Wednesday, May 14, 2008

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
-- David Viscott

I receive emails on a regular basis with motivational or positive sayings. I signed up for a bunch of these sites back a couple years ago when I was having some issues with depression, and I was trying to get a handle on a more positive view of life. Well now they come in quite handy for this weight loss thing ;) The above quote is oh-so-true. If you have to courage to start this long, grueling and lifelong battle with the fat, you have the courage to succeed at it. I think the first success is just starting it!

That being said, I've had a less than stellar day today. Now mind you, what I consider less than stellar, most people assume they've done fine! I had to make brownies and banana pudding for a a potluck at work (like how I am the dessert girl?). Well I did great while making them last night. I snuck in like a lick or two, but quite honestly, barely anything! yes! Well today I got to work, and was cutting the brownies so that I could give my dad one for breakfast. Well it was between allowing mom to do (which means she would then eat one, and this is what I'm trying to avoid!). Or me doing it myself and trying to resist a nibble. Well I took one for the team, and I cut them myself, and I did nibble. A little. And then I nibbled a little when I was dishing them out for the guys at lunch, and I snuck a taste or two of the banana pudding. I could have easily said oh screw it and had a brownie, or had some pudding, but I let it end there. And quite honestly, even that few nibbles have given me a sugar headache. And it wasn't even much.

Normally I wouldn't fret over such small indiscretions, but taking into account sunday's mishap, It bothers me. So I will be eating lean the rest of the day. I've gotten all my water in and my veggies won't be a problem, and I've gotten both oils, so for the rest of the day I'll have a sandwich for dinner, and my dairys and call it good enough, lending 5 or 6 points to the brownies and pudding, which hopefully (should) be enough to cover it.

As far as my weigh in this week, I'm really just hoping for a gain of under 1 pound. If I can gain under a pound from this week, I'll be happy. I've been getting activity in, quite alot, so that should help. Fingers are crossed.

As far as activity:
Monday I hit the treadmill for 30 mins, and did an Ab routine.
Tuesday I walked Duke for 25 minutes (even though I was so busy, I made time!)
Wednesday, I'm going to hit the gym tonight for a 30 minute treadmill.
Thursday, I'm going to do Pilates (dvd I have from netflix), walk duke, and maybe ride the bike?
Friday, I might have the a day off, and if I do, I plan to go Mountain Biking and walk the dog, if I don't have the day off, I will hit the gym for another 30 minutes of the treadmill. Maybe I will do both if I have the day off.

Alright, well there is how my week is going, not too bad, but it hasn't been stellar either. Guess we all have weeks we are off our game once in awhile huh? ugh!

Have a healthy happy day bloggers.


Christina said...

Dessert girl I love good. I am glad that you were only taking a little tini tiny one for the team ;) you're a trooper. Good luck with the weigh in

Kathy said...

You are so smart to hold yourself to a high standard when it comes to not taking a taste or nibbling. I know from experience that a little leads to more the next time and pretty soon your disciplined eating is a thing of the past. I'm so proud of you...lead the way, Kate!

Caroline said...

I'm back! Sorry to be MIA for awhile, but things were just crazy. And I'm with kathy - letting those nibbles turn into "just one brownie" then just leads down that slippery path that I definitely don't want to be back on. You should be proud!

Andrew is getting fit said...

Well done on resisting. I really enjoy the quotes.

Swizzlepop said...

Good fo ryou for not eating it all. A taste her and there is okay as long as it is just that IMO. How about making the No Pudge FUdge brownies next time, but not telling them. I do stuff like that all the time ;).

MizFit said...

I love that quote as, for me, took often I dont even have the courage to start.

once I DO Im ok----but the commencing?
tough :)