Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Start Immediately. No Exceptions.

Why didn't I work out this morning??? Grr!! I am so mad at myself right now!!!

Although I did have a much needed sleep in. I haven't been getting much sleep these days. I'm not too sure what that's about.

Truth be told, I am feeling fat and sloth-like. I need to run! (damn sunburn) I also need to go back to Jenny Craig. This past month has been a refreshing break from it, but now I am ready to get back to the no-brainer diet.

Here's something interesting: when I follow Jenny Craig exactly, I lose weight. Sometimes a lot. If I fudge it, or skip it, or substitute it, etc, the results aren't as great, if there are even results at all! So why do I cheat? I'm not just cheating my diet, I'm cheating me. Am I weak? Am I scared? Why do something so stupid? Definitely all good questions and I don't have a solid answer for it yet. In the meantime, I am determined to follow the program down to the last lettuce leaf if it will in some way get me off this damn plateau!

Part of me wants to say tomorrow is a brand new day. A fresh start. Luckily I read something in my horoscope that I feel can be applied directly here. In fact, it was a quote:

“To change one's life: start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.”

- William James

Well, I think Will is right. Why start tomorrow when I can start immediately? Unfortuantely I am at work until 11pm (Grr! Only adding to my frsutration!) So no brisk walk at dusk, but what I can do is drink this 1.5L bottle of water I have here and eat the yummy salad I just ordered for dinner, bypass the bar on the way home from work, get lots of Zzzz's, and get that walk in first thing tomorrow.

No excuses!

PS. One of the best things about Vegas is the extra incentive and motivation: when I go there next summer, I want to be wearing a bikini! No exceptions.


  1. Love this post and your horoscope is exactly right!! NO EXCEPTIONS and NO EXCUSES!!

    Maybe you need to find something else to work for you...Jenny Craig does work for the short term but it is hard to stick to it cause when you want something else you think you are cheating...I hope you dont mind me saying...

    But whatever you choose I am sure you will get it together and overcome all...

    The best to you my friend, I look foward to following your success...

  2. I don't mind you saying at all Irene! Especially because you could be right! The truth is I'm a little lost without a detailed food plan to follow. Plus I love the convenience of the food being given to me. I tried Nutrisystem before Jenny Craig which was cheaper, but really not all that edible. You might be right, and maybe I need to follow a different food plan... any suggestions anyone?

    The other thing is with cheating is, I don't know if I'm cheating because of the 'strict' food plan, or if it's just cheating for cheating's sake. I think there is something much deeper at play than just 'I don't feel like eating that dinner entree tonight'.

    I'm going to try articulate it one of these days. I know it's deep, and emotional, and probably a little scary. It's a tricky, slippery little sucker. Just when I think I've got it...Oops! Nope! There it goes, the answer got away from me again!

    Thanks for the comment Irene, and for following!


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