Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I just spent the last five minutes staring at my blog title while twiddling my thumbs. I'm not really sure what to say besides... this totally sucks.
I considered just leaving a sad faced emoticon but that would be a bit of a cop out. The whole purpose behind these weekly update blogs is to help me better understand how I'm doing on this journey. And according to the blog title - I'm not doing too well at the moment.
The first five days were pretty good for me (diet and exercise wise), not excellent by any stretch of the imagination but still pretty good. The last two days were pretty rough though.
I've got a list of excuses about a mile long that range from female troubles to scientifically verified willpower depletion. Excuses are excuses though. Just like there's no crying in baseball, there's no excuses in dieting. I can't even claim temporary insanity for this week's weight gain - apparently it's not an acceptable form of defense in this arena either.
Isn't it hilarious that last week I made this grandiose proclamation that I'd lose 4.5 pounds this week and instead I gained 1.2? That's definitely the cherry on top of the humble pie.
My ambitious nature has the tendency to force feed me my own words at times. I'll completely own up to my 4.5 pound broken promise this time (even though I'd like to blame it on the side of my personality that got me into this mess - she wasn't in control this entire week though so she's not 100% to blame).
Well, I just spent another 5 minutes twiddling my thumbs again while deciding on how to end this little blog. I considered making a vow to never make overly ambitious weight loss goals again and instead just focus on slow and steady weight loss. But I feel that's a bit of a cop out too. I know I can do it. There's nothing to prevent me from every once in a while striving for a higher number on the scale.
I'd now like the 2.5 people who read this to please un-twist your panties. I'm not going to make this a regular occurrence. I completely understand that small and steady losses will help me better maintain weight loss in the future and I promise to make that my main plan of attack. But I just need to prove to myself that if I can focus for an entire week - I can achieve a good weight loss.
So, no matter how much I may regret this statement next week, I will try and get close to 200 pounds for the next weigh-in. I'm not looking to get under that threshold - just super duper close to it.
You've fooled me once Ms. Overly Ambitious Personality, please, please, please don't fool me twice. I don't think the humble side of my personality would appreciate having to write another apologetic blog next week.