Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to normal

Well I'm back!! I lost my hard drive on my computer....With that, I lost my way and my desire to keep pushing on with my weight loss and fitness journey.....For just a minute!

So many of the things I needed to work my health and fitness program were tied to my computer. Isn't that amazing how we rely on these things? Oh yeah, I could do it all manually, but this losing weight process is very time consuming as it is and without my computer, I was just not able to keep up. I have just felt lost!

I was able to get on to the Bodybugg system and record my food (at work, with limited access), but not my activity level and steps. Without my computer, I could not look up calories, get help from my blogger friends and of course I could not blog. Anyway, I just need my tools. So happy I'm back up and running! I think the biggest thing was, it bumped me off my schedule and I spent so much time trying to make this thing work. The whole thing just added to my stress! Augh!

OK I'm finally going to listen to my daughter and abandon my 7 Month Focus Challenge. She has been telling me that that time frame is just too long. I get that now and of course, I'm feeling bad, that I've pretty much stunk it up for the past couple of months. I hate to give up and not try to reach this goal. I hate giving up.....I've done it so many times in my past.


They say if you don't have a plan, you are planning to fail.....
Oh and of course
If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. ~Lawrence J. Peter

So I need to make some sort of short term goals. So here it is...
I need to lose 5 lbs this month!
That's it.....I know what to do to get there.....I just need to do it!
Hey I just thought of something......I'm not abandoning my 7 Month Focus Challenge. I'm still going to Exercise, get my 10,000 steps in, keep my calories at 1600, record my food, drink water and blog. I'm still going to do that. But now, I'm focused on getting results!!
Are you with me? We can do this!
Stay focused!!!


  1. Glad you are back!!! If there is anything I can do to help you out, just let me know! :) You have been such an inspiration to me to keep focused!

  2. Circumstances often require a refocus and restructure. I love how you are flexible with yourself but still don't let yourself off the hook. We need to adjust as we go sometimes. Good for you. Yay for getting your computer back! Stick with it girl!!!


  3. Just a thought - you can have a long term goal, while focusing more on the short term! I personally agree that your new goals lines up perfectly with your 7 month focus. The hard part about only focusing too much on the long term is it's easy to get stretched out trying to reach so far in the future. :) You can totally lose 5lbs this month! Go for it girl!!!!