Saturday, January 12, 2008

I finally managed to break the surface of the 70s without being sick the entire week before, thus starving myself because when I feel like ick, I do not eat.

One thing that would really be awesome about losing weight is if I had a buddy to do it with. But I don't have a lot of friends and I don't have ANY friends who are really all that worried about their weight. I'm kind of in my own canoe and while it's fine to just paddle by oneself and do all my own steering, wouldn't it be nice if I had someone to just take a little bit of the strain off, to help motivate me and cheer me on.

But hey, that I got this far on my own? That's totally awesome. I'm going to the WW meeting again next week. I'm going to continue walking every day (except weekends--Saturday is WW day and Sunday is the day of rest) and recording my intake every day. I wasn't perfect last week but I can always do better.

One of my biggest struggles though is that I don't go to bed on time so I don't wake up on time and then I feel like walking for 45 minutes on the treadmill is a total time suck and I'd be able to do more if I just skipped it. What do you guys suggest besides just getting to bed earlier and getting up on time?

Also, what music do you recommend I put in my CD alarm clock? I have it set to a radio station but I hate it and I wake up in a bad mood. But I can't find a good CD that will wake me up and will help me transition into a good, motivated mood. Anyone have any suggestions?


Wet Watermelon said...

I will be your buddy! It has been so nice to read your encouraging comments on my blog. Really, it means a lot to me.
Hey, as soon as I figure out how to get up and walk in the morning, I'll let you know!


Pearson Family said...

So, I don't know if you want to hear advice from me. But, I've been getting up at 5 three times a week to work out. And then, I get up at 6 two other times, besides my Saturdays which is usually around 6:30 or 7:00. My realization from doing this is that you're not anymore tired at the end of the day by getting up that much earlier and working out. So, my advice is--don't worry about what time you go to bed. Just get up anyway! Even if you have to bribe yourself out of bed. Just tell yourself that you'll go to the bathroom and get right back in. It's a great trick to pull on your body and then your up--stay up and don't listen to that naughty inner voice. Good luck!

And, I'm so proud of you! You are working so hard and being so dedicated. Love you!