Tuesday, October 20, 2009

So far, so go...

Scrap the 'so good' part. How about 'So far, okay'? lol
Just wanted to touch base and say "I'm still here!!"
Even though I kinda slipped up yesterday (Monday as I write this) I have also made some progress. I managed to work up a good sweat on the ol' treadmill 3 times last week. While not necessarily eating a whole lot better I managed to not eat as much... then yesterday was my cheat day.
I find that, for myself, if I give one day to let the "rules" relax that its easier to stick to it the rest of the week. But I have to fess up, I was bad. During the day I didn't eat often enough. I basically just had lunch, at around 2 - 2:30, because I was on the run all day. Skipping breakfast is bad. I really have to stop doing that! Then I went out for drinks with a friend from work. I don't drink often, which is good because alcohol is a total waste of empty calories. But I have a hard time saying "No thanks" when Mike orders a round of shooters! (I know, bad!) Then Pie picked me up and we went for supper (a very late supper - like 11pm) and I had ribs. Half a rack smothered in bbq sauce with sweet potato fries. I know sweet potatoes are supposed to be healthier than regular potatoes but I think frying them isn't the idea! lol
I did however put in a fab session on the treadmill before I went out. And today I am feeling "I CAN do this!" I have my mindset ready to go for another week. And I have to tell ya, I am feeling better already. More energetic. Probably doesn't hurt that the new pair of slacks I bought for work are already too big :)


Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

It is great that you are already feeling good. One bad day is better than seven! The first week is always the hardest...the results are really inspiring, eh? Keep up the good work!

Michelle said...

Wow! Your pants are already too big? What's your secret? I was just lamenting today that my fat pants are feeling a bit snug around the hips!

Mrs Mom said...

You Go Girl!!

Hey do you guys find it helpful, now that we are out in the open here? Or is it... terrifying?

Laura said...

Don't be too hard on yourself - you got in a bunch of sessions on the treadmill, so that will help alot! I think we all need days to relax and not worry about the "rules". Glad you are feeling more energetic and ready for the week!

@Mrs. Mom - I find it helpful and terrifying. Probably moreso since I'm dealing with a medical problem on top of everything. It seems to me that I've bared my soul to everyone - online and in real life. I've having to explain my absence at work to concerned co-workers and it is a bit embarrassing, but at the same time it's helping me realize that opening up and owning up makes things a bit easier in the long run.

Whew! Long comment - I think answering your question could be a post on its own!

cdncowgirl said...

MM - like Laura it is also helpful & terrifying for me. I hate to fail so maybe its a good combo? lol
Seriously though its helpful to have the support and to know that I'm not alone. Also nice to get a fresh perspective and new takes on the same situation.
Terrifying, well like I said I hate to fail and this would be quite a public fail! Also have to say that there is a part of me that is waiting with dread for a troll to show up and be a jerk.

Mrs Mom said...

CDN, if a Troll shows it's ugly face, we'll take care of it Cornbread Cartel style. ;) Don't you worry about that.

Laura- how are you feeling BTW??? Keeping you in my thoughts a lot out here!!

Lil Mama said...

You sound a lot like me. I always reccomend the soup and pie diet. First you eat the soup. Then you eat the pie and it fills up all the holes the soup left.

Anonymous said...

Very nice on the slacks! I think how you Feel over all is, in the long run, much more important than the numbers. Feeling better is also great motivation to continue! Remember, it's ok to take baby steps when making changes, because we want the changes to stay long term. It's a marathon, not a sprint to the finish.