Tuesday, November 13, 2012
According to Sparkcoach, I have been losing my motivation. AND THEY ARE RIGHT. It was a disaster of a weekend, and I responded with a bottle of wine, and some bread, and a day long binge ( which I tracked, to a horrid tune of 3,500 calories and I don't think I caught it all) . Slowly, over the first 12 days of November, I have been giving up. It's the budget stress, the discord about fighting over money, it's the winter darkness setting in, it's the new job and the tweeks to my routine, it's having to share a car and fighting with princess over that and money.. it's all added up to momentarily losing my focus. SO today's Sparkcoach was about motivation, and what motivational tool works. Looking back, i pick blogging. In October, I earned the consistency trophy. I logged in everyday, and blogged the 30 day topics. It keep me going. Blogging is a place where I can write about the stress instead of eating it. Logging in everyday helps with the planning and tracking, which helps with the food intake. Last night, I contemplated quitting the gym, dumping spark people, cancelling my winter party. But not this morning. This morning, as I blog, I am making plans for the day, for the week, for getting back on track.
PLANS. I am going to have broccoli and eggs for breakfast, and squash and rice for lunch. Dinner is a frozen Cassaroll for the carnivores so I think I will have a salad. Snacks are nuts, and apples. Workout is a walk at lunch time with Cynthia, Lily and Gloria, and a session of tread milling after work. Tonight there is a football banquet, and I need to bring a desert. (but that doesn't mean I have to eat the desert) Jake is trying to make wrestling weight, so he might appreciate it if I brought fruit instead, so I have to run to Safeway and get a fruit tray and milk. I am going to try and find another blogging project, it really helped me with consistency.