I need to be encouraged. I’ve had a good day overall, but I’m also stressed about a few things. I accomplished what I needed to accomplish, and I did some fun things too lie shopping and exercising. But I’m feeling strange, and I think my spirits need to be lifted.
Overall, I’ve done pretty well with the weight-loss thing, but you wouldn’t have known that if you had been watching me this weekend. I didn’t exercise on Saturday and Sunday nor did I track my foods. Holidays are no excuse not to track. And while I don’t think I over ate much, I can’t really be sure because I counted in my head.
Tracking works, and I usually enjoy doing it. But I haven’t opened my tracker since Friday! Can you imagine that? I always (with exception of this weekend) write down what I eat! I was fairly active on Saturday and Sunday, but not nearly as active as I usually am.
I’m telling you this because it stops today. It stops right now. I rode my bike/jogged/walked for a solid hour today, but I should be doing it everyday. I’ll definitely do it again tomorrow and Wednesday! And I let other things (book signing, driving a friend to Connecticut and back, Easter celebrations with boyfriend’s family, cooking) get in the way this weekend. And while that’s unusual, I realize how easy it would be to let two days turn into three and three into four, etc.
When I eat well and exercise, I lose weight, period. And part of healthy living for me includes knowing exactly how much I’m putting in my mouth. I have no excuse not to especially since I enjoy it. So as soon as I finish this post I’m going to go upstairs to grab a new weekly tracker. I’m going to reach all of my goals for the week starting today.
That’s the best I can do so I’ll lay the weekend regret aside and commit to being the person I want to be today. And that person is going to grab her food journal right now..