Sunday, October 06, 2013
I've fallen off the wagon since returning from vacation. I was so happy to come back a couple pounds lighter. So much for that. It's a new day though, a new week, and a relatively new month. Beginnings always seem like a good time to start or restart something even though I know it doesn't really make any difference.
It seems like whenever I've made weight loss and fitness progress in the past and reached a goal, I've given myself permission to return to old habits. It's occasional at first and then down that slippery slope I go. Why do I do that when I feel better eating right and exercising, when I'm happy to wear smaller clothes, when sitting on my arse and snarfing down unhealthy foods make me gain weight and feel like crapola? Wish I knew. Then maybe I could stop it.
Whatever the reasons, I'm taking charge. I'm making a new checklist of daily must-do which will include Wii, walk, exercise bike if can't ride outdoors, wearing the new pedometer, plus time for reading, cleaning, and the usual. Visual feedback helps. Drawing a line through each item on the list or checking each one off shows me that I've accomplished something. I've made progress since joining SparkPeople. I will not quit. I will Keep Going.
Now I've got to get off my behind and away from this bleeping computer.