9.20.2009

Groundhog day

I got up this morning and didn't feel like doing anything. So, I dieted and exercised anyway. One day you feel great- the next day, blah.
I decided to go for a 3 mile walk. It was gloomy and overcast, which I kind of liked. No mosquitos- finally. I have decided to just eat 1600 calories and exercise one hour a day, six days a week. I am going to weigh myself on October 18th and see what those calories and that amount of exercise achieved. Kind of like a science experiment. I put the scale away for exactly the reason why 'new me' in her comment on my last post, had a slight issue with my bad attitude regarding the amount of weight I lost. I was somehow glomming on to the idea that 11 lbs a month was "slow". It isn't. She's right. I think the daily weigh in was creating a sense of urgency that just shouldn't be there. This isn't a contest.
I am going to be eating this way...exercising this way...for the
rest.
of.
my.
life.
Somedays I feel really good about it, I am not being deprived. Occasionally I can have a treat.
Other days I feel a bit like I am in perpetual pergatory, kind of like bill murray in Ground hog day. On the upside of that movie...He learned some very important lessons.
Where's Jack's blog, I need a laugh.
On the upside, I have a camera, so I can start posting some pictures.
Hope you all stuck to your plan.
Hugs,
eeyore...er,
Chris

6 comments:

Hanlie said...

Some days just are like that! Hugs!

Lisa eats too much pizza said...

I could have written this post. :)

Roxie said...

You nailed it. It really is amazing how one day you are in "the zone" and the next day, well, the next day sometimes just sucks. I keep rebelling against that - thinking that I can somehow prevent the sucky days. The best I can hope for is to "first, do no harm". Great post.

jo said...

Just like "real life" some days are great and some suck. lol

My monthly averages have been low. Not near 11 pounds. Some 5, some 6--I really try not to focus on the overall, but on the journey and where I'm going. And today's gain didn't even phase me. Well, it sucked, but in the scheme of things, I'm doing this for life, so it's one little blip.

Every day for life--wouldn't be be empowering if we could just get rid of the scales altogether? I can't do that, though. I couldn't even wait as long as you are. lol

Best wishes for a wonderful week!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Sorry, I left my blog in my other pants...

Brenda said...

Me and my scale are not speaking to each other right now!
We love that movie, in fact, we were just talking about it the other day for some reason. Have to go rent it again.
I like your idea about not weighing for a month. Seems like it'll be a little more encouraging.