First, I apologize for the unnecessarily long post earlier.. I've been struggling with some frustration over a coworker lately that's started and stopped dieting with BFF and I recently. Between the two of us, we did everything we could possibly do to help her and keep her motivated, and it didn't work. She quit, and she started gaining again. How much, I'm not sure because she stopped sharing her progress with us completely. I felt guilty at first, wondering if I could have done more or if I was too over the top and ran her off. Then I felt frustrated because she needed this so badly and she just gave up. And then I felt just plain awful because I had a "Doh!" moment. How long did it take me to truly commit to doing what was necessary? I started in April, and lost 26 before my wedding in July. On the honeymoon- in ONE week- I gained 6 back. I gained and lost, gained and lost all through the remainder of July and August.. essentially hovering at that original 26. Then they started me on Zoloft just as I was getting back into my groove, and it seemed like nothing I did could make the scale budge. Now THAT is frustrating. I went back, and had a meltdown in my doctor's exam room about the weight gain and she switched me to something else- promising weight gain was not a side effect this time. I didn't start getting my act together until the end of September, October was better, and November has been hardcore. It took me months to finally "get it." It wasn't at all fair for me to be frustrated that she hadn't gotten it yet too. I'm committed, I've got my priorities in order, and I can only hope she soon will too. Until she makes that decision, there's nothing I can do aside from trying my best to set a good example.
And now this post is a long ramble too. Oy vey.
What I meant to say was that, obviously, I joined in Phase 3 of Allan's Challenge. The water hasn't been a problem, I've already dropped down to 1200 calories for most of November, and I'm exercising 6 days a week. Bring it.
I also meant to say that I also joined the December Go the Distance Challenge too. My goal is 50 miles in December, on the elliptical, treadmill, or outdoor walking/running. I honestly don't know what I normally do because I've never tracked it, so this will be interesting. Feel free to kick my ass here too. You know I like it!
Happy December everyone-- One more month in 2010 to give it your all!