I Know It Is Just a Number
Thursday, November 01, 2012
I really lost momentum toward the end of October. Finding out that my scale was 5 pounds lighter than the doctor's office really hit me hard because it means that I'm not really in One-derland as I had thought. I know it is just a number, but One-derland had me walking on air.
Plus the scale hasn't moved in a couple of weeks. And while I'm good on cardio--it has become a well-loved habit, my strength training was slipping.
Today's good news is I'm down an inch in both my waist and hips! Those are numbers that haven't moved in a bit, so that kind of makes up for the plateau. Plus I got a prize for being the one to drink the most water on one of my teams [I would have preferred 'most weight lost' but I'll take what I can get]. And I could do more push-ups and crunches today than ever before!
November goals [basically the same]:
Maintain my weight through visit with cousins, toxic brother and holidays [don't worry about losing, just don't gain]
Keep up the cardio 5 days a week for 30 minutes minimum
ST 2 days a week for 30 minutes
Take 2 rest days from cardio every week [I'm getting older, this really helps]
Keep up the healthy eating
After 5 months on SP seems like I've found my groove. I can keep up this regimen for a long time at home. Because of the stress of travel, difficult relatives and holidays, I'm not going to worry about losing weight the week of Thanksgiving. If I lose, great; but just don't gain. Since I can keep to the healthy eating this shouldn't be a problem.