Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Slippery Slope

I have been away from the gym for more than a week. Last Sunday Mr. Awesome and I walked all over downtown Vancouver experiencing the last day of the Olympics, and I did the Biggest Loser's Last Chance Workout DVD on Tuesday, but that's it for exercise for the week. This is the first time I haven't had at least 4 days of exercise/week since starting Weight Watchers on December 18.

(Let me pump myself up just a little by explaining that the reason I've been off is because I've had a knock-down, drag 'em out sore throat and cold for over a week. I didn't feel able to do ANYTHING most days, let alone work out.)

Now I'm scared. In the past I have slipped a little, then a lot, then abandoned all efforts completely. Things feel different this time, but I'm still scared. I absolutely HAVE TO go to the gym tomorrow. And I have to make it a good workout, because there are always a few signs that I'm starting to lose momentum and a "cheat" workout is one of them. One cheat workout leads to another, and so on and so on.

I guess I'm writing about it here to make it real, and to ensure I actually do get back on track. I'm back at the gym as of 9am tomorrow morning and this week will be just a blip. A big scary blip that I will not let win. 26.2 lbs down and I'm not stopping now!


  1. I know just how you feel! I've got strep throat and haven't been able to work out since Thursday! The last time I got sick while trying to lose weight I never got back into it. Good luck to you and I'm hoping I can get back into the swing of things very soon!

  2. i am a memeber of mbc and just became a follower. i struggle with weight also. i have no motivation. looking forward to your posts

  3. When you have that undeniable feeling of motivation, you'll be ok! You'll keep going! Love your new title pic!!!! I have the same blog template as you, and I really like the clean organization of it, but I too would like at least a new title pic. May I ask how you did it? Was it a free application that you picked up somewhere?

  4. Congrats on your weight loss. I have been dealing with weight issues since my son was born (almost 6 years ago) so I know it is difficult. I am looking forward to hearing more about it. Christine from Cute Stuff

  5. Love hearing others stories on weight loss. It is an inevitable issue for most, unless you are one of those "I can eat whatever I want and not gain a pound" kind of girls.