……You progress at least five feet. Six for some people.
I created this blog almost two years ago upon realizing that I am up midlife creek without a xanax. Suddenly, I am no longer the kid in the room but instead am often referred to as the old lady. (Seems some people have forgotten their Southern manners.) Amid accusations from my physician of pre-menopause, pre-diabetes, pre-hypertension and pre-meditated murder, it was also suggested that losing a few pounds would definitely be in my best interest. Well, I never!……..yeah, right. Like that was a news flash. Just because I weigh more than I did at nine months pregnant…….Crap! Did I just say that out loud? Let’s just forget that I mentioned that little tidbit, OK?
Anyway, the point is that we are two years down the road and where am I? Right here mired in the same muck, that’s where.
Ever the cock-eyed optimist, I’m not giving up. Quit is not in my vocabulary but I am stuck.
Things were going well until Thanksgiving. Yes, I know that was months ago. And I’ve used the past few months to completely undo any progress I’ve made.
- I was exercising regularly.
- I was eating healthy.
- I was taking the handfuls of supplements that my physician recommended.
- I turned my bloodwork around and in fact became the poster child for fish oil.
Then the holidays came and went and with them went my will power. Life became more stressful and I caved. There has been some un-be-loggable happenings going on at work. And we all know that the economy has struck fear in the hearts of every home in America, mine being no exception. And so a reward/consolation system was established.
- Have a bad day at work = have a cookie
- Have a great day at work? Celebrate = have a cookie
- Car trouble = cookie
- broken nail = definitely cookie time!
- Daughter #1 gets great job = cookies all around
- Daughter #2 gets into the major of her dreams = you got it….cookies….with sprinkles!
And so you see the problem.
I want to move forward in a positive way. I want to lose weight, eat right, exercise and become the best SMB I can be…….and all that crap I said in my very first blog post here two years ago but where to start?
Low fat? Low Carb? Raw? Points? Zones? Whole grains? Botox? Kick box? (See how I rhymed there? Brian will be so proud.) Or just ditch it all and have plastic surgery. A body replacement. They can do that now, right?
What to do? I’m at a loss. I’m turning to you, my trusted friends. Where to begin…again?