Sunday, September 18, 2011
Kick My Pants!
I've been stalled out on my losing for a couple weeks. Only losing about a pound a week. I haven't been exercising nearly as much as I should. I've had some added stress for the last few weeks as well. At one point I was losing rather quickly and I had been very motivated. I had set a goal for myself to lose 75 lbs by Thanksgiving (my birthday). Well needless to say
, that goal seems a bit far fetched at the moment. I can't seem to hit the 40 pound mark. I've seen it a couple times, but have always managed to bounce back above it by week's end. I think at the rate I'm going I'd be happy to get 50 lbs down by then.
So I find myself asking, where the hell did my motivation go? I think the same place that it went in past attempts to lose weight. Life catches up with you and you find your focus moves elsewhere. I have a pretty active life. NYC forces you to be busy by default I think. I find myself trying to cram even the simplest things into my days, like laundry or washing the dishes (not to mention actual cleaning, or anything else fun that I could possible want to do). I guess it's all about priority. If you want something badly enough, you'll make the time to do it. So I need to recenter myself and make time to plan my eating and exercise. I was reading someone elses blog yesterday and I can't recall who's at the moment (I follow a TON of them). Well what she wrote was a list of things to do to get back on the wagon. It was really helpful to read those things and acknowledge that at one point I was doing all those things in her list, and I was losing like a mofo! Now... eh... not so much. So I guess I need a little kick in the pants. Feel free to kick away. It'll hurt for a moment but I'll appreciate the sting when I see those numbers coming down.