Getting Serious in the Disappointment
Friday, June 08, 2012
I've come to realize that it's been two and a half weeks since I joined the site, and I thought I was doing well, but I weighed myself for the first time this morning and there was no movement. My first reaction was to be frustrated. The second was to feel like I was the most disgusting creature ever to walk the earth, which of course I know is not true. Finally, I transitioned into a sort of mood of reflection to try and figure out why I wasn't making progress. I realized that maybe I wasn't doing as well with my food as I thought. Even though I'm on my feet and walking when I'm at work, I've come to coin that as passive exercise, meaning I haven't done much for deliberate exercise that gets my heart rate up and makes me work.
So I'm choosing to use this as a sort of wake up call to get me on the right track. I have a number of small goals coming up--I'm switching to a 'grown up' doctor that I'm seeing for the first time in two weeks, I have extended family parties on the 3rd and 4th of July, and of course there's my initial goal for back to school. I'm hoping to use positive thinking and determination to help me burst through the summer.