Friday, August 20, 2010

Some Days I'm The Turtle

My eating was really strange today. I skipped breakfast, had a big lunch, and just a couple of snacks later on. It was really odd. I am not starving now, nor did I feel hungry throughout the morning, afternoon, or evening. Perhaps the one big meal gave me what I needed for the whole day or maybe my body is just being weird. I’m not sure what was going on with that.

I’ve been distracted all day too. There are some changes coming for me and I guess that has left my mind and body a bit discombobulated. It’s hard to be consistent with eating, exercise, and everything else that goes hand in hand with a healthier lifestyle when things are being thrown out of whack in other areas of my life. But, at the same time, I guess that is when it is most important.

So many times in the past I have let my health take a backseat to everything else that I have had going on. But I won’t let that happen this time. I have come much too far and made too many positive changes to go back now. I may be delivering a particularly inconsistent form of consistency, but deliver it I shall! Just you wait…

…and see! There! I just got off my behind and went for a twenty minute walk!

It may not be a lot, but it was more than I had done when I started writing this. And it may not be an example of high energy excellence, but it is exactly the dedicated pace that I started out with on this journey. That steadfastness has served me well and, although I have enjoyed a long stretch of time speeding along and making progress like a hare, I will never be too proud to come out of my shell in the guise of a turtle.

Who cares how quickly I get to where I need to go? I will make it - one inconsistently consistent day at a time!

- 5 glasses of water
- 1/2 pita bread with tzatziki
- 1 cup Greek rice with tzatziki
- 1 shoulder of lamb
- 1 bite of beef souvlaki
- 1 cup Greek salad with tomato, cucumber, onion, feta cheese, and dressing
- 1 Greek roast potato with tzatziki
- 1 Greek bougatsa dessert
- 2 cups candy bar and peanut butter chocolate bar ice cream blend
- 1 banana

- 20 minute walk


  1. YES
    it is all about not veering off our path and just making an effort every moment to do the best we can given our situation huh?

    xo xo


  2. "I will make it - one inconsistently consistent day at a time!"

    I like that! I am a member of the same club :) Now I feel pangs of guilt. I guess this means I have to leave my lovely computer and go for a walk....?

    Yes. It's raining, but I actually like walking in the rain :) Thanks for the push.

  3. I am most definately a turtle...although I wouldn't complain one bit to have a few sprints thrown in here and there. ;) My goal right now is consistency.
    Great post!

  4. Looking at your weight/weightloss, I imagine you were a much different person over a year ago. That walk would have probably been the furthest thing from your mind. Keep pushing forward in your inconsistent consistent manner, you are an inspiration.

  5. consistently consistent. Exactly.

  6. Inconsistently consistent! The cry of the stubborn, it is! :)