Monday, October 22, 2012
I have not been doing well. I can't lie or sugar-coat it. I start most days with the best of intentions, only to be derailed late in the day. Upon re-reading the goals I set at the beginning of the challenge, I feel like I have deviated from them so much that I simply need to rededicate myself. Also, I have cut myself way too much slack with respect to sugar. In keeping with the concept of baby steps, I am going to eliminate sugary sweets for a week. I am virtually certain that I will show a loss and that it will give me the incentive to continue.
I have actually done reasonably well with posting to the team board and with aerobic activity. Strength training just eludes me, and I will try to work on this. However, I really have to tighten up my eating. I think I know what works and what doesn't. Why do I make the choices that don't work? Self sabotage just doesn't seem to want to go away. I get very close to breaking 180, and then boom, several pounds come back.
I lost 4 lbs. in the first two weeks of the challenge. That was great, but since then, I have gained some if it back. I really don't want to get to the end of the challenge and to have to say that I gained weight or maintained or only lost 1 lb. There is still time to turn this around, and I will!!!