Monday, June 27, 2011

Lost and Found... Maybe

Whew, over the weekend I totally lost my motivation to lose weight.  Totally.  And I ended up eating things that were definitely not on my diet.

*strawberry shortcake
*strawberry scone
*toast with butter and homemade strawberry jam
*Licks of my kiddos ice cream cone

Can you tell it's strawberry season!? :-D  We went and picked fresh berries and I made jam with it and shortcake and scones and we're still eating them fresh, too. The good news is that I didn't overeat.  For example, I only ate half my shortcake and scone, because I got full.  But those carbs and sugar are definitely not allowed on the diet.

Over the weekend I was totally NOT motivated to lose weight.  I felt fine where I am at and it also was extra hard because I KEEP running out of salad and chicken.  We've BBQ'd in the last week so I had BBQ chicken and hamburgers, but I keep running out of salad.  And then I'm at a loss as to what to eat.

Anyway, last night I got my motivation back and went for a vigorous 20 minute walk using hand weights.  It wasn't a huge workout or anything, but better than nothing.  I felt like I was ready to tackle this thing again.  But then this morning I woke up... and no motivation.  I made crepes with the fresh strawberry jam for the kids and it looked SO good and I just wanted to eat it.  But instead I ate my greek yogurt with strawberries. :-P

Anyway, I'm trying to stick to it, because I really would like to lose these last 10-15 pounds.  Some days I think about it and I'm totally fine with how I look.  Happy, in fact.  But then I realize that 10-15 pounds is basically half the weight your supposed to gain if you were pregnant, and wow.  I'm not pregnant and don't want to be carrying around that much extra weight!  So we'll see.  I'm going to try my best to stick to it.  I need to go grocery shopping AGAIN.  I've been loving boiled eggs because I like them and they are easy to transport.  But I'm down to my last 4 and I don't want to go shopping until Thursday, which is pay day. I *could* go before then, but I am working really hard to stick to the budget we created.  It's been a good lesson in self-control for me.  I'm so used to just going and getting what I want/need.  It's eye opening how much money I can blow through that way.

So that's where I'm at.  Sticking with it, but struggling.  I plan to go for another walk tonight; you're supposed to do 17 minutes of exercise on the diet each day.  We live in a very nice, quiet neighborhood and I can walk up hills and pump my 2 pound hand weights. ;-) It was a nice workout last night, and I'm looking forward to going by myself tonight. 

I'll keep you posted and I'll weigh in on Thursday, hopefully.


  1. Oh man, if that was me, I would have totally eaten those crepes!!! When I want something it's so hard to say no, ouch. I like to think of it, though, that those little decisions throughout the day really add up. Both good, and bad. So like last night I said NO to nachos and YES to corn tortilla fajitas...score! Little decisions......keep up the good work! Half the battle is just getting up and doing it again, you know?

  2. Hey Ruth Anne, been a long time! Glad to see you're still doing well. My feelings on your deisre to lose those final 10-15 lb are mixed. Last year I got down to within 7-8 lb of goal and couldn't get past that spot for months and months. I too pretty happy with where I was, but after awhile I got frustrated that I wasn't getting any closer to my goal and I slowly put on about 10 more lbs. I now realize I just should have just adjusted my goal up a little from where I originally thought it should be and switched to "maintenance." If I had, I'm convinced I'd still be under 170.

    Not saying you should do the same because it's different for everyone, but maybe worth thinking about.

  3. Good for you about walking, if you can find the time it really works wonders. When we were having our house renovated I would go for a hour walk everyday just to get away from all the work and workmen. I really have to start doing it again but it is so hot and humid where I live that I don't even feel like going out back to the pool. I need to get some mojo soon.