Happy Friday, all! As promised, I weighed myself this morning, and I've lost four pounds. Yea! (smile-smile) Yes, the great boulder has budged. It was a relief to see that the effort did pay off. I'm always afraid when I step on the scale, even when I'm sure I've lost something. Now, to stay focused and keep it up!
I didn't even work at it that hard last week. I never went to the gym, although I am staying pretty active with my yardwork and landscaping projects. I didn't do my hypnosis tapes, either. In fact, I even had wine most nights. Hmm. So what DID I do? Well, I ate less often, and in smaller portions, and I cut out a LOT of carb-y things I would ordinarily snack on without much thought. I upped my protein intake, too. My old stand-bys worked wonders: Wasa crackers with hummus, raw almonds, baby carrots, turkey, and fresh cucumber slices at the ready.
One thing that really makes a difference is having C-Man do it with me. He is more disciplined than I am and he sets a good example. We've been talking about our next trip to Hawaii as well, maybe as soon as this March. (Time for another count-down??) Anyway, having someone to lean on and dream with makes all the difference in the world. Besides, I don't want to let him down when he believes in me like he does.
So that's it for this week. As the summer comes to a close and the new school year approaches, the battle with weight loss will probably get harder, but for now, all's well. Maybe I can make some of these new habits stick before the stress, bad weather, and yummy food season begins. See you next Friday!