Friday, May 4, 2012

May 1st, 2012

Coming to you on May 4th...

Anyway, on May 1st 2012, I weighed exactly, to the first decimal, what I weighed on April 1st 2012, so basically I spent April fixing the damage I did in March. But I have to admit that it's not like I was a saint in April, though I did try.

Bottomline though - I am NOT trying enough. I really have not been in weight loss mode at all since end of February, and have simply been winging the food and not really committed to working out at all. I am trying to make a turn-around in May and get back to working out consistently before the end of the month.

April 2012 highlights:
    Updating my FB status to say 'I finished!' right after crossing the finish line and getting my medal
    My 2 medals from the Gaborone City Marathon; I wish we had more of this kind of events
  • I walked the 4K at the 2012 Gaborone City Marathon (This year it was called the Steinmetz-Gaborone Marathon - new sponsor = change of name! My time was horrendous, but you know what, I finished and that was my goal for the day, so it was mission accomplished. There was a girl I know who did the 10K and then the 4K --- crazy! But it's something I wish I could do.
  • I have high blood pressure, so high that my doctor has sat me down to talk about it. It was 140 something over 1 something, so yeah, I really have to do something.
  • OMG, I have never had to take pain medicine around the clock the clock the way I did when I had the most painful bout of tonsolitis ever (well, except when I had my son via caesarian section). Tonsilitis is an illness I do not wish upon anyone; I had to miss at total of 3 days of work, and that's with the weekend in between, so I was down for close to a week (6 days).
  • So, unfortunately the tonsilitis has to be my "new experience" for April because I had to postpone what I had planned to do.
  • Do you see how my highlights are more downers than yays?? April wasn't the best month this year...
Plans for May 2012
  • Do 2 fun "new experience" activities
  • Complete one cleanse week - whole foods; fruit and veg; juice - yet to decide how.
  • GO BACK TO AEROBICS - Goodness, it's free! It's only time I have to commit, well, andthe courage to go back 2+ months later being worse for wear.
  • Complete one week of food tracking - I have tried tracking my food but I can not recall finishing a whole week
  • So, all in all, this May I want to kick-start weight loss and  work at it through the winter.
I absolutely hate how I have set goals for myself in the past, and actually visualizing the end result a few months ahead in my head, only to find myself at the time when I should have been reaching said goal being even worse than on the starting biggest pitfall is not following through - something has got to give!


  1. Congrats! That's two more medals than I have! You didn't gain! And maintaining is very difficult- you're just practicing for the future, right?
    I find that I'm really good at talking about change, but follow through is another matter. I have NEVER been successful at a diet, even for two weeks! About the free aerobics classes- is it because they're free that you're not going? I know that if I've pre-paid for an exercise class, I CAN'T waist the money! So I go.

  2. Change is hard, but I'm going to really try this month, at least to tame the food side a bit. With working out, I know once I start and get into a routine I can keep going.
    However, once I take a break for whatever reason, going back is hard. I even beem known to miss a whole month of gym that I have paid for, so I think until I can absolutely be sure that I'm totally committed I will not be paying any gym fees. I'll commit to the free aerobics, then I can consider paid gym membership.

  3. You should try this myfitnesspal site. You can do it online or on a smart phone. It's been great for keeping track of food and exercise and water. And I'm normally such a slacker on tracking. Good for you for making new goals.

  4. I have medals from high school for being a big geek but never from anything physical :) Hope the first week & a half of May have been good for you!

  5. Thanks for the comments Traci and Karen!