Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SAHD: Feeling Lazy

I haven't blogged regularly for some time.  It's pretty much assumed that if a blog isn't updated regularly, there's some struggling going on.  Yup!  Haven't been watching my food intake at all.  I checked my food journal and it's been over a week since I wrote anything down.  I hate feeling out of breath heading up the stairs or chasing after the little one. 

It's been two years since I've worked full-time.  What have I accomplished in that time?  I managed to gain 20 pounds, but still have kept 60 off successfully!  Actually, I was hanging at 200 till the beginning of summer and then it was a kid stress induced 10 pound jump over the summer.  Last night, watching BL, one of the contestants was disappointed by a 8 pound loss. Bob reminded him, he had lost 17 pounds in two weeks!  The contestant joked that he had never lost that much, but probably gained that much in two weeks.  This weight loss thing is tough!

So, today I went to a gym.  The WAC is pretty close to my house and lots of WW members talk about how nice it is.  I signed up and actually worked out right away.  I have found that I need the motivation of "paying" someone to keep me accountable.  I haven't paid WW for over 3 years since I'm a lifetime member and actually working for them, I can attend as many meetings as I want.  I'm 20 pounds over my goal and am hoping that the paying to work out will get me to do it a little more often.  I have never stepped foot into a gym before, so it was an experience.  Monday, I have an appointment with a personal trainer (complimentary), to go over all the equipment as it definitely looks overwhelming.

Gotta do something to get comfortably back into my jeans.  On the positive side, Benjamin had a blast playing in the daycare and in fact did not want to leave!  That's a good sign. 


Ron said...

Glad to see you join that gym!!! Keep us updated on your progress!

Oh Sew Good said...

Well that's definitely a step in the right direction. It's easy to get soft that's for sure. Too easy at times.

Kathy said...

Motivation to be vigilant can be difficult, especially when you are close to goal and feeling so much better. And the bad habits return so easily. I am motivated by my husband's need to lose 50 pounds before he can have much needed knee replacement surgery. He is 38 pounds away right now and we are eating low fat, low carb, and low calorie together. I can't keep kidding myself that it doesn't matter what I weigh at my age. None of know when it could be us facing emergency surgery with our risk factors so high that we are putting our life on the line by having the surgery as much as we are by not having it. Thank goodness he can put his off until he is in better shape, but in the meantime, he is in pain and off work! A lot of people find the gym to be a real motivator and you are probably in need of some "me" time anyway. My thoughts are with you and I will be cheering you on from the sidelines here in Indiana!

MizFit said...

glad to see you back.

all of it.


I Will Lay Down My Idols said...

I've missed you! I keep an eye on your blog...KOKO, right?!!