I have been struggling for the pass couple years to get back onto a good healthy life pattern again. I have tried tracking calories, being strict about the type of exercises I do and the times I go, being part of paid challenges and unpaid challenges. Everything ends up the same way - it works for a while and then I quit. I need a long term, life style change.
That's when K.I.S.S. comes into place. Keep It Simple Stupid
All right, so week one of the DietBet competition is done. Unfortunately it's been a bit of a crazy week. A couple projects for work were due and we had a death in the family, so between finishing up projects and spending time with family, it's only left a little bit of time to work out. In addition to that I haven't been eating to well. That said I did lose some weight:
One good thing about living, if you mess up you can try again.
I have fallen off the band wagon. Hard. Like in-a-comma-is-she-going-to-make-it? hard. There is pretty much no exercising and no healthy eating. I'm tired all the time, I got sick twice this past fall/winter when I used to never get sick, and I've gained weight (unfortunately I now weight the most I have ever weighed).
It has been months of "next week, I'm going to start" and "tomorrow will be better" and finally I have reached my breaking point. Something is going to change now. Luckily I have two challenges coming up to help.
1. My work is doing a Biggest Loser type challenge it goes from February-March. At the end of two months whoever has the highest percentage of weight lost gets a big prize. The rest of the participants get entered in drawings to win other prizes.
There are some others at work that are going to join me, so that will help keep me and them motivated. In addition to that, I think the two month timeline will help me develop and cement some good, healthy habits.