Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday

I was so proud after Friday's post about how I managed through February and did fairly well even with all the stress.  And then it's like I took a nosedive since Saturday.  Eating was crap, drinking a few too many beer, no exercise of any substance since Saturday and just generally feeling blah.  I had a ton of plans for the weekend and yesterday and while we did get a lot accomplished, (I'd say about 75% of them) all the plans I had for yesterday, kinda went out the window.  I did manage to do laundry and that was about it.  I passed the elliptical about 100 times yesterday thinking that I should just go ahead and do it and get it over with but never did.  And then my mom and aunt called and wanted to go watch Non-Stop, so there was another excuse.  The excuses sort of just kept piling up yesterday.

Weigh In Wednesday

And the scale reflected all my poor choices throughout the weekend, this morning.  I'm not posting a pic.  But I'm back up 2 pounds.   188.2.

My bloggy friend, Jennifer, had the most timely post ever today over at Quest of a Chunky Mommy .  She posted about stress and depression and how it helps so much when you exercise and just having that outlet to relieve the stress, anxiety and how it generally helps your mood.  This could not have come at a more perfect time for me and she is absolutely right.

So to get out of this funk, I just have to get back at it.  One day at a time as they say.  I WILL log my food today.  I WILL get exercise in.  I WILL drink all my water today.

I leave you with "The Most Interesting Kitty in the World".




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  1. Love your post--did you read my post today on excuses? Your comments made me think of that!! Weekends are so tough! I can do so great during the week, at work, in a more controlled environment. No pantry full of food. You just have to find other things to do, say no more, and make it a priority! WE GOT THIS GIRL!!! It's a new week--don't let a set back take you too far back! xoxo (PS--I almost said "i love your kitty" but then thought that may be kinda weird:) hahaha

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    1. I totally did! And you are so so so right!

      LMAO about the kitty comment! heh heh

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love your cat.

    And wow I just read Jasmine's comment and I am just gonna go for it.

    Ya knw, the important thing is that you are going to do all the things that you've made up your mind to do today--let the past be the past, and start afresh. :) You got this!!

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  3. You've got this!! I am the worlds worst about excuses :/

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  4. I ran/walked my first 5k two weeks ago, and was in so much pain for days after. Last week, I was in such a funk! and I was mad at myself for taking a break. But I needed it, and am back at eating well and attempting to run again. It's all such a mental game!

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    1. Oh fantastic job with that 5K though! It took me a while to recover after my first 5K too if memory serves. And you are right, it really is such a mental thing! That's the biggest obstacle, overcoming your own brain.

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  5. Girl, it is what it is... After putting on my leggings today I opened up the treadmill.. got distracted by something and now the kids are playing on it.. WTH! At least I have it opened... my goal is to wait until nap time and then see if I can remember how to use it.

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    1. Ah you can do it! Hope you can get it done during their naptime!

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  6. You've got this! I know that I need to exercise again, but every day I make an excuse (no time, too tired, too much to do, etc). You're right, I've just got to do it. :-)

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  7. You can do it!

    All winter I've been the queen of excuses, but this week I'm trying my best to snap myself out of it and get back to working out regularly.

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    1. Thanks Kira, yea, I just need to get my head back in the game.

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  8. One day at at time!! You've GOT this. Every1 has setbacks from time to time. Just get back on top of things. *Cute Cat! =-)

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  9. loved seeing Loki and the hashtags on IG!!
    and you know I'm battling the 'funk' myself this past month. And we keep doing what we are doing, which is the best we can do until the cloud lifts or the tunnel clears or whatever analogy works. We just can't lose sight of the longterm journey because of the short-term speedbumps.

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    1. You are so absolutely right. Just keep pushing until the the way is clear. (use ALL the analogies!)

      Thanks. Loki is the most photogenic of all the cats, that's why he gets so much love. Plus, he's my baby.

