Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ahem, what kind of blog is this?

A weight loss blog, you say? Really? I'm not seein' it. That little ticker over there hasn't moved in a while. What's up with that?

I have to admit that even though I've been saying I'm back on track, I've not really given it my all over the last month or two. Yes, work has been hectic and it's dang hot outside now, but those are not good enough reasons to put my weight loss efforts on hold.

At work I am very organized and detailed. It's what I have to be everyday or I can really screw things up. When I go home I just want to coast. Relax. Not cook and not cut up veggies or think about what I "need" to eat for dinner. I don't make bad choices, but I'm not working hard at losing. You know what I mean. The small sacrifices we make like choosing fruit over ice cream (even if it is diet). I keep telling myself that after this month when all the testing is over at school and the calendar is all set for next year, I'll be more focused on me. I hope I'm listening!

This week I have been for two bike rides so far. Woo Hoo! Normally, I ride everyday, but for the last few weeks I skipped it all together. Excuse? Tired. Overworked. Brain-dead. Whatever. Not good. It would be nice to have a workout buddy. Someone to say "come on, let's go!" But I can't let that be an excuse either. Needless to say, I did not ride my bike to work like I had planned. I'm sure the motorists are glad of that! Cars seem to hate bikes on the road. They don't really bother me, but that may be because I like to ride and I'm not usually in a big hurry to get to point B.

So, what kind of blog is this? It's a blog about change and choices that ultimately lead to weight-loss. It's me trying to get it through my thick skull that I really do want to be thinner. That I deserve it and it's okay to put myself first. That is a change in itself that is hard for me.

Put yourself first. It will be okay. Drink lots of water today and everyday!


  1. I wish we could be biking riding buddies. I suppose we are in the cyber sense.

    Will you get time off in the summer?

  2. Lee - I like that, cyber-bikers! We have shorter hours and I will take some time off. Boy, I'm looking forward to it!

  3. nice post, Tina!
    working on getting honest and back on track as well!

  4. I so get that! I was in the same boat for a while, but have taken off again... Come join me!

  5. Keep your head in the right place and your body will surely follow.

    Remember, you're doing this for you.

  6. I'm in the EXACT same boat and trying to find my footing to get back on track again.

  7. You wrote this post for me! :-) I love the bike since I've rediscovered it...why is it so hard to make myself get out and do something I like? ahh... Sips water as she types in word verification. lol

  8. I hear you sister! I'm the queen of excuses but I'm trying to be better--especially now that the nice weather is here :)

  9. I like what Jack said.

    And I too wish we could be biking buddies. Next time I'm down your way, I'm in!

    One question - Are you trying to be too perfect? I know that I sometimes get into trouble when I try to do everything. How can you make it easier on yourself to do the next right thing? Could you buy your fruit/veggies already cut up? Are there other shortcuts you could take to make it easier to do the best thing?

    Just asking, because I'm the laziest person on the face of the earth and I'm always on the lookout to find the easiest way.

  10. I hate it when I get in after a hard day at work, tired, irritable and starving to find that I have to chop, peel, prepare and cook - ugh.

    I love it when I get in after a hard day at work, tired, irritable and starving to fidn dthat I have prepared my dinner the night before and I can relax with a cup of tea while it cooks...

  11. Hi Tena,
    I wish we were living in the same country! I want a workout buddy too! :)
    I want to run a 10k in August but I'm afraid to tell anyone...Let me down, let them see me let myself down. Etc.
    I just came in from a run. Ouch. I'll be on my bike tomorrow. I'll be sending you good workout vibes...
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. This line resonates with me:

    "It's me trying to get it through my thick skull that I really do want to be thinner."

    Some times it is easy to forget what we really want, and it gets put on the back burner.

    My sister is a teacher and she always seems to be wiped out by this time of the year. So sometimes, it really is a good excuse to not be trying as hard.

    Maybe you could buy the precut veggies and fruits for the next few weeks? I'm not noramlly a fan, but it might help you prepare healthier meals with less effort until the end of the school year.

  13. Why is it that cars can't share the road with bikes? I hate that! You're right about the blog's your blog - your journey - changes and choices.

  14. Do like our daughter (in Phoenix) and I are doing. A virtual challenge. Exchange riding times and try to beat or exceed a specified time per week. Everyone posts their times on their blogs, so someone needs to be the scorekeeper, then at the end of the month, or week, or year, or whatever, announce the winner in everyone's blog. My daughter and I are having quite a lot of fun with this. A little smack talkin' is certainly allowed. :)

  15. Your blog rocks!! I really enjoyed reading you. (sounds kinda personal ) Seriously, I could relate to so much of what you have written. I am sure many of us can. A buddy to exercise with a great idea, they just seem so short in supply. They say the things we desire the most are often the hardest to attain. I don't believe that. We can attain and do anything we put our minds too! This is your time! Best of luck!

  16. Cars and bikes don't mix. Some drivers are so mean, too, not just obliviousl

  17. Wow, I can totally relate to this post. I haven't been giving it 100% either lately, and I've got the results (or lack thereof) to show for it.

    I'm giving it another try this week - off to the gym I go.