Monday, February 7, 2011


I have a quote on my wall that says "you will do stupid things... do them with ENTHUSIASM!" I think that pretty much sums up my week, or the past 10 or so days. It is safe to say that I fell off the wagon, and I did with gusto. I ate way too much and of not healthy things. I was most definitely not tracking my calories in any capacity. Plus, there were 3 days that I didn't make it to the gym at all, but those had extenuating circumstances. Needless to say, I was not looking forward to stepping on the scale this morning. I guess the good news is that I only gained 3.6 pounds. After the way I acted/ate, I was just praying that I didn't gain back everything I had worked to lose. So, bright side, I didn't do as horribly as I feared.

I was kind of avoiding the blog this week. I knew that I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing, but I didn't want to admit it. I decided I would face the music, be honest with you and myself, but being the procrastinator that I am, I decided to check in on the blogs I follow first. The first one I read was from Jessica over at Pudget: Losing Weight on a Budget. In this post, she talked about how she gained a pound this week, but that it doesn't make her a failure. It's all about the big picture, we just need to keep working towards our goals. This was definitely something I needed to hear. (Speaking of Jessica, she is also doing a giveaway in this post. Check it out!) Then I went to go check up on SherRon over at Shoes to Lose. She was talking about what you needed to lose weight. Basically, it was just the determination to do it. That really helped remind me that, just because I couldn't get to the gym, didn't mean that I couldn't make something happen anyway. So thank you, ladies. You both gave me encouragement that I really needed this week.

This day has been blech from start to finish. I won't bore you with the details, but I should have just stayed in bed. On the bright side, I got some light dumbbells to do workouts at home when I can't make it to the gym. I also downloaded some audiobooks (free, from the library!) to listen to at the gym. I've been getting bored listening to the same songs. We'll see how it works. Tonight I plan to get a good night's sleep and try to make the best of things tomorrow. The power of positive thinking! I hope.
- Jen

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