“Slow and steady wins the race.” –Aesop
“Success is steady progress towards one’s personal goals.” –Jim Rohn
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” –Confucius
You probably already know where I’m going with this. Call me the Tortoise. As promised I haven’t weighed myself since the last weigh in (160.2). I didn’t feel much differently as I got on the scale and the scale agreed.
Weigh in #3 = 160.1
I know it’s still a loss, but really .1? Maybe if I took off my socks and shaved my head it would have pushed the scale to 159. I won’t go to those lengths just yet.
I have to be realistic about this weigh in. Even though we don’t have Halloween candy in our house save for a few things Carlos got at school and a recent birthday party, one of my co-workers has been bringing in a bag of mini candy bars a night for the last couple of weeks. I have had at least two or three minis on the nights I work with her. I now refer to her as the candy pusher. She even snuck a regular size Butterfinger bar in my mailbox at work. She is evil!
I’m running a lot lately as my marathon training has really picked up. I don’t look at it as an allowance to eat everything I want, but since I haven’t been diligent about journaling maybe I am over doing it.
And then there is my failed attempt at journaling. I suck at this. I cannot find a system that works for me. It’s ridiculous because I am around my laptop and iPhone all day yet I find entering the data to be tedious. OK I just read that last statement and I sound whiny. I know that I need to stop the excuses and do it. I start off the morning great journaling in Spark People then I fade out as the day goes on. I lose track of how many snacks I had and how much I’ve eaten before dinner.
I did well with my other goals though. Peanut butter and I met up only twice and we kept it casual, no spoonfuls from the jar, just a swipe on toast or an apple. I stayed hydrated with water and tea. I did well monitoring my portions by measuring out certain foods like cereal and rice.
Goals for the next two weeks:
Weigh 150 something, anything, please!
Journal every bite
That’s it. I am going to get back in the habit of journaling a la my Weight Watcher days. I have done it before and I can do it again.
Do you journal? If so what works best for you?