Saturday, May 04, 2013
For the first time on Thursday I actually enjoyed my walk!! FINALLY!!! There's hope for me.
The weather has turned and it's been sunny and 70. I plan on dusting off my bike which hasn't seen the light of day for about 4 years.
Today I plan on grocery shopping and prepping my veggies for the week. I don't like to do this on Sundays because I usually am doing laundry and checking that my daughter's done her homework.
Tomorrow is my "official" weigh in day but I do weigh myself every morning. Today I weighed in at 196.8. Last Saturday was 196.0. I'm not sure if I'm going to get that pound loss I was working for. I'm 1 week away from my period and I ALWAYS, ALWAYS gain this week. The good news is I drop 2 next week so, I average out for the month, 1 pound a week.
Like I've said before, I try not to concentrate so much on the scale but each month I take my measurements. This has helped me a great deal. Early on I would go up 2 pounds, go down 1 pound....etc...etc...But, I was losing inches. When I looked at my monthly weigh in, I always lost at least 4 pounds. This averaged out to 1 per week. I'm happy with that.
The best part is by doing flexibility exercises I feel better. I'm more flexible and have less pain. I can do the exercises better/easier.
This is a life long change for me so, I'm not looking on this journey as a diet. This is something I won't "go off" of. I don't use the word diet....even my daughter won't let me say it. LOL
She told me yesterday I looked skinnier. Right out of the blue, she was watching me walk across a parking lot and said "Mom, you look skinnier." How sweet is that?? Who needs a sweet snack when you have kids that say stuff like that to you. I could've cried, I was so happy. (She's 14 and so into boys and her bands that I didn't even think she noticed. )
Here's to everyone out there who thinks they're on this journey alone....you're not. People notice your actions even when you don't notice theirs. Best of luck to you all. Here's to US!!!