So this morning I lost .8 pounds! Yeah for me. Don't mean to sound obnoxious but I am really surprised. I only kept my food journal for 4 days out of this last week so I didn't feel like I had much clarity about what food I was eating. I was exercising most every day and I wasn't eating after dinner...well except for one night I had some birthday cake (a normal size piece), oh yeah and one other night I had a weight watchers ice cream sandwich. They are only two points, or in normal speak, 120 calories so that wasn't too bad. Oh yeah and one night I had one of those creme centered caramels. There is a whole bag of them in the cookie jar. I thought they would be good to have around for that little sweet one needs after dinner at night. I thought it would be better than a bowl of ice cream.
In ten weeks I have to see my DR for a check up. I would love to be able to finish my weight loss by then. I am figuring that I have to lose 15-20 more pounds. My weight hasn't been this low in a few years so it is hard to say how much is the right amount. Health wise I am just making it inside the healthy BMI range. My Dr thinks I just need to lose 10 more pounds. I am thinking of losing 15 so that I can have 5 pounds leeway to keep me in check. I don't ever want to feel overweight again. It's a crappy feeling mainly because I know deep down inside, on some level I am not loving or valuing myself enough to take care of myself. It's not as if I am walking around with a blanket of shame over me while I am losing weight. It's just that I have noticed on the days that I take positive steps towards self caring habits I feel empowered. It could be sticking to my WW program or making sure I exercise or just making sure I get enough sleep. I should also add how much easier it is to eat less when I am not tired. I am notorious for not getting enough sleep but I am realizing that just sets me up for food cravings as I try and find the energy I need to get through my day.
Also, if I lose the weight within 10 weeks that means I can start my 6 week maintenance program on Weight Watchers and become a lifetime member before the end of the year. Should I go for it? Does anyone think I can do it?
I figure I may as well try, what have I got to lose except weight, right? Har-Har.
this is a picture that inspires me to continue to lose weight. I find it is important to find inspiration to help me stay motivated.