Friday, September 24, 2010
Wow, I am so relieved! It's definitely taken some time and effort to get my weight down to 200, a loss of 9 lbs., and I've gotten frustrated more than once. I got frustrated again when I went up a few pounds for no reason a few days later! (I later realized it had just been bloating. :P) But I was close to throwing in the towel yet again!
I didn't stray far, though- I still ate the same things, kept the portion sizes, only I would have an extra snack or another helping at dinner I didn't really need. Worst of all, I ate three donuts this week. (One would've been OK, but three? For me, that's a borderline donut addiction.) And exercise has been non-existent. I've missed it, though...I don't feel quite as good, and I don't sleep as well.
I finally realized today, if I'm going to get back on track, I should at least know where I'm at on the scale, so I know what I'm aiming for. To my great surprise and relief, I was at 198.5- I actually got under 200! I'm so happy because that's a benchmark for me, even though I didn't go very far yet-but far enough! And now I know that I lost (and am capable of losing) 10 whole pounds. :D
So now it's time for another new habit. I realized, reading about the tip for drinking water before meals, that I don't drink enough. Certainly not enough water. The liquids I drink now are 5 or 0 calories per serving, so I practically consider them water, but they aren't pure water. I think I'll start by drinking 8 or 16 oz. of water before meals, then I'll try to work in more water in the future as well.
And now it's time to start exercising again, and no more donuts! (Not for a long time, anyway.) The next time I hit a rut (because I probably will, at some point), at least I'll know I've cleared the first 10 pounds, and hopefully that will give me the motivation to keep going!