Saturday, April 07, 2007
(The first three times I tried to type "goal" in the title, my hands automatically typed "goat" instead. Maybe I write about my goats too much....)
So this morning my weight was down to 220 pounds, my first loss of 10% of my body weight. I can't believe how quickly it's still dropping off. Thank you, Synthroid! I am sure the medication has a lot to do with it. However, I'm also VERY proud of how well I've been doing with this, and I think a lot of it has to do with the community aspect of SP. Thank you, SP! I've been able to shrug off the blunders and focus on the accomplishments. I've been forming some good diet habits, e.g. eating breakfast almost every morning, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, avoiding fast food for the most part and eating healthier when I do swing through the drive-through. Instead of donuts from Tim Horton's, I had a 12 grain bagel with light cream cheese; with my chicken sandwich from Wendy's, I skipped the french fries. Small victories, but significant, to me.
I do really need to pick up the pace with my exercise, however. It's been hard to carve out time for it, considering I simply don't enjoy it very much (I hope that will change as I get more into the habit of it) and there is always something else I'd rather be doing. But I know how important it is. While the weather is cold (we had SNOW today. We didn't have a white Christmas, but a white Easter?) I'm going to try to fit in a walk while my husband is taking his lunch break; and when it gets hot I'm going to try getting up earlier in the mornings to do it. I've never been a morning person, but then I've never been a particularly healthy person, either, so I might as well change both ways.
My next goal is to get under 200 pounds for the first time in years! I have to admit, I'd love to keep seeing the weight losses of the past few weeks (I've been averaging over 4 pounds per week), but I'm conservatively setting a timeline for July 13 (lucky Friday the 13th), allowing for a 1.5 pounds-per-week weight loss between now and then.