This is my journey. It is full of twists and turns, ups and downs. It is worth it for the lasting change it brings. I hope my journey will help others find their own path.
Total Weight Loss
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Monday Mileage, a Little Early & Today I Weigh
It is Sunday evening and I have 487 miles so far this year. I walked 65,626 steps this week, shattering my goal of 60,000!!
I'm blogging early because my number two trainee starts tomorrow and I'm just not sure how much time I'll get to blog or walk. This lady is taking over the bulk of my day to day activities so we'll be inseparable for a few weeks, I expect. Between being considerate of her time and the triple digit heat, I don't expect a lot of myself this week. My goal is to get past the 500 mile mark as this is the halfway point for the year.
This morning the scales read 189.8. YIKES! Not really, I know what happened. I ate waffles yesterday. 65MD made them for us as a gesture of thanks for all we went through last week. Waffles are a part of our history so it was an extra special treat, that I was not about to turn down. I was spot on with my eating for the rest of the day. That is huge because before, I would have looked for indulgences the rest of the day or even weekend. I had a good eating day today as well, so I expect to be down a tad in the morning.
As soon as I eat the rest of the fresh fruit and corn I have on hand, I'm going to go on a carb-fast for 14 days, similar to the Atkins induction plan. I think I'll start by the 5th at the latest. After the 14 days I'll decide what, if any carbs to add back. It will be a slow, slow return to carbs. I hope to find the sweet spot soon and get the scales headed back down where they belong. One pound at a time is my new mantra. One pound a week is totally fine with me. As long as the scales keep going down, that is all that matters. It isn't a race to the finish line. It doesn't matter how quickly I get there. It just matters that I get there. And I will.