I'm back in the whirlwind that is my life. I intend to blog a little more regularly as I did prior to the beach trip. It helps more than I ever thought when I started, but I don't have to tell any of you that. You already know or you wouldn't be here. When people ask about my success in weight loss now, I tell them blogging. I really think that has been the key to persevering for me. This exercise (pun intended) has kept me from giving up when the going got tough and kept me honest about my eating habits. More than that, it has opened my eyes to behaviors I had not noticed. It has been great to recognize those things and take steps to fix them. It isn't always pleasant, and it isn't always fun, but I feel as though I am a better person than I was two years ago. My attitude is so much more relaxed. I'm beginning to recognize what I can control and what I can't. I'm letting go of what I can't. The whirlwind isn't quite as gale force as it used to be, and I think that is why.
And...in the interest of the honesty I mentioned earlier...my weight yesterday was 177.8! Not a typo!!! That is a gain of 11 lbs in 9 days. I knew that I would post a gain, but I was absolutely shocked to see that. I was hoping to stay in the 160's but apparently, I was lucky to stay in the 170's! As I mentioned earlier, I feel certain most of this is water. Yesterday, I got right back with the program, eating and drinking just as I should. This morning, I had lost two pounds. Wouldn't it be great if I lost all 11 pounds in 9 days?! Just kidding, I know that it takes at least twice as long to lose as it does to gain even if it is mostly water.
How about this for a goal? I'll be back in new territory, meaning below 166.6, before I leave for my next trip. That is an easy goal. It's good to be back.
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