Thursday, July 7, 2011

299 and holding

I had a self-indulgent holiday weekend, so I knew better than to step on the scale on Tuesday morning. I spent a couple days getting back on track with lower calories, upped water intake, sleep patterns. I don't do well during the summer. I have that S.A.D. that happens when there's too much sunlight, heat and humidity. I need an air conditioner for my bedroom, because the house's a/c doesn't make it quite all the way to the back of the house. I tried to get up early to exercise when it's cooler. I'm going to have to shoot for something like 5 a.m. That still doesn't add up to enough sleep!

However, despite all of that, I am still clinging to 299 lbs. And my size 24 pants.

I've not been back to Pilates since I left for my vacation. When I return, I am going to be so sore! I'm hoping by morning. I've been busy with my mother's medical dramas this week. She has a way of killing my motivation! But this blog is about me! The other blog is about her!

For the weekend, I intend to get back into Pilates, weight training and cardio with some fun DVDs that I have. Not going to go nuts and kill myself, but I don't want to be overly sore after I go back and risk losing out on the benefits because my muscles are cranky. And I think this is going to be a very low carb weekend. Last weekend was a higher than normal carb/calorie weekend. It's only fair to balance this out.

I think I may be adding some tabs at the top of my blog soon. Recipes, book and dvd reviews, stuff like that. What do you think?


Eliza said...

Hi Georgia. I am over here from I like the aura in this post. "Hey, I fell off track over the weekend. No worries. I'll just get back on track. And I won't overdo it to make up for the weekend. Just get back on track." No bemoaning an indulgent weekend, and no 'punishing' yourself with a hard core return to exercise. Common sense and acceptance. You go, girl!

Georgia said...

Eliza, thanks for dropping in! It has taken me years to find balance and good sense with the daily efforts I'm making to achieve good health. I used to be an all-or-nothing sort of gal. Thankfully it only took me 25 years to figure out its about the daily commitment and smaller efforts! And even the weekend indulgences are part of the picture.