Looking Back, Looking Forward

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Today is my second wake up call.

I was looking back to when I last was keeping up with this. What progress I was making! From 270 down to 221!

I can't believe I threw it all away in the space of a year and a half.

I could make the excuses - buying a house, moving, losing my password, getting caught up in the "joys" of home ownership. But there is no excuse worth giving. I put my goals aside, and in so doing did myself some serious harm.

Today I'm turning my ship back on course.

Now that the weather is getting colder, the natural tendency to insulate myself with the old food ways is pulling at me strongly. I've been appalled by what I've been putting into my mouth this week! Stress is no excuse, emotions are no excuse. Neither of these would be felt as strongly if I had simply been eating better and exercising more.

Exercise is always tricky for me in winter, but the snow isn't on the ground yet! There has to be something I can accomplish today. Even if it's just trim a few boughs off the overgrown lilac trees and cut up the grapevines. It's a rainy day, but better to get it done now than have to toss it on the brush pile and waste the materials.

So today I'm saying I will take myself in hand again, and eat appropriately. I won't let others pressure me into eating fatty meats etc. 5 out of 7 nights a week, either! I think we should have at least a couple of vegetarian nights. If I plan it right, hubby won't even notice. He's always been very supportive of my goals and dreams - but, the lad likes his meatloaf and potatoes too. When he plans the meal, many times no vegetables are involved. I'm starting to call him on it and have been asking him to make changes.

Biggest change I need to make is to find ways to exercise this winter. The local gym is too expensive for us right now.

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