Monday, April 08, 2013
Today was my weigh in and I'm down 1.5 pounds. Not exactly great and I was expecting more but it is what it is.
Hopefully (at age almost 64) I have really learned that it is just a number - an indicator or what I have or have not been doing. On the biggest loser it is not uncommon for someone at my weight to drop 10 to 12 pounds a week - or consistently 6 to 8 pounds a week. So the indication is I'm not quite doing enough of the right things.
What I have to improve is my exercise. I did a lot of walking with PM last week since she was off of work and we wanted to spend time together. However that kept me out of the gym. No let me rephrase that - I elected not to spend additional time at the gym.
I think I really need to be in the gym and WORKING HARD for an hour a day 6 days a week. Walking with PM can be a bonus.
Eating - I didn't follow the South Beach recipes but I stayed within my calorie range and did not eat junk (okay one bag of small chips but that's it). No alcohol although I did imbibe with the non alcoholic beer and those are really empty calories so I guess they have to go this week. Back to the actual South Beach recipes.
I'm headed in the right direction - just need a few tweaks to move ahead a little faster.
I have promised myself I will not whine (or wine) and complain. The numbers are indicators and not a "be all end all number" to get too excited about. It's what I do when I get those indicators that are important.
With that said - I'm off to the gym!