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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

yup, a quote from the movie, "Forrest Gump" emoticon

well, have i made a mess of things. i haven't been on sparkpeople, nor fitbit! emoticon i haven't been watching my food intake emoticon , and i haven't been exercising emoticon , i haven't been "wogging" emoticon , i haven't been doing karate emoticon ...

you are probably saying... "DUH, tammy, i haven't heard a "peep" outta you at all! what the heck happened? i you stuck under something heavy?" emoticon (lol!)

well, i haven't been doing ANYthing, because of a very stupid reason! emoticon (hence, the title of my blog!)


oh! sorry, i was gonna tell you what happened! emoticon i got side-tracked by the freakin' SIX-SEVEN pounds! emoticon ...

so, i was on a GREAT streak of consistency of exercising emoticon , eating healthy emoticon ,i was wogging, almost everyday, emoticon , and keeping up with at least 10,000 steps everyday emoticon (and trash talking a few of my fitbit friends!) emoticon logging into sparkpeople emoticon , tracking everything emoticon , feeling GREAT emoticon , i was losing weight emoticon , and losing inches emoticon !

but! then i made a stupid decision! emoticon . you see, i bought a few outfits (since i was losing all this weight) to wear on my husband and my 20th wedding anniversary. but i was losing weight emoticon , and inches emoticon , so that my clothes were getting a little loose, and i wanted them to fit perfectly emoticon . so, i thought (in all my smartness), that i should ease up on the exercising emoticon , wogging emoticon , and maybe eat more calories emoticon (and not the "good" kind of calories). which led to "oh, it is only a few more days until we leave, i can eat whatever, and i am really not feeling up to exercising." this in turn led to, "well, i am on my vacation, i am gonna eat whatever i want, i am NOT gonna deny myself all this great food!"

what was i thinking???? seriously, a month ago, when i thought about this little trip my hubby and i were going to take, i had it figured out that i would eat the food i wanted, but MODERATELY, and i was gonna walk everyday before my husband got up, and i was gonna use the fitness equipment at the hotel.

well, that certainly didn't happen. i guess the reason i am blogging about this, is because if i can give any advice to anyone, i would want to tell them to be careful if you want to ease back on everything you have been working so hard for. i am an all or nothing kind of girl, so once i started down the "dark-side", i just kept going. maybe you are the kind of person that can handle it, but i found out the hard way that i am not!

i am not gonna kick myself about the stupid choices i made. they are only mistakes if i didn't learn anything. i learned that there is NO good reason for me to stop all the healthy behaviors i have been doing! if that means i don't fit into new clothes, because i lost too much weight... that is a GOOD thing! if i am losing more inches than i expected, that is AWESOME! i need to keep going.

so, am i sad, frustrated, ticked off? oh heck to the yes, i am! but this is not a week change, this is a LIFESTYLE change! and when i go on my 21st wedding anniversary next year, if i have to go buy clothes the day of the trip since i lost more weight, that is okay!

silly me!

oh! and i shout out to all my sparkfriends emoticon , fitbit buddies emoticon out there! emoticon , thank you for all the notes of encouragement emoticon , they meant the world to me... thanks for ALWAYS being there!

so, i am dusting the 2 weeks of dust off my walking shoes, and getting my exercise DVDs out, going shopping for my healthy food, and logged into sparkpeople (crossing my fingers for my bonus spin on that spark wheel!), clicking my fitbit to me... i am ready!

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    I read your blog again today. I really needed the motivation. I appreciate your blogs so much. I hope the "healthy streaks" are currently in your life. Sincerely, Julia
    1572 days ago
    So great to read this blog. I needed the motivation. Keep the new streak going. Sincerely, Julia
    1615 days ago
    YAY!!!!!!!!! I've got my Tammy back!!! Now get off your *ss and get to work girl! Throw in a couple of burpees for good measure!! Love watching you climb back up that fitbit board---catch me if you can!!!
    I missed you like crazy and am thrilled that you are back!
    1624 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    One day at a time! Great job on getting back on the spark train! You are right, they are only mistakes if you don't learn from them. You know what you have to do and how to get back on track so just do it! Let's get those steps going again, our team is so fun and you will be right back there with us!
    Hope you had a great time with your husband and now it is back to the real world!
    You can do it. emoticon
    1624 days ago
    Way to go! teachable moment was a learning experience for you! Great job realizing that and getting back to it!
    1626 days ago
    What a great realization and you learned something from the mistake so it wasn't stupid -- it was a learning moment :)
    1626 days ago
  • LUANN7
    We all have a slump it just happens don't be too heard on yourself you caught it and now your going to fix it, you have a new day to begin again. emoticon
    1627 days ago
    You have a plan. It will come back off. It's important that you figured out what it was all about, and now you can go forward.
    1627 days ago
    I love this blog.....so inspirational. thanks for sharing and good luck to getting back to your comfortable self
    1627 days ago
    Good for you to get back on track! We all make mistakes, wise people learn from them, and you are now wiser! Hah, I recently noticed my brand new work-out clothes are a bit too loose around the waist. Not planning on upping the eating to make them fit better though ;)
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    1627 days ago
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