Down 3!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I haven't been telling anyone that I'm back on the weight loss wagon. I just didn't want to fail again and then disappoint. I feel like the boy who cried wolf. I rally to get my friends to support me (and I try to support them) and then nothing comes of it. I start out with lots of steam and just fizzle. I don't know why. Well I do know why.

A wise man once told me that you can only balance 3 things in life. Once you try to add a 4th (or 5th or ...) that you start to do everything half-assed. Right now I'm trying to balance too many things. So I prioritize and things that aren't high enough on the list get put on hold. So it's not that I don't want to lose weight (trust me, I hate my damn reflection) it's that if I add one more thing to this I'm going to collapse. I'm hoping that I can struggle through this for a month and then it will just be part of it all and won't feel like an added thing I have to balance. How long does it take to make a habit? 30 days? 3 weeks? Something like that.

Truth be told, before I started this up again I gained back all the weight (well, except for one pound) that I lost back in January. However, after a few weeks of work I'm down to 197 again which is about 2 pounds above where I was back in January.

I gave up blogging at blogger. I think I'm going to blog here, it's just easier than having an outside site to do it with. Plus, when blogger went to "powered by google" it messed my stuff all up and I could only get in once in a while. Sometimes it would tell me my password was wrong and sometimes it would tell me it was fine. I don't type in my password, it's saved so it wasn't a matter of typing things in incorrectly.

So those of you who followed the blogger blog know how this works. Sunday I weigh in and do my goals for the week and reflect on the goals from the previous week. Since this is my first blog here at SparkPeople I'll just do next weeks goals.

Goal #1: Water Water Water
I need to drink my 8 glasses of water. I'm slacking again. I don't know why I have this problem of getting on the water wagon and then when I feel like I'm secure I stop drinking water.

Goal #2: 90 minutes of exercise
I'm so busy that I can't get the motivation to exercise lately. I'm going to dust off the elliptical and make it a goal to have 90 minutes of exercise this week. I can break that up however I want. 30 minutes for 3 days or 20 minutes on 4 and 10 on another. Whatever. Just by Saturday night 90 minutes total.

Goal #3: Track my food ALL week
Even though I'm losing weight I've fallen out of the habit of tracking my food. I need to get back into that. So that's goal #3.

So goals are set for the week. Motivation is medium-rare. ;)

Onward and downward! (I saw that you stole that from me Dana :P)
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