There is little doubt that I was feeling a little down on my previous post. But I really did take it to heart. I figured out what I did wrong, and fixed it. Yes I didn't eat properly the entire week, I paid the price for that! It was worth it really. I really didn't go nuts and I made all my food with healthy choices. I made a lasagna with wheat pasta, and fat free cottage cheese, (instead of ricotta), ground turkey & turkey sausages. It was delicious! It was a very enjoyable meal celebrating a family birthday. I didn't workout as hard as the week before, my energy level seemed to be low. I figured my body was telling me something and I'd better listen to it. When I got on that damn scale Thursday I was disappointed, but after following up on my bodybugg I realized I was exactly where I should be. So I made my peace with it. Then as I wrote, I was only going to be more determined to change that around. It was just the kick in the butt I needed!!
I have been a driven force since Thursdays weigh in. I have been sure to keep my exercise and food intake to the levels needed to reach my "first goal" of 16.5 pounds by March. I want to be feeling good about going to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductions this year. I don't want to pass it up as I have a few years because of my weight. I feel as though someone waved their magic wand and gave me the energy I needed to really push myself. I am a far cry from where I was just 2 weeks ago. In the last few days I have added more jogging time to my treadmill (2 miles straight jogging), longer walking inclines and managing to keep up with my 1 mile on the elliptical. I have been burning an average of 600 calories in 1.5 hours. I have also managed to get in an hour on my stationary bike. I remember when the season premier of the Biggest Loser had the bike marathon. My husband and I both did it. I did 1/2 he did 1/2. The other night I did more than a marathon on my bike at level 6, I pedaled for 2 hours straight. It is absolutely amazing what a few short weeks can do to you when you push yourself.
Now although I don't want to weigh myself but weekly, I admit that I have gotten back on my scale. I am down exactly to the ounce, 6 pounds. I weighed in today at 191.8. I feel better, slightly looser in my clothes and see a definite difference in my face. Not only in less fat, but a HUGE smile I can't get rid of.
I wake up ready for the day, and try and get my workout in before I lose interest. It is getting easier to do the same workout, which only makes me stronger for Fitness Ridge in April.
I was disappointed today when I realized my travel day is Easter Sunday. But I will look at is as my personal resurrection to a healthier life, and the beginning of an amazing experience.
In conclusion, keep at it, take one more step tomorrow than you did today. Keep looking forward at the BIG PICTURE, a healthier happier YOU.