Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Ends, I'm at a Loss

Yes, January comes to an end today folks. I wish I were putting up great numbers for my weight loss plan but that is not the case. Still, I am down a total of 3.5 pounds for the month and a loss is a loss. In retrospect, I have been ill a lot the past 2 months: colds, flu, ear infections amd more ear infections, not to mention that awful visit from Aunt Flo and company.

Illness is not an excuse but I used it as one. I was too tired to cook nutritious meals. Then I was too tired to shop for the appropriate foods. While I was tired and even missed a lot of time from work, those still shouldn't be acceptable excuses. If I had planned properly in the first place, I would have had the proper foods in the house and there would have been no excuse not to cook them.

I am still not 100% well. I am struggling to to fight the urge to eat comfort foods and convenience foods and to get back on track. On the bright side, Ihave increased my water intake to a steady 4 to5 8-oz glasses a day. I only have soda once or twice a week instead of nearly every day and I have returned to 1/3 caffeine in my coffee. So I take heart from the strides I've made in spite of my lazy/sick self wanting to take the easy road recently.

Here's hoping for a better February.


Angel said...

I think you made good progress for the first month, Theresa. I hope you feel 100% again soon. I know Feb. is going to be a great month for you!

Joanne said...

I think you are doing great! It is so hard in January. I always feel a bit blue and therefore I turn to comfort foods to pick up my spirits. This year has been very mild and the sun has shone alot so I have no excuse! LOL. I too have to increase my water intake and cut out the soda. Keep up the good work!
Blessings, Joanne

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