I weighed myself this morning, because I’m not going to work today. As far as I can tell, I’ve only lost 1 pound, but I’m going to reserve judgment until next week, when the health nurse comes to weigh me again. Anyway, I’m not going to be too upset about it – its still a loss. And I’ve done really good this week keeping track of my points and drinking my water. I’m going to do my workout today, even though I am feeling a little under the weather. I didn’t work out yesterday because I didn’t feel good either, but I don’t want to get too far behind on my workouts. And I looked online about working out while you have a cold (mine is pretty minor, anyway) and everything seems to say that it is okay. So I’m going to give it a shot. I’ve been getting hungrier lately between meals, so I may have to balance my points more between my meals and my snacks so that I’m not getting so hungry. But things are going well, and I THINK I may be noticing some difference in the way my clothes are fitting already. If I really am, then that is really awesome!
My weigh in was today, and I lost…(drun roll)…5 pounds! It was less than I wanted but more than I expected, so I can’t complain too much. It was a loss, anyway. And it means that I’m doing something right. Now if I can keep it up. I’ve made a few goals for myself for this week:
1. Keep track of all of my food! I haven’t been writing anything down, points or anything, and I know that if I had, my loss would have been greater.
2. Drink my 64 oz. of water a day. I KNOW that I haven’t been drinking enough water. So I am going to try to make an effort to drink all of the water that I’m supposed to.
And speaking of water, I have limited myself to one diet soda a day, but I have been sitting here sipping on my diet Dr. Pepper for over an hour and…its making me thirsty! Can you believe that? So I went on a web search, and this is what I found. I’m going to try that trick with the nail. I may put a nail in some diet soda before I go to bed, just to see what it does overnight. But what I’m getting at is, I think I may get off the soda. This thirsty feeling right after I’ve taken a drink is getting really annoying, and I’ve felt better all day with just the water I’ve been drinking. I definitely got my 64 oz. today.
Anyway, the first two weeks are over, and I did well. I’m looking to do just as good, if not better, for the second two weeks!
Okay, this is why I like weighing on Thursdays.
I worked out yesterday morning before I posted my first posting. It was a great workout, and I am so sore today, despite stretching and taking a hot bath before bed yesterday. But after we dropped the girls off, we went to Carrabba’s to celebrate our anniversary. And I ate WAY too much. And then we went to Krispy Kreme and bought way more donuts than two people should ever be allowed to buy.
I like weighing on Thursdays because I can get all of this out of my system by then. But of course, I also have to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. I hope that if I keep motivated and show some results, it will motivate Clint to do more too. It worked last time. Maybe it will work this time. He says that he’ll be doing something with Larry after the beginning of the year, but I’m a little skeptical. I just have to keep myself on track right now, and hope that he’ll see me and my results and get motivated by that.
Anyway, I’ve already done my workout for today. I did about twenty minutes of strength training with aerobics and about twenty minutes of yoga to stretch out my poor sore muscles. Now we will have to see how this working out will go when the work week starts.