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Jingle the Jiggle Challenge (Drop the Jiggle!) Week 2 blog

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ok.. I forgot to blog yesterday... I'm sorry.... forgive me? :)

I have my living room all Christmasy now. Our tree is up, decorations are out... it looks pretty good... even if I'm not quite finished, it's really close. My dining room is still decorated for Thanksgiving... but the day after the feast that will change. :)

I really don't have too much to blog about.
I'm not doing well on the challenge. I keep eating too much, moving and drinking water too little, forgetting the vitamins and so forth... it's just sad... especially since I recognize these problems and yet... still allow them to continue. And that's what it is... I'm allowing myself to falter. Ugh... my excuses are that I'm tired, depressed, overwhelmed, and just plain ol' lazy. I'm at work right now... still (it's after 7PM), and I wanna go home so bad, but I have at least an hour's more stuff to do... (why am I blogging now?, I needed a break!!!)

I need some support, encouragement, advice, and empathy. Y'all ever get this way?

Well... back to the work!
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    I'm slowly crawling back on the wagon. Seems like I've been doing this same yo-yo thing forever, but at least I haven't completely thrown in the towel. Just keep at it. Day by day....we'll get there :)
    2347 days ago
    I'm a big fan of FlyLady and her number one rule is:


    Maybe there are just too many pieces to the challenge for you. What if you focused on just one thing, like drinking enough water? I gotta admit, it took me close to 3 years to establish that one routine so firmly that I do it by habit/instinct now, but it was definitely worth it.

    One thing FlyLady never touches on, though, is how to make things DOABLE. The reasons that I didn't drink enough water are not the reasons that you don't, and it can take a long time and a lot of analysis to get to the bottom of your own personal reasons. (Mine turned out to be easy. I don't like to sip water; I want to guzzle it and get it over with. I finally committed myself to buying the thin plastic bottled water because the bottles collapse as I drink and I can down 8 oz in about 5 seconds. And yes, I recycle dilligently. :) That overcame my objection to drinking enough water, but your issues are very likely different. Maybe you can ask yourself what specifically is stopping you and how to overcome those objections?)
    2350 days ago
    I'm right there with ya too. I know exactly what I'm doing wrong but that doesn't stop me. Hang in there
    2350 days ago
  • LIBRA73
    I hear you!

    I hate to hear that you are feeling depressed. It's very tough to get out of that.

    I think the Christmas decor should help lift your spirits some.

    I felt the same way for about a month and half. I was just not doing what I know I should and KNOWING that I wasn't doing what I should just made it worse! Something in me clicked...I think it was finally being brave enough to get on the scale. I was stunned at the weight I put on. So I got my rear in gear *again*. I got to. I am so not happy with this fat roll. (see my last blog)

    I would drag you out myself if I could. Walks help me. I love being outside when I feel depressed. What about getting out a bit? Talking to your kids? (not about yoru depression, but their lives, friends) I know you love them more than life itself. Just being around young people lifts me up sometimes. Listening to them talk about their friends and lives might lift you up? A devotional? I just finished one on worry and stress and it was pretty cool. Wish I was there.

    Big hugs girl! Get on that dreadmill and just do it. Don't argue, just do it!! You are a force when you want to be!!
    2350 days ago
    I am so with you! I keep trying to be good, but I am just not feeling it-eating too much, and movin way too little too! I haven't even tried vitamins yet, so you are ahead of the game if you are getting it in most of the time! And, we still have time, so you can still jingle that jiggle off! And, I can cheer you along...even from my couch ;)
    2350 days ago
  • CRAZY_KAT_1984
    Wow! You already have your tree up and decorated?! I don't even know if I'm putting mine up yet...As for the rest, you sound like me about 2 months ago. I have to say, I've made fitness a priority, but the rest of my home is messy! My putting a dollar in a jar after each workout helps me see exactly how much I'm exercising and helps motivate me. Also, focusing on getting more sleep made the rest of my day go so much better emoticon I hope some of my suggestions help!

    As for me, I'm having a dabburn day, but it's almost over now. I also have finally figured out my calorie equation emoticon
    I'm doing great on my exercise streak, though! Tomorrow is a new day!
    2350 days ago
    I've been there with you so many times & it's a constant fight for me to stay with it. In fact, I've just started over for the "millionth" time, but I refuse to give up & you shouldn't give up either. I like to remind myself that I am a beautiful, intelligent woman who deserves to be healthy and not be trapped in this body that I now find myself in. Don't give up!!! As I tell myself...Suck it up, Buttercup. You CAN do this!!! No pity parties here. Do what I keep trying to do. Take one day at a time & when that seems too hard....take one minute at a time. I'll be thinking of you. emoticon emoticon
    2350 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I'm right there with you. I wish I had something better, but at least I can keep you company.
    2350 days ago
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