Addressing my demons and I WILL be wearing a size 12 jean by CHRISTMAS!
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Time to blog... I’m at work and a little bored... not a great start for the first day back after a long weekend!
I weighed myself this morning, and I was up about 2lbs... Not happy with that. I’m hoping it is related to sodium and will fall off. We ate out at a Japanese restaurant twice this weekend and went out for an over-indulgent Greek on Saturday night without the girls. I only drank alcohol on that Saturday but drank too much. I also only managed 1 C25K session all weekend – but we went for another of our mammoth walks yesterday – about 2.5hours and we walked at a reasonable pace.
I really need to focus more on weekends. I am always bad at weekends and I know this. This is what has hindered my progress every week since I signed up with Spark People in February... this is why I have only lost 15lbs when I should have lost double that at least. I was doing no exercise and now I am up to around 1500 minutes per month, if not more. In February I hadn’t even considered that I would end up doing this much exercise – and running? I would have laughed at that idea! What happened to that little 10 minute DVD in the morning before work... that was all I was doing and yet, I lost more weight that first month than I have in the following months put together! It’s weekends... it’s eating too much – STILL! I know portion sizes. I know this stuff. It’s not rocket science! I am eating the right things but too much of them... consistently. This is why I am not losing weight.
So, focus on food. That is my motto for the next 12 weeks. The BLC challenge starts tomorrow. I want to lose around 16lbs... it would be lovely to hit 170lbs by the end of the challenge. It will also be amazing to run carrying less weight. My next half marathon coincides with the last week of the BLC challenge. I CAN do this and I WILL do this. Portion control. No mindless snacking. Exercise I have no problem with – the only issue is fitting it in sometimes. I need to motivate myself to get up and do a 10minute dvd in the mornings before work. I did it before and I should do it again. It would be like free additional exercise minutes before I even think about it.
Oh, and I found – when I cook, whether it’s baking or meal prep, if I’m chewing gum I don’t pick at food or lick spoons or bowls! So, I will keep chewy in the kitchen! Woo hoo! I learnt that this weekend. I will be a constant chewer!
On Sunday, I popped out and bought some jeans in the Old Navy two for one sale. I bought a size 14 ( I currently wear a loose 16) and a size 12. The 14s fit, but do enhance a bit of a tire around my middle so I will wait for a little while before I wear those – and I WANT TO WEAR THE 12s BY CHRISTMAS! I can do this and I WILL DO THIS! Wouldn’t it be great to wear a size 10 pair by my birthday in February?!? I can’t remember the last time I wore that size – I think I only ever had one or two items that were that size when I was younger(a UK or Australian size 12 as the sizes are bigger in North America).
FOOD is my demon. I will overcome you – I will beat you down! I WILL be your master not your slave! Now, did that make me sound like a Viking or what!!! Bring on the challenge! ROAR!!! ROAR!!! ROARRRRRR!!!!!! Hee hee!