Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Diet Bet.

I've decided that I'd like to arrange a diet bet (they seem to be huge right now). If it's something you're interested in, I'd love for you to sing up! I'm looking at interest first, so please e-mail me if you'd like to participate. I would like to start on October first and have the end date be the 31st (just in time to enjoy Halloween candy, right?!). The more people who participate, the larger the pot. People who lose at least four percent of their weight during that time will split the pot (total will depend on the number of participants). I see that most are $25 to join, which is most likely what I would do. I think this is a good way to help me get back into eating healthier again. I think it will help me be more consistent in my workout schedule too. It's no secret that both have suffered recently, so I'm looking for a fun way to interact with some other people while getting back on track! If it's a success, I'll probably arrange one for November too (great way to get a jump start on beating those holiday pounds!). 

Please e-mail me if you are interested at missbex30@gmail.com 

I don't have a whole lot of time to post an update today. I have to leave for a hair appointment shortly. My appointments usually take a couple hours so I won't have much time after I get home either. I imagine that by the time I get home I'll be getting pretty hungry! I'll most likely find the quickest, healthiest thing possible. Wish me luck with that!! 

I won't have time (daylight) to get out for a run today. And OF COURSE it's gorgeous out. I didn't end up running yesterday either. I forgot my running jacket and only hand a tank and some thin capris. It was only about 52 degrees by the time I was ready to start. I was super chilled and just could not get warm. I was pretty bummed because I was looking forward to the run yesterday. I would've ran near my parents' house which would've been a change of scenery. However, when it comes to the cold, I'm a wimp. A big wimp. HUGE WIMP. So instead I put on some socks, drank coffee, and chatted with my Mom in hope of warming up. I did - somewhat. I remained chilled for the rest of the evening. I think I may have kept the manfriend awake last night because I was awake a lot (from being cold and from having drank so much water I was up to pee about three times). Oh well... He gets to nap. He can handle it! :) 

Since I have my appointment and won't be home and done with dinner until around eight, if I'm lucky, I'm going to try something else tonight. It won't be intense becuase intense exercise close to bedtime keeps me up. I don't like that idea. I got a pilates DVD for Christmas a year or two ago and haven't used it once. I think I will start doing that at least a couple evenings a week. It's good exercise, and although it's not a huge calorie burner it can help to build muscle, increase flexibility, and I've heard it's fairly relaxing so I'm hoping it will help me start getting to bed a little earlier at night. 

Staying up too late is one of my bad habits that needs to be fixed...One that can directly impact weight loss. SO, I need to get that under control too. I've pinpointed a few areas to work on (more sleep, more exercise, and eating healthier). I really need to focus on balancing that part of my life with the rest of my life. It's true what they say... When are in a relationship with someone you feel comfortable with, you DO gain weight. Well, not everyone, and historically not me... But with this one, I feel like I've gained some weight. I don't think it's just the relationship and I certainly wouldn't change it for the world. We're so good, so right together... I just need to figure out how to balance things better. Once I get a handle on that, things will fall into place much easier. 

I've also decided that I'm starting over. Instead of looking at where I was, the weight that I've gained back, trying to remember what I used to do when I was at my lowest weight, I'm just starting fresh. What worked before may not work again. Trying to get back to that "good place" leads me to become frustrated and I think that's damaging me. So....I'm starting fresh. I can't ignore what I've lost or pretend I haven't gained a few pounds back....But I also can't look at where I was in 2011 and get angry with myself. That was then. This is now. I'm not 30 pounds lighter, but I'm also not 150 pounds heavier either. I have to look at right now and just start again. I'll use the knowledge that I've gained, but mentally my focus needs to be the present and the future. There just isn't room for the past.

Well, I'm off to get my color touched up, a trim, and my 'brows waxed! Then it's home for dinner and pilates. Generally when I'm tired it's super easy to not workout. I'm clinging to the hope that pilates will relax me so that I'll be ready for bed early. 

I hope you are having an excellent week!!


1 comment:

  1. I had to start over too. 4 years so I lost 100 pounds and then got pregnant with my daughter. I've struggled to get back on track after her birth and decided that instead of thinking about all the weight I lost when I started out that I was going to start from scratch and concentrate on the NOW. :) It seems to be working. Good luck!