slip and get up, slip and get up
Monday, August 16, 2010
Well, it's still hot and humid here in the midwest. The corn is high and harvest will follow soon. I've been a Spark member since June ( this year 2010), not long but I got off to a running start ! In the first month I lost 7 pounds.... in July I lost 2 pounds. However, oh so slowly, my old habits have snuck up on me. I haven't been exercising, no excuse. In all that time I never went over my calories.... until today.
I went out to dinner for the first time since joining Spark, with my daughter and her family. We shared a red curry, pork and pineapple and rice ( the dreaded white rice). I had no idea how many calories were in Thai food. What I did know was when I should have stopped eating, but didn't. Lesson learned. I thought my computer would blow up when the total for the day came in !
This coincides with my morning, in an interesting way. I have tried to round up many of my friends ( truly like herding cats ) for a yoga class. Another, younger, in shape, friend of mine is getting his yoga teacher certification and needed a project to complete the process. "The Yoga Divas", that's us, are the project. The class he has designed is for older, heavier and crazy ( a must ) ladies. The link between morning and evening is : these ladies cancel at the drop of false teeth. They have so many creative excuses for not making it to class.
Alas, I have so many excuses for falling off the Spark wagon and not exercising that it would be hypocritical of me the say anything to them. I don't understand why they don't WANT to do the simple moves, they are so GOOD for us... okay, you see the pattern. Now I see the pattern too. I must be completely committed to this weight loss. Not doing half the job and then whining when my scale calls my bluff. I must recommit and really WANT to lose weight, it is so GOOD for me.
Today is a new day... and I am ready for it !