Monday, September 16, 2013
As I enter into week 2 of my renewed efforts to be healthy I feel encouraged. I am doing my weigh ins on the Monday of each week this time. Today I saw I had lost 5 pounds. Better than I had hoped. I am determined to keep up my efforts.
Getting back into the swing of it isn't as hard as I expected, but of course it isn't easy either. I think I am feeling better already though, even knowing that I am putting forth the effort.
I don't feel comfortable telling my family and friends much about my efforts. I don't want people looking at me (waiting for me to fail). I was even told by one friend the last time "don't throw away your fat clothes". I am determined to keep a positive outlook and not care what others think.
Also I gave up last time because I was not seeing any progress and let myself get too discouraged. I know that I am getting healthier just by moving and logging my food even if I don't see much on the scale. I know I was feeling stronger anyway the last time. So no matter what I am not giving up or giving in this time.
I decided with all the activities I have to do on the weekend it isn't practical for me to log, however I am still aware mentally of what and when I am eating. So I don't think I will let anyone (including me) sabotage my efforts.
We made a trip to the apple orchard this weekend. It was hard to pick apples, but it was fun and well worth the effort. I didn't log it, but I know the activity did me good. I was able to get my mother out of the house for the trip. She is mostly shut in and I know it affects her emotionally as well as physically. She couldn't pick apples, but I could tell that she and my dad had fun going. Not to mention how healthy fresh picked apples are. Round trip it took us 7 hours! Then my husband and I had another 2 hour drive home. We were exhausted but it was very much worth it to get my parents out of the house for a day.
Oh yes, we listened to the meeting with them before going to the orchard. So hubby and me didn't get home til about 10 pm.
Well, that's how our weekend went. I hope everyone had a great weekend.