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Failure to Launch

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


In the past, blasting off with healthy eating, watching calories & finding my footing in exercise has been pretty easy now that I think about it..


I have mostly been a stay-at-home-mom/wife for over 18 years..

I have only had to work here 'n there..

Once I found inspiration and my will power, I blasted off.. emoticon

What is different this time?

I'm older and slower and now I work 5 days a week at a demanding job.
(I'm a server at the Cracker Barrel and work 5PM to Close. 6-7 hrs. of hard labor.)

I'm so tired all the time because as all working mom's know ( and dad's too

emoticon), we have 2 jobs! We have the work place AND the work at home.

Finding my footing and balance this time around is proving to be difficult. emoticon

I only had work related exercise this week, nothing at home.

My calories were on track for the week though and because of that I had a small victory- I lost a little bit of weight. (was 168.6) and my weigh-in on Sunday was 168.0 emoticon

I have got to just take this day by day now and quit trying to set my goals/plan too high.. It's just causing a "Failure to Launch."

I no longer have the time I once had so I need to remember to stay in reality and just do the best I can each day, day by day. I'm sure once I find my footing and balance in the future, I can then enjoy a routine with more set goals to reach.

Right now, my goal is to keep focused and take each day as it comes.

I'm proud of myself for being honest "with myself." Sometimes that does not come easy.

I'm doing the best I can. I'm aware of what I want AND don't want.

I'm tracking my calories and staying within my range. (instead of playing that old game of: "Well, I'll just wait and start eating right and caring when I know I have time for exercise and can give it my full attention.")

I need to stay in tune and remember that my engine is on and I'm fueling my body correctly which is half the battle won! emoticon

I look forward to my next blog entry/update because I know I'll have small victories to report along with progress!

My favorite quote:

"As each dawn comes, it's a fresh beginning, a new day with no mistakes in it yet."

- Anne of Green Gables
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STACYH73 8/28/2012 1:49PM

    I will, thanks MomtoAki! emoticon

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STACYH73 8/28/2012 1:32PM

    emoticon Hi Sherylds..

I'm tracking all my cals here and staying near my range, or right on the button.

I get a lot of running around at work indeed, plus lots of lifting...

The thing is, I have been there 7 months now and my body is used to that activity. It has helped me maintained my weight.

Before the job I was speed walking 4 miles 4 X a week and I was also doing Strength Training work outs. On bad weather days I replaced the walking with high impact cardio.

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MOM_TO_AKI 8/28/2012 11:48AM

    Very good for you loosing 0.6 pound. That is progress and tracking your calories and eating right is also very good. Keep up the good work and do your best to add workout when you can.

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SHERYLDS 8/28/2012 7:33AM

    I'm curious...because with your job..I would think you were active already...
Are you tracking all your calories?

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