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Getting Back on Track!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hmmm so I signed up for SP again in March, and here we are at the end of May and I still haven't done anything about it. Feeling pretty crap about myself at the moment.
Why is it that I can make all these plans, but just never follow through with them? Every week, I make a meal plan, but inevitably only end up following about half of it. It's not that hard, why do I not just do it?
Just like it's not hard to make time to work out, but I haven't done any exercise at all for months. Walking the dog twice in the last two months really doesn't count, I'm afraid!
I seem to give myself all the tools and opportunities I need, but just lack the motivation to follow through.

It's funny how when you gain a little more weight, you feel worse and worse about yourself, and you feel like you will never succeed. I think that's what demotivates me most, I struggle to imagine myself skinny (because I never have been) so I feel like I'll never succeed at this.
I wonder if there's some website I can put my photo into and they can make me look skinny?!

I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding in October, and I absolutely need to lose weight by then or I won't fit into the dress. I got the bride to order two dresses just in case - one that I just barely fit into now (would need to be let out a little) and one in the next size down because that's the size I want to be by then. I promised her I was trying, but the reality is I haven't been. So from here on out, I need to try - I don't wanna look like Princess Fiona the ogre on the day!
Add to that the hen's party in August, which will involve a pole-dancing class, and I really need to start work right now!

So here's my plan. For now I'm not worrying too much about what I'm eating. I'm taking Skinny Fiber twice a day, and listening to my body telling me what it needs. My number one question for myself is: Are you really hungry, or are you just craving? And I'll be tracking everything to give me an idea of where I'm going off-track.
I am going to do 10 minutes of exercise a day, and housework doesn't count. Even if it's a 10-minute walk with the dog, or 10 minutes dancing around the house, I need to do something every day. I'm thinking most days this will be strength exercises in the bathroom at work, spread out throughout the day. Which is fine, it's more than I've been doing lately! Beginning in June I'm doing a jumprope/pushup challenge - pretty excited about it!
And to keep me sane, I'll be writing a blog or posting on a messageboard every day. I think having this goal will just help me to stay connected and in the right frame of mind.
So those are my goals this week:
1. Take Skinny Fiber twice every day.
2. Track calories every day.
3. Exercise for 10 minutes every day.
4. Post a message or write a blog every day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSIEPH1 5/26/2013 5:43AM

    Welcome back!.
Baby Steps is the answer,one day at a time..
It took us years to weigh what we do,and it will take a lot of time and commitment to loss it xx
We are all in this together and together we will succeed .. Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DWROBERGE 5/26/2013 12:06AM

    Keep focused for success. You can do it too. Go for it.

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PLATINUM755 5/25/2013 11:49PM

    The power is in You! emoticon emoticon

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KACEYSW 5/25/2013 11:11PM

    You can do this because you are worth it!

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