Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WLJ: It happens

I'm not off to a great start this month.

I've been lax about tracking (back-to-back weekends away).

I've indulged.

I've worked out sporadically.

I haven't been sleeping when I should.

I'm a little stressed about some things.

So the fact that I've gained 2 lbs. since I last weighed in (two weeks ago) is not a surprise. I'm actually surprised it's not more.  So I'll consider it a victory of sorts.

I'm not going to let 2 lbs. break me anyway.  I've come too far to let a minor bump detract my entire journey.

So what if it takes me another year to reach my goal?  Or another three years?  Because it might take that long.  I have to be ready for that.

As long as I keep getting back on track and working toward my goal, I'll be fine.

I know I'm in better shape than I was a year ago, and in another year, I will be saying the same thing.

I'm not going to let a small setback stop me.

Weight-loss goal: 40 lbs.
This week's progress:+2 lbs.
Progress to date: -22.8 lbs.
Non-scale victory: I survived (and enjoyed) my Total Body Burn workout last Thursday. After I finished, I still had energy for a quick run.  Amazing.


  1. Everyone hits their plateau's, soon enough you'll be back on track and better than ever :)

  2. Visiting from Perfectly Imperfect Holly's blog. I love your attitude here! Keep up the good work :).

  3. Hope things "de-stress" for you soon! I think you look marvelous! :)

    Have a great day!
    (tell Luke hi!) ;)

  4. I am just starting my diet plan and work out regimen. Any tips? Ugh, it's very hard bc I LOVE food but I must get rid of all this extraness! Congrats on your total loss to date! That is awesome!

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement and for stopping by. I had no way to reply to you directly/privately, so I hope you see this comment.

      Here are my tips for getting on track ...
      1. Track your food. I use Weight Watchers Online, but I have friends who have used caloriecount.com and MyFitnessPal (an app on the phone), and that works great for them. I find that just monitoring what I eat makes me more conscious of my food choices.

      2. Get moving. You don't have to join a gym or buy new equipment. It can be as simple as going for a nice long walk in the morning or evening -- whenever is convenient for you. If you decide to join a gym or fitness class, make sure it's something you enjoy. You'll be more inclined to go if you love it.

      3. Have an accountability pal. I blog every Tuesday, which keeps me going, and I also have friends I can text if I'm having a bad day. They're really good about inspiring and motivating me. I do the same for them.

      I hope that helps!


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