Sunday, August 19, 2012

SSSDS update…

I exercise. I eat to much. I don’t lose weight. I tone up but not enough to fit comfortable in my 14’s. This challenge I am still failing. I am sorry Rochelle. I have figured out I can not concentrate on life and weight loss at the same time. I have to get into September before I can put my all back into losing weight. Thank goodness the SSSDS challenge isn’t all about losing weight. It’s about getting healthier a week at a time. This past week was to show our weight loss in pictures. Well mine wasn’t a loss and I’m not proud of it. I am feeling good getting in my exercises but do need to work on more strength exercises. This summer isn’t a total loss in the healthy living, but not tip top either.

Our next goal is to surpass our goals we have set so far. Well since I haven’t lost a pound, how about I work on losing at least 2 and with my new goal of walking/running 1000 miles this year I have to move my butt 18 miles or more a week. So this week since I have a 2 in my goal, I will shoot for 20 miles. And with having Mike home all of that will be a challenge in itself but I will give it my all and try. I am not a quitter so will see this challenge through to the end and then my friends, I am going to take a break. A break to see just where I am sitting in life. A new job? More or less kids? No kids? I just don’t know. And to just not know is very hard emotionally, physically and spiritually.

I have to say that 2012 hasn’t been the easiest year ever, it has been a challenge but I am moving forward, I am learning and one day I can get back to taking care of just me but for now I will just do the best I can and keep moving forward.

Take care and good luck this week. Blessings!!!

11 comments:

Blog Wobble said...

We all have weeks like these. It's how you recover and bounce back that matters. I know you can do anything you set your mind to. Sometimes it's OK to take a time out and focus on other things, like Mike! As long as you get back to it. This week you can improve on what you aren't happy with. Small steps, one at a time. 2 steps forward and 1 step back is still a step forward my dear friend. I know a lot is weighing on you lately. Don't forget to breathe. I am here if you need :) Sorry I haven't been around much. Hang in there Julie.

Kody at Skinny Sized said...

Just one day at a time... nothing more nothing less! Remember that you may not be where you need to be, but thanks to God you are not where you used to be. You are doing great! Getting healthy means the weight loss will come! Life certainly gets in the way we just have to march forward and put it all in Gods hands and know that if God brings us to it... he will bring us through it! You are doing awesome!!

deanna said...

You maintained. That is huge. And you are still exercising and increasing your workouts. That is huge.

Changes in ones like are always mixed blessing and stressful. Find the good in it and run like crazy with it.

Rochelle said...

Julie - you never need to apologize to me - I am just happy that you have agreed to be a part of this challenge and it has been fun getting to know you! I have met so many new people through doing this challenge.
I admire your strength and your willingness to keep going with this. I know it isn't easy - but you are right when you said this challenge isn't just about weight loss. It's about just getting in touch with yourself. I think many people tend to just focus on the numbers, but it is equally important to ficus on how you feel, and how far you've come. You should celebrate the success you have had - I think you are doing great. You have a tremendously busy life!!! Yet, your attitude is always so positive and upbeat - I love that about you!Good luck this week - enjoy the time with your son and don't worry so much about the pounds, but just move more, eat a little less and see what happens. I know you can do it!

Michele said...

Hi Julie,
Yes, this whole thing is about getting healthier and you ate. Maybe you haven't lost any weight on this challenge but you sure have over the past couple of years. You are well on your way to 1000 miles walked/run and that is something. Truly something.

Keep your chin up, something good is bound to come along when you list expect it. Enjoy your time with Mike!

Ronalee said...

I walk like crazy.. 74 miles last week alone, and I cannot get that scale to change. I feel like screaming and I feel like giving up.
Reading posts like yours inspire me because I see that you aren't giving up and it makes me not give up.

Betty WSch. said...

You are having a really tough year and I admire you for trying so hard. You are an inspiration and right now you should just focus on having a good time with Mike!

Pam Lofton said...

Those rough years can really be learning years. Though it's hard to see that when you're right in the middle of it. I always tend to understand the lessons AFTER the fact. :) Hang in there! It can only get better!

Angela Pea said...

Julie, it has been a big year of upheaval, change and lots of hard work on everything!! It's all good, though.

I'm emailing you the 'recipe' for fish tacos.

Have a wonderful day, my friend!

Angela

upinthecosmos said...

With all the struggles you've had you are doing awesome, just keep at it and the weight loss will come again:-)

E. Jane said...

Julie,
Don't apologize for not losing weight. Look at the big picture and at what you have lost in the past couple of years. We all have up and down times, and we learn from both. My best to you, because you have heart, and you keep working at it!