Monday, June 1, 2009

First Week Moment of Truth

It's been one week...seven full days of eating healthier foods and getting a good amount of exercise. (No, I do not count all of the thoughts moving around in my mind as exercise!) I did miss one day of working out due to a migraine, but otherwise the week went pretty well.

So...this morning I performed my usual weigh-in ritual: go to the bathroom, strip down to my birthday suit, etc. I tapped on the scale with my foot to make the zeroes register, then stepped on and prayed.

The number is...drumroll please...211.0! I lost 2.2 pounds this week. Usually I expect more out of the first week when I start a weight loss program, because typically I lose somewhere between 3 and 5 pounds at the start. There 2 reasons why I am OK with this number. First of all I'm dealing with PMS right now, which always messes with my weight. (I know, PMS and surgery tomorrow...I hit the jackpot! HA HA)

The second reason is this: I know I could have done better. I had a good start, but I'm seeing places where there's room for improvement, exercise and food wise. I'm learning more about the food end of it the further I get into Master Your Metabolism. As for working out, one of the most recent Biggest Loser contestants, Kristin Steede, mentioned something on her blog which is so true. We all find out that we are capable of so much more than we thought we were. She found out on the ranch that she had it in her all along to make changes and push herself to be her best. We all have that inside of us...and I know many ways I could have (and should have) pushed myself harder.

I am having surgery tomorrow morning, so for a couple of days I will not be pushing myself...in fact, the doctor will not allow it. He told me to start with walking after I get at least two days of rest, and not overdo it right away. I will be following his advice. I will still be eating the healthy way and seeing what I can improve in that department. I will do what exercise I can, and then start pushing myself when the time is right. I will still be writing here every day, though tomorrow it will probably be much later in the day. I will still weigh in next Monday to keep track of where I am. I am going to work through my temporary setback with you here, so we can all learn how to deal with our setbacks in life.

Thank you so much for all of your comments and prayers, both here and on my Facebook page. They mean the world to me, and help me so much on my journey. My wish is that I can help you on yours too...there are still no excuses, and we will do this together!

Marie :o)

3 comments:

Tami D said...

I am behind you 100%! I am trying to lose 30 lbs so I will let you encourage me too and I'll keep you updated! Can't figure out what type of surgery you are having. You will be in my prayers.

Mary Lou said...

Great job Marie! Keep up the positive attitude, that will keep you going! I hope your surgery goes well. You are being very sensible knowing you won't be able to exercise as you'd like for awhile but staying on your sensible eating plan! 2.2 lbs doesn't seem like a lot, but as you know, those little lost pounds will start to add up!

Mary Lou

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