Wrong and Right Directions

Friday, January 04, 2013

So far this year, I have done pretty well. Except for last night when we went out to eat. Even then I didn't do terrible as I had a caesar salad and teriyaki grilled chicken breast topped with pineapple. The bad part was the coleslaw and the loaded baked potato. But besides that, I have been doing really well with my eating and working out when I could.

The problem is I gained 4 pounds. I didn't do terrible over the holidays but I rarely tracked and rarely held myself accountable for the holiday goodies. I gained then too. Why am I gaining now? I really don't know. Maybe my body has to readjust to living healthy again. Maybe I missed tracking something or need to reconfigure my ranges. Again, I just don't know.

My Sparkpage ticker is depressing... My lucky little shamrock was so close to the half way mark at one point and has slowly decided to take a turn backwards. Seeing it moving in the wrong direction is kind of discouraging. I will, however, push ahead. The quote I posted for my current status earlier is a direct reflection of what I must do.

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~Michael Jordan.

For a while before I began dating my husband, Beyoncé’s song "Halo" was my anthem. I had walls surrounding my heart and soul and vowed never to let anyone get past them again. My husband managed to crumble those walls down and make me the happy woman I am today. I hope I can crumble the walls of adversity that seem to constantly find a way to spring into my path. I hope eventually I can make my goals a reality. No matter how wide or thick the wall blocking my way may be I must find a way around or through it. I may not see how right now, but I must remain confident that I will find the way.

On a lighter note, my husband has managed to lose 4 pounds in the past week since he began tracking everything and getting in his fitness minutes. I am so proud that he has made the decision to pursue being healthier with me! He prefers to keep everything private and hasn't decided to make a "real" Sparkpage yet, but I am glad that he is being consistent with the tracking. A baby step for some, but a huge milestone for him. I am hoping that the results he achieved this week will motivate me to get my Spark (and my ticker) going in the right direction!

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    Sounds like your backward will be turning into a forward very soon!
    1896 days ago
    It doesn't sound like you are doing too badly. We all have our bad times, and again, it doesn't sound like yours are too bad. It's great that DH is tracking and trying to get healthy. Mine would sooner eat dirt than track food!!

    Happy New Year. Let's make it a great one.
    1897 days ago
    When we "crumble" one obstacle it's amazing how the rest fall in time as well. Good luck to you and hubby in 2013. emoticon
    1897 days ago
    keep pushing!!!!
    1899 days ago
    Don't get discouraged, there will always be some ups and downs. I'm glad you are still going to keep pushing. You are determined and you will be fine. It's great that your husband is now in this with you. My husband is also now trying to eat healthier. He isn't using SP, but he is trying to follow along with how I eat seeing how well it has worked for me. His vision is bad so he can't use a computer very easily. It is nice when you can work on it as a couple. Good luck!
    1899 days ago
    I understand your DH's reluctance to set up a SPage and go "public" as I was the same for a long, long time. I suspect there are people who manage quite well without teams and SFriends, etc, but after a while I found I needed more interaction. Whatever works is what we all should do. I'm sure you'll find your happy balance with tracking/food/exercise and be right where you hope to be. Good luck and Happy New Year! Hugs, Jeannie
    1900 days ago
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