Today is my birthday. Well, the post day is anyway. Which means, as you read about my weight loss journey, there is a good chance I’m eating a donut right now. And enjoying it. My birthday is certainly not the only day of the year I’ve ever cheated on a diet. It is, however, the only day I refuse to feel guilt. Cream in my coffee? Why, thank you. Sprinkling of chocolate candy throughout the day? Yes, ma’am! A beer on a weeknight? You shouldn’t have! Well, maybe I shouldn’t have , but I probably will. And not feel guilty. Not my favorite beer,though. If you’ve been following along on my journey, you know that has to wait until I reach a certain goal. See Elephant 3 . I’m sticking to that,though. It is still motivating me.
I’ve also been thinking about how I want to have a chin. Well, I have a chin. A few, in fact. But, I notice other women, who have weight to lose like I do, that can carry it off in a photo much better than I can. They seem to have been blessed with a better chin that hides a lot of all the excess. Has anyone else ever noticed this? Just me? Right. So anyway, getting a photo-worthy chin is something I’m thinking about when temptation calls.
This post is a little later than the usual every 2 weeks, so timing is a little off. I also figure there may be some infrequency due to holiday posts. I’ll stick to the data as if it were 2 weeks from the last update. 1 & 1/2 lbs. What? Can I punch something? Not really,though. Yes, my first reaction is frustration, but I’m breaking it down into this:
I missed A LOT of workouts. I was still getting my walks in, but the afternoon, 20 minute, kick my butt workout was not getting squeezed in. If I was falling behind on Dax’s homeschooling, this blog, even basic housework, I had to use that time in the afternoon when Viggo was sleeping. I eventually decided to work with what I could, and knew my best bet for now would be to increase my morning walk by another 15-20, and change it up to a harder route. That will have to suffice for now, and it surely isn’t nothing. I also kept having that depression I mentioned in a prior post keep trying to rear its ugly head again. I’ve tried to fight, but I don’t win everyday. This all led to the use of my WHAT IF? theory from Elephant 6. It seems to me it worked. I missed workouts, I had a couple of bad days where chocolate was my
friend lunch. I thought differently. What if I don’t let this make me give up and binge? What if I just keep trying and move on? So that’s what I did. And I lost 1 & 1/2 lbs in 2 weeks despite my hurdles. This could work! Still, super slow for me, but better than nothing! I started this approximately 9 weeks ago (I had extra math to do since this is now on a week or so real-time delay, so I hope you all appreciate that!), and in that time I’ve had a weight loss of 8 lbs. I wish it could have been more, of course. But, there will be really good weeks-I’m confident of that!- in the months ahead that will help the average. Even if the best I do is 1 lb a week, I’m still almost to my goal weight by the end of summer. A long way off, for sure. But, I’m also going to count on that this start is as bad as it gets. I have no choice. I’m not going to succeed by turning back or standing still. So, here I go!
Goal: 6 lbs by December 5th (Bigger goal/longer time)
Not crawl inside a pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving
Total Loss: 8lbs
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