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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Time to Hibernate?

So last week I committed to the following:
  1. Exercise at least 3 times in this next week - at least one of them will be a run.  (I have to start running again, I'm running in the Dirty Girl 5k August 3rd)
  2. Count EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth.
  3. I will not go negative in my extra points this week. (I was over at least by 125 pts this week and that's without fully counting one full day)
I met #1 (except for the running - but I worked out 4 times instead of 3 so does that count???), I did not meet #2 or 3.  I tried my best with #2, but #3 was an epic fail.  I even accepted a challenge to lose the weight I gained on vacation.  I did not.  I lost 1.6 of the 4.2 I had gained (and only because I exercised this morning before weighing in, otherwise it was close for staying the same or gaining up to 1 lb).

The Kenny Chesney concert started the week off wrong, I did well at the concert but when we got home we ordered pizza (yup damn pizza again) and I ate half a medium all by myself - oh and it was their "deep dish".  EFF!!!  Then the next day was Sonic (I did order a chicken sammich - not grilled tho grrrrrrrr) and then we had to go out to dinner that night - I did fairly well at dinner.  1 onion ring (cannot believe that) and 2 small (very small) pieces of garlic peanut butter cheese bread (don't knock it, it was good - so don't try it either --- garlic butter, cheese, bread and peanut butter what's healthy about any of that???) and I ordered Salmon (and sweet potato fries - WTH!!!).  Sunday was the graduation party where an evil woman made 8 different kinds of fudge, I tried them all.  BUT they were the smallest pieces and seriously were cut perfectly small!  I did ok with the food - for the most part, so I'm very happy with that...

Here's a picture from the party - my step son is soooo cute, looks just like his dad (did when he had hair LOL).

My mommy and me (I know i'm too tan... trying to lose some of it!!!)
Pic's of my husband and I on the light rail and at the concert... yeah, he planned his shirt matching the light rail colors for a good pic -- ok, ok, that's a lie.

So obvsies I'm struggling.  Everyone struggles.  I need to figure out how to get out of this funk I'm in.  I don't feel as good as I felt before and I can feel the 5 lb gain!  It doesn't feel good and is bogging me down. I will say is that working out 4 x this week has been some what of a motivator and going to the meeting today really helped!  I love my group!!!

The good news is the vacation, concert and graduation party are all OVER and I don't have anymore real temptations where I'm bound to do bad.  I'm sure there will be challenging days/weekends to come, but nothing is scheduled.

With that said, I think my solution is to go into hibernation!

This does not mean that I'm staying in my house in a dark room.  What it means is that my time needs to become about me again.  I need to say no to going away on weekends again, scheduling events where I know I won't make good decisions, etc.  I also need to make my time about exercising again (I've got a good start this week).  THAT needs to be my focus and typically with that comes wanting to eat healthier again.  Not that I don't like healthy eating, I do, I really do!  But, I will want to be good and be able to turn down the temptations again.  I need to make my eggs, salads and actually plan out my dinners again.

Tuesday night I started my new work out regime... Hip Hop Abs.  It's a 30 day program -- I finished day 3 today.  I do best when I have something set for me.  I also NEED to run more.  I have the dirty girl run August 3rd and I'm really afraid of how I'll do.  I'm more afraid of what obstacles they'll have.  But whatever, I'll do my best and I'll finish no matter what.  If you want to join my team - it's the 8:30 am group and the team name is Healthfully Ever After (surprise).

I promise next week will be a much better post and I'll be happy to tell you how much I've lost!  I am recommitting myself to my health and happiness!!!

Have a great week and always remember, I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!


  1. hey Tabi.
    I made myself go to the meeting this morning even though I had a rough (fun!) week. I'm now 8 pounds away from being back to goal. The goal I was going to get to by June. Again, recommitting to health and happiness.

  2. Great job on getting so close to goal. I'm far from it, but much closer than a year ago! Let me know when you make it, you gonna celebrate by buying yourself something nice???