Remember that whole jumping back into running I vowed last week? It lasted for 2 hours. I did go jogging on Sunday, but then I got a head cold (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it) and didn’t go running again last week. I did some pushups and situps on Monday per a suggestion by Sam from A Spoonful of Sugar. But for the past 5 days. Nada.
Not surprising from my choices the past week (lack of exercise and eating tons), I gained weight.
- I gained 1.0 lbs.
- Total weight loss = -5.0 pounds.
- First goal = Lose 10 pounds (5.0 to go)
No excuses. I ate too much and didn’t move enough.
My weight gain is not due to the Nutrisystem plan. In fact, it’s because I basically ignored the plan this week and binged on mashed potatoes and Halloween candy. Most of this is just my lack of willpower and that I wasn’t feeling well so comforted myself with high carbs and sweets. But part is due to my struggle eating completely different meals than my family because of Nutrisystem. I cook baked chicken and mashed potatoes and I want some of them. I tried a new recipe from my Organized Cook meal plan and I wanted to eat some of it. When I stick to the Nutrisystem plan I lose weight, but I have to keep myself motivated to do it.
Psychology of Weight Loss
You would think seeing my
70lb 65lb too heavy body would be enough motivation wouldn’t you? I wonder why I keep slipping into self defeating habits? Do I not think I deserve to have a kickass body? Do I not want to enjoy being slim while my body is still relatively firm? Before I’m too old to really enjoy it?
I will be 38 next week. No matter how skinny a 90 year old woman’s legs are, they simply don’t have traffic stopping potential. Yes, I still have a few years before I’m 90, but I am definitely on the downward end of attractive body years. If I don’t shape up now, then I’ll miss this window of being able to strut my stuff. Plus, I need to earn a living and fit women earn more than heavy ones. I need to look my best in these critical earning potential years.
There are multiple reasons why I should want to be fit – none why I would want to remain fat. So what is the mental block already?
Enough excuses. Enough self defeating thoughts and behaviors. This week I WILL exercise 3 times and I will lose weight. Those are my goals.
What are yours?
Weekly Weight Loss Tip:
Here’s the magic formula we’ve all been chasing: Eat Less Calories + Move More = Lose Weight.
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