This week has been an emotional one, and I have pulled back quite a bit from my social obligations. I am not sure why I tend to get quiet when I am feeling really raw, but I have to honor that feeling anyway. Fortunately, the people I choose to align myself with allow me that wiggle room without letting go, giving up, or expecting more than I can give. If you are reading this, then you are automatically one of those people that I count on to be there when the smoke clears…and when the smoke rolls back in too. So Thank You!
My major gains in weight loss come every other week, so I have decided to not weight myself this week. The up/downs tend to get discouraging. I learned a bit about moderation last week, and this week I added some more forgiveness into the mix. I realized that if I am going to try to work my plan, I need to work my plan and not anyone else’s. Nothing specific is off limits, or should be off limits if you are trying to make a permanent change of course in the direction of moderation. I have always been an “all or nothing” gal, and you see how well that has worked for me.
By now I should also be halfway through my second 2 Week Challenge, but I am not. I am having more trouble with my knees and back, and although I did walk a mile on Thursday, I paid for it all weekend long. I am trying desperately to take it easy, because I have big plans that DON’T allow for this kind of headache. My trainer is frustrated, I am frustrated, but we are both showing up and doing the best we think we can do. I am using my new Body Media to track my steps and such, and I met two or three of my goals at one point or another this week. Now if only I could meet each of them consistently and daily.
On Thursday I will be off to attend my second BlissDom conference, and I cannot wait. I got a room this time so that I could have someplace to wind down, (an absolute requirement for an introvert in an extroverted world). I would absolutely love to meet up with any of you who are attending, so hit me up! At the conference I hope to fill in some blanks for a special super secret project that I am working on with my fit friend Jenny. I cannot wait to share it with you, but not until I get some of the kinks figured out. In the meantime, you can follow our Facebook for updates