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  10. sometimes admitting that you just have to get back at it is the hardest part. Great job awknoleging that you made excuses... Sometimes I make excuses FOR my excuses. Jasmine's blog post hit home for me as well. you've got this! The problem with depression some times IS the lack of exercise. I'm admitting that to myself at this very moment and know that I need to work even harder to get out of my funk as well.
    www.heavycupcake.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm with you on excuses! uggh I hate that I call it that too! You're going to bounce back!

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  12. You can do it and you will feel great once you do! Exercise and doing what's good for my body always brings me out of a funk, depression and helps with my anxiety too!

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  13. I couldn't agree more.

    Just getting up and walking helps sometimes!

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    1. Yep that it does. I went for a walk on my lunch break just now. Glad I did!

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  14. New day! One of my new favorite quotes says something along the lines of "when life throws you a curve ball, shout PLOT TWIST and move on!" That's the best we can do some days. What's done is done...don't dwell on it and keep chugging forward! I'm doing it too today!

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    1. I literally just LOL'ed about the plot twist and you are so right! Hope your day gets better!

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  15. You got this, Des! Forget the weekend and just think about TODAY.

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  16. Just keep on truckin' and taking it one day at a time!

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  17. Not sure if my post showed up somewhere...didn't even get an "into moderation" message.

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  18. I am battling a funk. Injury, another cold, and just deployment missing husband woes. I am terrified to step on the scale. I need to find an outlet. I love the mantra and your kitty. You got this girl :-)

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    1. Thanks Ash! We can do this and get over this! Is there something you can do maybe arm weights or something? Even just standing upright and punching the air burns calories!

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  19. Eating healthy and exercise is all about choice. We either choose to do it or we choose not to. 1 day or even 2 does not negate all that you've accomplished so far. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back to where you want/need to be. You've come so far and done so well, I know you CAN and WILL do it!! GO Go Go Desiree
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    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. You are so right Dawn! Bad days happen, just gotta keep on keepin on!

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  20. Oh I know how you feel.. I went 3 months giving my excuses. Just remember you have come so far, you have over come so much and remember how good all those obstetrical made you feel and now imagine how good you are going to feel once the obstetrical you have in front of you are completed... You've been a great inspiration and I know you will be great! Thanks for the tag :)

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  21. Beautiful Kitty!

    And yes, you can do it! I believe in you! It's so hard to get out of a rut sometimes, but honestly that's what Jillian helped me do when I was making poor decisions. Just the 20 min a day translated into empowerment in my mind to succeed! And you can do it, too!

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  22. Very regal pose, oh great fuzzy one!

    Stress is a bitch. You should play by prison rules and shank her. Oh...wait...I'm not watching Orange Is The New Black. Let's start over....

    It's really a shame we don't live closer to each other. I think we could both help each other through our funks. We need to figure out a way to do it long distance style. Maybe we should poke each other on Facebook or something and say "hey...psst...did you workout today? no sniggity snackages that you shouldn't be eating?". For now, I'm sending out a long distance hug and a "there there" a la Sheldon Cooper.

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    1. LOL trust me you have no idea how much I want to go all OITNB on this issue but I digress...

      Yea, totally. I'll try to check in with you every few days and maybe we can keep each other accountable! And love the Sheldon "hug" too heh heh

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  23. Just don't look back. Keep moving forward and you will reach your goal!

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  24. I totally admire your dedication! I really need to hit the gym :/ Thanks for sharing!! :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  25. Every day you pick yourself up and try again, you're winning. You've got this! - Jess

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  26. I feel you on stress eating. I'm guilty of that one. Don't let one bad week get you down! Just get right back at it! Every week can't be good.

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  27. As you know, I'm having my own "plateau" struggles right now. And I do think stress is a big culprit! I was pretty good all week too and then made a few bad choices today. I truly believe that success comes from the commitment to just start again every day. I know if I give up, I'll regain but if I keep fighting even (especially!) after a failure, then I'll eventually get there. I know you will!

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