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Friday, January 08, 2010

So today was weigh-in day. Not really a good thing today--2 pounds gained. While I'm disappointed in that, I've been on this journey long enough (and down this particular road often enough) to know that I will gain weight at some point and time. And yeah, it's a little discouraging to see the gain so early on, but I know that next week I'll be..well, visited by a red-headed cousin. I also ate a pretty sodium-heavy meal the last two nights, so I probably was a bit bloated. Add to that the fact that I just started exercising this week and my body is adjusting to be far more active than I have been in months, and, well...I'm just waiting it out. :)

It was reassuring in some ways to read from Chapter 3 of "The Spark" today when I was on my lunch break. In that particular chapter, Chris Downie addresses some of the issues people have with changing their diet, exercise routine, and lifestyle in general. One of the things he talked about was how people get started, but run into a bump in the road (or a full-out road block) and they give up.

And I know that this time around, I don't want to be that person. It was reassuring to know that my attitude this morning about my gain was not unhealthy in anyway. Basically, I just took the gain for what it was and went back out to exercise and still have eaten healthy today. :)

What I found amusing about my other measurements today is that the 0.5 inches I lost from my neck and my waist (0.25 inches each) went to my hips. Perhaps they're literall melting down my body? heehee

So, I decided that since I have (thus far) met all of the goals I've set for the month and the week, I decided to give myself a little treat. I used my Satin Lips set from Mary Kay and did a little pampering for my lips. I followed that with a "Satin Hands" treatment and now my hands feel incredibly soft.



Today was also known as Microdermabrasion day--a special little facial treatment that Mary Kay offers. My skin feels so good today because of all the pampering I've done.

And I, for one, feel much more relaxed and not at all phased by the gain that I woke up to this morning.
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  • ILIKESONGS
    Your MK consultant is awful LOL. She doesn't read your blogs till days later. Bad me. Oh well. I like you using MK as a reward :0) hehehe
    3834 days ago
  • LUVSBULLDOGS
    Glad you're not upset over the gain. Anytime I eat Asian, Mexican or pickles, I gain. A pound a pickle is about how it adds up.

    MK is great. Haven't tried the lips, but the others I use. Nice and relaxing. emoticon
    3836 days ago
  • BECCACOATS
    Erin ~ This is GREAT.. I Love how you get your goals towards a non food reward and ME time is always important....

    I feel like I also am getting out of my rut... Now to just loose the weight I have gained...

    This will be a GREAT year for all of us!!
    3836 days ago
  • DOGSNRODENTS
    MK's Satin Hands is the BEST!!!
    3836 days ago
  • 2BFREE2LIVE
    GOOD FOR YOU I PERSONALLY LOVE MINI SPA DAYS. YOU ARE SO WORTH IT.
    3836 days ago
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