Yes, I feel a renewed sense of energy lately. I’m hoping that my white blood count has risen when I get a blood test later this week, and I think that just taking it easy this holiday weekend was also good for my health. My parents came on Friday and Mom and I went walking in the woods one afternoon and then Mr. Phat and I did a longer walk Sunday afternoon and that was when I actually realized that I’m feeling better than I have in awhile.
So I have given renewed energy to my dieting as well. Its’ pretty pathetic that I’ve barely lost 10 pounds since August and I want to do this slow, but that’s ridiculous. It’s a big fat rationalization and I’m done with them. I was feeling punk from mid October to end of November and so I didn’t exercise very much. That’s the real difference for me when I want to get in shape – eating right is good, but I eat pretty well normally. It’s the working out, lifting weights and building the muscle that burns the fat and calories.
I gained three pounds over Thanksgiving, but have lost 2.6 of them already and I’m going to get myself under 200 pounds in the next 10 days, which means 3 pounds I have to lose. That’s not much to demand of myself I don’t think. I’ve watched my fellow bloggers do better than that, so that’s my goal. And tracking every single morsel in weightwatchers.com. I haven’t been so good with that. We all know the steps we need to take to get back on that horse, don’t we? Sometimes you need a kick in the butt and I gave myself a whoopin’ today.
My other goal is that I am going to weigh myself every morning thru the rest of the holiday season. That seems to help keep me on track if I see that large freaking number on the scale every morning. It has worked since Thursday, that’s for sure. I had lunch out both days and I wasn’t tempted with anything but a garden salad with grilled chicken and dressing on the side.
And Mr. Phat made minestrone soup for dinner. I love soup for dinner. It fills me up with limited calories which will give me a good weigh in tomorrow.
Hope you all can find some renewed energy along with me!!!