Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Well I guess I deserved that

300.8!  Look to your right and you will see that I gave gained 8 lbs since late October.  I did however weigh in last night.  I knew I would gain.  I knew I would be about 300.  I was hoping to be under it but so be it.  But this is the thing.  I went to my sons 4th grade holiday performance which I will have to show you guys just cause he played the GONG!  Anyway back on topic, we came home and after a good clean day of eating I ended up sitting down to some chips and deans french onion dip.  Are you kidding me.  What was I thinking?  Why is it even in the house?

I am in a funk guys.  I was at 301.6 on Aug 26 of this year. In just over 3 months I have managed to lose basically nothing.  My motivation is for crap.

I can tell you that football season has not helped me.  We are talking College not pros just so you guys know.  But every weekend has been food and beer and tailgating.  Just so you all know.  Tailgating is not a key ingredient to success in weight loss.  I have had fun no doubt but I had less fun knowing that I was hurting myself in the weight loss department.

Now there has been an ugly by product of those weekends.  All the great habits I formed from January to August are gone.  I rarely log on to the WW boards.  I have not logged on to track anything in weeks.   I have not been recording my weight.  It is just painful.

I am going to try to refocus today.  Only today and I will worry about tomorrow when it arrives.  Today I will not go off plan.  Today I will track everything I eat.  Today I will exercise 30 minutes.  Finally, today I will remove all the crap food from the house.


Party Girl said...

Weight loss is hard. Gaining weight, so much easier..and way more fun, way more social.

The college motif along with the sports that go along with it, yeah, drinking alone adds to the gain and so many other things....but it is just so much fun!

You will get out of your funk. You're allowed to be there and sit for a bit and then you will move on and kick some ass.

Found you by way of Tony.

paul said...

Good habits flying right out the window sounds very familiar. I am working to get myself back on track, too, yesterday's performance notwithstanding.

You've got a plan, which is great.

Good luck!

MizFit said...

good plan and, as with all things in my life, ONE DAY AT A TIME huh?

how can we---the great unwashed blog reading masses---help lift your motivation??

Will @ 4XLT said...

The tailgating absolutely destroyed your hard work; I gotta be honest.

But the college season is just about done (barring the Big XII championship soon), and so I won't beat a dead horse (although I think that next August you are going to have to take a good long look in the mirror and honestly ask yourself about your goals and priorities).

But here, at the end of 2008, I guess the question is about goals, too.

So you're on the cusp off the 290s. That's awesome - and I can't wait to join you there! But what's the end-game here? Do you have anything concrete you're really pushing towards?

I've found that setting goals can be a really helpful and powerful motivator.

Marcie said...

Sorry you're in a slump. =( Football season is tough...too many good munchies all around! Try and get through bowl season and don't look back. You're motivation will return and you'll be kicking a$$ again. =) Chin up my friend.

Candace MacPherson said...

Way to get back on track Matt. Let us all know your goal for this month and what you're going to do to make it happen. Best of luck.

Merry Mary said...

Tailgaiting definitely doesn't go well with weight loss. Sigh. I wish it did! But you have the right idea for getting back on track - just focus on today. Each day is a new chance to do well... just take it one day at a time.

42at42 said...

The "today" attitude is the way to start back on track. Don't fret about yesterday, don't worry about next week. Worry about the next .2 loss.

I've been spinning my wheels trying to get out of a rut, I know where you are coming from.

In the words of my leader.

Keep fighting!

Twice the Man said...

when you cross a big pschological barrier like 300 it can be easy to sabatage yourself without knowing, you can get past this and continue getting better

Andrew is getting fit said...

One day at a time my friend.