Saturday, December 29, 2012
What have I done to myself? Why do I keep doing it? When will I learn?
Those are the questions that I've been asking myself over and over during the last few days. I know that the holidays are a difficult time for maintaining weight loss and I even had a plan - a very good plan. I think the day that I wrote it was the last day that I looked at it! Everything that I have learned on Sparks, every good habit that I've acquire, every success that I've achieved went right out the window!
I have plenty of excuses - don't I always - it was the holidays; I've deprived myself; I'm too tired; things are stressful at this time of year; I've got too many other things to do; just this once won't make a difference . . . ! I could go on and on.
But they are just that - excuses.
Let's face it, I didn't make much of an effort.
I didn't track my food so most days I had no idea how many calories I was eating.
I didn't exercise so I sure wasn't burning any of those extra calories.
I didn't limit myself to just one when I wanted a treat.
I didn't plan my meals so when I was hungry, I went searching for something to eat.
It's time to
! Right now. Not the first of the year.
Not when my challenge team starts up on January 16. Not when the temptations are out of the house. NOW!
The first step is to plan my meals for the week and get moving.
Those are my two goals through the weekend. I'm planning on tracking my food today too but I'm back to baby steps.
I WILL do it today. Tomorrow - well, I'll think about it tomorrow! Thanks Scarlet!