Monday, April 1, 2013

Week 4

I've had an amazing week as far as weight loss goes. It has made up for my frustrations from last week. ;)

I have learned this week:

When you lose weight, you will still fall back to old habits. Its the recognition of those habits and your willingness to accept and try to change them. Such as,  I had my feelings hurt Thursday and things were said  that made me very angry. The next thing I knew I was in the kitchen peeking into the cabinets. I caught myself, and then put on my tennis shoes and went for a walk.  Well, stomped may be a better word..I'm pretty sure I left dents in the road.  Danny and I are constantly timing our walks, in hopes to beat our times, and I beat our record by 3 minutes. He was impressed. 

I've also learned I am competitive, and very impatient. ;) These two things can be a blessing and a curse while trying to change.

I challenged myself to walk every day this week and I met that goal. =) I realize life will happen and this won't always be possible, but it sure is fun to met those little goals you make for your self. This is making this challenge of mine much easier to look at as I look back at the baby steps and not the entire stair case.

I am trying to learn not to let a number on the scale determine my success, but it so hard when it doesn't just shed off as fast as you think it should.  BUT--I AM seeing small successes..the muffin top is disappearing, and my jeans are FINALLY fitting like they should, I am sleeping SO much better, I'm walking faster, and I am staying up later.  I used to be so exhausted I would crawl to bed around 7:30 or 8, just to lay in bed and watch tv or read, but I'm finding myself looking at the clock at 9-9:30, and wondering how it got to be so late without noticing.  I'm not sure if all these are from the actual weight loss, or the food I've been eating, but what ever it from, its fantastic!

"It take time--NEVER FORGET THAT."



~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Wow. You are making and seeing changes every which way. You're going to become a speed walker! Hubby and I like to time how fast we can walk a mile and compare notes. I walk much faster with fast tempo music on my ipod. I made a playlist of songs that make me move! Keep it up!

Sara said...

Week 4 - that means One full month!! Way to go :)

Melanie said...

Yay!! Keep up the great work!

Rhonda said...

Glad you're seeing success and feeling better! :) I got off pop, but now I'm battling snack foods. So I guess that's the next thing to deal with. LOL