yup, a quote from the movie, "Forrest Gump"
well, have i made a mess of things. i haven't been on sparkpeople, nor fitbit!
i haven't been watching my food intake
, and i haven't been exercising
, i haven't been "wogging"
, i haven't been doing karate
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?"
well, i haven't been doing ANYthing, because of a very stupid reason!
(hence, the title of my blog!)
DID I MENTION THAT I GAINED ALMOST SEVEN POUNDS!
oh! sorry, i was gonna tell you what happened!
i got side-tracked by the freakin' SIX-SEVEN pounds!
so, i was on a GREAT streak of consistency of exercising
, eating healthy
,i was wogging, almost everyday,
, and keeping up with at least 10,000 steps everyday
(and trash talking a few of my fitbit friends!)
logging into sparkpeople
, tracking everything
, feeling GREAT
, i was losing weight
, and losing inches
but! then i made a stupid decision!
. 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
, and inches
, so that my clothes were getting a little loose, and i wanted them to fit perfectly
. so, i thought (in all my smartness), that i should ease up on the exercising
, and maybe eat more calories
(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!
oh! and i shout out to all my sparkfriends
, fitbit buddies
, thank you for all the notes of encouragement
, 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!