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Week 24 - total/Week 5 - Summer

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I finally went back to look at my calendar and I have been actively working to become healthier for 24 weeks now. That is, what?, like 6 months give or take. That is a long time. I am proud of myself but also disappointed. I have done good at making physical activity a big part of my life. I have learned to make it a priority. I am disappointed in the eating part of it though. I am stuggling so much with that and it is disheartening to bust my tail but not see progress because I can't control my eating habits. I may be a bit more bummed today too because it was weigh in day and it was the same. No change. I measured yesterday and saw no change from a month ago. I told myself, that is ok because tomorrow I would weigh in and it would show something. It showed me that I need to buckle down. I just love food too much. It is such a challenge and its one that I don't have an answer for yet. All that I can do is keep trying and keep moving. Maybe one day I will see change.

As for my workouts today, I got in two. I was able to get in a bonus jog this morning since my husband was off for Independence Day. That was nice since I don't get to do it much lately. Afternoons/evenings are just too hot. I also got in my p90x arms and shoulders. I used my new 8 pound weights the entire time and loved the burn that I got. I knew the others just weren't cutting it because I never felt sore later. We'll see if these heavier weights make the difference! I am not sure that I will get in my ab ripper today as we have to attend a family get-together. One that is mainly fried food...fried fish, onion rings, hushpuppies.... If I am going to spend calories like there is no tomorrow, I'd rather do it on Mexican food! Since that is the case, I probably won't eat much. A little of everything so I am not rude. I am eating tuna right now to get some protein in before we go. Maybe I won't be very hungry. That would help too.

Happy 4th of July!
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    I am really struggling with the food thing too. I had it buckled down for a while, but over the last month or two it's gotten crazy. I think I need to slow down and make myself be more mindful. Right now I'm reading that Women Food and God book and I'm going to read Savor after that - both kind of about mindful eating. I just get a whim to eat something and do it before thinking - sometimes because it sounds good, others because of some stress or something...then afterwards wish I could take it back. I think I'm gong to try to start every day with the intention of being mindful when I eat. Maybe I need a quick 5 minute meditation on it or something in the morning and again in the afternoon. I don't know. BUT like you said the important thing is that we are not giving up. And even if our weight stays the same for now, with the exercise we know our bodies are a lot healthier than they used to be! We'll get it figured out!! Oh, one reality check type thing that I need to give myself, and I'll mention in case you are the same way, is that things are not going to slow down after "......" whatever. There will always be something else coming up. The time to focus on this stuff is always NOW. The only thing we are guaranteed is the present. I tend to think that after this week, or after a holiday or vacation, etc things'll calm down and it'll be easier to get back on track and focused. But...there's always something. And there always will be. I've got to learn to do this stuff even when it's not a plain old boring day.

    Anyway. I should have just written a blog LOL Sorry. I'm just struggling too. I wish you weren't, but at the same time it's nice to chat with someone that understands! :)
    2114 days ago
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