Wednesday, January 23, 2013
So I started getting myself back on track right after Christmas. I started slowly because of couse I have done the all or nothing thing too many times and given up. I began with adding back the exercise that I abandoned in favor of the couch. My minimum goal is to get at least 30 minutes 5 times per week. And I have succeeded or surpassed that goal in all 4 weeks and I am on week 5 of the C25K program and loving my runs and that is awesome. I have also started to make changes in my eating habits. I've been very good about bringing a healthy lunch and snacks to work with me. I had kind of a bad weekend when I ate out and ate all my favorites but even then I only went over my max calorie limit by between 100 - 200 calories.
But that darn scale has taken me on quite a ride so far. I started this at 140 which is the most I had ever weighed - I am 5'2". I jumped up to 144 but that was just a fluke and I only "count" my weekly weigh in but I can't seem to help looking at that darn scale almost every day. So it went 140, 141, 139.5, 140. This week's weigh in is on Friday and it's looking like I might be heading back for 139.5 (maybe - it's PMS week so I could gain). I know that it's too soon to worry about the scale but when I look at my goal line on my spark start page, I am already 3 pounds behind! It feels stressful. I even tried re-adjusting my goal by 5 pounds but it still says I should be at 137 this week. I took my measurements two weeks ago so I feel like it's way to soon to check in on that. I wish I could just focus on other things but so far, my pants don't feel any looser and I don't really see much else in the way of improvement.
I will be more stubborn than my scale! I know it's just a matter of time. I'm going to continue to plug along and keep slowly making changes. For example I really need to keep adding more freggies to my day. I've bumped up some but nowhere near the 6-9 recommended. Focus. I've got this. Just keep swimming.