Helping each other keep on track with the goals we've set for ourselves.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hanging in there

I had a MAJOR cheat this morning - iced coffee and a glazed donut from Dunkin' Donuts. Rachel had an orthodontist appt. and requested a snack as I took her back to school. She had to have three attempts at making the impression for her palate expander, so I was feeling sympathetic. And hungry myself. Yes, I know it wasn't the best choice, but I feel like I am choosing better - less rationalization. I can rationalize anything, you know.

So still feeling very positive about this diet thing - but it helps that I am seeing big results. Nothing like instant gratification! And I actually think it is healthy (in a way) that I feel that I can "cheat" and still get back on track. I lost another 4 lbs last week, so that makes, like, 16 since the beginning of September? SO motivating!

I'm hoping I'm being inspirational rather than gloating. It is a HUGE help that I am at a point where all three kids are in school full time (and on the bus!) and I happen to have a number of local friends that also go to this Curves. It's that accountability thing, you know? I think there is an activation energy (the energy needed to start a process) and then a snowball effect (once you're started, it's easier to keep going). You have to be realistic about what you're capable of concentrating on at any given moment. I'm spending a lot of time thinking about and planning meals, which would have been really hard a few years ago. Not to mention the time at the gym.

But it is very exciting, and I want that to rub off on all of you too!