Hello?.....hellooooooo....???? Is this thing ON????
I know, I know... it's been a while. But rest assured, I'm not dead - NOR have I completely abandoned my weight loss goals (although admittedly I was way off track with them) - I've just had a busier than usual week and weekend with minimal opportunities to get in front of the old laptop and dedicate some serious time to updating the blog. I've tried to hop around and visit some of my faves and post comments but haven't had the chunk of time needed to make an actual post myself....until now....
I wish I had good news to report after my near week departure from the blogospehere.....I owe you guys a weigh-in report for starters. I have to tell you, it isn't one I am proud of but one I will post it anyway, because lying about it doesn't make it go away, right? So - I gained 1.25 lbs this week - that's right - I said I gained! (Again). And frankly, the gain comes as no real surprise.
Why is it that when I make all of these promises to myself and get gung-ho about starting a regimen that the slightest little thing can lead me off course???
This week the "thing" that got me off course came in the shape of my 7 1/2 year old niece who was visiting us from Wed evening through Friday evening. Since I have no kids of my own, I feel like my whole mind set is thrown off when she comes to visit. What I mean is, as much as I love having her here, I tend to let her appetite for "kid food" give me the green light to eat it, too. And that, as I well know, is a huge no-no here in Fatreductionville.
We did manage to get in some decent activity though....morning walks and hours of swimming. But I didn't get on my elliptical or do my weight routine and my eating was, uh, a-hem... less than stellar. Unless, of course, bacon, blueberry pancakes and ice cream are diet foods these days. No, you say? Ok then...I didn't think so. In that case, I failed this week big time.
We also had a family picnic on Saturday that essentially amounts to table upon table filled with heart attack inducing foods....Heavens to Mergatroid! I wouldn't say I ate terribly there, and I didn't stuff myself silly or anything asinine like that - but again, I did indulge in things that had bright red glaring and flashing lights that screamed NO - DO NOT EAT/DRINK THIS!!!! My inner Mr. Magoo pretended not to see them.
Yesterday, to cap off an already long and tiring weekend, Josh and I decided to attack our living room and finally paint because the fireplace is now finished (will be inspected tomorrow)....so now the real fun of redecorating can begin! I can't wait to get the new furniture and carpeting installed. Things can finally start to go back to normal...no more contractors! Meaning the house can start to look like a house again and all the stuff we had to disrupt in order to have the house work done can go back in it's place - or better yet, tossed if it no longer "fits". And that can apply to both clothing and house wares as far as I'm concerned.
So, while I had a gain this week, and my actions belied my words from my last post, I'm not giving up. It's a new week, and I'm ready for it. I woke up determined to give this week my all. I take each day one step at a time...and today started with walking a 5K so I guess that's a good start. We have no junk in our house to eat and tonight we are having garlic and ginger rubbed salmon, steamed sugar snap peas and a baked sweet potato. Planning will be essential to my success this week.....no doubt about that.
Anyway, I'll try not to disappear for such long lengths of time in the future. If I do, you can send in the dogs after me. If this past week is any indication, I'm bound to be doing something I shouldn't.....