Friday, September 14, 2007

Getting back on track

This picture is me doing my pre-meltdown Brittany Spears impression at FAO Schwartz in Ceasar Forum Shops.

Don't you love how a cold can totally knock you sideways, the inability to breathe properly, the lack of interest in preparing food or the inability to exercise as walking up one flight of stairs makes you breathless. Of coure I say that with a massive amount of sarcasm in my voice.

I missed WI last week due to Vegas and I'm heading in tomorrow without having tracked one darn thing this week. I can't say I was bad but there was more juice than water that's for sure. I'm positive I'll see a gain but I'm o.k with that because there were circumstances around it.

I am looking forward to properly breathing again so I can use my brand new spankin' gym membership that I got the day before leaving for Vegas. I'm incredibly thankful for a new season of Biggest Loser. I find that show so inspiring.

Tonight when I get home I'm writing up my grocery list as I haven't been grocery shopping in 2 weeks, it was getting really interesting in terms of food options. My plan is to pick 3 recipes from Eat, Shrink and Be Merry, make them on Sunday, divide into individual portions, label and freeze so I have some options of lunches/dinners that will last awhile. I also want to have 3 breakfast options determined so I can have some flexibility there. I have the groceries for that but I think I need to post it on my fridge with the points values so I can see it at a glance. I have a habit of eating the same thing day in day out in terms of breakfast and lunch.

I was watching X-Weighted last night and for those who didn't know that episode was shot in Calgary. She lost just under 50lbs in 6 months (over winter) by simply watching what she ate and exercising. Paul the host/trainer told her that when eating to think about what that particular food does for her. It's not complicated is it? We all know that but somehow it's so easy to make it complicated. As I watched that show I realized there is absolutely no reason why I couldn't be at goal within the next 6 months. All I need to do is focus on calories in and calories out.

So Saturday morning before going to weigh in I'm going to take my measurements and start a new quest for goal. A brand new page in my tracker is ready as is my activity journal. The past is forgotton and the future is beckoning. Bring it on!


Bi0nicw0man said...

Congrats on the new found motivation and enthusiasm!! You can do it!

I saw that XW episode last night and even though I'm already at goal I still found her inspiring. She really wanted it and because she had her soccer as motivation she really went for it.

Cory said...

Nice impression! It's good to hear that you are so excited about your gym membership. Let us know what you think about it!

Sonya said...

Hey - welcome back! I'm full of resolve for the future too - we can do it!!!!:-)

CaRoLyN said...

Welcome back and I hope you are feeling better soon! There seems to be something goin around this time of year.
Glad you had a great time in Vegas! And really 2 lbs is NOTHING! You'll get that off in no time at all!
Randi and I are starting a Christmas Challenge if you're interested. You can make a goal of 2 lbs or 5 lbs or 10 lbs or more. It's just a way of helping to stay accountable. If you're in, e-mail me your goal before Friday (official challenge start date). I'll beposting a list of challengers on Friday with their goal loss. That way we can all motivate each other!