Monday, August 17, 2009

I finally worked out today. As I was on the treadmill I was thinking about great it felt to move my body. I was thinking that I should work out again after dinner. I've been contemplating working out twice a day a few days a week to guarantee I will reach my goal within the next 5 weeks. The only problem I might run into is my age and back. My hubby, daughter and I took a leisurely walk after dinner and my back started to ache. I hate that. I hate that I'm not young anymore and I can't move the way I used to. I'm 40 and I'm going to be 41 in a month. It's harder to lose weight and it's harder to move around like I used to. I keep thinking that once I get back into a routine it will be easier. It will. I just have to keep moving and walking and not take weeks off from exercise anymore. I can't do that. I can push through these next 5 weeks, work really hard and then feel great when I hit my goal. I can and will do that.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I'm back from vacation. I didn't do well. The first half was spent with my friend who is also trying to diet. I manage to work out twice, but I came down with a nasty cold so I didn't get any other work outs in. It was great fun carrying around a box of Puffs with lotion. The second half of the vacation was spent walking around Washington DC (still with the tissues) and site seeing. I had a good time, but didn't eat well,
I got back last Sunday promising I would get back on track first thing Monday morning. Did that happen? Nooooooo. Dammit. WHY is it so hard to get back on the wagon when I've had such great success? I feel so good when I'm working out and eating healthy. I feel proud of myself when I see the number on the scale go down. Who wouldn't want that? Well, me for some reason. I just don't know why I can't get back on track. I keep telling myself tomorrow I'll do it for sure, but then tomorrow never comes. I have about 5 weeks to make my goal. I have to lose roughly 3 pounds a week. That's a big number. Not "biggest loser" big, but big for me. I can do it if I set my mind to it, but how do I do that?
I have a plan. I will sit down tomorrow (which is Sunday) and plan out my menus for the week. I will take meals and snacks if I have something to do on a particular day. I will set myself up for success. Stay tuned to see what happens......