Tuesday, May 13, 2008

HYC Check In

Well, it's Tuesday, which means time to check in for the challenge. I weighed in at Friday morning's meeting & was down 1.4 more, which is good. I am making progress towards making up what I had gained. Now I am only 5.8 up from my lowest instead of 14 up!

Unfortunately this weekend I went a little crazy eating out. And when that happens, I have a hard time being good again on Monday. I'm sure I'm not alone here! Part of my problem is probably that I need to go grocery shopping, then that way there will be healthy things in my house & I won't be tempted to go out and get something. Oh well, it's a journey!

I have a friend coming to visit for a week. She and her friend are driving down from Canada & they'll be here tomorrow! She and I met online when we were 16, and we are finally getting the opportunity to meet! It's been a long time coming! Her visit will also equal a lot of eating out, for sure. I don't know that I'll make the healthiest choices while she is here, but I'd like to publicly make a committment--no matter how good or bad I do this week, once my friend goes home, I am going to start going to the gym again. My goal will be three times per week. So, starting next week, exercise is going to be my new best friend. I'm sure we will have a love/hate relationship.

I won't be able to go to my Friday morning meeting this week b/c I will be in Chicago. Maybe there is a morning meeting tomorrow that I can go to before my friend gets here. I'm afraid it may show a gain after my weekend recklessness, but, so goes life. You give half-assed effort sometimes & you'll get half-assed results.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable week!


Melanie said...

Hi Teale, I think giving yourself permission to be a little lax in your eating this week will help you more than you realize. Just try to make as healthy choices as you can while enjoying yourself. Order the cheesecake and eat only half of it, that kind of thing. You can still come out okay. Have a great week and make sure to post about it later!

Grumpy Chair said...

You are doing great. And doesn't it feel better to be less than 6 pounds away instead of 14 from your lowest weight. I know I regained in 2007 and the beginning of 2008 almost to the point of starting from scratch.

Have fun with your friend from Canada.

Heather said...

see you are doing well and getting closer and closer to where you were. hopefully now you realize its not so much fun losing the same pounds again and this will help motivate you. I know it does for me.

Anonymous said...

"You give half-assed effort sometimes & you'll get half-assed results"

I love it - so true. But life is for living, as long as you are committed to the bigger picture a week or two off wont kill you. I am sure you will get back into the swing of things!

Have fun.

Mama Bear June said...

Hope you have a great time with your friend! You are doing an awesome job and will continue to see good results.
Path to Health

Twix said...

Have a safe trip up in Chicago. Sounds like you have a fun adventure planned; have lots of fun!!! And get some pics, :)! You are doing great Teale!! Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Hanlie said...

Enjoy your trip and your friend's visit! Hope you have a great time!

Lyn said...

Hey Teale! Hope you've enjoyed meeting your friend and going to Chicago. See ya when you get back (and go to the gym!)

Trisaratops said...

Hope you are having fun with your friend! I have a hard time getting back on track after eating out all weekend, so no, you're not alone.

I love your tattoo idea and I can't wait to hear what it is!