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It's a Matter of Routine

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Today's Weight Watcher topic was about change but I think I really owe credit to my routines. I was down another half pound this week. It's not a lot, but I have been down at least that much every week since I joined WW a month ago and I'm down a total of over 8 pounds.

I have not been perfect. In fact, I have binged on pizza, potato chips, chocolate and numerous other evils. I think I lost despite those weaknesses for several reasons:

* When I "cheated" I still counted the points and kept track of what I ate, even if it was tough to admit I actually ate that much.

* I didn't let a binge become an excuse to stop trying. A mid-afternoon binge session didn't mean I ate whatever I wanted for dinner.

* I'm working out three to four times a week. I don't just go through the motions either. I do at least 30 minutes of cardio followed by 20 minutes of strength training and 100 crunches. If I'm going to go to the effort of going to the gym, I'm going to get my money's worth.

I'm not going to let myself give up. I have a vision of this skinny girl that I used to be and I want to meet her again. That vision is going to keep me coming back, even when I stumble. I feel really good and I want to feel even better. Every week that I weigh-in and lose, I feel a little better about myself. I know there will come a week where I may plateau or *gasp* even gain, but that hasn't happened yet. I'll be sobbing into my blog when it does.

Look out Skinny Tammy, here I come!
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