Thursday, February 12, 2009

Phat Phoenix

Ah yes, the extra weight is rising from the ashes like the fabled bird of old.

For the past month or so, my weight has been hovering around 160#. My intention, of course, is to maintain 155#. So I was already a little behind. Then on Monday and Tuesday, I was sick. I went home early from work both days to sleep--and what was my weight yesterday, after only two days away from the gym? 163. Holy crap.

This is a slippery slope, kids. I mean, for awhile, I wondered if I could just be happy with 160, because I seemed to be able to maintain that. But from there I could probably talk myself into 165, and from there to 170, and the next thing I knew, I'd have gained all 30 pounds back.

So! Obviously some things need to change. Madison the Trainer moved to Portland, and I can't really afford another 6 training sessions at the gym anyway (they only sell them in packs of 6), so my strategies are as follows:
  1. Ask Madison if she'll email me weekly workout plans in exchange for a nominal fee.
  2. Exchange daily emails with my friend Angela (she of the cold post-marathon pomegranate juice) about my eating habits.
  3. Start driving to work again. I know it's bad for the environment, but it will double the amount of time I am able to spend at the gym every day (and still get home in time to put the Cricket to bed) and there isn't much of a price difference.
  4. Stay away from the devil water!
  5. Start weekly meal plans again. Especially cooking dinner from my Weight Watcher's cookbook.
  6. Buy myself a new article of clothing once I get back down to my goal.

There you have it, in black and white. I'm hoping the next thing to rise from the ashes will be my self esteem.

1 comment:

VenetianBlond said...

Weight is always a range...we go up and down all the time. But you certainly have nailed the slippery slope problem...gotta keep on keepin' on! I didn't go to the gym all this week...boo, me! Just make a U-turn and get back on track! GO, Girl!