Wednesday, October 26, 2011
WW Wednesday: 20 in 20 - Week 14
I'm up super-early and thought I would do things a little different today. Instead of letting my actual weigh-in/meeting experience color my post, I'm taking a crack at it with my (usually blindly naive) pre-meeting optimism.
The scale does not scare me in the least today. I know I had a good week -- with regard to food choices, anyway. Also, a great workout on Monday woke up some muscles that had previously been slacking off. (I'm talkin to you, glutes!)
No matter what the number reads today, I'm happy with where I stand in this journey. (Can you see me rolling my eyes and drawing out the word every time I say this? You should.)
Before I get to my results, I want to check-in on my Challenge participants. I haven't heard from some of you in a while, so let me hear how you are doing! No one is going to be disappointed in slow progress, least of all me! Goodness knows I haven't lost 14 in 14! The point is to just be conscious of where you are and what small changes can do to help you toward becoming a healthier you.
(Ok, I just typed that myself and STILL gagged at "healthier you." I sound like Dr. Oz instead of my chocolate-loving self. Forgive me, this hippy healthy talk is insidious.)
I had a nice loss at the scale today and I got my 50-lb medal (even though I'm actually at 62 if we're keeping track)!
But that represents what I did yesterday. Now for today.
As always, it's a new day.
P.S. I had what WW calls a "Non-Scale Victory" this week that I'd like to share.
I was hosting a birthday dinner and I was responsible for making the brownies for dessert. I called one of the guests and asked them if they could make the brownies instead, and I could take care of dips & pita chips -- foods that are much less tempting to me than brownies with extra chocolate chips.
I allowed myself to have a warm brownie a la mode at the party, but that was it.
No leftovers, no batter-eating, nothing. I haven't touched my dip leftovers but those brownies would have been breakfast the next day!
So, lesson learned, it is okay to ask for a change when you think you've encountered an obstacle. Your friends want to support your goals!
Photos are from a November 2009 stroll on Duke University's campus. I know they aren't very fitting for this WW post, but at least they are seasonal. :)
Posted by Cayce at Wednesday, October 26, 2011