I CANNOT believe that it's been 10 days. I feel like I am failing as far as blogging, being accountable to friends, and being a part of the healthy living community. I haven't been reading blogs, I haven't been writing in my blog, and I haven't been texting my friends. Tonight in WW I saw all the people that make my life better and felt terrible that I have been neglecting them. That I haven't been keeping my promise to update my blog 3xs a week. That I haven't been responding to texts. Basically, I am not doing as well as I would like for the accountability piece. However, despite feeling like I am letting people down, I have been having great successes. After pondering about my feelings throughout the meeting tonight, I decided that I need to blog. This entry is about some of my successes, some of my thoughts on my priorities, and some upcoming challenges.
6 Week Journal Challenge
Several weeks ago, Jen, from priorfatgirl, starting her 6 week journal challenge. Her charge was to track for 6 weeks straight. I began on August 19! My challenge was that NO MATTER WHAT I would track. Regardless of whether or not I liked what I wrote down, I would write it. There were days that I HATED what I wrote. I wrote 40 points days, 50 point days, 80 point days, and then the normal 29 point days. I had days that I wanted to "cheat" and write less points than I had eaten, but this challenge made me realize that it only would hurt me. There were times that I stopped myself from eating what I wanted because I KNEW I would have to write it down. I have been successful. I am going to continue with this challenge because it is helping me!
Here are the other things that I am proud of:
1) I am .2 pounds away from hitting 50 again!!!!
2) My waist is slimming down and I can tell.
3) My school picture today looks TEN TIMES better than the last 2 years!
4) I have been exercising 5 days a week.
5) I have made my Zumba classes a concrete weekly calendar item that cannot be changed.
People Sharing Their Success With Me
One of the most exciting pieces of this blogging experience has been how many people have come and shared their stories with me. People that I would NEVER have suspected as being on the same journey as me. And they give me hope. And they keep me inspired. And it makes me feel good that I am inspiring others. There are more people on this journey, more than I could possibly could ever have known. I hope that as I continue people will keep sharing their lives with me.
-My personal trainer and I won't be able to meet as frequently for the next couple months. I need to keep on the awesome track that I am on without having her by my side as much as I would like.
-Rehearsal makes it hard for me to eat in a healthy way and sleep as much as I would like. I need to make sure that I am continuing good eating habits and getting good sleep. I also want to make sure that I am blogging more than once every 10 days.
-I want to be supportive of my friends and ask for their help. So, even though I can be absent-minded, read a text, and then forget about it... I need to make sure I am responding to texts. And emailing those I care about. I need to make sure that, regardless of my mood and state of mind, I should be returning texts and texting people as support.
Coming Up Soon on Thinawi...
Tonight someone shared with me that they hate the word exercise and they have instead been talking about making healthy choices for their body. I want to write about this later in the week because it really struck me as something insightful and I like the way it makes you think about going to the gym.
Next entry... Exercise vs. Healthy Choices