The title of this post is true! More on that later.
First things first – Today I weighed myself. As I said yesterday, due to my lack of exercise (no work outs at all in the past week, thanks to a strenuous work situation), I was hoping to, at the worst, stay even. So I stepped on the scale.. and… let’s just go straight to the chart:
I STAYED EVEN! Woo-hoo! What I haven’t mentioned before is that my scale actually measures down to the tenth of a pound. This morning I was 258.5. When I began this process in January, I decided I would ignore the tenths, because that just seemed like too much. I know how I can get (obsessive), and I knew that I could easily slip-and-slide into fretting over .2 or .3 of a pound. So I don’t write down the tenths on the chart, and usually I forget what the tenths are by later that same day. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Isn’t that the name of a book? Has Julia Roberts appeared in a movie version yet?
I’m quite proud that this is the first time I’ve stayed even on my weight loss journey since the beginning of June. Here’s a close up of when that happened – it was 64 pounds and almost 5 months ago:
I looked up my food log from back then, and it was right after I had houseguests (my sister and nephew), and right around the same time I was resigning from my job of 7 years. Lesson: Employment turmoil = more difficulty losing weight. That’s a habit I’ll have to break, especially if I want to continue doing freelance work! The photo sort of cuts it off, but I rebounded the next weigh-in with a 2-pound loss! That’s impressive… we’ll see what my next weigh in brings.
Today has been a pretty good day, all in all – much better than the stinker that I had yesterday. I had to work (Day 14 in a row), but I worked from home, completed my to-do list, and it wasn’t all that bad. I wrapped up around 4, jumped in the car, and headed to the gym. I decided to hop on the elliptical. It’s low-impact, has a wide range of settings, and a personal TV that I can watch with my headphones. I decided that I would build to a moderate, but not crazy, resistance level, and not push myself to the extreme. And it felt good! I didn’t bust out into a ridiculous shirt-soaking sweat like I do at Slimmons or Latin Jam class, but I got my heart rate up, and exceeded my 45 minute goal by 8 minutes.
I had to swing by an ATM after, and my bank has a location near Henry’s Farmers Market, one of my favorite supermarkets, so I headed there after to stock up on produce.
They have beautiful produce, great prices, and it’s never that crowded, so you can get in and out quickly. I wasn’t blown away by the prices today (like I have been at Super King), but they were still pretty good. Produce-wise, I picked up 3 bananas, 1 pound of carrots, 2 broccoli crowns, 1 green pepper, 1 cucumber, 1 yellow squash, 2 tomatoes, 4 bartlett pears, and 3 ambrosia apples – which I had never heard of before, I don’t think. The produce portion of my bill came out to $7.90, and when you add in the other stuff in my basket (yogurt, cottage cheese, a few pantry items), it totaled $21.44.
As I was driving home, it started to rain, so I drove around my block a few times extra in hopes that the rain would wash away some of the bird crap on my car and save me some cash at a car wash. Then I remembered I had popsicles in the truck and scurried home. I forgot to look after parking to see if the bird crap was still there. I suppose I was really focusing on those popsicles! They’re only 25 calories a piece, FYI.
I also just took a really cool, inspiring photo that I can’t wait to share tomorrow!
Keep it up, David!