Monday, July 26, 2010
Well this has been a long time coming. I am sure I have been retaining water with the heat and some hormone issues but this was getting to be a real downer. JUST squeaked by into the 180's but I'll take it. I'm a fingernail away from being able to claim a new charm on the bracelet of loss but am deciding if I can claim that too, as I seriously need the motivation. Like .1 pound away. I do believe I will take the new charm today as this is all about motivation and if I were to go potty right now I'd surely make it!
I would love to see this decade of pounds pass by a lot faster than the 190's did. That was tough. Long, long periods of stagnation and no loss despite very vigilant exercise and tracking. I'm going to need to consider the fact that I'm too vigilant, that I need breaks more often.
In fact, the only thing that has changed this weekend was that I got sick, a UTI, nasty, and for the time of the weekend, swore off the exercise and strength training for the two days hoping a bit of rest would help in killing the infection. Maybe it has done some good.
It is awfully easy to swing too far in one or the other direction, either doing nothing at all, lots of us have been THERE, or doing too much, which is an easy thing for me to do too.
So, this week, as I certainly don't want to be stuck with this urinary tract infection, I will tone things down a bit. See where that leads me. I often have a voice in the back of my head saying--you do too much exercise for the calories you are eating, so the solution there is to up the calories a bit, not always as easy as it sounds, or back off on the exercise. I'm thinking a combo approach, I couldn't completely give up on the cardio and strength training, but I can back off a bit.
Any wisdom for me out there?