Sunday, March 4, 2012


Well, here is another month. March of 2012 is here. According to my plan, I should have lost almost 20 pounds. I have lost 3.5 or 4, depending on the day. Now, I have been surprised that cutting out my night eating did not produce quick results. I've been telling myself (and anyone who will listen) that that's why I've gained so much weight. Somehow, cutting out night eating has been much easier than I anticipated, and I'm really bummed that it, alone, is not doing the trick. But, not losing weight easily has made me think about it a lot more. I've had to think about what I really want and what I really need. Unfortunately, the two conflict a bit. I NEED to have my body healthy and strong. I NEED to help my body stay cancer and diabetes free. I NEED to be able to work through daily stress and emotions without turning to food. 


I WANT to be able to eat whatever I want. 

Anyone else see a problem? Yep, I'm screwed. Sorry, gentle reader, for my coarse language. But I'm ticked off. I'm in a bit of a funk. If you were looking for an uplifting read today, this was not the right place to look.

This week, my (self-imposed) assignments are:

  1. Go to the YMCA to really look at the facility and get a family membership. 
  2. Figure out a work-out schedule for the remainder of the school year and stick to it. 
  3. Give myself an attitude adjustment. (or maybe this needs to be #1)


  1. One of the fitness coaches said something great to me the other day. To paraphrase, she basically said: "You've got this. You are stronger than you know. Your muscles work hard every day. You can do this."

    You're on your way, but I really think exercise is the connection between your needs and wants. It will definitely help your body become more healthy, and when you are exercising, you are more able to eat the things you WANT. You may not be able to eat as much of it as you'd like, but nothing is off limits.

    You've got this.

    1. Thank you, Brooke. You don't know how much your support means to me. I agree that exercise is the answer. Getting started is tough for me - I'm really good at finding excuses. I'm working on leaving no more room for them. Thanks for your great example!