Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ummm...yeah.

Weigh in tonight was not good. Up a whole 5 pounds. Not good at all but then again I didn't expect it to be.  I went completely off the grid Christmas week.  I ate what I wanted, how much I wanted.  I didn't track a GD thing.  I didn't exercise at all and I ate out more last week than I have the whole month of November combined.  And my body feels awful for it.  My digestive track hates me.  I have a constant headache and a possible cold coming on.  How did I walk around like this for so long and think that it was normal to feel this way?

In tonight's WW meeting we talked about setting achievable small goals for the new year that will lead to our desired outcome.  I have been thinking about mine.  I want to come up with a few that will help me get back on track.  I am joining my local YMCA.  They have a branch right near my house and one right near my office.  Hard to justify not going when I pass two different branches every dang day.  I have come up with two small goals that I hope will help me bridge this gap between 20 and 30 pounds lost.

1.  Track everything that goes into my mouth.  If I bite it, I write it.  I have to take ownership of what I put into my body.

2. Work out three times a week for at least 30 minutes.  To be completely honest, I miss it.  I miss the dance classes and the elliptical machines and the weights but I miss that kick ass feeling of accomplishment most of all.

So, now that I have shared some of mine, what are your goals for the New Year?

8 comments:

Shrinking Mommy said...

I am with you on the weight gain. I too didn't write anything down and I am paying for it now. I feel like crap as well! Shame on me! I am trying to get back on track...tracking my food, exercising but I can't get my head around it ...I just want to eat.

Not sure what my goals are for the new year yet but getting back on track is one of them. I also want to lose more weight but need to figure out some small goals! Hopefully so i well post my goals!

Michele @ www.healthycultivations.com said...

Hi there. I just discovered your blog today and look forward to reading more into the new year.

And hey, I know very few people who don't gain a few over Christmas. I did -- 3 to be exact -- but it's okay... because I'm back on track.

Lanie Painie said...

I bet you'll kick those 5 lbs to the curb in no time, and 5 more after that, and then 5 more until you're where you want to be.

I am reviewing my bloggy year right now and wanted to thank you for being one of my very first supporters/commentors. I don't always comment on your blog, but I read it lots. You are inspirational!

Alison Jenkins @ BingeSolutions.com said...

Do you know year after year after year I consistantly gained 10 lbs every year after Christmas. In the last year before I found recovery for my binge eating I would go to weight watchers each week and always gain between 2-4lbs. So you are not alone. This year as I am in recovery I now eat just like I do on the other days of the year and lost another 5lbs this month. For the last 7 yrs a miracle has happened and I haven't gained weight over Christmas. But I really do know what it is like to have to face Weight Watchers with a gain.

jojo said...

I think you should be encouraged by the fact that you miss your workouts, and that you see/feel/acknowledge the correlation between what you put in your mouth and how you feel, physically and emotionally. That shows great progress. Congrats! As far as gaining, try to be as kind and encouraging with yourself about your temporary lapse of reason as you would be with a cherished friend. You'll be back on track before you know it...

The Irreverent Mama said...

Just found your blog and I'm doing WW also. Like you, I totally fell off the wagon and am terrified of Thursday's weigh in. I do at-work meetings and we've been off for 2 weeks, so it will be 3 weeks betwn weigh ins. I'm guessing I've gained 2-3 lbs.

mavz01 said...

Hey, I've just come across your blog and I love it! I've just made the decision to start with weight watchers and am going for my first meeting on Thursday, nervous!

Please check out my blog I've just started www.thatgirllooksamazing.com

Hopefully we can support each other to succeed in our weight loss!!

Mavz xx

Pretty Pauline said...

I'm in the same place with setting weight loss goals. Exercise, counting calories, and still trying to wrap my head around the fact that this will forever by my lifestyle...