Sunday, August 7, 2011

Epic Fail

It has been more than three weeks since I posted, so that in and of itself should explain the title of this post. July was a mess, to put it mildly. I am no healthier than I was June 1st. Actually I think I am actually less healthy. Stress took over and I lost all focus.

But I am ready to get back on the horse and have revamped how I want to structure my goals a little. I am still not entirely sure how I am going to manage the stress, particularly work stress, but I am ready to give this health thing another try. The bad news is I gained back the weight I had lost in June. The good news is I didn't gain any additional weight, which is nearly a miracle.

I am the type of person who lives well with structure and rules. So I can't just wing it and say I am going to be healthier and I will figure it out as I go. So I am going to set one goal (or rule) each week and I will post every Sunday to tell you how it went. I guess I am declaring a do over.

This week's goal is no soda. NONE. I haven't gone back to the full amount I was drinking before, but I am headed in that direction. So it is time to go cold turkey. No more soda. Just yesterday I read another article about it increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. And it has no upside at all. So good bye soda.

I would love to hear ideas of what other weekly goals I should adopt. Each goal will be focused on for a week but then hopefully incorporated into my life after that and become habit. But for now I will just be thankful that I haven't yet gave up and am still moving forward.


  1. It seems like whenever someone posts something like this, that there are invariably a few people who cite a laundry list of things to change. I'm not sure if trying to change 20 things at once is such a hot idea, so how about this. Maybe if you concentrate on finding an outlet for your stress, that will put you in a better place to make these changes and stick to them. It sounds like each time you slip, that's the major sticking point. If you could alleviate the stress, maybe you'd be more successful in your goals? I shoot zombies and do strength training...but at least one of those might be impractical for you :)

  2. I have read and been told many times through work, weight watchers and other forms that it takes someone 21 times or days of repeating something for it to become habit. Maybe one new goal a month would make you more successful. My problem is getting started, maybe reading this today is what i needed to get going on one of my own goals- good luck Deb.