Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Week 13 Check In

152.8 this morning!

12 weeks have gone by and I have lost 8.6 lb. Some people may think that's not much, but if I could lose 8.6 more over the next 12 weeks, I will be 17.2 lb lighter. If I lost 12 lb more I would be good to go so I'm shooting for a pound a week now, for the next 12 weeks.

I admit that I can do much better at exercising than I have done. Mainly I've been busy and haven't seen it as my priority. But I have at least done one 5 mile workout a week. I want to ramp exercise up a notch and I know that will definitely boost my weight loss.

I was telling a friend today that my philosophy has become to enjoy the special meals with friends and family; they are part of life and a part that I enjoy very much. But I'm making it a habit when the company leaves to put away the leftovers in the freezer or ziploc bags out of sight, and forget about them as part of my everyday life.

It seems to work to eat moderately, simply and in a measured way on an everyday basis; to consider that my "normal" and then feel free to enjoy special meals too.

I'm still working on the getting enough sleep thing. I was quite exhausted over the weekend and felt so much better after having almost 8 hours last night.

Joyful Fox is having computer problems but she'll be back soon! I wonder how others are doing.


Shan said...

Somewhat badly, is how I'm doing.

Joyful Fox said...

I picked up the computer this morning and I'm back.

Shan, I am sorry you are doing somewhat badly. Is that with weight or in other things also?

I do hope things get better for you and your heart will be encouraged.

If it's any consolation, I'm up 3 lbs. from last week - I still exercised 4 times, didn't have a lot of sleep all week and didn't do great with my eating. It seems I slipped into old habits and water consumption went down.

This week I aim to continue to exercise, eat less, drink more water and get more sleep. @-3 lbs. to lose seems like a good goal for weight loss however I'm weary of setting goals because I hate when I don't achieve them. I'll press in and pray and ask for help to make wise eating choices and gentle nudges for drinking water.