I have not done a damn thing in regards to this weight loss stuff.
I’ve spent more of my time dealing with other things. Other “pressing” things. Things, that in my mind, are more important than my health.
Which is ridiculous. I know it is. I should be my first priority. I should be more focused on my health. But, geez, when you’ve got 90 million things to remember and focus on, who’s going to remember to take some time to go for a walk, or drink more water, or the other dozen things a person should do to keep themselves healthy?
So between everything that has gone on in the last 4 weeks, my health in general was definitely put on the back burner. (Let’s discuss how many doctor’s appointments I should have made for myself in the last year vs how many I attended.)
And because of that, my weight was put on the back burner.
Story of my life.
Last weigh-in: 211.8
This weigh-in: 215.6
Total lost from highest: 55.1
I’m actually shocked. I’d assumed I’d gained a whole lot more than that. I actually just told someone at work that I’ve must have gained 15 pounds. Which, sure, 15 pounds in a month isn’t super realistic… but I’m sure you know where I was going with that.
But it’s how the story goes.
It’s not like weight will just fall off without thinking about it. If I don’t think about it, I don’t make the necessary decisions to lose weight. If anything, obviously, I gain weight.
But how on Earth do I sit here and consciously remind myself daily to make better choices? I’ve got to-do lists that are minimally 25-30 items long (I wish I was exaggerating). Every.Single.Day. Work related, kid related, home related, future related…. just all of it. Every single day.
And that’s life for a majority of us.
But finding a way to remind myself that I need to do something, needs to be added to that to-do list.
How do I remember, between all the doctor’s appointments, school functions, meetings, phone calls, emails, snail mail, holidays, and so on…. to take care of myself?
Then let’s tack on the fact that my priorities are jacked. How do I remind myself to choose to my health and well being while I’m on the phone with a college, or grocery shopping, or drafting an email, making a schedule, or packing lunches while cleaning?
I’ve asked around and I generally get “well, you just have to do it.”
I could set an alarm on my phone? Yeah, that was real helpful for my water intake. Har Har har.
So that is on my to-do list.
Numero Uno on the list.
A way to remind myself to be healthier.
As sad as it is, that’s where I’m sitting.
Weeks of consecutive weight loss: ZERO