"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, August 29, 2014

Weigh-In ... Better Down Than Up

Today's Weight:  174.0
Loss/Gain: - 2.0 lbs

It pains me to say I am down two pounds this week, but I'm higher than I was at the beginning of the month.  I also get frustrated when I see myself in my workout clothes with pudginess in spots I didn't have a while ago.  Or frustrated when I put on some capris that were getting loose on me a year ago, but are so snug now I'd rather not where them unless I have to.  Or frustrated that my speed work during my run yesterday had me running my fast speed at what used to be my average speed a year ago.  

However, *deep cleansing breath*, I have done very well this week getting back on track.  Some non-scale victories include:

  • Since Monday I have stayed within my calorie budget.  Sometimes I eat my exercise calories and sometimes I don't.  
  • I have actually drank 4 cups of water a day, among my other beverages.  (Boy, how I'd let my water intake slide as well lately...)
  • Yesterday I resisted the samples of the new pumpkin with cream cheese filling muffin at Starbucks.  
  • When I realized the sandwich I had to order instead of the turkey bacon one I usually get at Starbucks was almost double the calories -- after the fact -- I made up for it by not having a snack in the afternoon.  I was pretty hungry by dinnertime, but I knew I had to be careful. 
You'll notice these all are food victories.  Getting the food under control again is my main goal.  So, even though I'm frustrated that I even have to deal with getting weight back off again, I'm grateful the scale is down and not up some more. 

Thanks for checking in and for all of your support as I get back on track.  I really appreciate the words of encouragement.  Have a good weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Being under the midpoint in a weight "decade" is always better than being over. You can blow yourself out of the 170s in no time (says me who say 182.2 on July 5 and nothing below (but plenty above) for the last 2 months!)