Monday, May 09, 2011

Mini Goal Monday: What's Happening to Me?

Before I get to my whining and complaining for the day....and believe me, it's coming....I have to give a quick recap of my Mother's Day.

At 8:30 yesterday morning, Jelly came running in to my bedroom demanding that I wake up.  Her exact words?  "Wake up, Mommy, but you can't get up!"  I opened my eyes and there she was with a big smile on her face.  "I made you breakfast for your bed, Mommy".  Then, in walks Peanut with a plate and a cup. 

Peanut and Jelly had worked together to make me scrambled eggs with ham and cheese and a bagel.  It was so sweet.  In my entire life, I've never had breakfast in bed.

Shortly after I got up, the girls went to church.  Jelly wanted to go with Payton - and I was surprised, cause Jelly's not usually the type to go off with people she doesn't know.  They came home a couple of hours later loaded up with gifts.  Jelly had painted me a picture frame, Peanut made me a decorative wall hanger, and I got a bag full of chocolate and 2 flowers.  So sweet!!  After that, we all got ready and went out for the afternoon.

OK, so there was my time to get down to business for this week.

I really don't know what's happened to me the past couple of weeks.  It's like I completely fell off the wagon - except for throwing a couple of 5K races in to the mix to try and somehow persuade myself that I haven't.  I stepped on the scale this morning to, once again, see 216lbs.  216lbs!!!!  The number I fought so hard to get down to 210.8lbs and then let everything go.

I can't even sit here and give any good excuses.  There aren't any.  I have been careless with my eating.  I've been lazy with my exercise.  I start a new challenge to help me get back into the right mindset - and it didn't really help.

Well, that all stops TODAY!!

In 6 days, I will have a day I have been dreaming about my whole life.  I will get to celebrate all of the hard work I've been doing for the past four years.... I will walk across a stage in front of my family and friends and become a college graduate. 

Before the actual stage walking part, there will be hair doing, nail doing, make-up doing, and photos....lots and lots of photos.  I really wanted to look my best for Saturday - but I haven't been doing what I need to in order for that to happen.

I know, realistically, that not much is going to change in six short days.... but I can get myself back on the wagon to dedicating myself, again.  I think of Saturday as being my Biggest Loser Makeover.  I've been working hard for the past 18 months... but I'm not going to give up now.  I can't.  I've worked too hard.

So, this week - it's all about getting my mind back on the prize.   How am I going to do that?  Well...
  • Run 3 times this week (at least 2 miles)
  • Drink 64ozs of water each day
  • PLAN MY MEALS -  NO more binge eating
  • Put up a visual picture of my "makeover" hairdo....and work to do what I can before I get it done
I bought my graduation dress on Saturday.  I love it.  I like how it fits.  I really want to feel good in it on Saturday.  Even though I know I won't lose the weight that I've gained in the past 2 weeks, I will at least know that I'm back on track.  That's important to me.

Here I go.... time to get my life back.

Till next time. ;)
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  1. Your children are so sweet! Sounds like you had a fabulous Mother's Day!

    It's great you confronted your gain and are getting back to business. In the past, I would deny the gain and avoid the scale... only to find it 30 lbs over or MORE! You can reverse this!

    Have a great week!

  2. You can do it girl!!! Last week was rough for me also, I was super busy and everything healthy-related went by the wayside. That can't happen for me this week. You are an inspiration. =)

  3. What a great Mother's Day and congratulations on your upcoming graduation! You have all sorts of blessings!

  4. Happy late Mother's Day!! Sounds like you had an awesome day :)

    I have fallen off the wagon as well. Ugh! I love your plan, and your motivation. I'm right there with ya sister!

    I so excited for your graduation!! :D :D :D


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