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Day 122 - Is the Reset Working?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

122 days ago I basically reset my brain into refocusing on my "healthy journey". So I figured it was high time that I kind of evaluated how it is working so far.

Plus: I feel like my workout consistency is firmly on track. I may not always get in a workout 6 days a week, but I've consistently gotten in 5 every single week since end of May. I have consistently gotten in 3 strength training sessions consistently every single week since end of May except for ONE TIME. That missed strength session means my sister is one measly little point behind me in our RL challenge! EEEK!!! That's going to make me stay on my "A" game for sure!

Con: My eating has not fully reset and I stumble a lot in this area. I do okay when crud isn't in front of me, but if you put something out there, I eat it...all. I got a small coffee cup full of candy yesterday from one of the VP's and I ate every single piece yesterday. Tootsie rolls, Tootsie pop, almond Kisses and dark chocolate Kisses. More than a person should eat in a single day. period. Go to a birthday party? At least one cupcake if not more. My niece's birthday this past weekend? I ate crud to the point of being stuffed and feeling ick. I really want to get my willpower back to a place where I am capable of Just Say No. I have a lot of work to do in this arena.

Plus: I have not only come to like the Oikos Greek Yogurt, but I actually look forward to it as my afternoon snack! It is so creamy and delicious and with a little maple pecan granola (Bear Naked) it is so filling and satisfying. It helps tide the cravings when I get home in the afternoon.

Con: My running speeds have so seriously declined and I need to find a way to get them back down. Screw that whole getting older means you're getting slower spiel. I can do better than I am.

Con: I put on a pair of capris this morning and they were just ugh. So tight. Granted, they are cheap material and I think they shrink up, but they felt so icky.

Pro: My BFF saw a pic of me on Fb the other day and her comment to me was that it took a double take for her because my face was so "tiny". Big cheesy grin, but I don't feel like it's deserved. That's a con for sure.

So for the reset I probably give myself a C so far. I want it to be an A so it's time to really get focused. Especially as the holidays are just around the corner!! Yep, you heard me right. You might be living in denial, but seriously folks...layaway for holiday shopping opens in just a couple of weeks! Holy cow...I don't know how the year goes by so quickly.

I haven't been weighing in. I am going to go back to a weekly weigh on Mondays and am going to post here. Please help me be accountable here!!!

Alright - time to start working for my A because barely passing just isn't going to cut it anymore...HooRah!
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    Don't you just hate it when the washer takes in the seams of our clothes?

    Grade yourself on the curve (maybe C+ to keep that motivation) because you recognize that A slipped away, those non scale victories count too. Thanks for helping us all hit that reset.
    2129 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Having a plan is the first step in a successful endeavor and you know what you need to do. Self-evaluation is vital and I think you are being honest with yourself. As I peer into my crystal ball, I see success for you!

    emoticon (crystal ball LOL LOL LOL)
    2130 days ago
    Food is the arena I struggle with so much AND one of the reasons why I am still where I am at. I know you have conquered so much. You will conquer this too. I just know it. You are GREAT at doing anything you want.

    2130 days ago
    Being honest with yourself is truly the first step toward changing the areas that you see are lacking.
    Go run a big hill... do that whole Rocky thing at the top! Feel like a rockstar for a minute... then go accomplish everything you KNOW you can do!
    You've got this!!
    2130 days ago
    I think you've really given yourself a fair review of where you are at. That is so important to not sugar coat things to yourself. I also like that you've listed lots of pros! Can't forget about the good among the bad sometimes! I think you'll meet your goals in this restart :)
    2130 days ago
    You and your sister's challenge sounds great-like something I'd like to do with my sister. I'm going to read back through some of your blogs for inspiration and try my own challenge! Thanks!
    2130 days ago
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