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Friday, November 12, 2010

When Blogging Isn't a Priority

Lately, I've been caught up in a whirlwind at work. That is just after an unusually active social schedule with the start of the school year. Every time I think I see a little reprieve coming, something happens to change that. It is a safe assumption now that work will be busy until mid-January, and with another busy social schedule coming up with the holidays it is time to face the reality of my new normal.

I have got to come up with a plan that is reasonable during the chaos. Without a plan, I've done fairly well with my eating. In fact, that's been the easiest part. Since I'm drinking two meals, I only have to figure out what to eat for one.

The two things that have suffered the most are blogging and exercise. I'm just too tired mentally for blogging and physically for exercise. Of course, it doesn't take much for me to find a reason not to work out! :P And I think the lack of blogging has allowed the lack of exercise. If I don't acknowledge it via the blog, no one knows and lah-dee-dah, I just go on. That has got to stop.

I've struggled with goal setting all along, and with this added circumstance, I'm at even more of a disadvantage. So far, I've just not set any weight loss goals. For me that is just about tacit approval for gaining. Something must be done ASAP to get my focus back on the task at hand. Even though I don't think that I will have my life back from my job at December 31, it seems to be a logical place to put a marker for goals. There are 50 days left between now and the end of the year. During that time I pledge to:
  • Stay on the protein drinks two meals per day 
  • Exercise 3 days per week minimum 
  • Blog each week giving a report on my goals that week
  • Lose some amount of weight 
I recognize now, that I need the accountability of this blog. I was concerned for a while that I was using this blog as a substitute for real work towards my goals. I know now that was wrong. I need to give an accounting of my behavior even if no one ever reads or comments. This is for me and this is what I have to do for me. That is what we all have to learn.   I hope to have some friends join me along this journey, but even if I don't, I'm here for the duration.


  1. I hope you know that I'm right here with you! 50 days till the end of the year! Lots of progress can be made. As always, let's encourage each other.

  2. I'm happy to see other people making a 50 days goal! We can do it together!

  3. I totally hear you on coming up with a plan in all the chaos! I'm sending good vibes your way in encouragement!