Lose The Weight, Gain Your Life: My Journey On Losing 100 Pounds D & D10

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” - Zig Ziglar

Day 9:  I ate like crap.  I wasn't feeling well.  My sleep deprivation caught up with me.  I came home from work, put my daughter to bed and then I went to bed.  Yesterday I needed a break.  I was a grouch.  I had to let just this day go without staying up to exercise/blog.

Day 10: I woke up feeling well rested but super hungry. I had bacon, eggs, and toast for breakfast. Lunch was fried chicken, Dinner was a bowl of Smart Start (mmmmmmm!!!)  I used the bike for 25minutes/3.5miles/100 calories and then followed it with a light arm weight workout, crunches, and some stretches.  I GOT A CRAMP IN MY BACK!!!  How does that even happen?  I couldn't move because it hurt so bad.

Okay, confession time.... I stepped on the scale this morning.  It was depressing. 252.2  so I seriously doubt there's going to be any significant results by Sunday.

So this weight loss motivation is hard.  Between living life and planning life it is difficult just to figure out if you're on the right track. It's difficult to keep this motivation a constant when everytime a tasty, fattening treat is available and I'm hungry.  What's strange is that I look at the fresh fruit or yogurt or hummus and see the price and rationalize that I can buy it cheaper elsewhere but then I see junk food and rationalize the kingsize candy bar is a better value so I may as well spend the extra money and save the extra serving.  What then happens, and I'm ashamed of this but it has to be said because this is how I got to this place in my life, I know there's an extra tasty treat easily available and I end up eating the whole damn king size candy bar.

Weekends are particularly difficult for me and my eating habbits.  I usually end up making eggs for breakfast. Then I run errands.  While running errands it's just easier to stop for fast food than to run home, make something, and head back out to finish my errands. My concern is that my daughter will see that mommy stops for food at these places and she'll grow up thinking it's okay to go there daily. 

My goal for this weekend will be to avoid fast food places.  My goal for the next week will be to drink more water daily and to squeeze in some fruit/vegetables more than 1 time per day.

If I remind myself of the benefits of losing the weight on a constant basis I believe my mind will eventually decide to forget this unhealthy lifestyle and just start being healthy again.  Well, at least a girl can  hope.


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