I have gotten through my first week, and I am down 9.8 pounds. Darn that last .2 pounds! I am looking forward to getting to 10. I am exercising, logging all of my food, and actually analyzing what I am eating. Somehow things have been falling right into place, and for that, I am really thankful.
I went to the doctor yesterday, for a refill of meds and my first weigh in at the clinic that the school system provides for its employees. I think the doc was extremely pleased when I came in with my lighter self armed with my food and exercise log to boot. I am enjoying the control that logging my food gives me, but am not into the whole sweat like a pig when I exercise thing. It is hard to motivate me to get up and work out, but I am doing it. The hardest part is the beginning. After I get started, I can commit, but the gravatational pull from the couch is overwhelming. I hope that in the upcomming days the workouts will be something that I will enthusaistically look forward to, but until then, I have to stick with it to do what I need to do.
To be honest, my motivation today was this quote from Earl Nightingale.
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” ~Earl Nightingale
There have been so many times that I started this battle and quit because the time committment seemed too long. Honestly, If I had just kept up what I had been doing a couple of years ago when I was working out at the gym everyday, I would probably already be at my ultimate goal weight and enjoying all of the new found energy that losing a massive amount of weight brings. Instead, I gained all of the weight back and am beginning again with the mindset that this is a lifestyle change, and I am worth more than junk food and pizza.
I am sure my stomach will always have a soft spot for pizza, but everything has to be in moderation. Right now, it is a no can do food that pushes me to eat more. To be honest, the pride that I feel after my first week feels so much better than a slice of pizza ever could!