Friday, April 12, 2013

Week Seven Weigh-In!

A couple of days ago, I got dressed and said to Brandon, "Look at me!" He immediately knew what I wanted him to see. It seemed like my stomach had been shrinking in size overnight. We could both see it. So despite baking cookies twice this week, I knew today's weigh-in would be successful. Last week I weighed in at 170, and today...

168!!! :)
For a weekly loss of 2 pounds and a total loss of 13 pounds since I started. Granted, one of those two pounds could have been lost to the 10 inches of hair I cut off, but not both :) 

I've been wearing my ActiveLink activity monitor everyday and it keeps track of exactly how much I really move. My challenge is to earn 1 point of activity each day, which would give me 7 extra points a week that I could potentially use on food. The ActiveLink monitors my movement and records when I hit my baseline (average that a woman my age, weight and height should be moving on a daily basis) and then when I've hit 100% of my movement goal for the day. Most days I hit it easily, but there are some days when I'm just not doing much  besides sitting around. On those days the ActiveLink is really helpful because it pushes me to just walk around the house, stretch, put away the dishes or fold the load of laundry: whatever it takes to be just a little more active each day. I think that has probably contributed to my successful week.

I am feeling good, I know I am looking better, and this whole thing feels like magic. I know it's much more self-control than magic, but some days I just don't know how else to explain it. I'm just excited!! :)

1 comment:

  1. You're doing an awesome job! I love reading your posts about your weight loss journey. It reminds me of when I lost weight with WW back in 2008. Each pound lost was exciting. WW is a great plan, and for me it is a lifestyle that I still stick to years after initially losing the weight.

    The greatest thing about losing the weight is that when it is gone you will have this sense that you can do anything you put your mind to. I actually ran a marathon after I hit my goal weight. If you had known me in high school you would never believe that I could run that far. Although I didn't like being overweight, I am extremely grateful for the experience of losing the weight and the lessons I learned through that process. I hope you feel the same way when you get to your goal.