I suck.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Yes, it's true. I suck. Well, at the moment anyway. This winter (which seems to have been going on for at least a year and a half), I came down with a nasty bit of cold or flu and totally fell off of the "eating well" wagon. And I haven't gotten back on. Spring is finally breaking, but I have put on over 15 pounds and haven't been able to put a stop to it. What is preventing me? Well, me. I've been mindlessly eating ever since I was sick. It just felt to nice and easy to not think about what I was eating. I kept telling myself that I knew the tricks to losing weight (no tricks really, just eating well and being active) and I could take off any extra pounds whenever I wanted to. I guess I didn't want it badly enough. Not yet, at least. But, now that I'm getting closer to what was suppose to be THE SUMMER where I finally wear a bikini again, I find that I am even farther from my goal than I was last summer--and it's all my fault. My house is a mess, inside and out. My person is a mess, inside and out. Finally, it's time for some spring cleaning. Well, after Easter left-overs are all gone. I may be regaining my motivation, but I'm not a saint. However, I think that the earlier mornings, warmer days, and longer evenings will make activity easier to come by. Especially if I really do work on cleaning my house! I don't know if I'll make it into a bikini this summer, but I will get back on track and even though it won't be pretty, I am going to enter into my food tracker that I ate two (large) servings of cheesy potatoes and one slice of Easter ham--as a mid-morning snack. And I may have a slice of pie, later. So, for now, I suck. But I think improvement, along with spring, is just around the corner.
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    It IS hard! You know, I lost the first 20 pounds so easily...but I was also working at a restaurant at the time--12 hour shifts--and that really burns off the calories! I always tend to eat healthier in summer, so I am hopeful. Thanks for letting me know I can count on you. I'm sort of at a "re-start", just as you seem to be. I hope yours goes at least as well as mine does! That said, I hope mine goes REALLY well! ;) I'm going to have to lose weight because I already got rid of all my old summer clothes and it's finally getting warmer outside! I think building the house will keep me quite busy, too. I can't wait to get started--once I get done with the new cold I seem to have contracted... Blegh! Some days, we just can't win, can we? That's o.k. Tonight I'm going to go to sleep eartly and tomorros is always another day!
    2413 days ago
    You don't suck Jeri :-) Weight loss is hard and I am struggling today as I want my free ice cream sundae from Culvers for Mother's Day. I have started a new diet to jump start my loss since I was sick this winter I got unmotivated also. I have lost a good amount of pounds since I started and I am looking forward to losing a large chunk and then maintaining and losing at a slower pace after I am done. I hope you feel more motivated with the warmer temps, new house being built and brighter moods. It is hard and I am here if you need to vent :-)
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