yet again starting over and hoping it sticks
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Over the past year I've had some pretty big changes happen in my life. Just a few: My hubby and I were blessed to be able to adopt our foster daughter who is now a beautiful toddler, we had to put our blind puppy to sleep, we sold our townhouse and had to move into an apartment for a few months before finding and buying a fixer-upper house that isn't even close to being finished. It's been very busy and a little stressful, but this year has also been pretty great. However, while taking care of the day-to-day of it all, I've seriously neglected my weight loss journey. Practically every week I've said to myself, "next week will be better." 52 weeks later and I have gained back almost every single pound I lost the year before when I first started Sparking. On the one hand I'm disappointed with myself, but on the other I realize that slip-ups happen and that this life long journey isn't going to happen without more effort. Effort that I'm completely capable of giving.
Clearly, what I've been doing lately isn't working for me, so I need to come up with a new plan. If that doesn't work, I'll continue tweaking until I get it right. I can and WILL do this.
~blog at least once a week, every day is even better. even if only to write a few words.
~track food daily, no cheating and no skipping days. not even one.
~don't treat the wknd as time off. starting over every monday is NOT productive
~have healthy snacks on-hand at all times
~create a healthy revolving mealplan for dinners so I don't get bored
~pre-cut and pre-cook common ingredients so there's no excuse for ordering out
~create new rewards/incentives for goals met
~work out daily, even on wknds. no matter how small the workout is. do SOMETHING every single day.