Wednesday, 22 August 2012

3 week WIN!

No, I didn't win the lottery.  I haven't lost a bazillion pounds.  I'm not an Olympian.  I've got things on my plate (figuratively speaking... ya know, in my non-blog life).

You may be wondering how I'm winning right now.

Well,  I haven't given up in the last 3 weeks - win. I am down 5.5lbs from the beginning of the month (from the 10 I had gained between April and July) - win.  I feel like I am officially back on my wagon so-to-speak, and even though my wagon may not be going as fast as it has in the past, I'm ok with that now.  Even though I am STILL dealing with an injury, and everything else I am finally in the right mind-set to deal with it in moderation and NOT feel like I'm failing.  WIN

I went to talk to my Doc the other day about my hip.  I thought maybe it could be an IT band issue. We discussed it and decided that running a half-marathon in 6 weeks probably wasn't in the cards for me, but going to physio, and concentrating on getting better was.

Last summer, right before I started my journey, I went on a baking binge.

I was determined to master cakes and cupcakes, and become really good at making all sorts of Food Channel inspired foods.  The problem with that was, I have a weakness when it comes to baked goods.  I would just keep eating it all day long.  In the end I gained about 15lbs last summer.

This summer I have managed to stay AWAY from the cupcakes.  I had a friend ask me the other day to make her some as a going away present.  So I decided that I would do it, but just once this summer.  I'm not going to lie and tell you I only had one... I had bits and pieces throughout the process and fully enjoyed the experience. I just won't be doing it again any time soon.  Moderation people!!  WIN

So here I am, one day at a time, not giving up!!


  1. Good for you! I'm still waiting for my determination to kick in. I have a bakery (home bakery) and it's a struggle to only eat one or taste test a tiny bite. My poor fiance has no will power what-so-ever so I try and only make what's ordered and no more. It doesn't always work but none of my clothes fit anymore and I'm out of money so something has to give and soon. I even have ten pre-paid kickboxing sessions from Groupon that I've yet to use. Wonder what it's going to take this time... Usually it's an aha moment for me and I drop 40 to 100lbs. Haven't done that at all this year. I also truly believe that I can't find a job because of my size. Anyway, congrats on the win! You deserve it!!

    1. Thanks! I know finding that motivation is really hard. I was waiting for mine during my whole gain of almost 160lbs. This last time off I had to take small steps to get back on, focussing on one thing at a time. I'm not back at full-steam yet, but I think at least I'm moving in the right direction. You'll get it Merrie!


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