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Disappointing November and Hopeful December - Update!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November was not so good to my waist line. I haven't weighed in yet but I'm predicting at least a 2 pound gain. This is very disappointing. emoticon

So before I get down about it, lets focus on the positive. I know it's an excuse but this puppy really threw me off way more than I anticipated. It feels like I'm getting the hang of it and working on our schedule. Time management is super crucial. If I get off of my schedule at all, some things need to be cut from the list for the day. I'm sorry to say that sometimes it's my workouts. If I have to choose between a shower and a workout, the shower wins. Sad but true. On the bright side, Wally keeps me moving! On the days my toddler visits his Meme and Papi we walk 3 or 4 miles and work on obedience. And if I have extra time I'll jump on my step for 15 or 20 minutes for some quick cardio. So here's a positive: getting back in the groove.

Another thing that's good: maybe the scale is laughing at me but overall I feel like I'm getting my breath back and certain small things are getting easier again. Like getting up and down off the floor. Whew! When I started back after having my baby, it hurt to get up and down in any kind of quick fashion. My back is also doing better.

And 1 more plus: I've stayed on top of my water intake. So if nothing else, that remained constant.

So since I blew my plan of 2 days on, 1 day of rest, I'm going to take a different approach. With time as limited as it is, I just want to do as much as I can as I have the time. My main goal for December is to go easy on myself. There's no finish line here, just a healthier life.

Ok - Goals for December:

-My goal was my first 10 pounds by the end of the year so I need to lose whatever creeped back on me plus the 1 I had left. I'll have my number in the morning. And of course, any other fat that feels like leaving is welcome to go!

-Keep my eating in check for my birthday and Christmas.

-Do what I can as I can.

-Try and do at least 1 day of strength training each week, more if I can.

-Try and find a double jogger that I can afford so I can walk Wally more on the days Nate's here.

-Log into Sparkpeople at least once a day, even if it's just to spin the wheel!

-Start tracking my food again.

-Go easy on myself. I'm not perfect. Either is life. Get over it.

So here's to a hopeful December. I joined a challenge for the holidays that starts the Monday after my birthday (awesome timing!) so I'm hoping it helps keep me focused.

So how was your November? What non-scale victories are you celebrating??

I weighed in this morning and I lost 1 pound! That puts me at my first goal of 10 pounds DONE and GONE! Now my next goal is another 10 pounds by March 1st. I'm hoping that 10 lbs every 3 months continues to be realistic. I'm just so relieved I didn't see a gain this month! Yaaayyyyyy!!!!!! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
INGBADEN 11/30/2012 5:58AM

    i have anew puppy too. Trying to balance her and my gym schedule has been a challenge to say the least.

I adjusted my goals for the holiday season. While losing would be awesome If I can not gain in December I will consider that a sucess

Hoping for a good December for you.

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JESSALYNN521 11/29/2012 4:51PM

    Good attitude! You can do what you set your mind to. Puppies I know can be very tiring, and time consuming. I love my dog, but I remember when we first got her how hard it was to stay on track, with potty training, obedience, etc. Hopefully you are wrong and you don't have to deal with a gain tomorrow. I know I have seen a net of 0 over the past week because Thanksgiving did me in.

Hopefully your December goes as well as you hope!

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