Missed It Again

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.”  – Denis Waitley

April 30th came and went taking my goal date with it. I did not meet the goal...again. Actually, I even gained a pound this time. So that’s new. I am a little surprised by this turn of events, quite honestly. Perplexed? Yes, that too.

How could this happen? Well friends, how could it have not? We are living in a world interrupted. Every life on the planet is being affected by the global shutdown. Some more than others. It is no surprise that my little world interrupted would affect my weight loss plan.

I have kept my exercise schedule everyday. That is pretty easily done. Up before dawn to get it finished before the boys wake up. That’s the easy part. It’s my food routine that has been challenging with everyone home all day, everyday. The issue is not consuming more calories than I should. I don’t think “cheat days” are beneficial. I think the timing of changing some food choices has thrown a wrench into my engine. Also, I haven’t been drinking as much water as I was at the beginning. Knowing I was in control of these inputs, I see how my choices changed the results. So now, I need encouragement and good news.

“Convert bad news to good news.” – Bill Gates

Here is the good news! Measurements. Remember how I encouraged you to take them in this post? My April 30th numbers show I have lost 6 inches overall and 6 lbs since I measured on March 8. Wooo Hoooo!

“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” – Gena Showalter

I see more positive changes by lining up my pictures side by side. This really puts me in a good mindset! Muscle weighs more than fat and it’s smaller! I am encouraged! My 50th birthday is still 10 days away. I am not giving up! I am going to lose the remaining weight by then. Join me for the last stretch! We will run to the end of it together!

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