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Back on Track Week... Blog #1

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

So... after this weekend I've probably gotten

It all started Friday afternoon. There were office birthday goodies floating around and I managed to avoid them all day long, until 5pm when a coworker dropped off a half dozen cupcakes on my desk. I was a little hungry and all alone in the office for another half an hour so I ate one. Then I ate another. They weren't even that great.

I already messed up, so I let myself have 2 jack & cokes with dinner even though I knew it would take me waaaay over limit.

Saturday I planned on having a light dinner, so I let myself load up on breakfast. However, some baby mama drama happened and put boyfriend & I in horrible moods so we went out for comfort food. Pizza, cocktails, mozzarella sticks, cannoli. Eeep.

Sunday we went grocery shopping and bf spotted cannolis in the pastry aisle that looked even better than the ones we had in the restaurant. We ate them while were shopping.

THEN.. he found the bulk candy aisle and ended up taking home a pound of salt water taffy. Which we ate in one sitting. With beers.

Monday is our day off (we both work 4 10-hour days). I wanted to break in my ice cream maker attachment I just bought for my mixer, so I made a quart of vanilla bean ice cream. And apricot pie. Generous helpings of both.

Yup. That happened.

I've upped my exercise a lot, but we all know the old saying to be true...

When I'm in fitness class, I look at myself in the mirror and I feel guilty. I worked so hard to get this body, and I really do love myself and the way I look. I appreciate the muscle tone in my arms, my flat stomach, my defined legs. I accept my flaws as features that add character and make me who I am. But, knowing the junk I've been putting into my body, I feel like this shape is fleeting and soon I will be right back to where I started. I'm weighing in consistently 6 lbs heavier than when I moved. I'm at the tippy-top of my maintenance range and I cannot continue on this trend.

Why am I sabotaging myself with food? Why try to cover all of this up with a layer of fat? Why make it so I can't fit into the new wardrobe I just bought?

1. Continue exercise program
M: Yoga (check) & Chair dance (check)
T: Boot Camp & 4 mile run
W: Zumba & Flaunt!
Th: Spinning & Bellydance
F: Kickbox
S: Barre & Pole dance
S: rest

2. Freeze the rest of the pie and don't touch it until next week at least

3. No drinks until Friday

4. Eat clean, pack lunch every day, greens every day.

5. Just bc BF is having a treat doesn't mean that I have to eat some. It's unfair, but his metabolism is faster than mine and he doesn't eat as much during the day as I do.

6. Daily blogs for a week at least, then reevaluate. When I'm being "naughty" Spark is the furthest thing from my mind. I make the choice to go over limit and hide from my tracker. I'm making the commitment right now to check in every day until Memorial Day.

Blog #1 done.. already making progress.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KCLARK89 5/22/2013 9:22PM

    TOTALLY feel you! When bf and I go grocery shopping, he always tries to get me some kind of treat. Sweet of him, but dangerous for me! Sometimes I can persuade him just to get a single serving of something, or something that I can easily break down into multiple servings just to sample.

And I'm guilty of not wanting to track when I eat or drink something that I "shouldn't."

You can do this!

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DAJODU 5/21/2013 5:02PM

    Seems like you know what you need to do, just a matter of doing it. But oh, isn't that so many of our problems? Good luck! The 'checking in every day' thing is a big help. Whether it be SP or a friend or your BF, it always helps to have someone else to keep you accountable and in-check.

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LOLATURTLE 5/21/2013 3:35PM

    I'm cracking up at wilford brimley cat. hahahaha.

no advice from this corner, you got this. you know!

I'm still struggling but I have no real excuses, just laziness. I am cleaning tonight - doing some general purging of the apartment. I think if I finish the bathroom & do the same to the fridge & pantry I'll be able to sort of start over and stock in more healthy stuff. That's the plan.

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ERIN1128 5/21/2013 1:01PM

    I love love love that quote! That's what I'm struggling with...I keep increasing the running, but not decreasing the bad parts of my diet, and thus no progress. Your plan sounds good, you can do this!

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SDLEE514 5/21/2013 10:26AM

    So glad we can motivate one another! Sounds like a great game plan. And I'm totally stealing your daily staying on track blog check ins. Let's DO THIS!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/21/2013 10:08AM

    You can do this. And if you want a treat while BF is having one, have half a serving. Just a little bit usually helps get me through.

Best of luck.

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