Friday, October 2, 2009

My Weight Loss Journey ...

... has stalled a bit currently. No losses for two weeks and for very good reason. I haven't exercised with my walking tape or my TaiChi dvd at all these past few weeks: the plan was to use the tape on my lunch hour at least every other day and to use the Tai Chi dvd daily before going to work. Pressures at work have had me eating my lunch at my desk and working through my lunch and dinner breaks. I have also ignored my daily morning exercise because I just don't want to give up early morning stitching time when I know it will be my only stitching time in a given day because of the workload at home and at the parish. I have got to learn to take the time for my healthy exercise plan no matter what the daily pressures are. Then, there have been two restaurant meals and the regional luncheon complete with dessert and a couple of off-program take-out lunches and two pizza nights when I was too tired and lazy to prepare a proper meal. At least, there haven't been any gains. I wouldn't be surprised if that sort of thing showed up at the next Thursday weigh-in since my actual weight loss/gain seems to lag about a week behind my behavior in real time.
I need to get back on my program ... people who haven't seen me in months have been very complimentary about the difference they have seen ... I don't want to give that up. I also have to buy a few new winter wardrobe items, including a dress for my god-daughter's wedding and I want to buy the smaller of the two sizes I am teetering between at the moment. I will be buying only two dresses and two pairs of slacks in the hopes that by spring I will be down yet another size. In this interim period, I will make do with my old blazers being a bit too large and will accesorize with shawls rather than blazers when the size discrepancy becomes too noticeable. I don't want to invest too much in my professional wardrobe until I am much closer to goal.
Well, I am off to put in the Tai Chi dvd for this morning's routine.

4 comments:

Angela said...

Go Mom! You DO look great. If you need some one to call you and harass you until you put your video on at work, I volunteer. I'm such a good harasser. ;-)

Vonna said...

I know you'll meet all your goals! Keep going :)

mainely stitching said...

Don't let a plateau discourage you!

Stitchinowl said...

I find your weight loss journey inspiring. I also do the exercise DVD's and can say from experience, keep going! Don't get discouraged.