Big day in my household, not only did my oldest get on a school bus and ride to school for the very first time, it is also my husband’s 39th Birthday and for me, it is scale day, oh boy!!!
Man am I proud of my son!! Just yesterday he was saying he didn’t want to go to school. Maybe my pep talk and incentives played a part in his change in attitude, but in the end he had to choose to have a good day and enjoy his adventure. Yes, I’m taking my son’s example and moving forward in my journey. If he can get on the bus and concur his fear, than I can too!!!
Scale day. After last weeks disappointment (+0.4 pounds) I was hoping for at least some kind of loss. I continued in my daily workouts, got in all the planned water, even added in the extra stretching almost every night. I have to get side tracked here and tell you how happy I am that I added the extra stretching. I’m not sure if it was the afternoon workouts on both Saturday and Sunday, which means I got in more sleep both those mornings, or if it was the stretching. Regardless, I feel a ton better than I did last week and my hip joints are happy too, thank goodness!!! Anyways, back to scale day. I definitely did better on the calories this week. I listened to the hunger scale, but I could have made better food choices and there were at least a few days I went a little over (at least 14% over) my calorie limit. I was concerned and a little anxious this morning, but mainly I just wanted to know what it had to say so that I could move forward and do ever better this week. I am happy to report I lost 3.1 pounds this week!!! What, wait, yes, that’s right!!! 3.1 pounds!!! Now before I get too excited, I think this means I was holding some water weight last week. If I add my change in weight to last week it means I’ve lost 1.35 pounds per week, which has been kind of my norm, so I’m back on track. The good news does not stop there. I’m more than 30% of the way to my final goal, which is a new milestone for me. Plus my BMI is down .5 from two weeks ago and 2.2 from my starting number!!! Love it, Love it, Love it!!! What did I do to celebrate…my hardest workout of the week. I didn’t plan on doing the hardest workout on scale day, but it sure has been nice. No mater if I lose or gain, a good hard workout feels great after facing the scale. Trust the process and keep moving forward. Forward on to another week of actively reaching for my goals, gotta love it!!!
Finally, to my husband. There is a place I got where it is safe to be myself. There is a place I go where laughter and tears flow freely. There is a place I go where truth is spoken and dreams are shared. It is a place of acceptance, understanding and honesty. I’m thankful, that with you, I’m always there. I love You. Happy Birthday!! Now you are officially older than me 🙂