Yea me! 2.5 pounds gone. Ok - so I know it is water weight, but 2.5 pounds of water weight gone means a whole lot to someone with chronic arthritis.
2.5 pounds of less water weight means my ankles don't hurt.
If my ankles don't hurt, it means I can walk further.
If I can walk further, it means I can burn more calories.
If I can burn more calories, it means I am closer to meeting that August 5 pound goal.
If I meet that August 5 pound goal, it means part of that is fat loss.
And if part of that is fat loss, it means I'm closer to my lifestyle change.
Not trying to sound pollyannish here, but I have to keep in mind that this journey is made up of little steps, not single giant strides.
My wonderful hubby was so proud of me this morning when I said woohoo - 2.5 pounds! I got a big hug and kiss and 'great job' pat on the butt. The he said, 'ok baby, what are your goals for today?' That's why no matter what, I won't regain it: I have a live-in cheerleading section.
We decided the goal for today will be to run the driveway. That is no small feat, mind you. Our driveway is a 1/4 of a mile long and all incline. So while the down hill is quick and easy - the return is a killer! But even if I have to stop and walk part of it, that is ok. I know I have to be careful not to push the joints too hard too fast - which is a bad habit of mine. If I start feeling too good too soon, I overdo it and then the arthritis kicks in twice as bad.
Wish me luck - I will run the driveway and then do yoga.