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Pause Point

Posted Apr 26 2009 11:34pm
This past few weeks have all been a bit of a blur to me. Since Easter it has been going something like three days on plan two days off, punctuated by a few gym work outs here and there. I have had a couple of fun social events in these weeks, here are some pics to catch you up.

My husband, Alvin and I after the P!NK concert in Dublin. She was amazing! So much fun!

Me (3rd from left) & fellow youth community counsellors all dressed up for our benefit last night!

Having fun dancing with my friend Stephen last night!

I have had a really fun time with family and friends in these past weeks but it has certainly been clouded but the fact that I have not been staying on plan the way I have gotten used to. One thing I have learned is that I find it difficult to stay focused when I have a day scheduled off plan. For example, after Easter I knew I was having a couple of days off and away from home for the Pink concert so I found it difficult in the days leading up to it. Then...after the Pink concert I scheduled the day off for the benefit last night so I had trouble staying focused all of this week. I guess I just got the mentality that, "I'm going to be bad on Saturday, so what's the point of being good now?!

Even as I write that statement I understand how ridiculous that kind of mentality is., I know at this stage, I know better than that...but the raw reality is that is what happens me in my kitchen and in restaurants and in coffee shops throughout the week. Is this just me? Of course an obvious result of these past few weeks is that I have not been losing at my weigh ins.

It is clear to me that I need to refocus. I now know I respond much better to clear goals that I can keep at the forefront of my mind at every decision I have to make. I now know that I am not as succesful when I try to just go with the flow. I am so grateful for these few weeks. It has been an important pause point in my journey because I have learned these lessons about myself. So here are those goals between now and next Sunday.
  • Blog at least once every day.
  • Two workouts with Clive, three runs at the gym and one outdoor walk.
  • Eat within my 21 points everyday.
  • Work towards my running goal (see sidebar)
  • Make one new healthy recipe this week
I weigh in tomorrow morning. I will report as soon as I get back. I am SOOO ready to lose the next twenty pounds! Onwards and downwards!
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