Good habits pay off
Friday, September 18, 2009
when I stepped on the scale this a.m., I was sure that it would not reflect a weight loss. I have been sick for the past week, my exercising has been infrequent, and I have not been working hard to stay within my calorie goal. But, low and behold, I saw a two pound drop. Not sure what that came from. I can only conclude that it was the result of building up good habits over the past several weeks. In other words, by staying mostly true to my new healthy habits, and by not completely letting my exercise program go, I was able to still make progress. But, I know from experience that the scale can be a fickle partner and if I don't buckle down this week, it may not budge next week. Or worse, it may go the wrong direction. So I am doubly committed, now that my health is back to about 90%, to resuming my previous pattern of diligent exercise and healthy eating.
I am also buoyed by watching the Biggest Loser this past week. I generally hate all reality TV shows, especially the moronic talk that goes on between the action. But I thought I would give Biggest Loser a try, to see if it motivates me. Although it still has some of the stupidity of the usual reality challenge program such as people being "voted" off, it is less caustic that the typical Survivor-type reality show crap. And it has a good message - if these severely, morbidly obese people with many personal problems can turn their lives around, then so can I. I won't be losing weight at the unhealthy rate that the people on the show will be, but I am committed to be several pounds lighter and much happier by the time the show concludes.