Saturday, July 14, 2007

I am finally back at 158 lbs. I gained a couple of lbs. while at the IWI and it took me a week to get it back off. I also had a cookie dough blast from Sonic a week ago. I'm sure that didn't help either. Anyway, back to my progress. I stopped drinking cokes on June 30. I can tell it is helping with my energy level and cravings. I also stopped drinking coffee 2 days ago, because I read that it could be sabatoging all the water drinking and right stuff I'm doing. So, I began to drink green tea which was recommended by this same article. Guess what I got rid of that last 1.5 lbs in a couple of days. So, I am anxious to see if my losing will continue or if I will be lose one week and maintain the next. That sure makes it slow for me.

However, I am also making changes in my cardio. I was just walking, then I decided to walk faster. About a week ago, I had the urge to run. WHAT? Me, run? It actually felt kind of good. Then I decided to do different kinds of cardio. My husband just got a new recumbent bike and a small flat screen TV to watch while he exercises. So, I thought I could do that one day, walk another day, walk/jog and take some different trails. I can already tell my body composition is beginning to change. My torso is looking different - BETTER! I went to try on some clothes today because I have to have a certain color for our worship team tomorrow. Wow! I wanted to buy all of them, because they fit correctly. Granted I still have a ways to go, but I was thrilled with the progress.

I have had MANY opportunities to cheat this week, but I have determined that I can not give up on myself. Even when the scale doesn't move in the right direction, I am still capable of making progress. I am worth it. I am learning to choose the right stuff when we eat out, so I don't have to limit my husband in where he wants to eat. It makes it pleasant for both of us. I am also learning to enjoy those right choices. I am proud of me.
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