Thursday, August 01, 2013
Well, I'm tired of coughing! I haven't wanted to eat and haven't made the best choices when I did eat. However, when compared to a year ago, I am doing so much better. I wish my husband would remember to bring home our scale so that I could weigh. But then I think that maybe it's better not to.
I had set myself some goals and the deadline of school starting. Those goals aren't going to be reached. I am happy that we made it to the pool once again. We've done so much better this summer! I actually swam some lengths of pool when I wasn't pulling my kids around. We even stayed a little longer today and I really feel like I got a better workout in, even though most of it was playing. I've toyed with the idea of joining a team challenge. I think I'm afraid of failing the challenge and not helping my other team members so I don't join. However, I did so much better at school when I joined the Biggest Loser challenge. It wasn't the best for me because I was constantly comparing myself to others (2 in particular), obsessing and thinking negative thoughts but I did keep on track better. I know a lot of it was being out of the house and away from the easy access of food, but maybe there was something to the challenge. Why do you all join the challenges? Have you found them helpful? I was looking at the August "get back on track" challenge that was emailed to me the other day.
Positive note: I am down to drinking only flavored water (crystal light, etc.) A while back I cut out dark soda and replaced it with sparkling green tea. Then I dropped down to only sparkling water and now I'm down to flavored water. I kind of miss pop/soda but it is nice not to be drinking it. I know I will save a lot of money by not drinking it when I return to school. I still want it though. My husband ran to the gas station today to get drinks for the kids (we were babysitting a couple of extras) to go with the pizza we ordered. Thankfully he didn't get me any, but it was somewhat hard to watch them drink. I did eat more pizza than I should have, but it was thin crust and it was less than I was eating a year ago. (what will next year look like?)
I hope that your all's August has started in a delightful way.