Pinterest (the most addictive time-suck ever) and saw this little sign.
I shared a couple yesterday that motivated me and thought I would share this one today. I don't want to annoy anyone by constantly posting these. But this blog is about my journey, my feelings, my successes and failures. So, why not share what motivates me? Who knows, it may motivate someone else too!
Ok.. back to the point.. I saw this little sign and a light went off in my head. I thought, they are right! You can have results or you can have excuses, but you know what, you can't have both! If I want to lose this weight, I have to put in the work to do so. I can't sit here on my tush and lose the weight. It is not going to happen. I know this to be fact... just look where I was on January 1st. I have to move my body and attempt to watch what goes into my mouth.
Food today wasn't ideal. I ate more than I should have. I kept my calories within the limits set by Daily Plate, but once again I cut into my exercise calories and I really don't want to do that. I really need to sit down and plan my meals. I know that I can have a truckload of veggies for the same amount of calories that are in a muffin, so why do I eat the muffin? Makes no sense when you think about it. But when it is going into my mouth, well, that's another story. I really need to eliminate the foods that I just feel like I can't pass up. But how do you do that when your husband and children want those foods. It isn't like they are eating cupcakes. Its blueberry muffins. How do I say they can't have them in the house because their Mom has no self control?
It doesn't help my situation that I have enablers in my family. My Mom meant well when she baked gingerbread and sent it to me. She knows I love it, but I just can't have it or anything similar anywhere near me. It was super hard today not to eat the whole bowl. I didn't though. I just had one piece and told Michael to put it away. I tried to ask her not to send it to me, but she insisted that "one piece won't hurt you" and "you have to eat, you can't starve". Well no, one piece probably wouldn't hurt someone who isn't obese and I know I have to eat. I am not starving. But I don't have to eat foods that I know are triggers for me. Of course, I'd never say this to her because she would be deeply hurt. She is very ill and she still went to the trouble to make it and send it to me, that is very sweet of her. How do you subtly drop hints that you can't have these foods without hurting someones feelings? Especially someone who does it out of the kindness of their heart?
Exercise on the other hand was pretty great today. I made it five miles on the treadmill. I did three miles, took a little break, and then did two more. It wasn't five miles straight, but it was five miles, none-the-less. My speed ranged from 2.7-3 mph, 1.5% incline. The slower speeds were while I was reading. I tend to get so into the book I forget where I am. Michael tells me one of these days I'm going to fall and break my neck.
The scales showed a nice drop this morning as Aunt Flo is taking her leave. I don't expect to see a drop in the morning because my calories were on the high side today even with the amount of exercise I got in. But that is ok. There is always the next day. I made an effort and that is what counts. My legs and heart are getting stronger even if it doesn't show a change in the number on the scale.
Before I skip out for the night, let me tell you what happened today while helping Michael work on his radiator. I accidently touched the electric fence. Yep. I sure did. I jumped up and down, screamed, about cried and said a few words that I probably shouldn't have. It was pretty hard for Michael to keep a straight face. Of course I wasn't hurt, well it hurts, but only for a second... but it scared the bloody heck out of me. Raised on a farm my entire life and I still don't pay attention. This is so something that happens to me. I bet it was pretty comical. I know I would have had a giggle had it been Michael. Have you ever touched an electric fence?
Have a great nite everyone!