Like a said a few days ago, I have been thinking about the differences between now and then. I've gone back to morning workouts for the last 2 weeks. Last weekend, I ate great AND tracked my food. I'm losing weight and I'm back in the swing of it. It feels great. But until this morning and reading Allan's post I hadn't realized I'd forgotten about the blog. Oh, I'm still posting. You all know that. I'm reading and commenting like always. But, my posts are every other day, sometimes days apart and it hadn't occurred to me until now that it may be contributing to my gains in November and December and challenges at losing.
This blog is one of the "things I've done differently". I can't forget that. One of the things that makes this attempt at losing weight different from all the other failures. I've used the excuse of being busy and no doubt I am, but I'm not MORE busy than a year ago or two. I'm the same busy. I'm not more stressed than then. So why less blogging? Well, I know why. I was not eating right. I was not exercising. Who wants to get on here and say "today I ate crap and didn't move, oh well."? NOT me. I'm not that kind of person. I was embarrassed and mostly frustrated with myself for giving up for a while.
Yesterday I read something I really liked:
If you are tired of starting over, STOP giving up.
Wow. That hit me like a ton of bricks. How many times have I said to myself, "I've TRIED and TRIED and I just can't lose weight. I've TRIED everything. Nothing works. I'm just genetically programed to be overweight." Truth was I had NOT tried everything for very long. Truth is I'd tried a LOT of things and given up on them ALL. Worst of all I'd given up on myself. Truth is I'd done a lot more giving up than trying. I had never worked out consistently. I had never stuck with a diet more than a few weeks. What I was saying was I was tired of starting over all the time.
Soooo all that being said, I'm up for the challenge of two posts a day. Even if one is calories and workouts or silly stuff. I'll post. It will keep my mind on my goals and my focus on the process and isn't that what this blog is for anyway?
What about you? Are you tired of starting over all the time? How many times have you started over? What are you doing differently this time so you won't give up again? How about two a day posts for you? Or maybe at least daily if you don't usually? Let's do this thing!! Time will not stop because I eat a pizza. I can either stay on track and lose weight OR have the pizza and be this weight again next year and start over. Not me. Not again.