OGT&H: Days 31 (4/7) through 36 (4/12)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

(AKA) Operation Get Thin and Healthy: Days 31 through 36 (Thursday 4/7 through Tuesday 4/12). Until I reach my goals, I'm following the Eat to Live Plan and moving my body!

Confession time: My eating has been BAD and my exercise has been little or non-existent. I let my sinus infection be an excuse to get off plan. I’ve spiraled so far out of control that I’m having trouble getting back on. I know I’ve gained weight, but I’m afraid to get on the scale. My tight pants are enough evidence of my failure. I’m disgusted with myself. I’ve feel like a drug addict who has fallen off the wagon. My drug of choice is sugar.

On Sunday I went to a big health expo and the guest speaker was Bill Germanakos, winner of The Biggest Loser Season 4. He has gained some weight back since the season 4 finale, but he is still half the man he was when he first came to the show. He was very inspiring to listen to. He said that 5 things are the key to achieving any goal: inspiration, motivation, education, dedication, and perspiration. He said if you are missing any one of those you won’t achieve your goal. Right now I’m missing several of those. I need to fix that.

My eating and sleeping have been all over the place. I need to get back on a schedule: smoothie for breakfast, salad and fruit for lunch, healthy salad or cooked vegan dish and fruit for dinner. Other than losing weight, I need to get back on plan because my awful diet has been messing with my digestion and keeping me awake at night. I’ve felt like garbage and have zero energy. I need to get back on track with exercise too. I already feel so out of shape! I’m going to an x-biking class tomorrow. I’m praying I get through it!

I need to take Bill Germanakos’ advice. He said: “Plan Your Work – Work Your Plan.” My plan is in place, now I just need to go out and work it!
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    Just because you break one egg doesn't mean you throw the other 11 on the ground. :)

    Keep trying. It's the picking yourself up and starting again that is important, not perfection. I'm doing ETL too, and I really love it.
    3600 days ago
    Commit and re-commit as often as necessary!
    Have you thought of taking the focus off of the weight loss aspect and maybe focus more on regaining health? I find it helpful to look at the bigger picture. Also, remember REAL CHANGE TAKES TIME AND EFFORT! If you have a bad moment, day, week, or year acknowledge it and just move on. There are weeks when it is a real struggle for me, even after losing all this weight and doing it for over a year. Perhaps you could start a journal and write about what triggers your urge to give in to cravings? Get really honest with yourself!! I have complete faith in you, Debbie! I know you want to gain true health. Never give up on you because you are worth it!!!!

    3611 days ago
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    You're on the right path. You will reach your goals. I know you will.

    Happy Sparking,
    emoticon Vikki
    3611 days ago
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    You can do it! Once you get back to it, it will only take a couple of days and I'm sure you'll feel nice and healthy again. The hardest part is stepping on the scale and accpeting what it says, but as soon as you do that you can forget about going off and get right back on and make some more progress!


    5 things are the key to achieving any goal: inspiration, motivation, education, dedication, and perspiration.

    Thanks for sharing! I'm going to steal that!!
    3611 days ago
  • BANJO_13
    Work it! Own it!

    Don't be too rough on yourself. It would be very easy to fall off the wagon under those conditions. Just climb back on!
    3612 days ago
  • SUNNYH99
    Aw, don't beat yourself up. You've just learned how easy it is to lose sight of the goal, to feel crummy and grab onto the thought that soothing the pain, discouragement or whatever with food will make it all better. Boy do I know how that is! I would say that when I'm not doing ETL as strictly as I am trying to do it, it's because I'm rationalizing doing what I want at the moment. Sigh.
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    3612 days ago
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