Saturday, February 09, 2013
Sometimes I hate that the scale is used as a measurement of success. My goal is to get to a 140-145 weight range.
This week I thought I was doing excellent. I have worked out 6 of out 7 days this week. I have eaten lots of healthy fruits and vegetables. I have contained my portions. My fitness minutes more than they have been the past four weeks. I also do not count my calories burned while working out. According to spark people I've burned about 1200 calories. Yet when I step on the scale this morning and I'm up three pounds (and after a BM for that matter).
I know that being healthy in one week will not change my appearance overnight. It takes a longterm commitment to being healthy overtime. I guess I was just considering going back to a calorie restriction of trying to lose 1/2 a pound a week vs. 1 lb a week because I could probably stick to that for the long term. But not loosing weight at a 1500 calorie range makes me skeptical that I'll loose any weight at a higher range. I was just hoping to have this great bikini bod by summer time. I guess that shows how shallow my goals are and I really should scale back to a 1/2 a pound per week just because that's a long term commitment I can keep.
Some positive things to focus one for this week are:
1) I made a bigger commitment to fitness this week than I have in previous weeks. That is completely awesome that I'm moving more. I am probably gaining some muscle as a part of the process of lifting weights and working them more.
2) I made healthy food choices. Despite that fact that I feel like I've done something wrong since the scale numbers are up, I know that I've made healthy food choices and that I've also been more portion minded in my eating. When I went out to eat this Friday with the girls, I skipped the high calorie drink and only hate half my portion of food put in front of me.
3) I am deepening my commitment to make a change to my healthy habits for life.
4) I am being convicted of my time sitting in front of the TV. I am making a lent goal to cut back on those hours in front of a TV. It seems silly that I cannot give it up all together to be honest. But overall time in front of the TV is really time I'm wasting away when there are several other goals I have.