If I say it here on SP, then I "have" to do it
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Not really.... I guess y'all would understand if I changed my mind.
I decided I am most definitely going to sign up for the Holiday Trimming weightloss challenge offered here locally. It's put on by the YMCA and the 1st prize is a family memebership for a yr, 2nd prize is an individual membership for a yr, and 3rd place is an individual 6 mos. membership.
I kept going back and forth... Do I? Or don't I? The thing that made up my mind today was the fact that if you enter this 6 week competition you get 6 weeks access to their facilities. I have only been down there once, just peeking in and it looked pretty nice. BUT, they also have an Olympic sized indoor pool along with a whirlpool and sauna. Well, yesterday and today my gawd awful back pain came back. Same exact feeling when I was severely obese. HOW I WOULD LOVE A WHIRLPOOL RIGHT NOW!!!! PLus I LOVE to swim, but get bored with it real easy. So 6 weeks would be a perfect amount of time for me.
The down side to all of this is that the YMCA is CLEEEEAR on the other side of town. It would be a 30 minute drive for me, so I probably wouldn't be going everyday. Wednesday will be weigh-in day and I do volunteer work on Wednesdays about halfway into town.... so I do believe that will work.
I need something to push me and motivate me thru the holidays. I am up to 146.4, y'all!!!! I decided to take the rest of the year off from running because I feel like I pulled a muscle or did something on my inner thigh and knee. It seems like it is getting better, but just needs more rest. But starting tomorrow I am going to get walking again and hopefully be good to go in 2012. AND I want to jump on the elliptical in the next week or so.
I finally had a good day yesterday.... Free from binging, but I came close. It is so easy for those thoughts to creep into my head, but I combatted them. One day down and I am working on another. Have started tracking my food again for the accountability. I KNOW that once I get a good week nailed under my belt, the eating will come easy for me and it won't seem so painful. Kinda like detox I guess, lol.
The WL challenge starts next Wednesday. I thought I would eat like a pig until then and bloat myself up with sodium so I can blow away the first weigh-in, but decided "no".... I NEED to start now. I want to do this honestly and fairly. Having battled my weight all my life, esp. 4 years in the military, I know quite a few of the tricks to beating a weigh in. And I refuse to cheat or do anything underhanded... I am not doing this to win, I am doing this as a fun way to stay accountable thru the holidays. But winning would be nice, lol.... and if I happen to win, then I will feel good that I did it honestly and thru hard work. Much sweeter! This week I will get all of the cravings out of my system and be prepared to knock them dead these next 6 weeks.
On a doggie note.... What has concerned my and my husband is the the 4 of us can't seem to agree on a dog, so we are wondering if we just haven't found the ones that are meant for us. This weekend the Humane Society is holding their largest adoption event and I plan on taking the boys down to interact with some more dogs. Maybe one will jump out at us and we can bring hubby back later. I am so excited.... I have doggie fever REALLY BAD!!!!!