Saturday, January 9, 2010

Now the hard part begins...

So I've made it to Day 5 -- good eating all week, lots of water, even a good amount of fruits and veggies. The exercise has been nil since Tuesday, though, as I'm still wheezing from this chest cold. Part of me thinks I'm being smart not pushing it by exercising outside in the cold weather, but the other part thinks I'm just being lazy. I'm going to do my best to get outside tomorrow; I'm scheduled for 7 miles but it may just be a 7-mile walk.

So what's the hard part I'm facing? Well, my weekend begins when I get off work tonight, and weekends are always hard for me. I'm always more prone to mindless eating while watching Law & Order reruns. And I've got some Weight Watcher ice cream treats I really love....which means I'll be tempted to use all my calories on sugar. And, well, that's no good.

I also fear that scale a little. But I have to remind myself that a 2-pound loss is all I'm shooting for when I weigh in on Tuesday.

One tiny step at a time.


  1. I would be worried too, what with that dessert party looming. :)

  2. But on a more helpful note, here's something you can tell yourself that has worked for me: It's fine and perfectly legitimate to be too sick to run. But if you're too sick to run, you're also too sick to eat anything but the best possible foods, because you need healthy stuff to get better!