Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I lost a pound this week! I was hoping for a little more since I had a .8 gain last week, but I'll take it!
I was looking at my Weight Watcher trackers from 2 years ago (when I lost over 40 lbs.) and I noticed that in February of 2011 I weighed about the same as I do now. It took me 8 weeks to loose 6 lbs. to get to my goal weight. I continued to loose a couple of pounds after that during the 7 week WW maintenance period (where I had to weigh in every week). I can remember (and from reading blogs) feeling a little frustrated because it was taking so long to loose that last few pounds. I had already bought all my new spring clothes and I was feeling pretty good. I was trying not to concentrate so much on the scale.
It's a little ironic that at the exact time 2 years later, I find myself again having to loose 6 lbs. and having the same frustrations. Once again, I'm going to try not to worry so much about a number on the scale.
I am happy to say though, that I never abandoned my healthy lifestyle, just got a little off track with portions and snacking. I continued to exercise, drink plenty of water, eat fruits & veggies and whole grains. Getting "back on track" was a little easier and I tried not to feel "guilty" that I gained weight.
I just have to keep in mind that this is lifestyle and not a "quick fix". I'll continue to exercise, eat right and track (the one thing that was missing). Ironically (again!), I should reach my goal at about the same time as two years ago (hope this isn't a trend?!).
I'm also keeping up with my exercise goals. I ran 2 days last week and did 3 days of the body sculpting DVD. This is pretty impressive for me since I usually hate any kind of strength training. I did the DVD last night (DD#2 didn't feel like running and it was really cold & damp). I really like this workout and find it challenging and Coach Nicole and the other 2 chicks don't get on my nerves (like previous workout videos).
I have a lot of running around to do tonight. DD#1 has to work, DD#2 has weight training after school and basketball and DD#3 has youth group. DH is "off" today, but is doing a side job so I'm not sure what time he'll be home. Hopefully I can squeeze in a run. I would like to try to run outside because it'll be in the high 50's today and then cold for the rest of the week (including the weekend).
Ironically (again!) 2 years ago I was facing the same time challenges as I do now!