Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Getting Back On Track

I'm happy to report I've done a LOT better this week with food choices.  I'm also going to WW on Thursday night for my next weigh in since I missed last week.  I also have a plan for August:

  • Meetings - Attend all 4 Sunday meetings in August.  I'm switching back to my Sunday WW meeting since things kinda went off the rails when I switched meeting times, due to a lot of other factors as well, but figure going back is a good way to get back on track.  I will not miss an August meeting!
  • Tracking - 6 days a week. I've really slacked off on this, and I'm ready to get back to it!
  • Weight Training - 3 times a week
  • Walking/Treadmill - 2 times a week
  • Yoga - once a week
How will I stay on track with my new plan?  I am offering myself a REWARD!  If I meet these goals, I will allow myself a $300 shopping trip for new fall clothes in September.  If I fail, I'm going to do a push-up pyramid (probably my least favorite exercise) as punishment.  I will keep track of my progress using Each day I will check in with health month and record what I did the previous day.  I start the month with 10 hearts and lose a heart each time I fail to reach one of my weekly goals.  If I finish the month with at least one heart, I get my reward!  Health Month is a great way to keep track of your health goals.  They have lots of goals to choose from (many that are not diet related).  Go check it out!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Doing It Wrong

I've spent the last week doing it wrong.  Missing workouts, overeating, you name it.  I'm a little irritated and frustrated with myself.  I know what I need to do and how to do it, but just have not had the discipline nor focus.  The result?  A gain on the scale (not surprised).

I need my frustration to change my actions.  I know that.  So far I have done better with eating this week, but not with working out.  Must do better!

On the bright side, I'm not giving up and I have lots of room for improvement!  :-)


Monday, July 15, 2013

Ugh... Summer is TOUGH!

So, I feel like I'm pretty much gaining and losing the same 3 pounds, which I guess is what maintenance will be like some day.  I can do really well and be really disciplined for 4 days a week, then the other 3 are not so good.  I haven't gone totally overboard, but with more free time on my hands all I really wanna do is eat yummy food and lay around in my pajamas.  Why can't that be a diet?  (don't answer that.)

All in all I'm still feeling great about my progress.  And if I manage to maintain that progress for the rest of July, I'd still be pretty happy.  I've still got a lot to lose, so I hate the idea of waisting time.  But on the other hand, I'm in this for the long haul.  My focus and motivation are bound to wax and wane.  I'm not going to beat myself up about it.

I missed my WW meeting this week so no photo or scale update in this post.  I had every intention of going Thursday night, but some stuff came up in my life that got in the way.  I guess that's one of the downsides of going to a Thursday night meeting.  If I miss it, there aren't a lot of opportunities left in the week to go.  I'm still going to stick with Thursdays a while longer, see how it goes.  I miss my Sunday WW friends though!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Back At It

It's amazing how easy it is to get off track and out of your routine.  After my week in San Antonio, I've had a hard time getting back in the swing of things.  I even forgot to blog last weekend!  Yikes!

Rather than dwell on the negatives, I'm going to focus on the good things I've done the last 2 weeks and get back on track this week!

Victories On Vacation

  • I avoided sweets at breakfast successfully.
  • I only had adult beverages on 2 nights.
  • I drank lots of water each day.
  • I did TONS of walking and made 100% of my 4 points per day ActiveLink challenge.
  • I managed only a 5.8 lb gain, even when I didn't stick to my plan completely.  
Victories After Vacation
  • Went to my WW meeting, even though I was afraid of the scale.
  • Back on track with working out and walking on most days.
  • Grocery shopping to stock fridge with healthy foods.
Even though I've had a hard time getting back on track, I haven't let myself go completely off the deep end.  I expect to have a loss on the scale this week, and look forward to what I can lose this summer.