Weighed in this morning to good (very good) news: I am down 8.5 pounds from last Thursday (THN plus two day) and 5.5 from last Friday (probably a better measure). My weight has been fluctuating wildly over the past few months since I started this loss journey so my actual weight today is only about 6.5 pounds net loss from mid-October. HOWEVER, I think it's onward and downward now because:
- Holidays are over. I really gained during the holidays since I couldn't do real exercise and I refuse to totally deprive myself of "goodies". An on-line fried of mine told me the other day that someone (Karl Lagerfeld maybe) had been asked after losing weight how he felt and he said "constantly hungry and constantly sober". NOT the way I want to live!!! So the ONLY way to maintain during holidays, in my opinion, is to be able to exercise. Next year will be better. :-)
- Also on the exercise tip, I think I've done great this week because I have been able to get at least a little exercise every day (gym two times, 2 PT "workouts" that were the equivalent of gym, some walking). Like I said the other day (and above!), I think this is KEY. I feel soooo much better than I have...even when I was at this weight in early Dec. The exercise thing is so interesting...check out the article Lori (see Readheaded Stranger link to the right) linked to yesterday(or maybe the day before): it talks about why we resist exercising when our bodies actually CRAVE it and feel sooo much better when we do it.
- Finally, abstaining from cocktails all this week has also obviously done it's thang. I'm thrilled with this. Truth is that I feel way better in so many ways. While I have been looking forward to my cocktails each evening, the price is just too high -- this week, my eyes are brighter in the mornings, my stomach instantly is less poochy, etc. It's all just about breaking that darn habit. I'm one week in...one week to go before I hope my new non-drinking-during-the-week habit is ingrained (at least a little)!! Every day is easier.
I feel GOOOOOD!!! :-)