Monday, was my second weigh-in. With my comprehensive maintenance plan, I’m weighing in every two weeks. I’m excited to report that I’m down by eight more pounds for a total of 12.5 pounds lost. Now, I only have 22.5 more pounds to go to be back to my old fighting weight (not that I’ve ever fought, mind you)! These past few weeks have certainly had their challenges. My grandson has pretty much spent the last two months sick with every new virus that daycare has to offer. As a result, I’ve had to be back to my old babysitting routine (the thing that I used to blame gaining weight on). I had to miss my weigh-in last week and several gym appointments. I decided to not give in to my eating desires because I was saddled at home with a fussy toddler. My new mantra is to turn challenges into opportunities. Twenty-five pound, Baby C. wanted nothing more than to be held 12 hours a day. I happily obliged and walked him round and round the house until my Fitbit buzzed congratulations at achieving my daily 10,000 step goal–early in the day. My hands were so tied up caring for him that I only found time to grab a quick Optifast shake and I adamantly shunned any tempting treat beyond my meal plan. On the days that I didn’t have to watch him, I drove promptly to the gym.
I’m really trying to change my way of thinking when it comes to personal responsibility for my own weight loss and maintenance. I don’t need optimal conditions to make progress. No one but me is in charge of what I eat or how much I exercise—No excuses!!
How has everyone else been doing?