Saturday, December 31, 2011
Well, project "maintain weight" went well....until Thanksgiving. Then everything fell apart. In the past month, I've gained (I'm gulping VERY HARD RIGHT NOW) 10 pounds!
Realizing that I won't be able to to fit into my work clothes come Tuesday when vacation is over, I became motivated by anger, and frustration. The time has come to once again seriously get back on track, or I will quickly find myself at the weight I started at last June!
I've spent the last few days rereading my blog entries, and remembering all that I did to be successful when I lost weight over the summer. The biggest problem I've had is finding the time to exercise since school started. I've been swamped, and exhausted. Well, I can't use those as excuses anymore. Even if it's just for 20 minutes every other night, I WILL exercise. If I can do that, and get back on the healthier eating track, I should be able to loose these 10 pounds in the next two months or so.
I'm thinking slowly again; over the summer I lost almost 10 pounds each month. I know that won't happen now because I won't be exercising as much. Shooting for 5 pounds a month is a reasonable goal, and what I'm going to start with.
I went grocery shopping today and I've stocked my fridge and cabinets with all the foods I ate over the summer that were so wonderful. I ate a red bell pepper the other day and couldn't believe how much I'd missed it!!!
So here's to the next chapter in the weight loss challenge. Every one is allowed to "fall off the wagon". I've not only fallen off, but I can't even see the wagon in the distance anymore....it left me behind! I'm now running to catch up to it, and I will try this again.
Here's to 2012, loosing 40 pounds, AND DOING BETTER AT KEEPING IT OFF!!