It is still Monday… No? This is going to be a far later post than I wanted it to be but, oh well. Try as I might I can’t slow time down.
My last weeks goals were to exercise 4 days and lose 3 lbs. Completely achievable, right? Well, I was close. I got all my exercising in and more. I’m totally counting the packing 60% of my house as the “more” because I totally busted my ass on that.
I only lost 2.4 lbs though. SO CLOSE! But that only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. I’m struggling with not feeling like I failed. Because 2.4 lbs is awesome. I know that setting achievable goals is important to keep me motivated and it gives me something to work towards but I HATE not meeting my goals week after week. I keep trying to tell myself that I didn’t fail. I did achieve a lot, but I could have done better.
One thing that I have been using during this whole “weight loss journey” (OMG, that is so cliche and yet totally true) is my iPhone. I found a free app (because I’m cheap and diapers are expensive) that has really helped keep me on track. Lose it!
It’s got food and exercises journals and also keeps track of your weight. Although I don’t use the food journal because I become way too obsessive with it, I love the other two. I hate trying to remember when and how much I exercised.
But my favorite part is the weight record. Why? Because its a great visual way to remind me how far I have come. Its not about the day to day ups and downs. Its about looking at the graph as a whole. If you can draw a line through the center of your up and down dots and you see that as a whole your moving down… your going in the right direction. THAT’S the important part. Although I really hate to record the number sometimes I do it anyway.
I know that a lot of weight loss programs offer these features, and if you haven’t figured out why… well its because THEY WORK. Just thought I would spell it out for you.
So that’s my weight loss wisdom for you this week. Admit to yourself what your eating, when your exercising and how both of those things are affecting your body. Now if you don’t have an iPhone I’m sure that if you have a smart phone, you could find one. If you don’t have a smart phone, well you have a computer, or you wouldn’t be reading this. So use it. Start making a graph like you did in middle school math & science. Start keeping a record. Start holding yourself accountable for your choices.
Weight loss this week: 2.4 lbs
Total weight loss: 30.6
*3 lb loss
Keeping it until I achieve both
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