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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WW Wednesday

Yes, I'm checking back in about my weight loss jooooourney.
Nope, it's not over yet.

I neglected this part of my blaaaahg some over the summer because I became more active with my WW group.
Besides, I don't want to bore y'all with one ordinary woman's battle with the pantry door!
But blogging about it worked for me.  It was a crucial part of my initial success so I'm bringing it back.

Today I am roughly the same weight as I was a year ago.  Yep, a year ago.  That doesn't mean i haven't lost weight! I've just lost the same 10 pounds over and over again.  The lesson here was that I have to find a way to go out of town and eat out while making healthy choices.  Indulging occasionally is fine, but if you have a summer full of trips and weekends and date nights, it's going to be a cycle of indulge - gain -  lose - repeat if you don't make good choices on those fun days.  Believe me, that's what I did!

So, a year later at the same weight (but a slightly smaller size thanks to some toning) I can either beat myself up for "wasting" time or I can look at it as proof that I can maintain this size and be proud of my perseverance.
I requested a new weight tracker last week as I mentally let go of the 60 pounds I had already lost.  I don't think about those pounds anymore.  I've lived a year without them -- they are gone.
Now I have new small goals (5 pounds, 5%, and 10%) and I can honestly say that today when I saw my weight (after a loss :) )I thought of it only in relation to last week.

So, this past week I learned how good it feels to eat a balanced diet again! Duh -- fruits and vegetables make your body feel good! Why is it so easy to forget that?

Goal for this week: Continue tracking and plan my meals better, especially family meals.

1 comment:

Ruby Girl said...

so cute!! xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}