I guess I am the living proof of slowly but surely. I will go a few weeks and not lose anything and then I will lose 2 lbs and then hold steady again. You know what though? At least I am moving downwards. Just like I need to stop and catch my breath sometimes while
chasing my kids exercising, my body, I guess, needs the same breaks on this long trek downhill. I am trying so hard to keep positive about how slowly I am losing the weight and it helps that I have such a great support group in real life and on the blogs as well. My goal was to be 290 today but I will take the 293 because it beats 350 any day. I am now shooting for 290 in two weeks. Wish me luck!
Week in Evaluation
1. Water- I have so been rocking this! That might also explain the 2 lbs loss. Go figure! I have been drinking 48 oz over my 8 hour work day and then the last 10-20 during the evening. I really hope I manage to keep this up and can use basic physics (water erosion) to kick the fat out.
2. Food- I am doing pretty well on eating. I mean I am PMS and have partaken of an occasional (daily) treat to help with the cravings. This is all part of my new lifestyle though. I will allow treats and cheats as long as they don't become a norm. I mean, who wants to sign on to a life with zero carbs and chocolate? Not me, but I can sign on to a life with fewer carbs and chocolate and still feel great. Plus it helps me appreciate it more when I am able to eat it.
3. Exercise- I hurt my knee this week while doing the run/walk thing and I am now in a brace. I know it is because I am still kind of too heavy to really run and to be honest I have no idea what kind of form is needed for running. I have been doing some research and one of the Young Women that I teach at church is going to give me some pointers and show me some stretches too. I am still lifting weights and going to keep walking too.
The OCC, where I had the surgery, sends an email once a month with a survey about what is going on in my life and my body and one of the questions is if I am happy with my lose so far. Even though I am losing slowly I have to mark yes because with the surgery I was unable to lose weight no matter what I did and now I am finally able to watch my life change. How can I not be happy with those kinds of blessings no matter how small they are. BTW, Please remind me of this statement next time it is a gain week.