First week weigh in and feel'n fine
Monday, July 02, 2012
Okay so just one week ago I made up my mind that I was going to stop trying to lose weight fast and instead it would be a journey and a process. I also decided that my goal would be to lose 5 pounds a month because my 40th birthday would be in exactly nine months, (one week ago). So this past week I've been working hard, but not crazy like I usually do. This week has been that time of month when I'm just not feeling like doing a whole lot, but because I went with the way my body felt and allowed myself to have a lighter version of my work out I still did it.
Sunday when I felt the worse I still went to the "Y" and I did the bike even though I went slow and ended up only burning about 230 pounds. It still made a difference because when I left I felt better and working out always takes away my appetite so I ended up eating less.
Yesterday I also did a lite version because I was feeling kind of weak. I did the elliptical and the recumbant bike and I only burned off about 500 calories, where if I was feeling great it would have been about 700. But I gave myself a break and this is a new thing for me. I'm accepting myself for who I am today not who I was in my early 20s when I was obsessed with exercise and had no husband or kids.
Last week: 214.8
I wasn't supposed to reach this weight until July 26 so I am feeling pretty good about it. Everything in me is tempted to let this go to my head and say see you can lose wayyy more that 1.25 pounds a week, but I know that the first week you always lose the most and I know that the minute I put that kind of stress on myself I will start thinking of food all of the time and binging again.
I am thankful to God that he has given me a spirit of self-discipline and has allowed me to do South Beach Diet again to get rid of those awful sugar cravings.
This week I know I have to focus on bringing a lot more vegetables into my diet. I will continue to love myself and the only person I will compare myself to is myself. I am very proud of my work.
Goals for this week
- vegetables for lunch/dinner everyday
- try 2-3 workout classes at the "Y"
- continue to be positive and know that the good work God has begun in me he will continue until the end.
Okay devotion time.