Ok, so my first month of change in habits, both eating and exercising has come to an end! I had a big time reality check this morning. I was so excited to step on the scales and see what this month has produced for me. Before doing it though, I took the time to make a list of the changes that I have seen besides the scale moving down! These are a few things that I want to share with all of you: I have lots more energy. I am a super duper busy mom of four and hunny of one and between all of them, they sure do keep me on my feet! I was having such a hard time keeping up with it all and found myself sleeping in later and later, wanting a nap most afternoons and hardly able to keep my eyes open at night. Now I am up early enough to get my hour workout in (we bought the Wii Fit this past week, yay!!!) and have plenty of energy to keep going all afternoon and well into the evening :) I am actually doing laundry as I write this!! Also, I am sleeping much better at night. I force myself to be in bed by 10:30pm to give myself time to just relax and get tired. With all the energy that I expend during the day and also getting some exercise, I think this may have helped out with my sleeping issues that I was having previously. My clothes are looser and people are noticing! I am motivated to try new things! I am thankful that God gave me this body and I am focused on making it more useful for His purposes! These are just a couple of the things from my list... there are more but some of them are a bit more personal ;-)
Monday, March 23, 2009
Anyway, back to the scale... so my goal for the month was 15lbs. Drum role please........ 14lbs lost as of this morning. I was totally disappointed. One pound, one lousy pound, what the heck? Ok, Janet, think, what happened? Well, guess what? I slacked this weekend, that's what happened! I had cake and ice cream with a friend for her birthday, I had pizza and I ate late on Sunday night. Duh, hello!! So, once I thought it through, I quickly found out why I had" coincidentally" stopped to make my list first. I needed to point out all the positives to myself before I had the let down!
Now, don't get me wrong.. I am THRILLED to be 14lbs lighter. But what it really did was relight the fire under my butt (smaller, thank you!) and get back to business. I worked out a little harder and went back to counting and measuring today and yes, I feel better too!
So, my one month check in is 14lbs and going strong! Thank you everyone for your encouragement and comments! They do help! What a journey, ups and downs and flat travel! I am just thrilled to be able to make the changes one meal at a time, sometimes one bite at a time, but changes just the same!
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