Week 4, Day 22; Downward trend
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I am not blogging as much as I thought I would, or even as much as I wanted to during this 10 lbs in 10 weeks self-challenge. BUT I am getting the results I was aiming for. I feel slightly like I should be doing better (??) even though I am right on point and have lost 3 lbs in the 3 weeks since I started. Many of us probably feel this way, like "hey why am I not [skinny] yet?" My sister and her husband started nutrisystem when I started this challenge. Thus far she has lost about 5.5 lbs and my b-i-l has lost 8. I am envious but not terribly so.
So I lost 1/2 lb since last week. I'm sure having Domino's for dinner didn't help my weigh in this morning (because you know last night's dinner is #1 determining factor in this morning's weigh-in. Sarcasm, hear me?) While I feel like I'm lagging behind on my sis and b-i-l, I am actually enjoying the low pressure-ness of my current plan. How else could I have had Domino's and beer with D last night? I DO want to start reaching the 1 lb weekly mark though, and these last 2 weeks I have only lost 1/2 lb. Yes, I'm thankin my lucky stars for that 2 lb loss that 1st week but let's get serious-er.
I tell you what I HAVEN'T been doing, and that's exercising. Yes, I've been lazy about it, no excusing that. Well, I've been doing more walking and stretching, but not what I would count as exercise for the benefit of strengthening my body. Eh, one thing at a time= you can't start on a treadmill at full speed.
Anywho, I am going to start tracking my Saturdays and Sundays. I've not been doing this and, while I try to eat moderately, I don't actually KNOW how that is effecting my efforts. I'm pleased that so far the scale is moving down, even in small increments. It feels less like a battle this way. I'm getting what I want while still living comfortably and that is something I can feel good about.