Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 1st, Not January 2nd

So.... I'm still alive. It's been crazy around here-- just like your life, I'm sure. I've been sick, the kids have been sick, we hosted Thanksgiving, and it's fourth quarter. Whew! Lots & lots & lots going on.

I had one great workout week at the gym the week of 11/15, and then NADA. Between the holiday and health issues (I've had a killer virus for 7 days now, and Luke is still sick too) I haven't been back.

But. I had to buy size 12 clothes at JC Penney (luckily BIG sales on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) so I had something to wear for the colder weather. And it's been a big eye opener for me. I don't want to be a size 12. More than that, I don't want to be a size 14.

After Thanksgiving I weighed 172 pounds. UGH! That's way way way more than I thought I'd be again. It can't go any farther than that. It just can't.

So I'm trying again. I'm really, really trying. I hate the word TRY, though. It inherently has failure baked in. Like Yoda, I believe in DO or DO NOT... there is no TRY. But regardless of the word I use for it, I'm making the mental effort again.

I just don't want to be one of those people who start a diet or exercise program on January 2nd. Because that's also laden with failure-vibes.

I want to be a regular at the gym the entire month of December. Or if not the gym, on my treadmill at home (yeah, um, we have a treadmill for the first time ever & what do I do? I gain 20 pounds in a year).

So that's what's up with me. Going into the busiest time of the year, & I'm hoping to get back in the gym & start eating right again.

I'm watching The Biggest Loser episodes online for inspiration. Those people are amazing.

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving & have a joy-filled holiday season.


Tish said...

Me too. T-giving was my big shabang. 16 around the table, 27 pound turkey. We're going to my brother's at Xmas, so TODAY is the beginning of my new recommitment. It helps that WW came out with its new program yesterday. One day down, lots more to go!

Good luck to you--I'm pulling for both of us.

Laura I. (G.G.) said...

Take it from someone who lost 130 lbs, gained about 100 back, and then lost 80 again (in the last three years):


Listen to Winston (Churchill) instead:

"Never, never, never, never give up."

"Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never--in nothing great or small, large or petty--never give in except to convictions of honor or good sense."

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

"If you are going through hell, keep going."

(Don't be like me and stop trying, even for a little while. Keep at it, perservere--you WILL power through in the end."

Vickie said...

I thought about myself - what would I have to be doing to gain weight - ?

And the answer (for me) is 100% food oriented.

I know you did write: "& start eating right again".

But I wonder if that is where your mind is based on the last couple posts.

I am SO NOT knocking exercise. But almost none of US can exercise off bad food choices.

Exercise is great and important and you know I have very steady exercise habits.

BUT - The wrong kind of food/drink, the wrong combinations/quantities of food, eaten at the wrong time of day will do us in, will do us in every time.

Bottom line - the food has to be in line.

(night time eating note - I am mostly talking about insulin resistant people/belly fat people and carbs, I am not sure the rest of you all have to be as careful about night time eating).

So as I read your last few posts - and again - gym is great - I am wondering if you are putting all your 'eggs' in the exercise basket. If your focus is on getting to the gym or didn't get to the gym.

And I wonder how you are eating.

I know that one time you did post that you had eaten from home and eaten 'real' foods. So maybe that is your focus, and you are just not writing about it.

Cindy...154 said...

I don't want to go any farther than I have gone, either. Let's do this. I know we can because we did it before. Each of us has had a rough year but we can move on. Hang in there!! I love those quotes. Definately never give up!!

Vickie said...

you are nearly at two weeks - how are things going? do you feel like you just barely got thanksgiving done and here comes xmas?