Can I use the same title twice? You know, I knew this would probably happen at some point in this challenge. After all, unless I really stick with it, I'm going to gain at some point. But seriously, for those of you who watch The Biggest Loser (like I do - love it) you would have been gasping, covering your mouth, and had WIDE open eyes when I stepped on the scale this morning because let me tell you a secret...I did not loose a single pound this week - not even a measly 1/2 a pound. Nope, I gained a pound. Yup, a whole pound. There would have been a big old PLUS sign in front of my number & Allie asking me "So, what do you think happened?"
I can certainly tell you what happened...overeating far too many days and almost NO exercise. ::sigh::
However, this just get me fired up for the next week. After all I am seeing results. I'm loosing weight. I'm heading to the goal - slowly but surely. I just wish I'd stop gaining & loosing the SAME POUNDS! UGH!
From Baby Tea Leaves (our wonderful host): This week's question was about inspiration. It was about keeping our eyes peeled and spotting it, somewhere, anywhere. Where did you find it this week?
I actually found it in a Yahoo group I started last year to help support a few on-line friends in loosing weight. We were talking about it around New Years so I set up the group to help with accountability & such. It's hit or miss sometimes, but lately we've been on a talking kick & it's helping. One lady in particular, Bridget, is really inspiriting me with her "stick-to-it-ness," her exercise plans, what's she's eating & what's she's using for exercise. We're about the same weight height & yet she is wearing about three sizes smaller than I am. HUH? You might ask because I certainly did!!!
She is using some videos (Zumba) that work your core & make you lean. "I could do that," I said to myself. So I am. On my "to do" list is to buy the videos. Pssst, check out ebay for some good deals on these.
I also decided one night to try out my poor dance pad that has been sitting and doing nothing but collecting dust for over a year. I was reminded why I bought it in the first place. It's FUN so I'll be adding that in since I don't have a Wii Fit or even a Wii anything at this point & that sounds like way more fun! But I digress.
So this week I found inspiration on the Internet & even in my own house. After all, I'm a mom of three boys. Three active boys. I'm also a mom with type 1 diabetes who is about 70 pounds overweight. I want to live long enough to see them married. I want to hold my grandchildren. I want to watch them all grow old. I don't want to die before it's my time. The only thing I can control are my choices. And for a really neat post about choices & how it affects everything you do, you have to go read my friend Steph's blog. Because I also found this post really inspiring this week as well. Food for thought (instead of for my mouth!)