Friday, July 06, 2012
Slow and steady wins the race.
I hope this is the case, because right now its going very slowly! I sorta knew it was gonna be this way when I got closer to my goal, especially during the summer months.
June was a great month... what there was of it. It flew by! Every weekend I was doing something where I didn't have great control over my food like I do other months. Garage sales and Birthday parties and weddings... I didn't gain any, but I didn't lose much either! Also, with all this eating away from home, it got me into bad habits again, that I really, REALLY don't like!
So, July 5th is starting over for me. Why not beginning of July, you ask? Because I totally sabotaged myself on July 4th. I had the day off, was going to stick to my normal routine and then left the house to go to the hardware store and saw Culvers and it was over for me. 105 degree temps made my brain melt and all I wanted was ice cream. I regretted it after when I felt like absolute poo for the six hours following it...
So with starting again on July 5th, I would LOVE to see 199 by August 1st and no later than August 15th, my one year of starting this weight loss journey. It means I need to buckle down and not eat that ice cream or have that fruity summer drink that I yearn for all day long! Its only 8 pounds away, but with what I've been eating lately, its very likely that I could stay where I am or even go in the wrong direction.
There is no excuse for me to be so lax right now. I am not at my goal weight, I am not the size I want to be... whats the reason for stopping what I was doing right for so long? NOTHING. I gotta hop back on the train and win this race!
A pic from me and my family on my birthday, June 21st: