I hate quitting. I've been a quitter all of my life and have quit everything from dance classes, to sports. I always look back and wonder what my life would be like if I hadn't quit this or that (and I usually think it'd be so much better). But I will assure you that I have not/will not quit my goal of losing weight and being comfortable in my own skin. However, I've been horrible about logging on to this site. So I figured I would update anyone who would like to be updated and apologize to anyone who has commented anything I have not gotten back to them. I've been busy though.
Up until the week before my sister's wedding, it was hard for me to stay on track. Family was here, junk was put out in fancy bowls next to platters of more junk. It was our Christmas celebration, get together celebration, and my sister's wedding all rolled into a few weeks of destruction to my "diet". I was up to my neck with excuses and "one bite won't hurt"s. Before I knew it, my winter break was over and I was back in school with finals coming up and rainy weather (see, more excuses). Long story (full of excuses) short, I quit walking for a few weeks. I was devastated with myself and I felt like I was letting everyone else down as well. So last Sunday I started walking. I walked 4 miles instead of 3 and it was surprisingly easy. My blistered feet had healed and my once sore muscles were almost aching to walk and pulling me along. I walked Monday, and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday as well. And then yesterday was just awful weather-wise, but I walked today. 4 miles everyday for 6 days with a total of 24 miles in a week and according to sparkpeople, 36,000 calories burned. Tomorrow I have a 5 mile walk planned, with or without the company of my friend. It feels good to not only be back, but to be back with vengeance. I want this, it's as simple as that.
My diet has been great too. Since Sunday I've been eating at least 2 pieces of fruit a day, I'm cautious around (but not avoiding) carbs, eating salads, and I haven't had a glass of soda in months.
It's funny how this all started to be a weight-loss thing because now it feels like I'm challenging myself. It's no longer about how I need to lose X amount of pounds but it's become more about how I need to stop quitting and not only want something, but get something and work hard for it.
I hope everyone else is doing well and hopefully someday soon I'll get back into the swing of this site and update more regularly.
Thank you so much for reading this, and if you have, for leaving encouraging words on past blogs. It means a lot to me and has helped me with every step I take and every mile I add to my total.