It is time for another update. I’m trying to space these out because I know most people tend to skip over them, as they don’t pertain to blogging or books. However, I do find that publicly hanging my dirty laundry, or poor eating habits as the case may be, is good for me. If anything, I do think twice about ordering that double cheeseburger because I know I will have to share my weight with everyone in a week!
Unfortunately, I have to report another bad week. I wasn’t careful about what I was eating while the family was in Texas, and the incessant rain has kept me from doing anything outside but mow the overgrown lawn whenever there is a brief break in the weather (seriously, thunderstorms every single night for the past three weeks). This means that I gained back the two pounds I had lost after my most recent weight gain and am back to 157 again. I almost feel as if I am in limbo these days, waiting for the sun to come out for longer than a few hours so that I can find that motivation to do something. I know I am sabotaging myself, but I can’t seem to find a reason to care at this point in time. Am I proud that I have to write this? No, but here I am, doing it anyway. Sometime will snap me out of this ennui one of these days. I just wish I knew what it will be because I certainly could use some motivation and inspiration now.
Thanks, Lisa. The problem is I know what to do but just never do it. That's what I mean by self-sabotage. I will snap out of this period soon enough. I do appreciate the kind words!!
Thanks, Ceri! You know, when I sprained my ankle several years ago, that's all I could think of too. I even found ways to exercise (elliptical bikes) when I could barely put pressure on my ankle. Maybe I need to do that again. 😉
I need to feel the desire, and right now there is none. Unfortunately. I'm trying to find.
The most important thing is not giving up because of a set back. You need to forgive yourself, like I'm forgiving myself for the BROWNIES that found their way into my supposedly dieting mouth last night! Acknowledge you slipped up, then let the thought slip right on by.
Journalling your diet helps. Write down the specific trigger, or circumstance, that may have lead you to slip. Get it out by writing about it, then think of a way you can be kind to yourself – a bubble bath, trying a new form of exercise like yoga or whatever, something non-food related.
You can do this! I'm on the same path, so I feel your pain.
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I agree with Ceri, it happens to us all. The sun will come out soon 🙂
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Half marathon next year? How is that for inspiration? 😉
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