Saturday, January 28, 2012
Okay - I was off to a slow start - I really don't understand what I was thinking starting over CHRISTMAS! That was maybe an uphill battle. Regardless, I didn't give up thinking about it this time. Frankly, I can see my health being too affected.
I was looking in this book the other day - and a healthy BMI for me is around 122. That freaked me out. I have to lose more than 40 pounds. That's 25% of me! When I think about the number like that I get a bit panicky.
So - when my weight had crept up to its ALL TIME HIGH after Christmas I decided to stop thinking about the 40+ and start with 5 pound goals: 160, 155, etc,... Then honestly, even that seemed too overwhelming - so now my goals are 2.5 pounds at a time. Right away I have blasted through my first! Within in the week I should have blasted through my second. I feel much more encouraged by that. I am just not allowing myself to look up. I am just looking the three feet in front of me - because I can do that!
The worst part about this week has been that my kiddies have had had the flu. So I am having the darnedest time getting to the gym, getting outside for a walk, or even doing my little spark workouts where I have room: near the TV that sickies are watching. I don't like to ask them to stop. I don't like to have them watch "Mama - your butt is so wiggly..."
Unfortunately, I think those are excuses. I am going to have to make them turn off the la television and let me do at least 20 minutes so I can survive this flu season without expiring.
The only good news is that I have been wearing a pedometer most days - and the numbers are in: I walk 10,000 steps a day just in my house being a mama! I have to go check on how much I need to walk for weight loss....