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Stepping through the gate


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I really let myself get derailed this past month. First I stopped swimming because the baby was getting bit by too many mosquitoes and it was too hot for her to be outside in her playpen. Then my busy days led me to stop tracking food. Then I started late-night emotional eating that was probably just thirst. A triple whammy! Instead of losing the 6 pounds I was hoping for, I gained 2 back. It's not a disaster, but it's more of a setback than I'd like... I read in one of the SparkMails recently that the difference in achievement between optimists and pessimists is that where pessimists see a brick wall, optimists see a gate to open and step through. So here I am, reaching for the latch on the gate.

I need to get re-motivated to exercise daily. I need to set aside other projects and make food journaling a priority instead of taking a back seat. And I need to reach for the water bottle at night instead of food. If I promise myself to make those things happen I will follow through, so here goes. I promise to rededicate myself to the successful steps that have helped me so much already. My mini-goal is to lose another 10 pounds by September 25. Signing off now to start the process and make that happen!!
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BOWFIRE 9/7/2010 7:18PM

  That promise fell through, but I won't let myself get down about it. This month was rife with conflict with our teen daughter, and dealing with her very important issues was more important than my weight, which is no longer as problematic as it once was. But before the weight becomes a problem again, I need to get back on track. I need to reach out to my doctor again for the help and motivation I need. If he says "lose 10 pounds" I do it. I'll see him tomorrow, so wish me luck.

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