Apr 21, 2010
Journey from Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans - Week 3
Well, it's Wednesday again. That means its time to check in with Family of Shorts for Journey from Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans. Want to join in? Click on the button or link and get busy!
How do you handle a gain or the feeling of knowing your didn't do as well as you had hoped?
I try to prepare myself for no results. When I am mentally prepared to handle no change in my weight, it feels even better if I have achieved a loss. But if I have been working really hard and see a gain, I might spend the rest of the day eating things I know I shouldn't.
What kind of effect does this have on you?
It can be really depressing. It ends up creating a cycle where I try to make up for my bad day (or days) for the remainder of the week, and then have to face the scale again.
Is there something constructive you can do to reward yourself for small steps?
This one is tough. I tend not to reward myself to much. Just had a little epiphany...maybe I can put a couple dollars in a jar for every pound I loose, then when I reach my goal weight I will have $80 to go buy myself something nice that flatters my new figure.
And how are you doing this week?
I've been doing pretty bad the past couple of days. I am not really wanting to blog about it, but otherwise, I have no accountability for my actions. I really need accountability to change my ways.
I got on the scale this morning and I have actually lost a pound since last week. And I did exercise. I managed to get through 2 days of the 30 Day Shred before my muscles were so tight I could hardly walk.
What were your challenges?
This week the majority of my challenges have come from the hours I am working. I am getting to work at 4 am (so no morning workout) and by the time I get home at 5:30 I am so tired I want to collapse. I am also a bit worried about how I am going to do this weekend. We leave for NYC tomorrow morning and I know I am going to eat somethings that are wayyyyyy off the healthy eating plan. Maybe I can balance it out at various meals.