Monday, November 04, 2013
I'm pretty proud of myself! This past weekend I went jogging on both Saturday and Sunday, and I also ate relatively healthy. Today I felt ready to start the week off right. I ate healthy all day and tracked my calories (1,266 calories today) and I walked to campus and back which takes me about an hour and fifteen minutes if I walk briskly. I'm feeling motivated and confident. This is going to be a great week. It always takes a little time to get the momentum going and to turn that downward spiral into an upward one, but I think I'm getting there. I just have to keep on going. Every day is filled with opportunities to get it right, to build that momentum, to establish a new healthy habit. I'm going to make each day count from now on, because I know I deserve it.
I've been so miserable lately, to be honest. It has taken a huge toll on me that I stopped losing weight (not that I couldn't lose it physically, but I just lost my motivation and gave up and maintained for a year and a half) and I've felt like a fraud updating my blog and being here on SparkPeople when I wasn't even losing any weight. It seemed like "everyone else" around me were doing so well and losing weight and I was just... stuck. I kept (and still keep) telling myself: "Just do it! Stop slacking and complaining and start losing weight again already!" Needless to say, it didn't help. It just made me feel even worse. So now I'm trying a different approach. I'm going to be patient with myself. I'm going to talk to myself like I would talk to my best friend. I'm going to encourage and support myself every step of the way. Being negative doesn't help! Beating myself up doesn't help.
I'm ready to do this now. I know I've said it so many times before, but this time it really is different. Just wait and see! :)
Hope you're all having a great day!