Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Honesty is the best policy…

And we all know this and after doing some soul searching and thinking and more I have come to the conclusion that I am doing terrible at my life style changes this summer. I can blame it on all sorts of things but really that’s stupid. Because other then some stressful issues this summer it’s not much different then last years summer when I was losing weight. Maybe it’s really because I am satisfied with my weight and size. Maybe it’s really because my goals when I started have been met and I’m learning to maintain. I am not really positive the whys, I just know the knows.

So for the month of August I am going to keep on doing what I’m doing minus the extra pound up here. I’m still going to count calories, track my food and get what exercise I can in and in September I will get back to the gym and get back to doing the losing part of my life style changes.

The Slimmer this Summer Challenge wasn’t a weight loss challenge for me, it was a move my butt challenge and I plan on keeping that up. Not necessarily the exercises I picked but as long as my butts moving and in 10 days I’ll be in the BWCA really moving so that should help too. Our trip will be a minimum of 75 miles paddled, 6 miles of portages and numerous miles of hiking, climbing, swimming and so much more.

I know Allan’s phase 6 is still going though I haven’t a clue how anyone is doing because with the new blog Allan doesn’t have that part on it. I’m not leaving the challenge there either though I’m not going to shoot for a huge loss. If I can lose the pound I gained, I’d like to get back into the 160’s and stay there. When September starts back up and I can get back to a regular routine I am sure I can lose a few more pounds and also work more on tightening the muscles and flab I have.

So honesty is the best policy and also pretty boring to read. I’m studying for my bus endorsement 0723111548a

I’m taking care of 6 kids a day, my garden is amazing so been working in there0725112055a 0725112036a 0725112038a, with all the rain this summer our grass needs mowing at least once a week and each time is 5 hours of mowing,Mike and I go swimming each evening (A/C costs $$ so it gets pretty hot in here by time evening rolls around so what better way to cool down, get some exercise in then to go swimming),my parents need this and that, my grandma needs this and that, of course there’s scouts on Monday and camp last week 100_7065, and then there’s fishing too 0724111906a . We’ve had friends over 0723111907a ,

we gone and done some visiting. Paintballing too.So not much time for butt sitting or TV watching but not much time for the gym either. No complains because like I said, I did make it, I did make it to the goals I wanted in the first place. It’s just time to set a next set of goals and that will happen in September.

So take care and have a great week. Keep moving the butt, watching those calories and taking care of yourself. Good luck my friends.

9 comments:

Miss April said...

Ahhh best of luck to whatever you need to do. Don't give up though. You are an awesome person and you've already come so far. Keep moving, living, and smiling!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Julie,
Only you can know what is right for you. If you are happy where you are, then that is what is important. Hang in there and try not to work yourself too hard this summer. It sounds like you have a lot going on. Don't let it interfere with getting healthy though. I remember I felt the same as you do when I was close to goal, wondering if it was time to just enter maintenance. That is a decision only you can make but no matter what you decide, I will always with you the best.

SO FAT 4 NOW said...

Aw,, And I called you out today, now I feel sad,,

Big Clyde said...

Sounds like a beautiful life to me. Well done!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I don't think you should feel bad for not achieving a huge loss. At least you're trying! That DOES count for something! If you weren't at least trying, you might have gained 10 lbs. ++

I think it's horrible for other bloggers to criticize others for not achieving their goals exactly as planned. If that happened we'd all be skinny and fit and there wouldn't be any need for weight loss blogs or support, would there be? Look at your overall progress. You have done FANTASTIC! Look at where you were 2 years ago. If you hadn't started this, that would be you right now, or worse. You should be extremely glad about your progress and not being depressed about failing. You should be patting yourself on your back! (Here's I'm patting for you, pat, pat pat!)

I applaud you for sticking with both challenges even though the host of one appears to not be active with it. That's says a lot about you and you should be proud of yourself.

Bruce said...

I did great on a June challenge and lost some weight that I needed to. Family came in and I kept up the training according to plan, but my eating suffered and I gained a few back. I am glad I am keeping track of how I am doing rather than just ignoring it and keep on gaining. I am back eating right again. It's important to be honest with yourself and not make excuses. Excuses are what got me in trouble in the first place!

Keep up the great work Julie. You are an inspiration to a lot of people including me!

TheBlogWriter8 said...

The green smiley photo caught my eye and how! :)

I'm cheering from here. Hear me? Good! Keep kicking. I'm proud of you even now.

EmptyNester said...

It might not be what you had in mind as far as exercise goes, but you move your butt every single day lady! Wow! Your determination and wisdom will see you through!

Twix said...

The BWCA trip sounds awesomely FUN!!! :D