Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just What I Needed!

So the last couple of weeks have pretty much sucked, as far as losing weight goes. My dislocated shoulder finally feels good enough that I get back to the gym for one day, and then a nasty Norwalk virus attacks my house. First my 4 year old, then my 8 year old, then the 2 year old followed immediately by my husband. Fevers, throwing up, the works. Ugh. Needless to say, I've been tired and stressed and haven't been eating right. While I didn't gain any weight, I didn't lose any, either.

But then, this week when I weighed in, a 2lb loss. Yay, right?! Well, even though it's only 2lbs, it's an important 2lbs... it's the 2lbs that marks my 10% weight loss! Woo hoo! It's just what I needed right now to get me back on track!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hoping to get back to it

I've been officially off the wagon for the past couple of weeks due to my dislocated shoulder. It's been almost two weeks and today is the first day I'm even considering going to the gym. Even now I still get some aching kind of pain in the evenings if I push it too much during the day.

The thing is, with my inability to exercise came this total loss of motivation for everything. It's like all my energy was focused on just getting through the days, keeping up with the kids and the housework and there was nothing left for bothering to count calories or cook healthy or anything. Ugh. Now I'm so disappointed with myself for losing focus and making so many bad food choices.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Out of Commission

Sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring to keep me fat. Why is it that whenever I start to really want to lose weight, when I'm really working hard to make it happen, life always seems to start throwing curve balls my way? Somehow, on Friday night I managed to dislocate my shoulder while I was sleeping! Seriously, how does that even happen, right? Ugh. The pain was/is pretty horrible. I ended up in the ER for 8 hours yesterday, got lots of great drugs for the pain while I was there, x-rays, etc etc. Left with prescriptions for more great drugs, a sling and instructions to not lift anything or do anything that might strain my shoulder for a minimum of 4 days-1week. So there's another week of gym time right out the window *sigh*.

I'm discovering that, for me, anyway, it's really hard to lose weight without exercise, even though I'm being really good with my eating. Look at March, I can count on both hands how many times I was able to work out in March, and I only lost 3 measly pounds. It's almost enough to de-motivate a girl. But, a Facebook friend posted this as her status recently:

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not"

Well, I'm ready to change, and I'm not willing to give up, no matter what life throws at me! I'll do what I need to in order to heal from this injury, and then I'll jump right back in with both feet!