowling league, met some new people and enjoyed myself. Maybe a bit too much some would say. I wasn't going to the gym as often (in fact I haven't been now since the end of Oct.) my excuse was the spain ankle I got bowling on 11/1/12. Doctor told me to keep off my foot for 10 days. I tried but I hated sitting on my butt. Got a bit depressed and ate things I shouldn't have. Kept thinking I will get back to exercising in no time. How much can a person gain in so short a time? One would be surprised. After 10 days I got an eye infection that bothered me in bright lights, so kept out of the sun and the gym. Then I got the flu for 10 days. Oh great now the whole month of Nov. was gone and I had gained over 12 pounds and this did not count the weight I had already gained back. So now it was December and Christmas was just around the corner. Too hard to think about dieting when the holidays come around. I'll get back on track after the first of the year.
Jan. started & I did great for about a week and lost 4 pounds. But once again I lost my motivation when sweets were calling to me. Ouch! I went up to 179 but was back down to 174.5, when I saw the doctor on 1/31/12. And now I have been cheating myself again at night. I do really well up till after dinner. I tell myself I did so well all day what's one little treat, only one treat leads to two treats and sometimes three. I haven't gained back the 4.5 pounds back but I do need to get myself back on track.
This is where the problem lies. I wanted to start to train for either a 5K or 10K this year. But my ankle keeps swelling up every time I do my long walks or hikes and after bowling. So no jogging or running is allowed by my doctor. He wants me to use the bikes at the gym and I agree. Only thing is I can't get myself over to the gym, again no motivation to go. I have only done a few exercise videos over the last couple of months too.
So I guess, what I am asking my SP friends is, what happens when you lose the motivation to do the right things?? Also how do I get it back??
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Thursday I was a bit tired. I went to the market and did some other errands. The day seem to just go too fast, but did do 6 loads of laundry. I took Phred for a walk that was just under 2 miles. My ankle was bothering me, so didn't get too much done.
Friday got up early and took Phred for a good 45 min. walk. Came home drank a Slimfast, took a shower & did my hair/face, headed over to the credit union. Came home, paid bills. Then my son Frank and I headed out to Lake Elsinore to meet up with my sister Doreen (Firery1), her husband Fred and my friend Sandy (Subsmith, here on Sparks). We met up at the local IHOP and I did OK on my calories because it was already afternoon and I knew I would only be eating lightly for dinner. Well that was the plan but I ate an apple for dinner and then about a hour later I was so hungry I ate Power Bar, so went over my calorie count.
Was suppose to walk this morning but the Santa Ana Winds are up again and my head was killing me. Took Phred out for a walk around 1:30pm went they slowed to a light breeze. They are already back up to breezy again. I plan on bowling tomorrow, all day for $10, so will meet up with some of the others that I bowl practice with. It is the same today but I don't walk to bowl 2 days in a row.
Did my exercising but my calories haven't been within my range for the last 2 days.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Woke up and ate a nice breakfast, then dusted the whole house, vacuumed and mopped. Time for lunch and off to the bowling alley for free Wednesday practice. Everyone I practice with showed up today including Merilyn who wasn't with us last week. Didn't do so hot in practice but trying some new stuff with my bowl that really didn't work. Some of the other better bowlers were having trouble too. I hate bowling on lanes 13/14 the pinsetter doesn't seem to put the pins down correctly. It has been a problem b/4.
Came home and took Phred for a walk. Not too far because my ankle was swollen up yet again. Then had a snack, pear.
I purchased some bison burger yesterday at the store, so made those into burgers for Frank and I. Boy are they tasty, and I learned that they do not shrink as much as reg. hamburgers do. Give it a try if you see it your store, although it is cheap.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Jeff left this morning to work in Tulare, CA until the 19th of Feb. He always takes my laptop and I have to use his desktop which is located in another room. I perfer to use my laptop because it is faster and this one takes forever to load anything. Also it freezes up now and then while you are typing, etc. So I sit and have to wait to continue, it drives me crazy.
Anyway took Phred for 2 walks today, did some cleaning again. My ankle is bothering me again, most likely from the walk yesterday ane swollen up again. I have an early mornig appointment with my doctor, so I won't be on for long tonight. Took Frank out to dinner tonight at IHOP, only have their Simply Fit Veggie Omelette with the fruit cup and a reg. 2% milk. It was under 450 cals. and I stayed within my calories with no problem. Hope everyone had a great day!
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