Monday, January 11, 2010
Well, I'm going to go ahead and get this out of the way now. If you notice, I did not include my weight in my last two posts. Why? Because it is so sad to me - I gained 7 pounds in December. What? Did I write that correctly? Yep. Seven freaking pounds.
I did the math for you - that put me back to 196. Is that even possible? Seven pounds? I was hoping that is was water weight, or just extra fluff that would fall off easily. Maybe my body's version of hibernation that I could shed just with sheer mental will. Not the case.
I did not look at the scale too closely before this week, because I knew it would not show me anything good. Instead of looking down (at my toes, and then making myself feel down,) I decided to look forward. Hence the "make progress" post.
That is what I've been doing.
I have been tracking my weight watchers points. I fended off two trips to my local diner that I love so much. My family has discovered the joys of Subway. I have been trying some new recipes - and even came up with a super simple (and fast) stuffed pepper recipe.
I have been moving my butt. I did EA Active, yoga, a balance ball cardio workout, and even a cardio bollywood workout. That was a sight! I have blessed my dog with a few walks around the neighborhood in the freezing cold.
For mental health:
I have forgiven my last month. I am MAKING PROGRESS! Thank goodness I have so many supportive people around - because I need you all. It is taking a bit of time to remind myself that I need to be focused on doing things that move me forward, not on hardships or disappointments. My husband gave me a good pep talk about it yesterday. I was telling him how upset I was that the scale wasn't moving down quickly this week, and he gave me a big reminder that I was working hard and to be patient!
Right now, I am down about a pound for the week. I am moving in the right direction. If I keep doing that, the scale will have no other option than to come with me.
PS - I super duper heart www.mindbloom.com guys. It has been a great reminder to focus.