Tuesday, May 31, 2011

R is for Rest and Relaxation

Yes.  I know.  Rest and Relaxation have nothing to do with diet and exercise, but I was on vacation in Florida.  What else could I write about? 

You know that I did not diet while I was there.  I did get in a little exercise.  Walking to the beach.  Swimming.  Although you really can't call it swimming, because I don't know how to swim, but I am kicking my feet and paddling around, sort of!  We also had to walk back and forth from the pool or beach to the condo to freshen up our drinks!  One day we walked to The Floridian to get lunch and do some shopping.  We also walked to Britt's Coal Fire Pizza one day for lunch.  They had the best pizza and sangria!  After lunch that day we walked to the beach for Bands on the Sand.  Several bands played throughout the day.  They had food vendors, crafts and of course, beer!  They also had fireworks at 10pm.  The beach was packed that day.

The day after we got back from our mini vacation I got on the scale.  I gained one pound for every day we were gone.  I know the majority of it came from the alcohol consumption, but Carey made the best Strawberry Margaritas!  I couldn't turn them down. 

Now I need to get myself back on track and lose those pounds I gained plus about 25 more!  I know I have been saying that now for about 6 months - ok, maybe longer - but nothing will make you lose weight faster than seeing yourself in a bathing suit!!  =)

Hopefully by the next post I will have lost a pound or two......


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Q is for Quit and Quick

A dear friend suggested that Q should be for Quit.  As in quit beating myself up.  He said it's not how often you fail that matters--we all fail, especially with long-term goals related to life habits. The important thing is to keep trying. He also said that he was guessing that he was not the only one who loves me no matter how snug my clothes fit!  I thought that was very sweet and had to share that.  It really meant a lot to me!

Now on with the Quick!  =)

We all want the quick way out.  Especially when it comes to losing weight.  The weight comes on quickly, so why shouldn't it come off quickly?  I can easily gain about 2-3 pounds during a very fun-filled weekend!  It would take me about 2 weeks of dieting and exercise to get those same 2-3 pounds off.  That just doesn't seem fair.  Of course, if I don't get those pounds off then the next fun-filled weekend will pack on more pounds and on and on.  Before I know it, I am 25 pounds overweight.  That's where I am at this point.  I leave in about 10 days for the beach.  My body is no where near bathing suit ready, but that's not going to stop me!  You probably don't want to be around me for the next 10 days.  I will be a little crazy.  Ok, maybe a lot crazy!  I am going to exercise like crazy and I will be eating healthy trying to lose at least a few pounds before we leave.  I know what you are all thinking.  Why didn't I do this months ago instead of 10 days before leaving for the beach??  I really don't have an answer.  Except that I love to eat and I really haven't had a lot of time to exercise.  I guess I should say I haven't made the time to exercise.  As MR said though I am not going to beat myself up over it.  I am going to exercise like I am supposed to and I am going to eat healthy like I am supposed to and maybe just maybe I will be down a few pounds by the time we leave, so at least my clothes won't fit so snugly.  =)  Wish me luck!!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

P is for Procrastinator

Yes, I am a procrastinator.  That's not 100% correct.  I guess you could say that sometimes I procrastinate.  There's no rhyme nor reason.  That's not 100% correct either.  I procrastinate when I don't want to do something.  Like dieting and exercising.

I started the ABC's of dieting 23 weeks ago.  If I had actually been dieting and exercising I should be down at least 23 pounds right now.  That is safely losing only 1 pound per week, but instead I am exactly the same weight I was when I started this blog.  The same weight, but I have actually "gained" a few inches.  My clothes are definitely a little snugger and disgusting looking on me.  Sigh. 

What is wrong with me?  Why do I put myself through this?  I don't have the answers.  If I did then I would share them with you and I would also be healthy and skinny.  Instead I am miserable and chunky.  I really wish there were a magic diet pill we could take and we would instantly be slim and trim, but there's not one and never will be.  The only thing to do is count calories and exercise. 

It's getting late.  I'm not getting any younger.  I need to start RIGHT NOW!  So having said that I make this promise to you.  My reader(s).  Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 is going to be the first day of my new diet and exercise program.  I am going to get up early and go for a run or do one of my countless exercise videos (depends on the weather).  I am taking my lunch and I am going to eat it.  I can do this.  I have done it before I can do it again.  It really isn't that hard. 

I saw this quote online tonight.  "When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place." Author~Unknown.  I'm not giving up.  I'm holding on.  I hope you hold on with me.