Random thoughts for a Friday.
Friday, April 24, 2015
So, what I want to know is why you can't lose 10 pounds in a week? Okay, okay, I know the reason, but honestly, don't we all feel like that should happen. "I'm going on a diet, I'll be thin by Saturday"... While in reality we didn't gain all the weight in a week, we aren't going to lose it that way either.
You know, I was feeling a little blue yesterday thinking this wasn't moving as quickly as I wanted it to. And (sadly) I do step on the scale almost every day, it is, FOR ME, the way I am accountable TO ME. So, I recorded my no weight loss for the 3rd (or maybe it was the 4th) day, and then I looked back in my little calendar, and you know what, I have lost 12 pounds since I went to the doctor in December. I don't care that it wasn't in a week (ok, maybe I care a little), but wow, I am making progress. I am trying to be more mindful on what I put in my mouth, I am trying to 'move' a little more, and in the end, IT is working, all be it slowly... THEN to boot, this morning when I jumped on the scale it was down 3.5 pounds from yesterday.... And we all know that scales do stupid things, and one day it's too much salt, and another day it wasn't enough fluid's.... And it is not a science, and I am becoming better at understanding that, but gee whiz it makes me feel good. It is small steps and EVERY SINGLE DAY IS THE FIRST DAY. I can't say that's it, I'm done, as long as tomorrow morning I get up and make a GREAT first decision then you know what, it's AWESOME, even if every other meal wasn't great. I started with the best intentions. This is what I need to remember. This is not a diet, this is the rest of my life. I'll never not eat Ice Cream, or Peanut butter (don't get me started on that), or Ravioli, or Macaroni... but it is with moderation. It's ok to have a candy bar ... 1... not 12, not a candy bar, and ice cream, and peanut butter, and and and...
Good Golly Gosh I feel great!!!