Day 52 for Elysia, and time for reflection.

I must say, even though I’m missing my extra hour of sleep due to daylight savings time, I love driving home when it’s still bright and sunny. Hopefully we’ll get more sunny days soon so I can enjoy it!

I know I’m not working nearly as hard as I need to be to actually start showing results again. I feel like I’m running out of steam, and that it’s getting harder and harder to focus. I need to make this priority again…It’s not the eating part that’s hard; I’m still eating really well. I just need to once again start taking in more water and I have to exercise…I HAVE TO.

I’ve decided that every night when I blog, I will list what “Tomorrow’s Exercise” is going to be. That way, I have planned a specific activity for myself so I don’t sit there just guessing what I should do, and eventually just giving up and doing nothing. Also, I’ll post a goal of what I want to eventually accomplish by doing this activity, rather than just focusing on weight loss.

Tomorrow’s Exercise: Walking outside for 30 minutes, with intervals of running/jogging for as long as possible.

Eventual goal: To be able to jog for 10-15 minutes straight without having asthma problems.

I really don’t care if it’s pouring rain tomorrow…I’m going to do this because I owe it to myself to stop slacking off and to get moving. I promised myself I would be under 200lbs by the end of this year, and there is no way I am going to let myself down again like I’ve done the past few years. I have a wonderful group of people supporting me, and I know I can do this. I have to. I’m not giving myself a choice anymore.


Day 52 – I have a taker!

So glad to have a taker on my offer yesterday…

It looks like David at has accepted my 2 pound weight loss challenge for this week.  Nothing like a bit of friendly competition to get things exciting!

I guess the real question though is, how am I going to shed at least two pounds this week? I was so excited that for two days in a row the scale read 205.6 then I got up this morning and the scale added on a pound.  What???  WHAT???  *Stepped off scale and stepped back on again.  206.6.  WHAT???  *Ran a string of inappropriate swear words together that I am certain no one has ever thought of using before in one sentence.  *Stepped off scale.

I know what you are thinking…”Why would you weigh yourself every day?”  I weigh myself every day because it works for me.  I find that I am most accountable to myself if I check in with my old pal the scale every single day.  That also helps me to recognize how my body reacts to certain foods.  It is kind of like this…When I eat too much the scale doesn’t lie to me.  The scale says, “Wow Beth take a look at reality here, you may think you didn’t overeat, but the truth is right here in the numbers.” Weighing in every day is not for everyone.  Some people get very discouraged by weighing daily.  Usually I do not get discouraged but I am so darn close to getting below 200 and suddenly the scale decides it’s a comedian.