Time to Dump the Plump

Monday, February 02, 2009

I actually went for my first weigh in today for the annual Dump the Plump contest. Although I only registered and did my initial weigh in last week (only 5 days ago), I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I had lost 1 lb since then. I think that working in a team will help me feel even more accountable than I already am.

I am also looking forward to our girls night out later this month. I want to look smokin' for that evening so I am going to work extra hard and use that as my motivation.

Unfortunately, I'm still not comfortable with the idea of running again which I'm sure is keeping me from dropping the pounds more quickly but I am happy with the fact that I am only 4 pounds away from my pre accident weight. I am sure that I can get there in the next two weeks.

Ron came home with chocolate and ice cream today which I normally would have been into immediately but instead, I heated up a mug of tea and grabbed my laptop from my son (much to his dismay) and logged my food for the day to realize that I didn't have the room to indulge in such treats today. I am proud of myself for making the decision not to give into the temptation today... I am also proud of myself for logging everything that I ate today, even though I was feeling guilty about the 4 Special K bars that I ate in the car...I simply lowered my dinner calories and made it all fit in. Even though they weren't good choices nutritionally and I would never have eaten them on a normal basis, I still didn't fall into the old guilty trap and just let the rest of my day go to Hell in a Handbag because I indulged in those treats. Just one more reason to be proud of myself and to celebrate yet another successful day.

Tomorrow is another day filled with another opportunity to make good decisions. I'd like to try a small stretching routine tomorrow...just to see how my leg feels...if that goes well, I plan to try walking each morning until I'm ready to start running again.

Until next time...
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