It’s 12/12/12 – the last repeating date that most of us will see in our lifetime. Crazy talk people. Crazy talk.
While the date may be exciting, for practical purposes it’s just a Wednesday. Which means it’s time for Well-Being Wednesday!
I have alternated between weekly weigh-ins, monthly weigh-ins, not posting at all, but then I realized that the most success I have is when I do post each week and make myself accountable to all of you. I may not be able to join things like Weight Watchers or pay a nutritionist (thanks, health insurance, for making that a ‘specialist’ on the copay schedule), or pay for fancy gyms, but I CAN DO THIS.
A dear friend of mine, the amazing Melissa over at Filling Our Bucket, posted today about starting back on this get healthy journey alone. But you know what – we’re not alone. We have support in our family, our friends, and with all of you. And check out Melissa’s journey, she’s kicking ass and taking names and I am not letting her give up now!
To help folks like Melissa and I get started and stay on track on our get healthy journey without any ‘professional’ support, I am working to create some useful tools to help us in ways that fit our everyday life. We are not people who are going to spend 3 hours at the gym each day. I am not going to avoid all wine, or chocolate, or all goodies at the holidays. I will have bad days, I will have weeks that I don’t get all my workouts in and I might gain a pound or not lose as much.
But we will do it together. For ourselves, for our children, and for our future. As I get the tools created I will share some pictures with everyone, and share our ups and downs and how we try to make it all work in the very busy lives that we all lead.
For now – I lost 1.6 lbs this week. Which is not saying much considering last week I was up to within 2 lbs of my original weight from March. But down is down. And I will keep posting each week, working hard to get where I want and need to be for my health and well-being. Hopefully with more tips and tricks and yummy recipes than whining and moaning about my struggles though. And I’m hoping you can all help and contribute – share your ideas, recipes, and tracking tips that help you stay accountable to good health and good eating.