Well, I didn't sleep great. I kept having this dream that I was being poked in my side with a big metal spring from our mattress and I was super pissed because I've been telling my husband that we needed a new bed. We had an argument about it in my dream. Then I woke up and realized that it wasn't the bed at all, but my gallbladder. I rolled over. No more dream. Hee hee. Too funny.
Kids off to school but not without difficulty this morning. Little one was on the floor. Nothing made her happy this morning. So I did it. Yes I did it. I offered her a mint. We have these little peppermints with chocolate inside from last Christmas. I gave her one. Suddenly she was happy. I know. I know. I taught her to feed her frustration. But, it's just a mint, right? I mean, everyone needs good breath, right? Ugh. Sometimes being a mom is hard.
I just couldn't stand one more minute of her lying in the floor crying because her socks weren't right or her shoes weren't right or she wants straight hair like Barbie. For goodness sake, NO ONE's hair is straight like Barbie's, is it? Especially when your Mom and Dad BOTH have curly hair. One recessive gene + one recessive gene = CURLY HAIR. I didn't make it that way. But when you're 4 you just don't get it. I even tried the, "God made you with curly hair and he thinks you are perfect so if you don't like your hair you'll have to tell God." Well, I got back, "FINE! I WILL. I'LL tell him and HE'LL make my hair straighter because HE LOVES ME!" Now do you see why I used the mint distraction?
Food wise I did OK yesterday. I was under my calories despite the carb heavy menu. I weighed the same this am, but I think that might mean I'll be down a little tomorrow since we ate so late. I feel like I'm down a little. I just hate not exercising. It is soooo much harder for me to lose weight without the exercise. I am still tracking my calories and I've been over at times, but not by much. It's a lot harder to stay under the budget without the exercise. I'm feeling not too bad this morning. I had yogurt and a muffin for breakfast. And water. I plan going home at lunch. Maybe I'll try the bike if I still feel OK.
Let me be a lesson to all of you. If you THINK you can LOSE without EXERCISE you are WRONG. Maybe for a while. Maybe at first. But not to GOAL. You're FOOLING yourself if you think EXERCISE isn't IMPORTANT. If you don't believe me TRY IT. Exercise EVERYDAY for 2 weeks. COMPARE your losses with and without. See which one is more. I'll BET you that you lose nearly TWICE the WEIGHT. Ask ALLAN about MATH. He'll tell you. The more you BURN the more you lose. The LESS you EAT the more you LOSE. The people who are SUCCESSFUL do BOTH watching the DIET and EXERCISE. ASK any of them. They'll tell you. Ask Jack or Sean or Christine or Shelley or Trish or Chris or ANY of the weight loss success stories. The FACTs don't lie. EXERCISE WORKS. Now go and make it work FOR YOU!
You have to be CONSISTENT. You have to eat RIGHT and EXERCISE all the time. That should be your GOAL. Yes you'll make mistakes. But your GOAL should be to DO IT EVERYDAY AND DO IT RIGHT. With that as your goal, mistakes are less and SUCCESS is MORE!
YOU CAN DO THIS. IF you WANT to ENOUGH. DO YOU????
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