Saturday, February 16, 2008

This is tough!

I'm having such a hard time staying on track the last couple of days. But this has been my weekend habit the last several weeks - not counting points, not eating super bad but definetly not completely on program. I think the other reason that I'm having a harder time is that I haven't been able to get to the gym in a week and a half. I've worked out twice at home but it's just not the same for me. Going to the gym just sets the tone for my day (I usually go in the morning) and I eat better, feel better, etc. Looks like I will just have to try my best as my schedule will be super busy like it has been for about 2 1/2 more weeks (until the election is over!). I'm really trying to just chill out about it all though and not beat myself up too much. I was having some huge losses last month, as is more typical in the beginning stages of WW plus I was working out like crazy so it's obvious that I won't achieve the same results right now as I did then. I've resigned myself to feeling "okay" about this, just as long as I keep losing, even if it is just a tiny loss. It's not forever as as soon as my job is finished in the first week of March, I will be back at the gym and (hopefully!) getting some good numbers again.

That said, I did make some positive steps yesterday and prepared a big batch of Lynn's Chicken Stew and some vegetable barley soup and froze it all into meal sized portions. We're also heading out to Kananaskis tomorrow and I should burn some calories pulling the kids around in the sled and hiking around there. I'm also bringing my gym clothes in case I have the opportunity to hit the hotel's gym. I'm really looking forward to going out there and just relaxing a bit and enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery.

I also decided that I would WI tomorrow morning before I leave seeing as I would miss my WI Monday morning. Really hoping to see a loss but I'm not all that optimistic about that happening.

Anyways, I've got a ton of packing to do tonight still. I hope all of you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Felicia said...

Hang in there. Its the small steps that get you to goal. You are doing just fine. Just keep saying "Its My Year" and you will make it!!

Have a SUPER day!

Cammy said...

Enjoy your trip!

Heather said...

oh yes, we all love those giant losses in the beginning, but just because they arent as big doesnt mean they are not important. they still add up to the bigger goal. I know for me, when i start something, I do it perfectly, but after a while, I become a little lax or less strict. then it dawned on me that is why my losses were slowing down, because I wasnt going about everything as strictly and enthusiastically as I once was. could that be the case for you?

Pattie said...

Ah, the honeymoon is over! Darn it. I wish we could keep up that initial fever to do everything perfectly. But just because it gets tougher doesn't mean it's not worth the effort. Think how much more energy you have now than you did just two months ago!

Have a great time on your trip!

Selma said...

I agree with everyone. Keep on going. Slow is better. The longer it takes the more healthy we will be and better we will look.

Have a nice trip.


Katschi said...

Holly, keep on keepin' on. Keep blogging, keeping visiting blogs, eat well as often as possible and move. YOU WILL DO THIS! and remember you're not alone. Everyone's out here cheer you on and offer support.
I removed my biggest loser post. It isn't important.
Stay with it for yourself~

Katschi said...

Thanks, too for the link to Lynn's Chicken Stew and I think Kananaskis is my new favourite word to say!
Have a fun trip!