This weigh in day I was apprehensive over. Vacation was a great time, but I did take a few indulgences which had my confidence in check as I approached the scale. True, yes I did get in some exercise while on vacation. No doubt that had to help. But did it help enough to undue the effects of the pork tenderloin sandwich at Cozy Dog? Or the bbq burnt ends at Arthur Bryant's? Or the pizza at Garcia's? Or anything else I ate that I wouldn't have enjoyed in excess had I not been on vacationing and relaxing my choices regarding moderation, balance and portion control?
No, no way - was my mood as I approached the scale. Excuses entered my mind, things I could blame my weight gain on for this post. The food, lessor effort in exercise, stress, you name it, my mind was looking for the out to take.
A couple of steps to go before hopping on the scale and I start to negotiate with myself. What would a good weigh in be this day? I weighed in at 278.5 two weeks ago, before vacation; so considering the indulgences then if I am just below 280 that would be OK, right?
Or maybe, just maybe I will weigh in back at 278.5, if I just didn't gain anything that would be Good, right?
Or, what if I lost just 1.5 pounds instead of the 3 I expect myself to lose over any two week period; just half of what I was supposed to lose would be Great, right?
Or, well that is as far as I got before I was on the scale, show time. If I had just a second or two more, I might have dared to wonder if I had actually lost the 3 pounds I wanted, but I didn't.
And neither did I dare to wonder if I could have done even better than that. Too bad, because I should have.
The scale reports that I have now melted away 38% of the weight I want to lose. In all, 45.5 pounds have melted away in the past FIFTEEN weeks; 4 of them the past two weeks. Today I weighed in at 274.5 pounds. Oh Yeah!
Surprised myself indeed in my accomplishment of the past two weeks. Quite pleased to say the least.
How about you; what have you accomplished that caught you by surprised?
Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!