Monday, July 20, 2009

Overwhelmed

Just wanted to check in to let everyone know I am alive! I am so overwhelmed with my life that I have done exactly what I said I was not going to do... I have pushed my weight loss on the back burner and stopped focusing on me. I have not gained - yet. I have been watching the scale and am still maintaining. I have been doing about an hour of cardio plus strength training about 5/7 days for the past few weeks, so this is probably helping me. This is my last week of summer break - I go back to work on Friday. I am madly trying to finish up my summer school assignments before then, and it's taking everything I have in me just to keep up.

I announced to my children last night that we are going to start getting back on a schedule starting TODAY. I actually got up at 6 a.m. this morning (even though I really wanted to sleep in). Hopefully getting up so early will allow me to be tired enough tonight to go to bed on time. I am back on the no sugar / no caffeine wagon. I have been slipping a little in that area, but have not totally decided to disregard it. I have only had caffeine 3 times, and have still not allowed myself any candy. I have also not started with eating fast food or processed stuff. My food is still 95% clean, but I'm not keeping an eating schedule and not measuring like I should. Getting back into the groove shouldn't be that hard. But it is necessary if I am going to keep moving forward.

15 comments:

I'm the Fat Daddy. said...

Would that all my lapses would result in maintaining weight. Good for you! For that, and getting back in the groove.

Shelley said...

Struggling and yet maintaining is a victory in my book!

instantweightwatchers said...

its really tough to maintain your diet low and keeping a healthy exercise regime due to the heavy schedule from work...

But then again, doctor said i need to lose weight and get into shape soon to keep myself healthy..

Clarie
http://www.InstantWeightWatchers.com

bbubblyb said...

Good for you for realizing you were slipping from the top of your list and recommitting to yourself. I'm sure you'll do great getting back on track. Way to go on maintaining too that is just as hard as losing I think.

Lisa said...

Good job getting back on shedule.

Emmett said...

Good job maintaining! Sometimes life makes it tough to keep on track. Hang in there.

fatgirltofitgirl said...

Maintaining is better than gaining. You're still working out so it doesn't sound like you slipped too far. Good for you! Hope your schedule gets easier.

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*Fitcetera* said...

You've caught yourself before any damage was done.
That's a victory in my book. In the big scheme of things it's just a blip really.
*PatonBack*

Amy Green said...

Awareness is the first step to finding a solution. It sounds like you're really getting to know yourself and your food habits. It gets easier over time. I know. I've been there.

The Personal Power Helix said...

You’re awesome girl! Keep it up. Life gets tough sometimes, especially with kids but you can do it!!! Have you tried a cleanse yet?
Jason

hayleejean2005 said...

I think you are doing a great job, everyone slips off their diet or exercise routine every now and then. http://www.fat-burning-system.com/

Fat[free]Me said...

Hope you are still doing OK - sometimes it is difficult to fit it all in and I must admit to not being very good at the morning thing either! I do what I can, when I can and that will have to do (and it does).

Keep up the great work!

thetokenfatgirl said...

hey, so I just found your blog randomly and I just want to say KEEP IT UP you're doing awesome. And your blog is super cute ;)

Brittany

Lisa J. Morgan said...

Hi Hollie,

I stumbled across your blog and I'm enjoying it. I can relate to your struggles with maintaining weight loss and the all-to-familiar plateau. If you haven't given up, then you've already succeeded. And it sure looks like you're not giving up!