Monday, September 8, 2008

Looking fine?

Oh how I wish that I could write about all of the fantastic things I accomplished this week in my efforts to slim down.

But alas, I have been a very bad girl.

I must confess that I didn't do a gosh darn thing last week. That's right, you read that correctly...not one single solitary thing.

I wish that I had a good reason, but I really don't.

Yes, I did have a stomach bug that lasted a few days. Which is probably why I weighed a few pounds less than I expected to when I stepped on the scale (for the first time since starting this endeavor) this morning.

I also had a lovely visit from my Aunt. I never feel like doing much when she's around. She just sucks my energy like a commercial grade shop vac.

Whatever...none of that really matters. What it really comes down to is that I just didn't even bother to try. I have no excuse for that, so I won't try to BS my way into one.

However, I do feel sufficiently guilty about my behavior and I am vowing to change from here on out.

Baby steps though. Trying to come up with a whole bunch of lofty goals will get me nowhere quick.

I saw a cool idea the other day that I'm totally going to steal. I'm going to think up a reward to give myself for each goal that I reach. I haven't had a chance to do that yet though, so you'll have to come back later to see what I come up with.

Ok, so now onto my goals.
I figured out that there are 16 1/2 weeks left this year. If I work REALLY hard at it, I think that I can lose 10% of my body weight by Jan. 1, 2009.
Keeping that in mind, my first goal is to lose 2 lbs by next Monday.
I plan to do this by
1. cutting out snacking after work as much as I can
2. drinking a LOT more water
3. limiting myself to 1 sprite/day (MAX) and
4. working out at least twice between now and next Monday.
(I plan to make use of the OnDemand feature on my tv for this)

As far as good music to work out clue. I'll have to give that some thought.

6 fabulous responses:

Carol said...

Hey, I first started reading your blog to encourage you on this quest. I am still here and you can do this!!!

Anonymous said...

Myself put on lots of weight lately as lack of exercise and eat too much. I found myself love food lately...So, I decided that I must get rid of some fats by spending time exercise and diet..less food! Wish you luck and wish me luck too!

Anonymous said...

Don't be hard on yourself. I know you said that you felt like you were making excuses but in my opinion a visit from the aunt and a stomach are some damn good ones. This is a new week.

I absolutely LOVE the idea of a reward for reaching goals. I think I'm going to steal that. I think I may make some mini goals too (like exercising 20 times = a massage or manicure or some other pampering treat).

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon! I think you might enjoy this post by another mom blogger that I read. According to her, green tea will help you toward your goal of losing weight.

Kellie said...

Don't sweat it! I'm glad I'm not the only person who has those kind of weeks. I don't try and I don't care that I don't try sometimes! :P

I like the reward idea too I'm also working toward a 10% goal and I'm seriously thinking I'll reward myself w/new haircolor.

Marlena said...

May I recommend something from the NKOTB oeuvre? Perhaps, Hangin' Tough... or maybe Step by Step is peppier. :)