Sunday, March 8, 2009

Springing forward

It's been forever since I've actually sat down and shared anything. I made myself a list of things to do today and this is the last item to be checked off.

February sucked for me. I lost a total of 6 pounds the whole month. Now I know that I should look at that and be grateful that it wasn't a gain. I am. But, what I'm thinking is that I just wasn't all that focused last month. I took my measurements and nothing really changed - I lost an inch or two here and there. I wasn't pleased. I think that I used starting my job as an excuse. Eating hasn't been my problem it's keeping up with the exercise. When I was home I was working out 1 1/2 hours everyday. Now, not so much.

March hit and I got back with the program. Whatever the program is. I'm not on anything - I'm just doing my own thing. I know that there are a lot of people who have success following a program and that is awesome. Me, not so much. What I'm doing is working right now and that is what I'll continue. If I find that something changes and I need a new outlook, maybe WW. It seems to be the most effective program (in my opinion). Anway...March....I made it a goal to exercise everyday and to lose a total of 15 pounds this month. Yeah, it's a huge goal. Am I setting myself up for disappointment? Maybe. But, so far we're eight days into the month and I'm doing it. The 15 pounds is just so that I can make up for what I didn't lose in February, but if it doesn't happen that's okay. I'll live.

I've been toying with the idea of riding a 15 mile mountain bike ride for ALS (what my mom died from in October). I was very close to my mom. She was my best friend and this disease is awful. ALS is having a ride in Georgia next month and I've been thinking about doing it. 15 miles isn't much (probably a little over an hour ride) but for a 300 pound gal - it's a long ride. We bought a bike trainer and I've been riding everyday - I have to make a decision by this weekend. I don't even know if I can get the time away from work to do it??? I just figured it was for a good cause, and I would benefit in more ways than one (weight loss, exercise, helping others with ALS and a tribute to my mom who loved to ride).

Guess that's all --- I'll be trying to stay more up to date with everyone and comment a little more.

Spring is almost here! :-) Happy days!

And, check (off my list)


Dutch said...

I seem to be struggling with eating right and exercising in the month of March. I know it is only the first week and I only lost 1 lb but I am not focused. I think it has a lot to do with my headaches returning. I am sorry to hear about you losing your mother. I know it had to be hard. I think that the ALS bike ride would be a great tribute to her. Have a wonderful week.

*Kristine* said...

I understand your frustration with the scale not moving much. Since January I have been going back and forth in a fastforward/rewind situation.

I agree with Dutch... that ALS bike ride would be an awesome tribute to your mom. :)

tisha85 said...

I like your idea of the ALS bike ride. Great goal, great cause. Hang in there - it's a struggle but you can do it!

Losing Waist! said...

Well- I am frustrated with my February too...I wonder what you might say to me?? It is only one month! It is over... on to March! I think you are on the right path with your goals. Who cares if you don't hit 15... if you hit 13 or 14 I think you would be just as excited because it would be such an accomplishment!

wildfluffysheep said...

You're right, 6 pounds is better than a gain. But it has motivated you to lose more this month and that is a positive. I lost a little of exercise motivation this week :( But we must push forward.

You should try and do the bike ride. As Dutch said it would be a wonderful tribute to your mother. I am doing a charity run in July and it scares the hell out of me.

Goodluck with the month of march m'dear!

Nat said...

My dad died from ALS also. I love the idea of trainning for a ride or something that would be a benefit to that research. It would be an extra reason to work towards that.
February is a tough month! Good luck, you can get in the swing of things!

Dani said...

Coming over to hug you. :o) And to kick your booty for a kick-a March!

bbubblyb said...

You should celebrate that 6 lbs. I think that's a great amount for a month. I say go for the 15 lb goal for March and if you do it great if just get close still great. I think the bike ride for ALS sounds like a great goal too. I think you're doing really good. We have to be proud of every victory we have.

Losing Waist! said...

Hey lady! I am missing your update! I hope everything is okay. Don't forget that The Office is on tonight. Just checking in with you!

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