I did weigh in on Friday morning, even though I haven't posted. I contemplated lying to you all. I'm embarrassed that my weight went up yet again. I weighed in at 191.4 lbs. I figured I'd be back down by this Friday, so it wouldn't matter, but the fact is I want to be honest on here. I don't want to feel like any part of what I'm posting here is a lie. I want it to be an honest representation of what I'm going through.
Basically I'm back to where I was a month and a half ago. I did do better last week. My food was a little better and I started exercising again, however, I still wasn't tracking calories. Clearly that didn't work for me. I am back to tracking my calories and will continue to do so. It's frustrating to have a few weeks where my weight has gone back up a bit, but at least it was only a few weeks.
I was actually pretty sick this weekend and it's still lingering. I've got a sore throat that is making sleeping a challenge. I'll be sleeping fine and then all of a sudden I'll be coughing like crazy. It's getting better though. I'm still planning to get in some cycling tonight. I've got training class for my puppy Dot, but after that I will be hopping right on that bike and getting down to business while watching The Biggest Loser. It always motivates me to watch that while I cycle. Seeing the obstacles they have overcome and the large amount of weight they've had to lose tells me that I am capable of way more than I give myself credit for.
There are a few changes I really want to make to my routine that I've basically been too lazy to do. I have two puppies that both still need work with walking on the leash. I should really be taking them each for walks around the neighborhood twice a day. That would amount to anywhere from an hour and twenty minutes to two hours of walking. Considering that I work from home I could definitely use the extra movement. And considering that I work from home there's no reason why I shouldn't be able to do this for them and for me. I enjoy walks, so why I don't take them is beyond me. It's laziness pure and simple.
I think I need to put together some sort of a calendar/planner thing. I should make boxes for am and pm walks, plus the other planned exercise for the day. Then as I do them I can check them off. The same thing for water consumption. Lately I've really not been drinking enough water, so if I have a place to track my water that would be great too. Finally is my calorie intake. Obviously I could put my calorie limit for the day and then I can check that off if I meet it and write in the exact number of calories consumed. I also feel like I should probably track my servings fruits and veggies. I love fruits and veggies, but I know I don't always eat enough and this could help me at least improve upon that. I've got a picture in my head now of how this should work, now I just need to implement it.
I'm sorry if I've been less than motivating to those of you that read my blog, but I'm working on it. I really want to have a much more active summer filled with fresh healthy food. Hopefully I can achieve the image in my head of what I'd like my summer (and my life really) to be like. Could this be me?