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Some Challenge Prep

Friday, June 15, 2012

I put my commitment and answered questions on my SparkPage, but I want to list some reasons I want to lose weight in a blog.

1. I want to move on to something else! I've been "working on" losing weight for a looooong time, and I'd like to just be done with it already, healthy, happy, with good habits, so I can start focusing on other things.

2. I want to look good in photographs and feel cute and pretty.

3. I'm not getting any younger!

4. I asked my husband to take me dancing, but I don't want to go NOW, because I think I'll enjoy it more if I'm a little less self-conscious. So in 10 pounds, I wanna go dancing. That may sound bad--like I'm putting my life on hold until I lose weight, but I don't think so. My life is SO not dancing. And if an awesome concert or another dancing opportunity comes up, then of course I will take it. But a night on the town? I call that a reward!

5. I feel better--not just when I'm making progress, but in general, when I'm working out and living more healthily. I've been kind of bad the last couple weeks, but I hope to get out of my funk soon-ish...definitely before the challenge.

I think that's good for right now. Single-mindedness isn't taking me very far, I'm afraid, because I'm no good at being single-minded. It just gives me permission to slack on everything. I've hit a decent stride on some things--found a breakfast that keeps me full for a good part of the day, having veggies ready for meals and snacks, and trying to keep moving throughout the day. But my exercise has fallen by the wayside, I'm drinking a ton of diet soda lately, and my detente with sleep and second job is falling apart. I'm exhausted. Part of it is Euro Cup--I've been watching it on DVR when I should be sleeping, but I'm sure the higher amounts of caffeine in the evening aren't helping... and so on.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAKAPES 7/8/2012 1:16PM

    I love your 1. goal! :-) Made me smile!

I had the same intention. Then I realized, this became like a hobby, healthy living, with all the running, improving, challenges. The weight loss is like a side effect.

Did you complete the 4 stages in the Sparkpeople diet plan?

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DRAGONFLY02 6/22/2012 2:37PM

    What a great list of reasons to lose weight! Good luck in reaching your goals

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WHITNEYLD 6/21/2012 9:42AM

    Those are great reasons to lose the weight and get healthier. We can do it!

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TAICHIDANCER 6/18/2012 12:50AM

    Hey: go dancing now! 1) You deserve it, 2) It's fun, 3) Burns calories, 4) Other people aren't watching as much as you fear they are.

Read your post about the new dog. Good luck!!!! How is it going?

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GINGERPAWZ 6/16/2012 8:58PM

    You have some emoticon goals and I know you will hit them. You are going to have fun on the town and when you lose the ten pounds then dance like there is no tomorrow.

Have fun my emoticon


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BD3269PM 6/16/2012 6:30AM

    You have made a good plan for yourself and you wil succeed. A night out on the town is a great reward for all of your success. emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/16/2012 5:44AM

    That's a good goal for you to make. Then when you reach your goal, think of the fun you and your Hubby will have.

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GETSTRONGRRR 6/15/2012 8:43PM

    Good goals! You DO know that working out will help you sleep better, right? As a matter of fact, if you get some ST into your routine, I can guarantee you'll conk out at the right time.

Good luck with the challenge!

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HELLODANAE 6/15/2012 12:36PM

    having a plan is already a success so if you succeed to plan your are planning to succeed emoticon

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 6/15/2012 11:46AM

    Yay! Good reasons! The diet soda thing can be sooo hard to kick. My BF woke up with a killer headache this morning just because he didn't have any diet coke yesterday and we were out of it in the house... I know he prob went thru the drive thru this morning which makes me worry about this addiction. Is there a soda rehab? Get some sleep, rest up, because on June 23rd its ON!

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RUTHXG 6/15/2012 10:55AM

    Those are good, thoughtful reasons. And yay for a substantial breakfast & having veggies on hand! Best wishes for DEEP SLEEP, & plenty of it, so that you can return to the exercise that makes you feel sooooo great!


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