26 December 2009

One step up and two steps back.....

If you look at my sidebar over there you will see that I gained two pounds this week.  I'm not upset about that for a couple of reasons.  First, I've eaten a lot of crap this week - that has to be the thing I hate about Christmas time, all the freaking goodies.  What exactly does celebrating Christmas have to do with eating sweets???  Second, I have not been drinking enough water.  I just haven't.  When I'm at school I keep a cup with ice water on my table and as I talk or help the kids I drink from it.  Over the course of a day I will drink two of those - about 90 ozs. When I'm at home I keep a water bottle handy but I just don't drink from it much.  Thirdly is the distinct lack of activity.  I've been trying to workout but my heart just has not been in it.  Some of that has to do with the upcoming move.  When I feel overwhelmed, which I do, or have too much to do, which I do, I tend to do nothing.  I go into a state where it's hard to do anything.  That's where I'm at right now.  I'm trying to fight it, usually by making small progress on a large project I can overcome the inertia, but it's not working this time.  Probably because I'm buying a house and it scares the bejeezus out of me.  This time it's a larger battle. 

But fear not for I have a plan.  For the goodies, I'm done with them.  I had some last night that just made me sick to my stomach so that's it, I'm done.  I just need to keep in mind how horrible they made me feel.  For the water, I'm going to buy a cup like I have at school and keep it with me, full, at all times and drink like there's no tomorrow.  I know that will help me lose weight and feel better so it's a priority.  Finally, I'm going to move.  I'm heading out on a walk this morning, I'm going to begin to tackle the studio after that, tomorrow we switch bird cages and begin to take down the aviary. Every day I'm going to have an area that I'm going to work on, that should keep me busy and focused on the details and not the big picture - which obviously paralyzes me.  Also, Monday I start journeling all my food.  I got my cool new journal, I've got it set up, I'm recording the values for the food I eat all the time so I don't have to look them up constantly, I am ready. 

So, even though I am up 2 lbs this week, I will not stay there.  Next Saturday I will be down 2 lbs, or 4 lbs from where I am now.  I'm ready to do battle. 

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