Well friends, I'm not really feeling much like a champion after today's weigh-in said I gained 3 pounds - just feeling very human. Trying to fight feelings of failure. I'm analyzing what has gone wrong with my efforts, and here are the results:
1. It's very hot and humid so I might have some water weight. OK, I got this one out of the way-it's more of an excuse anyway.
2. Thyroid medication recently decreased - possibly a little slower metabolism.
3. The surgery on my jaw put a huge dent into my exercising efforts. I didn't want to jar anything, and also I had no energy for about 5 days (except to go to work and that's NOT exercise!). Even though my exercise is mostly just 20 minutes of aerobic walking with LS video, I think it was doing more for me than I realized.
4. When I really look back at my tracking, my efforts are inconsistent. One day great, the next day off track. The pizza party today didn't help, but it's in the past.
So what can I do now? I absolutely NEVER want to see 170 on the scale again!!! And DH and I are leaving on vacation next week Friday. Here comes my attempt at picking myself up, dusting off, and leaving those pounds behind!
C - Consistency - Boy has that been missing!
H - H20 - keep drinking lots of it.
A - Attitude toward eating. Eat to live, not live to eat.
M - Make time to exercise. It really does work!
P - Prayer and asking God to help me care for His temple. I know He will.
I - Involve others. Ask DH for his help and support. Invite him to go for a bike ride. Ask family for help on vacation.
O - On plan. If that means stocking the RV with lots of veggies, so be it! Also going to try more mufas :o)
N - No eating while standing. This has been a big one for me, and I haven't conquered it yet.
Think I can avoid the 170's? You bet I can! And if you want to be a C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N with me, and my little acrostic will help you, then please use it!
Here we go, Champions!