Saturday, August 22, 2015

Major Setback with Goals

This past week I had a minor major setback when it comes to, well... everything to do with my August goals.

I had my monthly visitor (who had been two months late) finally come to visit. Just like that, gone went 1 1/2 sleeves of snickers fun size bars (count: 9) while lounging in comfy pants one evening. Wacky hormones and little self control teamed up hard this week. Needless to say, tracking my calories didn't happen as much as it should have; exercise didn't happen as much as it should have, and; drinking 120 ounces of water each day didn't happen, either.

Instead of ignoring what happened, I had to share it, so now I am held accountable and can move forward.

Blog post from this day can be found: here.

Things I am doing differently next week:

1. Using Motivational Pictures. I changed my desktop background to a picture of myself from when I felt super comfortable in my body. I wasn't much lighter on the scale in that picture, however; I was down in inches and just felt healthy!

2. I am going to take new "Before" pictures. It's not something I want to do, but I think it will help. I have "before" pictures from when I was around 270 pounds and even though I am 30 pounds down from that, I feel the same way I was feeling. My knees hurt when I walk down the stairs; I feel bloated all the time; I am not comfortable in my clothes, etc. If I want this to be a fresh start, I need to treat it like one.

3. I am going to post my daily calories from the week, by the end of the week. Simple as that. Accountability should help keep me on track!

4. I am going to exercise at least 3 times this week. Nothing is going to change if I don't stick to my plans.

5. I am going to drink at least 96 ounces of water each day. This is less of a goal as I started with, but it may be more achievable right now. Setting unrealistic goals for myself is not motivating. This week is about motivation -- getting it back, and keeping it near.

Readers, what are you going to do differently this week to help keep yourself on track with your goals?


  1. I need to get motivated more to! I am at a place I am tired of half trying. I have the exercise down I walk everyday except Sunday's and I do my fitness pal a calorie counting app and computer site do track and get support. Losing weight is so hard. Keep up the great goals!

    1. Good job walking everyday and tracking everything!

  2. I'm with you both! I need more motivation! You've set great goals that will surly help :)

  3. Great idea to take new "before" pictures. It's important to remember that your body's not even the same body you had before having a baby; clothes that fit me at 245 lbs before having a baby definitely don't fit the same at 245 lbs post-baby. My hips are wider and I carry more weight in my stomach area than I did before.

    Great goals all-around... if our goals aren't working for us, then it's time to modify them so they are more attainable. Great job!

    1. Yes! My hips and belly just aren't the same post-baby, even at the same weight, too. It makes sense but just wasn't something I was expecting! Thanks for sharing!!