When I first started my weight loss journey, one of the tips that I heard often was – Make it Public. Tell your friends, family, co-workers and even mention it on Facebook. That doesn’t necessarily mean start a blog and tell the world your life story, but eventually, that’s what I decided to do. If I know you’re expecting to see what I ate that day or waiting to hear how my workout went, I’m more likely to follow through, right?
I’ve met a lot of people that I never knew before thanks to the blog and my Facebook page. Hearing that I’ve inspired someone is an incredible feeling and knowing that even 1 person feels that way, makes all of the time that I put into this worth it. I’ve even heard some of my “real life” family and friends say that I’ve inspired them to eat healthier and/or start running/working out. Awesome.
For the last few weeks – well, let’s just call it a month, I feel like I’ve been failing. I haven’t been feeling good, which I know you’re well aware of and I haven’t been doing anything to motivate myself, much less you. I’ve hardly had the energy to get myself ready in the morning. Even grocery shopping on Saturday felt like the end of the world.
I had a meltdown on Dane yesterday. He never raises his voice, says anything mean or even disagrees with me for that matter and I freaked.the.f.out. Feeling bad and doing nothing is really starting to wear on me. I also believe that the Prednisone has contributed to my moodiness and depressed state. I haven’t taken it since Thursday and I’m not positive how long it takes to completely leave your system but I’m hoping it’s very soon.
Back to what I was saying about this blog. The main goal is still to lose weight. I will admit that in the last month, I’ve lost some focus. Even though I’m not able to go to the gym daily like I was, it doesn’t mean I have to make bad food choices and reverse all of my hard work. I honestly have not been craving fruits and vegetables. I want carbs, carbs and more carbs. Preferably carbs covered in salt or chocolate. (I’m also blaming my crazy appetite on the Prednisone.) I’m hoping planning out our meals for the week will get me moving in the right direction.
10 steps to getting back on track
1. Track, track, track. Everything I eat.
2. Bring breakfast, lunch and snacks to work every day.
3. Know what I’m bringing for breakfast and lunch the night before.
4. Drink 100 oz. of water every day.
5. Focus on getting in more fruits and veggies.
6. Avoid the vending machine at work.
7. Get an appointment with an ENT to figure out what’s wrong with me.
8. Try to be positive. Be thankful for what I have instead of dwelling on what’s wrong.
9. Try to incorporate some activity, even if it’s just a walk.
10. Blog my eats and my total calories daily.
Thank you for sticking with me through this! Have a great week!