Friday, November 13, 2009

excuses! excuses!

Have been struggling a little this week. I have super tired all week. I haven't gone walking with my buddy once. I have been getting on the treadclimber, but I love the feeling of getting it out of the way early. It's been kind of cold before sunrise....whimp, I know. Excuses! I have had a crazy night time cough that is killing me. So it's better that I don't get all sweaty and cold. "sneeze"! Food has been ok, but I can see that I have eaten more this week then last. I was so busy last week, this week has been about winding down. Anyway, I biked this week (6miles) and haven't missed a day walking. I just wish I felt better.

I don't have any big plans for the weekend. I need to clean house and organize. That always makes me feel better. I am starting to feel the "it's Christmas, I think I am going to freak out" feelings. I don't like Christmas. I wish I had unlimited funds. My daughter always starts very early. She is a great gift giver. She always has been. I am kind of "fly by the seat of your pants" kind of girl. Therefore, I worry. Then I start resenting. Stupid, I know.

Anyway, going to try and not do that this year. I always seem to feel sad as well. So I just want to make it thur the holidays in better shape then last year. Last year was my bottom. I was fatter then I had been for a couple of years. Exhausted. Taking vicodin like crazy for knee pain. When you are an addict, that will mess with your head. It took me till March to really decide why and how I wanted to loose the weight. I knew that if I started there, things would get better. I was right! Things aren't perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but I do feel like I am living a better life. I am healthier, more active, and best all, a better GeGe.

I still fall short in lots of other areas of my life. But, I have lots more confidence in myself. You seriously, can not buy that feeling. It takes lots of hard work and never giving up! Actually, it's as hard as I make it on any given day.

Thanks for all the loving support I get from all of you. I know that the reason for my success this time is due in large part to the fact that I journal about what I am going thur and that I am accountable. I learn more however, when I read what you all have to say. I love blogging!

Keep the mood and the food real......don't get over whelmed. I am going to walk now! no excuses!


  1. Ah Dana, I think it's normal to have a bit of an off week after such a big event, like your visit with your sisters. The fact that you still walked, biked and treadclimbed is fantastic - it shows how much this healthy lifestyle is ingrained into your everyday life!

    You really have come a long way in such a short time and I'm glad you are giving yourself credit for that!

  2. You have such a great attitude. I just discovered your blog as I am new to fitness blogging. You've had a lot of success! I wish you continued luck on your journey.

  3. Goodness we sound so much alike lol almost every time I read your posts I think I could have wrote them. Oh and the roof is leaking still lol.

    I'm glad to be here with you through your journey and we can grow together. I too am so thankful for blogging and for your friendship. It does my soul good to know I have such nice friends *hugs*.

  4. You sound like my mom. She stresses about Christmas gifts and resents the fact that I don't get stressed and that my nieces and nephews usually flip over what I give them...but I shop MONTHS in advance. I do try to help her with shopping though. :-)

    Did you get the walk in? For me, exercise almost HAS to come first thing in the day...otherwise I get sucked into the stresses and duties of life and just don't have time. (make time).

  5. yeah. go walk. NO EXCUSES.
    i hear some positives in there, missus!
    i am not having the best week. GIVE ME MORE SYMPATHY :p

    i hear you. im tired too. it sucks. this shitty weather isnt helping either.


  6. Don't we all wish we had unlimited funds. I don't stress out about Christmas, but I do get kind of sad when I can't get everyone the types of gifts I want to give them because I LOVE giving gifts, and I'm very good at it when I actually have money. Anyway, just try to remember that the holidays are *supposed* to be a very happy time of year, not a stressful one. Go with the happy vibes. :)

  7. everyone has off weeks.
    Christmas is about family and love and THAT'S what counts. Just remember that.

  8. Hi Dana, thanks for your comment on my blog. I truly feel I couldn't have done this without my blogging friends.

    I absolutely agree with you about Christmas... I've always hated it. So much family stress and reminders of crazy childhood stuff. I'm really hoping this year will be better since I feel like I'm a much more balanced person now. We'll see.

    Sorry to hear you're still a bit under the weather... take it easy and get well before you get back into the exercise too much.

  9. Being healthy and having loved ones around is so much more important than the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Treasure time with your loved ones.

    Hope you feel better soon! You are doing a great job of getting in activity. If you are getting sick, though, remember it is important to rest, too.


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