Good morning and happy first day of spring to all of you! I hope at least some of you have spring-like weather, as right now it’s 37 degrees with many inches of snow on the ground here just north of New York City. But, the sun is shining, and I’m not going to let the weather get me down.
Let’s cut to the chase – this week’s weigh-in:
Today’s Weight: 166.8
Change from 3/13/13 (168): -1.2
Change from 2013 re-start (166.2): +.6
Yay for a loss! Not a big one, but given all of the food I ate this past weekend in celebration of Mr. Acorn’s birthday and St. Patrick’s Day, I am not surprised at all. But I woke up Monday morning with this renewed sense of dedication, of commitment – to myself. To doing this the right way. A million times I’ve tried and derailed myself. I have said ‘no more excuses’ and then found more excuses. But this week, I feel different somehow. I had a very stressful evening on my own the Little Acorns last night, but it didn’t lead to crazy over eating. I snacked on a few extra pieces of cheese and crackers — far better than spiraling down into chips and the leftover pineapple upside down cake on my counter. I stuck with my dinner plan. I drank my water, enjoyed my bedtime tea, and got 2 of the 3 things done that were on my to do list. And I was tucked into bed by 11:05 p.m.
I am thinking about reducing the frequency at which I step on the scale. Here’s what happens: I step on it every morning when I wake up. If I don’t see it go down each day, I feel very frustrated. Gee, do I need instant gratification or what? Instead of daily scale checks, I’m thinking about only weighing in every other week or once a month. Once a month might be stretching it, but I think only weighing myself every other Wednesday will be the best method. It keeps me accountable here, without messing with my brain and making me feel like I’m not making progress when I really am.
Next week I’ll update with some of my new favorite workouts, sharing my favorite new DVD and how I try to work exercise in when I have those crazy days.
Until then, keep working hard and remember, it’s not a race, it’s a journey. Keep it up!
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