Monday, July 31, 2006

As Promised...

Here's my Monday report about how my lifestyle change has gone this week.

I met my goals for exercise and drinking water. I did pretty well on eating--although I probably nibbled too much, I didn't blow it on any given day. My (new) scale is on the blink. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that the bathroom flooded about 3 times this week in kid-related catastrophes. Anyway, I don't know if/how much I lost, but my jeans and skirts are a smidge looser now than they were a week or two ago, so I'm counting this week as success. Billy told me to stop weighing obsessively every day because that contributes to an emotional roller coaster. I know he's right, so assuming I get the scale working again, I'll only weigh once a week. And if I don't get the scale working again, then I'll just go on my merry way and find out later how much I've lost--because scale or no scale, I'm going to keep on the same path.

4 comments:

C said...

how exciting. good luck. keep it up. hope your scale gets back in working order.

Leah said...

I excercized five days last week and drank tons of water and only had a tiny bit of sugar one day. I don't let myself weigh every day either, especially when I'm pg because I do obcess over it. Remember that if you're excercizing, you may not appear to lose as much at first because you are building muscle..it's inches disappearing that count, not pounds!

My Boaz's Ruth said...

But after a time, no pounds disappearing can be disappointing too. My friend is doing the 3-day breast cancer walk, so has been doing the walking working up to that. Since April/May time period, she's walked 200 miles and not lost a single pound. so she's pretty discouraged right now. (Though still walking. That isn't the reason she's doing the walk)

Pastor Steve said...

Said with love...
Toss the scale...use a tape measure. Would you feel any better if the scale said you were 10 pounds lighter but your pants were too tight?

It's inches you are interested in, weight is too much of a variable.

JMTC