Monday, July 20, 2009


I'm going to get back to planning & eating only what's on the plan. I've been "winging it" & know that I'm not eating right. I'm kind of done with this way of eating (Wendy, we'll need to talk about maintenance soon--I'll email you). I just want to enjoy the rest of the summer. I'm going to Kansas City a week after we get back from Maine (my brother & his girl friend had a little boy yesterday & I'm going to see him).

Anyway, I'm going to do it right until we go to Maine. I'm hoping to drop 2 lbs by then. I'm hovering at 148-150. That's 5 to 10 lbs more than I had wanted to be by now but...I have zero self-control. No, that's not entirely true.

I've was sick for almost the entire month of June & I've been sort of depressed with the decision that we made for John to take this job. I don't like it. I don't want to move. I don't think this commute is going to be good for us. He's going to be tired & not want to do anything. The increase in salary would be FANTASTIC if he were not spending the entire increase on gas; close to $1000/month.

That depression has put me into a state of zero motivation where food planning is concerned.

That all ends today.

I've dragged out my old plan & am putting it into action. I've decided that I cannot let this interfere with my goals. I'm going to throw myself into it & take care of myself for a couple of weeks.

My workouts have been on track. I'm getting all of my cardio in. I've even taken 2 days at work. My lack of planning is what is keeping me from hitting my goal.

The shape my body has taken on over the last 7 months is very pleasing to me. I do want to change some more. I know that it's all about diet at this point.

Back on track & ready to lose.


Laura said...


You can do it! FWIW I think maintenance sounds quite reasonable right now. You're a tall lady, right? So size 8/148-150 lbs probably looks very good on you. In fact, I know it does because I've seen your photos :)

Deb said...

I'm 5'6" -- some people call that tall. I call it average.

I actually saw 6 pack abs when doing my abs today. Not just 6 places where "fat" rolled but six distinct places where muscles are forming. I'm really happy with that. I'm not going to compete anytime soon so getting down to 140 probably isn't reasonable right now anyway.

I'm rethinking my goals because I really am happy with what I'm seeing. I'd like my 8s to be a little less snug in the waist but I think that will come.

Doin the Math said...

I'm 5'6" too. For some reason, looking at your pics, I also thought you were about 5'8"!

WOOHOO for finding 6 distinct abs! That's awesome!

You sound like you're in a really good place...happy with your results/wanting a bit more/willing to take time to get there. That's a great place to be! Yea you! :)

Anonymous said...

I swear Deb is shortchanging herself, because when we met what struck me is that she is REALLY TALL. And gorgeous, of course!

I think you are doing great!

I also understand about the whole commute/job thing. It *is* very difficult to do that long-term and frankly I don't at all recommend it. If he wants to keep the job, though, and you support that, can I suggest you reconsider the relocation? Houses are just houses and Erin is getting to where she could live with a roommate, right?? I just think you are right when you say it's going to be hard on your marriage...

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