Thursday, February 16, 2012

Finally feeling back in control

After 3+ weeks of really paying attention to what and how much I'm eating and ramping up the workouts, I am seeing results. I'm wearing clothes I couldn't get into a few weeks ago. I like what I'm seeing in the mirror. Dave likes what he's seeing. He is such an encouragement... my biggest supporter! Love him!

It is truly amazing the difference that logging my food makes. It can be so easy to "guesstimate" and lose count of how many calories I am consuming when I don't track. It's tedious and not very much fun, but I now see that I need to do this on some level to keep the number on the scale from creeping back up.

The good news is, that I've lost about 4.5 pounds since my initial wake-up call weigh-in 3 weeks ago. That's a nice average and is right on track for my goal of 11 total by the end of March. Let's get this done!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First weigh-in since jumping back in with both feet...

... and it was not motivating. I lost 0.4; not even half a pound! I figured my first week totally on board would at least net me some water weight loss... LOL 

>>> To catch you up... (over 6 months since a blog!)... I had gotten very slack with my eating, and I finally got the nerve to step on the scale last Wednesday. It was not good. So I recommitted and regrouped and started tracking food again. <<<

I have some DOMS and PMS (sorry guys!) right now, so my head knows that it is very likely I'm retaining water. I drink water like a fish (do fish actually *drink* water?), so I know my fluid intake is good. But seeing today's number was disappointing in my heart. 
I have some NSVs (non-scale victories... old WW lingo) that I am clinging to until the scale catches up. I can tell my clothes are not as snug as last week. I'm feeling really strong with my workouts. 
I know I am doing all the right things now that I'm tracking my food. It is an eye-opening experience compared to how I was eating two weeks ago without tracking. 
I still have my eye on the goal of 5 pounds gone by February. I have a whole month, and I know I will get it done! 
Press on, my friends! That's what I'm going to do. =)