Wellness Wednesday Week 6

OK, do me a favor and don’t point out that it’s Friday please.

This week has really gotten away from me.  Between nearly cutting off my thumb and a zillion other commitments, I’ve run myself ragged.  I had a PTA meeting on Wednesday night and since I’m not one of those people who schedules posts, I didn’t get this up on time.  Then yesterday I was busy still catching up on other stuff, so here we are.  Friday.

I have fallen off the jumping jack and crunch wagon.  I’m now behind by about 800 JJs and 110 crunches.  I will try (maybe) to catch up, but again, busy.

I had to take a few days off walking as well because my schedule just didn’t allow it.  I guess I didn’t plan well enough for my Atlanta trip next week because I’m scrambling to get ready and it’s eating up my lunch hours.  It is what it is.  I’m giving myself permission to suck this week because there really isn’t any other choice.

I decided on Monday that I was going to start a super strict 10 day diet in an effort to fit into my conference clothes. It’s low-calorie, low-fat, low-food-in-general.  Please don’t point out that it’s probably not the healthiest idea.  I know this.  When I get back, I will head back up to a more moderate diet plan.  I’m down about 1.5 pounds since Monday and the jeans I want to wear next week can be buttoned but are uncomfortable.  I just want to look less bulky in the middle and so far the diet is accomplishing that.

I admit that it’s very vain to be this concerned with how I look, specifically when I’m doing all I can to drop weight fast.  But I know when I don’t have as much control over my food while I’m away I’ll put a few pounds back on and then the week of 10/1 I will try to even things out.

So, there’s really nothing to report, except that I offer you up proof that this is not a completely straight-line path to losing weight.  If all I had to do in my whole day was manage my health, I’m sure I’d be awesome at it.  However, with all of the other things, I truly can only do what I can do.  That means some weeks are not going to be so great, and I guess that’s OK.

Hopefully I won’t bail on you next week because of the conference.  As much as I’m saying bail on you, I’m hoping I don’t bail on me.  This feature is my way to remind myself that I am doing well at this, just not every single minute of every single day.  And when you all comment and tell me that you struggle too, well, that helps me see that none of us are perfect.

Have a great and healthy as possible weekend!

9 Responses to “Wellness Wednesday Week 6”

  1. I love how you make me laugh!

  2. This is how I felt last year before my trip to NY – all I wanted was to fit into my jeans again! It was a vendetta. I made it (but just barely). So I understand completely.
    GOOD LUCK.

    • Thanks Natalie! I want to be able to breathe while I sit. I don’t think that’s too much to ask, is it? That and I don’t want to have to wear the fat jeans that I had to buy a few months ago when my smaller fat jeans ripped due to excess wear and tear. Those jeans look like I’ve given up (but they are so comfy!).

  3. Stacie says:

    We all feel like that at times. I’m still trying to drop the vacation pounds. It’s really not easy but I know you can do it!

    • I’m trying to drop vacation weight too. Vacation 2007. Hahaha… sniff. No really, it’s not easy, but the little changes were yielding small, steady results. If I wasn’t trying to get ready for this conference, I’d have kept up that way. What I’m doing isn’t sustainable. I need to focus on lasting changes as soon as I come back.

  4. I love how you say that sometimes some weeks just suck. It’s so true, and you’ll jump right back on the bandwagon, I know it. Sometimes doing whatever I can to button the pants I want to wear is just what has to be done. Have so much fun in Atlanta!

    • I can’t WAIT to get to Atlanta. I’m really looking forward to time that’s about me and something I love, not trying to squeeze it in with everything else. I think by next week the pants should be in decent shape. I hope so anyway!

  5. I love how you say that sometimes some weeks just suck. It’s so true, and you’ll jump right back on the bandwagon, I know it. Sometimes doing whatever I can to button the pants I want to wear is just what has to be done. Have so much fun in Atlanta!

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