Back to Basics and back on the wagon!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

As my status says, I’m going back to basics. I’m going to restart the 8 week diabetes challenge as it completely went out of my mind and I’ve had a terrible weekend – health wise.

I have not tracked. I have picked at the kids candy (they got Lindt mini-eggs!) and have not been drinking my water. On the plus side, the only positive, is that I have been exercising. I went swimming for 50 minutes yesterday, did some wii free step on Sunday, on Saturday I did some walking and on Friday we had a massive family walk that took about 2 hours with a couple of short breaks.

I haven’t been snacking after 9pm, although yesterday that was more by chance than by conscious effort!

So, back to basics. This week I will continue my exercise, track all food and make sure that I drink 8 glasses of water each day. I think I’ve probably messed up for my weigh in on Friday.. but perhaps I can still help to reduce the damage.

In a week we are going on our cruise. I’m really looking forward to it although I’m worried about the lack of tracking and all that food that I want to try... I must be strong and not waiver on my idea of asking for half serves as I’m already reconsidering that idea in my mind! I need to focus on October and looking fabulous!

I’m suffering a bit with a sore shoulder/back and a sore elbow. I will have to talk to my chiropractor about it on Friday at my appointment and also look into finding a good physiotherapist I think. It’s been slowly getting worse not better. I am trying not to pick up my daughters as much but my 2 year old (3 in October) wants to be picked up and cuddled all the time and I have to lift her to change her nappy(diaper). It’s also such a wonderful age when she wants to be picked up and hugged all the time... how can I stop doing that?!?
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    You are going to have a fabulous time on your cruise. Give yourself permission to enjoy. Take the stairs as often as you can, try getting in as many walks around the top deck as possible, and dance the nights away. It's a once-in-a-lifetime holiday so don't beat yourself up if you find yourself tasting more than intended. Just don't go overboard - that's all.

    Wishing you a great time.
    Scootergirl in OZ
    3707 days ago
    Sounds like you had a very big weekend exercise wise! way to go! i did the same thing that you did...exercised well and cancelled it all out with chocolates hehe but i like the way your going back to basics! ive been "back on the badwagon" for a almost a month now and have found that tracking is the best way to stay accountable! i also find blogging helps me pinpoint what it is that made me eat badly or not do my exercises and i dunno even if no one reads them its still good to vent!!

    keep up the good work! and it sounds like your cruise is going to be amazing!! try n get a few sneaky photos in cause i found that since ive avoided cameras i have hardly any pictures of some of my best memories! plus it will be good to look back on and see how much you've improved!

    sorry this comment is so long hehe
    3709 days ago
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