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 recap....now 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 past....got 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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