Feeling Weak - and a giveaway!!

I'm not sure why I just can't kick myself back into gear. I don't know if its because I've hit a comfort level with my current size now that I'm wearing jeans that I haven't fit in since I met my husband or if its just laziness or what. I just can't seem to get back on track with my eating or my exercising. I'm maintaining for the most part still floating around 166.5 which is about 2 lbs up from my low, but seems to be a comfortable resting spot for me. I'm annoyed by my lack of motivation and need something to get me back moving and eating right.
We had our first Thanksgiving dinner this year at my in laws today and while I don't think I overdid it I certainly didn't make the best choices I could have, including the two smores I just ate about 15 minutes ago with my kids. I mean really s'mores? What made me think it was a good idea to make those? Ughh I annoy myself.
The one positive thing I have done recently is signed up for a local race on Thanksgiving. It's just about 5 miles and while I'm only walking it, it should at least help to offset any Thanksgiving indulging. We also have my daughters fifth birthday parties this upcoming weekend. This consists of both a party with her friends at the local bowling alley early Sunday afternoon and a family party Sunday evening, two meals, two cakes - not awesome. I know that even if I continued to not pay too much attention to my eating and just started exercising I would start losing weight, albeit very slowly, but I also know myself well enough to know it has to be all or nothing. I'm either going to watch what I eat and exercise and lose weight at a noiceable rate or I won't have the motivation to exercise.
That being said, this is the plan:
1. Exercise at least 1 hour 4x weekly, either walking/jogging or playing Just Dance on the Wii.
2. Track all food that even touches my lips - aiming for a maximum of 1600 calories a day.
3. Drink at least 80oz. of water daily, eventually upping that to 100oz, once I get back into the water habit.
4. I will post daily - even if its just a check in on my mood for that day - just to stay i the habit and stay accountable.
5. Weigh In Weekly on Mondays - starting tomorrow 11/22/10. Lose 8 lbs from tomorrows weigh in by 12/31/10.

And since I need all the support I can get on this I'm going to set a challenge for myself that benefits all of my huge group of 32 readers, lol. On December 31, I will give away a $20 Amazon.com gift code/card. For every lb I above of my goal I will add $2 to the value of the card. I will pick a random number from all the comments received from followers on any post until my final weigh in on 12/31.


Sherri said...

I can totally relate to not getting back in gear. I lost my job back in August and along with that, got out of my normal routine, then depression hit me and I've just been in a funk.
I haven't gained any weight, but just don't feel as good about myself as i did.
i like how you listed your goals, maybe I need to do that.
good luck

Morgan said...

It sounds like you have some great plans for combating the holiday weight gain. I can completely relate to settling into a weight when you feel good about the progress you have made, and even though somewhere in there you would like to keep losing, you fall into a period of maintaining while you are in this newfound love of your new body. But maintaining is good at the holidays!

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