Thursday, March 22, 2012
I had a couple of realizations over the past week. First, I found that my weight loss goal of losing 50 pounds by December 31, 2013 was allocating a weekly weight loss of anywhere from 1/4 pound to a pound. I also realized that week after week I was disappointed with my weight loss. So, I've changed my goals. My new goal is to lose 37 pounds by the end of this year. SP has appropriately changed my calorie range It's only been since Sunday that I've been in the new calorie range, but overall I'm doing well. I'm usually up toward the top end of the range, but I'm not going over. And eventually I know I'll find my groove and hover in the lower to middle of the range.
So I expected to see some weight loss this week - more significant than 1/4 pound. However, this leads me to my second realization: I need to invest in a good scale at home. The scale at work is BROKEN! So my reported weight this week is from the blood pressure machine at work- a device I know to be at least a pound off of my usual weight based on the scale (which is now broken). I'm just recording the weight as it showed up (175.5 - same as last week and the week) but I'm thinking I may have actually lost but won't know until I buy that new scale. I'm placing my order on Amazon today - I'm going to do the Withings scale that SP advertises - so we shall see what happens with that.
My third, and most awesome, realization is that I'm enjoying being more active! We went for a four hour/four mile hike over the weekend (a trail called "River of Rocks" - which consisted of 95% boulders and 5% dirt trails - very difficult for our first hike) BUT I'M MISSING BEING OUT THERE ALREADY! I'm hoping the weather holds out and we can go hiking again this weekend. My family is a movie/tv type family so we NEVER did anything like this before - it was grueling, difficult, long and I was exhausted at the end - but I felt so proud, energized and peaceful afterwards. I'm becoming addicted to that feeling and I want to get out there and see more, do more and burn those calories! WOO-HOO!