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Surprising weight loss, imperfection, and rewards

Thursday, August 30, 2012

So after a not very healthy dinner last night (gouda, peppercorn salami, wheat crackers, wine, and cinnamon gummy bears) I weighed in this morning down 4 pounds from my last weigh in. So I don't know what's up, but I'll take it!

I do know that my waist looks better, less lumpy, my belly is less rotund, and my clothes are fitting better. The other thing that I'm really excited about is that I'm only 3 pounds away from my next reward. I WANT THAT REWARD! I am lqtm (laughing quietly to myself - as opposed to lol) because I really want that reward.

When I entered my new weight on spark, it prompted to me to re-assess my calorie needs. It revised me downward, which makes sense, but it's a little scary at the same time because it means there is less room for being less than perfect. But I will keep trying to do my best. I have to forgive myself for my imperfections or I get into a self-hatred spiral, and that never ends well...

Thinking about what I've been doing differently the last week and a half or so to compel the 4 pound weigh loss: the only real thing that I was doing differently was walking the dog every night. It's about a 15-20 minute walk around our nicely landscaped condo complex. He (the dog) loves it, I love it, we just march along at a clip, he acts like he's on parade or something. And it's really relaxing and I feel very proud of myself afterward, even though it's not hard or sweaty exercise. But I guess every little bit does count.

I'm hoping to be down another 8 pounds or so when my dad comes out from the east coast to visit in October. He probably won't even notice anything, but I'd just like to look healthy and strong, so that he doesn't worry about me. Anyway...

Here's to a wonderful day! Keep up the good work, sparkies! (Just being here, just participating, is good work itself!) emoticon
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