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No More Excuses

A few days ago, I posted about about my hope that my favorite clothes won’t fit soon.

This morning, I stepped on the scale and realized that I’ve gained 4 pounds. Blech.

I was pretty hard on myself this morning, especially since I had intended to get up to exercise this morning and didn’t.

It’s not that I didn’t want to get up this morning. I did want to.

I couldn’t. I’d been up too late working on my post about our trip to Washington, DC. I needed the sleep more than I needed the exercise.

There was a point over the weekend when I teetered on the edge. I was ready to go back to my old, comfortable habits.

Those habits may have kept me fat, but they weren’t all bad. They made me feel better emotionally, and they were my routine. I did what I wanted to more excuses

Today, two different colleagues stopped me, at two different times, to tell me that I look great. One apparently discussed it with her students.

People my size don’t often hear that they look great (except from doting husbands who would say it no matter what). So hearing it twice in one day was a nudge to get back to the right path.

I’m working on that.

When you know better, you do better.

You’ve heard me (and Oprah) say that before, and it’s true.

I know better now. I owe it to myself – and especially to Gracie – to do better. No more excuses or procrastinating.

Even though I faltered, I’m back. Tomorrow is going to be day one of my new exercise streak.

My New Plan is really my old plan.

  1. Chart everything I put into my mouth, beginning tomorrow. No more excuses.
  2. Exercise intensely every other day or more, as I’m able.

I’m back on the wagon. Expect a big weight loss next week.

No more excuses.

Submitted to Mamavation Monday

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9 thoughts on “No More Excuses”

  1. *raising water glass* For you! And for Gracie!

    Any time you need encouragement, I'm going to say that to you, and you'll know what I mean. You can DO THIS, Tara! I believe in you!

  2. Good for you Tara~ that's an inspiration to me too… so many times I let all the “other stuff” get in front of excersise. And I'm the queen of excuses… but your words are giving me a good kick in the butt. I'm going to try and do BETTER!

  3. Thank you, Heather. You are the best weight loss buddy I could ever have hoped for. I made it out of bed this morning, and I exercised. It was as tough as the very first time, but I did it.

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