Monday, November 23, 2009

Weight of the Matter

For those who are regular readers, you may have noticed that I haven't blogged much recently. Yeah, there is a reason for that.

First, some excuses. Vacation, sick, feeling better, signed up for gym, got an influenza like illness (ILI).

However, for the past couple of weeks I've been going to the gym twice a week, as well as getting out for a walk this last weekend. (absurdly nice weather for late November) I've managed to even jog a little, just like I was before I got sick. My walking pace this last time out was better than I think I ever managed when I was walking in late summer. So, that's good, right?

However, weight still creeping up. Only like five or so pounds, but still, annoying and pants tightening.

Excuses again? Sure. Vacation, Halloween candy, when you're sick nothing tastes good so you eat everything trying to find something that tastes good, and oh yeah my CC # changed because of a fraud thing and I sort of let my food tracking site lapse.

My whole adventure in weight loss started last year when I lost five pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas without really trying. I can't go back on the progress I have made. For one, I gave away all of the clothes that were bigger than what I am wearing right now. Also, I did make a commitment to be a healthier me, for my daughter. A even got in on it and has been going to physical therapy to get his back in order so we can do more active things as a family. Also, I would like some more help with chores around this place.

So, it is nearly Thanksgiving. Here are my resolutions. Start tracking my food. Work out at least three times a week, trying to get back up to four or five after I finish holiday present making. Umm, if I don't blog about how great it is going, someone call me on it, OK?


Blondie said...

Good for you for getting back on the horse! Weight is such a sucky, tricky thing sometimes. It sounds like you have a great plan, though! Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Making the choice to be a healthier you is where it must start. From what I hear on the Biggest Loser (one of my favorite shows!) is that you have to first decide to lose the weight for YOU (even though your loved ones will of course benefit...obviously). Is that annoying advice? Well, I hope it goes well! Happy ICLW.

Jenny said...

I feel your pain. I try to do lots of stuff to fit back into my size 9's or even my 12's... it's not working. I know I should lay off some of the stuff I'm eating but seriously... I would die a horrible death without it. *nods*