Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Why is it SO EASY to form bad habits, yet SO DIFFICULT to form good ones?
Why is it SO EASY to break the good habits, yet SO HARD to break bad ones?
I have been going through several really good days, staying with the program, eating well, doing well, then I will have several pretty "bad" days, "allowing" myself to eat what I know I shouldn't, not working out, eating too much of what I shouldn't.
The up side to this, is this time around, this time in my life, I am recognizing it almost right away.
I was emailing a friend who is beginning her healthy lifestyle journey, and as I got up and went to the scale here at the office and weighed myself on it for the first time since I hit the 139.5 mark on it back Oct. 29, almost two months ago. I haven't wanted to get on it since, mainly because I KNOW that I have not stayed right on track and I didn't want to see a number higher, but I needed to be honest with myself, so I got on it. It is not my friend. That is where the ARGGG!!!! comes from - It read 147. That is a 7.5 pound GAIN in 8 weeks! That is me, gaining basically 1 lb per week! See, this kind of honesty with myself is what I need in order to make sure I don't continue this way.
Its not enough to have 3 "on" days, then have 4 "off." I HAVE to make the effort and choices that put me "on" all the time.
So, I must go back to doing the things that helped me get to the 139.5 mark, that is the only way I am going to achieve the goals I have set for myself.
Addition to blog entry -
I weighed myself – I didn’t want to, but I did. I am up to 147.
I wanted to believe that was a mistake for one reason or another, so I did my measurements, not a mistake!
Here is what I have done in 8 weeks;
Oct 29 Today
Weight 139.5 lbs 147 lbs
Hips 38 in 39.5 in
Waist 30 in 31in
Neck 13 in 13.25 in
It’s was Sept 2 when I had a weigh-in that was 147
So from Sept 2-Oct 29 was 8 weeks and 2 days.
Then from Oct 29 to today has been 1 day short of 8 weeks.
It is crazy to me how quickly I can go from losing to gaining.
I had really tried to convince myself that over the last two months I was maintaining. Not losing, but not gaining either. Well, I now have to admit to myself that I have not been maintaining, I have been gaining.
So, going forward, I am doing just that, GOING FORWARD.
When I want sweets, I will bake a sweet potato (oh I do love the sweet potato). I will do what I know is necessary and in 8 weeks from today, Feb 17 – 2 days before my birthday, 3 days before I started this journey this last year, I will be back at 139.5 (or lower!).