Thursday, November 08, 2007

Time for a hard reset

So I was thinking abut my slightly panicked post last night and the thoughtful comments I had from some of you about it, both here and at that other place I hang out. Love you guys. Really.

It occured to me around 2 am that I have completely abandoned my maintenance program. It's like 'Oh well, I'm too busy to take proper care of myself anymore and all those things I was doing before were just me being selfish'. Yeah. OK. And then I got on the scale this morning and I've re-gained 3 of the 15 pounds I lost over the summer.

'Ouch' is right.

So as of today, were hitting the reset button here at Camp Beanie. Here are the new rules, for anyone who cares. Maybe I'm just writing them down for me, but hey, it's my blog. Ninnyninny-boo-boo.

  • No more eating after 8 pm. This was a pretty hard and fast rule for me for years and it kept my blood sugar in check for a long time. I haven't checked my sugar in awhile -- I was a chronic hypoglycemic as a teen and young adult, which puts me at risk for developing diabetes now -- but I'll bet it's been running high.
  • No alcohol until Thanksgiving. At least. Yeah, it's only one drink, and yeah, it's only a couple times a week, but on top of the exhaustion and the stress of the last few months, it's that one drink that's making me overeat and not exercise. So off it goes.
  • Back to exercising EVERY DAY. My pedometer misses me. And I think I miss it. I told Hubby I wanted to rake the leaves by hand this weekend, instead of using the leaf sucker.

He thinks I'm insane, but he also offered to help.
Beanie, 1; CouchPotato, 0.

  • I'm going to bed at 10:30 until further notice. At least until I catch up from 4 months of sleep debt. Except for next Friday. We're seeing Lewis Black next Friday. Hey, a gal's gotta live.

I kinda don't want to cry anymore. We'll see how all this feels next week about this time.

Thanks for being here.


bhd said...

Woo hoo! But don't make it a job, a task. Make in an indulgence!



Beanie said...

Actually, C. It's not a task or an indulgence. It's just what I need to do to keep the machinery running peoperly. No different than taking a shower in the morning, or paying my bills, or putting gas in my car. Heck; I might even give myself a pedicure this weekend. ;)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a plan to me. Maybe I ought to try it, too.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Cheers to Camp Beanie..
and I hope you have a wonderful weekend..
Bunches of hugs....

winter said...

It sounds like a great plan.


Mermaid Melanie said...

I am with C on this one. Once I realized that these choices were for me. A better me, the world turned around. I know that I am going to have falls along the way, but dammit, I have to do this.

good luck B. I feel your "sleep deprived" pains. I really really do.

:hugs: :kisses:

Susan B said...

i'm so proud of you! i'm back on the wagon, too. started running again last week for the first time in months. i gained 10 pounds just last month (maui had a lot to do with that, i guess).

keep me informed!

go beanie!!!