Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Baby steps....and faking it.

HA!  Bet I surprised you, right?  I bet you thought it would be months before my next post.  Not so! I like to keep you on your toes.  If there are any of you left....:)

Things are cruising right along.  I'm well into the habit of walking 2 miles in the mornings at least 3 days a week.  The eating is going ok so far.  I'm using myfitnesspal and logging what I eat.  THIS week the goal is just to log everything, next week we'll move to staying under the calorie goal (although, so far i've stayed under it).  Next week, when the hubster is back to being free in the mornings, i'm going to try to hit the gym on the days that I don't walk.  Like I said, baby steps.

I'm having a hard time finding my mojo, though.  I wish I could figure out how I do SO well for awhile and then it just stops.  It's like the motivation is gone.  I know one of my biggest problems is not putting myself high on the list of priorities...or, honestly, often not even ON the list at all.  It's so hard not to put my kids, husband, work, family, etc. higher. It's hard not to feel guilty when I take time for me.  Although, I KNOW that when I take time for myself I come back to the family/work/etc with more energy and more to give, my heart doesn't know that.  There is so much pressure to be perfect, it gets to me sometimes.  I hate the feeling of letting anyone down, so I don't....but, really the person I'm letting down is me.  It shouldn't be so hard to let yourself down...right?

So, right now the plan is to fake it.  Fake it until I make it.  Baby steps, one foot in front of the other, one meal or one bite at a time.  I can do it. I have to do it.


Just letting you all know that there's a great giveaway going on over at Weight Watcher Wannabe's blog.  She's great and SUCH an inspiration to me!    She's giving away a copy of "Eat More of What You Love."  It sounds like a great book!

To enter, go to:  http://weightwatcherwannabe.blogspot.com/2012/04/book-giveaway-eat-more-of-what-you-love.html

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hiya! and a cool new weight loss app

Hi all!  Long time no see, right?  SO much has happened in my life and I really let weight loss/getting healthy fall off my radar.  I'm back though!  (How many times have you heard THAT?!  I'm for real this time, though!)  While eating hasn't been great, I've been walking 2.25 miles 3-4 times a week, and I even did a 5k. Yay!  As always, although I wasn't really posting, because I didn't feel like I had anything to say, I've been keeping up with my blogging buddies and I'm so proud of all of your accomplishments.  You are all so amazing and such an inspiration.

I did want to share with you all that there is a great new calorie counting website out there, but it's so much more than a calorie counter.  It actually makes weight loss a game.  You earn points for logging food, exercising, making good food choices, and competing in challenges!  It's really quite a cool concept.  There are even giveaways for certain challenges.  If anyone wants to check it out, the site is www.slimkicker.com.  There's an app for smartphones too.  It's really great!  If you join, please friend me!  I'm Clee0805 on the site.

Can't wait to get back to the world of healthy living!