Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yay, I lost a pound!

Despite my failing to control my appetite as much as I should have, the ticker is once again moving in the right direction. I was afraid to get weighed today for fear I gained, but it seems to be the only way I can stick to my weight loss program so I showed up at my Weight Watchers meeting this morning & I am glad I did. Of course the whole way there I had a running dialogue with myself about how I should just go ahead & quit WW. In retrospect it is a wonder I ever lose any weight at all with the way I think most of the time. I was surprised and very grateful I lost weight. It's just a pound, but I'll take it.

Notice I am now passed my halfway mark. I am guessing the exercise I did this week helped as well as making sure I got enough sleep. That seems to really help with my sugar cravings. I was still quite hungry, constantly wanting to eat, so this week my goal is to make sure I drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. I have read that sometimes when you don't get enough fluids your body acts like it is hungry when it actually just needs water. I know it's just basic stuff but like all these tips & guidelines they can be hard to remember on a daily basis especially when you are busy doing other things all day. It's so easy to fall back into old habits, like thinking, "let me just grab this piece of ...CHOCOLATE!" Well, at least I make sure it's the dark chocolate. Did you know dark chocolate has iron in it?
I will do better this week. That is my mantra for the week. I WILL do better!

interesting art seen at the APW gallery Long Island City
click on image to see meaningful quotes in artwork up close


MmeBenaut said...

Congratulations! I'm afraid that I've snuck back into that "let me just grab this piece of chocolate" habit. I know it's going to show up soon, somewhere around the hips or more likely, on the butt!

I will do better this week :))

Anonymous said...

Take a look at a pound of chopped meat in the super market, that's what you lost. PGma

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

That's what I do as well Lily, I tell myself that that lil peice of chocolate is soooo good for me and that I truly need it!!
Congrats on the weith loss. Great job :)
Take good care and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl