I love how the scale goes down immediately after just one day of better eating. I also think I was retaining a bit of water yesterday: my rings and shoes fit tighter than usual. I chugged water yesterday like it was going out of style--as much to keep my hunger at bay as to rehydrate--and it seems to have had an effect; I am less puffy today.
BTW, I know that when one is trying to lose weight, daily weighing is usually discouraged. However, I am currently on medication for which I have been instructed to weigh myself every day and report a greater than 3-lb gain. So I will have to continue to weigh daily, and I am might as well record the weights here when I know them. I think I can do that without getting too bothered by the inevitable ups and downs.
My energy level has been great since yesterday morning, too. I am actually (gasp!) looking forward to going to the gym this evening (and giving some serious consideration to getting up early for a walk with the goldens on Wednesday morning, since I know I can't go to the gym that night). Hmmm.
In order to be at the maximum healthy BMI of 25, I would need to lose 65.6 lbs from this morning's weight. Thinking about this stresses me out, so I am only focused currently on getting under 200 lbs. Sad that this is my goal, but baby steps.
I was thinking this morning about my near-complete lack of self-discipline. Aside from work, which requires that I keep (roughly) the same hours each day, there are few things that I routinely do. Even my morning "routine" can vary from day to day. This is in sharp contrast to my husband, who is EXTREMELY routine-oriented. MM says that keeping to a routine is a source of stress relief for him; he likes the predictability.
Because the path to a healthy weight is a long one, I know that it would benefit me if I stuck to a routine. But each time I try, I fail.
Suggestions on how to remedy this problem are welcomed.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Posted by S at 2:03 PM