Good morning my darlings and welcome to the weekly weigh in. I won’t lie I was somewhat nervous stepping on the scale this morning. This week there was Pizza and wings and I full expected to have gained. The fact that I lost a little makes me happy. It also means that I am on track with my exercises. I managed a walk each day this week and with the exception of Wednesday morning where the grease monster took over my belly, I managed to do my short list of exercises each day. Four out of five days isn’t bad. Next week I am trying for five days straight.
This week as things are moving along a little easier I will be keeping more or less the same schedule as before, adding in the Wii when I can, and getting into the habit of doing those few set exercises every day. I know this plan does make the weekly workouts posted a little on the boring side, but I don’t really need my workout plan to be exciting. I need oit to be something consistent that I can incorporate into my daily habits. Once that is done, I’ll increase them a little at a time.
At the moment the strength in doing a small workout each day is that it takes so little time and is really easy to add in. I think increasing it slowly is the way to go, at least for me. At least that is my plan. I’m sure at some point my plan will change, because it so often does, but as long as I keep moving and keep my calories in check I don’t think that matters. I’m not training for a marathon or racing towards a goal. So taking my weight down in short little nibbles without getting discouraged enough to quit all together is where my goals lie. As long as I never actually stop, I can go as slow as I want. And even though I had a speed bump this week, I still managed to make the numbers go down a little. So that counts for something.
And yes the slow and steady does make me feel like a turtle. Personally, I’m okay t=with that. I like turtles.
So to the stats…
Starting Weight: 246.0 lbs
Last week: 218.2 lbs
This week: 217.8 lbs
Lost this week: 0.4 lbs
Lost in total thus far: 28.2 lbs
So it may not be much weight lost this week but I am going to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I have my meal plan in place and my baby doll and I have discussed why maybe a small container of candy or pretzels might be a better rotten day treat than a giant pizza and a boat load of wings. Mostly because the sodium sky rocketed his blood pressure so his body rejected it more than mine did. I’d be happier if reason made more of an impact, but I will take it. Especially now that his blood pressure is back under control. I will always love pizza and wings, but I think next time, I will bake the wings myself and mix up my own pizza dough. I actually have recipes I like for both so it isn’t like we are excluding them from our lives. I just can’t have them ready for pick up in fifteen minutes when my baby has an impulse. They require planning. But they also allow me a little more control. Even if I am the turtle, control is good.