Total Weight Loss

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday Scale Says

This morning's reading was 169.6, more than I wanted, but I'm not upset.  I know my week wasn't the best with the illness hanging on.  I think I have finally turned the corner, or at least the B-12 and antibiotics have kicked in! 

I'm going to ease back in to the stair stepper, because that thing kicks my behind even when I'm healthy.  I'm thinking starting with 5 minutes slow & easy and adding 5 minutes each day until I'm up to at least 20 minutes.  Then I'll ratchet up the intensity.

There is no reason why the eating program can't get right back to where it needs to be right now.  And it will!  I've been to the grocery store and stocked up on fresh vegetables, fruit, protein and even some Ezekiel Bread.  It is supposed to be a good whole grain bread.  I got some cinnamon raisin to have for breakfast in the mornings.

I also dropped off a huge pile of clothes at consignment.  It was a good experience.  They took almost everything, and even increased the price on a few items.  I priced them to sell, because I don't want them back.  They thought I was leaving money on the table, so I happily went along with their suggestions.

Although, I'm not happy about the gain this week, especially because it was due  to this horrible flu-like bug going around, I have a peace about it somehow.  There was nothing I could have done to prevent getting sick.  It is just one of those rotten parts of life.  I did the best I could with the choices I made to eat, and I rested when the doctor told me to.  I am learning, however slowly, that  all of these little set backs are necessary parts of the journey.  I am not making an excuse for making poor choices, although that happens too. 

I'm talking about doing the best I can and accepting the outcome.  I have a real tendency to beat myself up over things that often I have no control.  I had a time line for the weight loss segment of my life.  I've extended it more times than I care to confess, and I'm still not at my goal weight.  Now, I'm beginning to wonder why.  What's the rush?  I don't have a wedding or other special event on the horizon.  Why not relax and enjoy this leg of the journey?  I know these last few pounds will be the slowest ones to peel away.  Why set unrealistic deadlines, and set myself up for failure and frustration?  I'll get there.  Thanks for joining me on the ride!

1 comment:

  1. It's true, the lower we get the harder they come off. Seems to take longer, too. But you're doing aweseome!

    I'm glad you're starting to feel better. The B12 is a good idea. I don't know if my dr would give me a shot but I think I will ask on Tuesday. Meanwhile I will take the sublingual.