Lions and tigers and bears!Along this road I'm traveling, there are many hazards that I've had to bypass. March was an out-and-out breakdown! I have tried to keep my posts positive and stay excuse free, but Amber said I should share the negatives as well.
I spent one week one on crutches due to an old hip injury, the next week in a wheelchair from achilles tendonitis, the next partial week out of town for training and this last week flat on my back due to my blood pressure topping out at 198/116. My body is working against me! It was all I could do to not throw up my hands and give up on EVERYTHING!
But I didn't.
I kept plugging along and plugging along, knowing that no matter what was causing all this havoc, me minus pounds = less pain, less issues.
So - how'd I do? I am down 9.2 pounds for that wretched month! Holy cow! That's 29.2 pounds since January 1st! With all that crap I went thru in March...how did I do it?
I had "that one thing" that Curly talks about in City Slickers. I stayed focused. I stayed in control of what I could control, even when it was hard. I didn't take one step into the kitchen for about 10 days so I could only eat what was brought to me, and I am the ONLY cook in the family. I had to get creative if I didn't want to survive on bunless McDoubles and side salads. I stayed positive. I asked for help from my husband and kids. I got through it.
I actually got a little whistle from a friend at work while I was walking into the office. She said, "there is definitely less of you!" I ask how she was doing on her diet and she told me she had a lot going on in her life and couldn't focus on her diet right now. I smiled and said, "Come see me later- I've got something to say about that."
The lesson here is NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS DURING YOUR JOURNEY, THERE ARE STILL THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL. You can still have diet success when everything around you crumbles.
It's my birthday tomorrow and I am looking forward to a more healthy April. I know that I can overcome anything and keep skipping down my yellow brick road towards the Emerald City! What potential excuse can you turn into a victory?