Week three, 5% Spring Challenge
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Well....week two is under my belt (pun intended) and the scale shows I maintained from last week. A loss, any loss, would have been sweet victory...but I am feeling victorious this morning nonetheless.
What today’s number on the scale doesn’t show is the weight gain of 3.5 that I managed to pack on after my weigh in last week. I was not surprised when I saw that number...well...actually, I wasn’t surprised that I had gained weight. How much I gained was hugely disappointing. But I did it to myself. I enjoyed a couple glasses of wine on four separate occasions during the week, along with some poor food choices, and inactivity. It’s amazing how the body responds to that abuse! So I put the wine and forbidden foods down mid-week, and got busy. I lost those 3.5 pesky pounds and found my mojo again. So yes...today’s weight is a victory...even tho I maintained from last week!
It’s the weekend now, and I need to remind myself that the job isn’t done. I need to stay focused. I need to eat less, and move more! I need to find non-food rewards for my victories! This week during the challenge, we are tasked to not only log our activity and monitor our calcium intake, but we also have to declutter something in our lives every day. When I first read this, I wondered what I had left to declutter. I had done all of that last fall when we put the house on the market (long story short...we opted not to move and took it off the market in Jan). So my closets, the pantry, the cabinets...everything is neat and tidy. But...I have two closets full of boxes filled with items I had packed to declutter the house. So you guessed it....this will be my declutter challenge the next week (likely two weeks).
I have put off this task since we took the house off the market...it was so defeating to think I had packed away cherished items and now have to unpack and re-home them. But it’s been an albatross around my neck these last couple of months, and I now have a directive to declutter. So I will tackle it...one box at a time...until I have floor space in my closets once more. I will be making decisions on whether I keep, toss, or give away items. That’s the hard part. But I know my reward will be a sense of freedom once it’s done...as well as a sense of relief when my “things” are reorganized.
On the plus side...this should keep my hands and mind busy this week! So maybe I’ll have an even sweeter victory at next weeks weigh in! One can only hope!