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Self Motivation

Friday, February 07, 2014

I was having a self pity party this morning. I was once again an involuntary insomniac due to my role as my husband's caregiver and on top of that decided to weigh myself this morning even though it's not my usual weigh in day. I had stayed the same and it was bugging me.

As I went through my day I thought about this, and how whenever someone else blogs about frustrations with the scale I am usually the person who says "Remember to also track measurements. Sometimes you lose inches when you are not losing pounds."

So I did. From two weeks ago to now, I am down another 2 inches on my waist and 1/2 inch on my hips! I felt better.

I cranked up my workout music and hopped on the exercise bike for a brisk 15 minutes at 15-16 mph and added in some punching and other arm movements to get upper body involved.

Now I'm having some water and an apple. It's sort of my second apple. I had two bites out of the first one when dear husband called for assistance. I laid the apple on my keyboard and went to help him, only to find it knocked on the floor by a playful kitty in my absence. One of his favorite toys is a plastic apple Christmas ornament, so really, why would he not?

About 6 months ago I had ordered a pair of size 26 Lee's relaxed jeans online. When they came I was dissappointed that they didn't even come close to fitting. Yet, when I did my big closet purge last month, I hung on to them. After doing measurements today, I tried them on...they zip up! emoticon emoticon

They are not quite comfortable enough for me to wear throughout the day, although jeans do have a way of feeling looser after you have them on awhile. I'm going to try then again in ten days. Still, the measurements and the jeans put a smile back on my face and I'm no longer having a pity party.

Dear husband cannot help the way he is. Being a caregiver isn't always a rosy job, but it's one I wouldn't trade for the World.

Onward & Downward!
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    Way to go and congrats on the inches lost!
    1479 days ago
    I need to start measuring my waist/hips and other things....I keep forgetting!
    1479 days ago
    Whenever I'm fretting about something or wanting to eat when I know/think the desire is emotional rather than hunger, I try to remember to drink water. Drinking water is good for me and it often is what I need, rather than food. emoticon

    Your husband is blessed to have you in his life!
    1479 days ago
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