Thursday, June 20, 2013
My progress has not been as good as I hoped. I'm resetting my thinking and expectations. I've changed my page to reflect my first 'big' short term goal, weighing in at 199. I'm about 9 lbs. away, but I started at 16. I am indeed making progress. Looking at my long term goal, 7 lbs. doesn't even make a dent. But if it takes a few years to get there, I'm good with it. I do not want to give up because I'm not getting there fast enough. So I'm scaling back, appreciating all of my successes, no matter how small.
Yesterday, I caught myself grumbling about my stinking 444 calorie expenditure on a 40-ish minute bike ride. I shook my head and told myself that its 444 calories more than I would've burned had I just lounged around at home. And it would have taken at least an hour, probably more, to burn that many calories on the treadmill or elliptical at home. Besides, I spent a solid 45 minutes having fun and getting quality time with my hubby in the great outdoors on a gorgeous 70 degree day. That is really what it's all about.