My Week

Sunday, April 08, 2012

So, this week has been a little spotty.

I would tell you I was sick - I was. I would tell you I was tired - I was. I would tell you I didn't have the mental energy to push myself to be my best - I didn't. But none of that really matters.

I didn't do my best this week. I gave myself most of this week off, which really means I cheated myself out of five days of a healthy life. I didn't track everything - which also means I let down my team on our Spring Challenge this week. I didn't exercise every day, so I feel more tired than I would have, had I worked out.

I would tell you I ran out of gas, but that's not really what happened. I just kept telling myself that I would do better tomorrow. I got pulled into my own trap, one that I try so hard to steer clear of. And then I didn't do anything "tomorrow".

I still lost weight - 3 pounds, woop!! But it feels like I cheated. I didn't skip meals, I tried to estimate what foods would work and fit into a calorie range, so something went okay. But I feel like I let myself down most of all.

Now, this is not really a set back of any kind. And all I have to do is pick myself back up off of the ground, and get going. I should really read through some of my "breakthrough" blogs, to refocus on the why and the how of all of this. Remember that I'm fighting for my life. Remind myself that I have no excuses. Reiterate the blessings I have been given and am taking for granted.

I will be back. I will continue to be strong. I will break through.

(And next week hopefully my weight will be in the 220s!!!)
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    Stay with it and don't give up, girl! I'm living proof that you can lose a lot of weight and get healthy, even with some ups and downs. It took me more than two years to lose all of my weight and that included quite a bit of 'time off' from my healthy eating and exercise plan. Just get back on track and go back to doing what was making you successful before.
    3289 days ago
    yes... it feels that you cheated yourself. honestly sometimes we need a break whether it's to re evaluate or just to rest but as long as you don't forget what your path is. What your goals are... sometimes i need a break because if i don't take a break i will quit on myself and that is worse... your still lost because you kept your eye on the prize even though you didn't feel like you were. You still lost because sometimes your body needs a break for you to lose that weight... sometimes my best weeks in weight loss are right after i took a little break because when we over work our body it tends to resist the changes... don't worry the past is gone the present has yet to arrive just live in the now.!!!!
    3289 days ago
    You CAN do this!! Don't give up on are the ONLY person that can make these changes!
    3290 days ago
    Despite yourself, you lost 3 lbs. Congratulations! A couple things struck me while reading your blog. First, it seemed to me like you were doing a good job at putting yourself down. You cannot change the past. So the fact that you didn't do this or this or whatever doesn't really matter. What does matter is that you start doing the things that you feel will improve your quality of life? I suggest you replace "should" with "will" ; I use to "should" all over myself and get nothing done:)
    If at first you don't succeed, then try and try again.
    Take care,
    3290 days ago
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