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My Weekend Challenge

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I am in a weekend challenge where I need to track my food, exercise and blog about my circumstances. As far as blogging goes, it's not my favorite thing to do--I feel as if I just blather on about nothing but I do want to get my points so here goes! lol

Friday I did not track anything but did at least think about my food. I didn't make it to the gym either and got home too late to blog so I struck out on all three. Today Haley and I went to the gym for an hour of Zumba and an hour of yoga, followed by a healthy lunch and a little shopping. Made it through the entire day with very little snacking. I got a salad for lunch instead of a cheeseburger...got unsweetened tea instead of a frosty...didn't eat any ice cream...didn't buy a candybar. So far I'd say I'm winning the battle for today although I do need to drink more water.

Where have I been, where do I want to be and how am I going to get there? I've been in a very bad place the last year. I haven't kept track much of my food and if it isn't written down I usually go way over or way under my required calories. (Normally the over) I haven't been exercising like I should. I will spend a few days of great exercise then life gets in the way and I don't make it to the gym for weeks at a time. Is that an excuse? Probably. I have exercise videos at home I could do. I have hand weights, an exercise ball, kettle bells...and of course the most important exercise equipment of all my own two feet.

What has this gotten me? I am now heavier than I have been in a long time. My blood pressure is going back up to the point I may have to start taking BP meds again. I'm crabby and depressed and frustrated because I just don't feel well.

Where do I want to be and how will I get there? I want to be a size 3. I want to be 115 pounds. I want to have a strong body. i want to have a healthy heart and healthy lungs. I know the safest and most direct way for me to get there is to concentrate on calories in vs. calories out...but it's more than that. I could starve myself and only eat one small meal a day and I will drop weight fast but that's not healthy and will only accomplish one goal and that is lower weight. The healthy route should be not only watching my calories but the types of foods I eat AND the exercise I get. Diet and exercise are the two words people have been preaching for years but it is the truth. Diet and exercise is the way to meet my goals. Diet and exercise are my way out of this funk I'm in and maybe, just maybe it will enable ME to be proud of me!
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  • HUGS2015
    You've been through a lot and now you are coming out the other side so let the past go, remember the life lessons and move on to your bright future that is ahead for you. God's mercy is fresh everyday, so grab some of it and give yourself some mercy too and just get back in to a healthy life style and take the next right step for you. You have had good success in the past and you will again! You have can do it ,one bite, one step, one day at a time!
    I'm rooting for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3307 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/31/2011 2:23:09 PM
    You are in my prayers. Know that God is with you. His Holy Spirit is with you and Jesus is holding your hand! emoticon
    3310 days ago
  • HOPE2011
    We know you can do it!! Hang in there!! emoticon
    3310 days ago
    This past year has been an off year for you....you are traveling more ...that is for sure. You haven't really had the Donna time in a long time. I think you may have been too overwhelmed to think otherwise.

    Your sense of humor still shines thru....even though you may feel crabby.

    Take it one step...one day at a time and hopefully the days will add up in time.

    Don't think of what you should have done....think of what you can do today and try to get it in.

    You are a value person too ya know.
    3310 days ago
    emoticon Blog. You are a most terrific team member. Post some more blogs. It's good for your progress emoticon
    3311 days ago
    I'm sorry you are struggling right now. Now you know what to do and what works for you. You just have to do. There are many people on Sparkpeople here for you. Just let us know how we can help. emoticon
    3311 days ago
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