Everyone’s update thus far:
Rachel – down 3 lbs & exercised 8 days within the last 2 weeks
Holly – down 2 lbs & exercised Apollo 2x the last 14 days making her have LOTS AND LOTS of banked days! Not that Apollo will let her have a day off!
Gretchen – down 6 lbs (due to liquid diet & surgery) exercised as much as the doctor would allow. Her new goal is to maintain within a 3 lb range for next two weeks.
Amber - down ?, will start exercise bet on Monday!
Some thoughts on this week:
This week I thought I did everything right however Monday – Friday however, I hovered in a +/- 0.4 he[[. Monday I went up .2, Tuesday went up .4, Thursday went up 2.2 and then Friday went down .4 and then on Sunday I was down 2.9 which roughly translates to NOTHING LOST FOR A WHOLE BLESSED WEEK! I was good, I didn’t spiral out of control into a sugar induced coma (not comma, thank you spell check gods), which is where I would have gone 2 months ago. Instead I told myself that, it is probably my body’s reaction to loosing 3 the week prior and kept going.
Which leads me to an interesting question; what do you tell yourself when the scale doesn’t move? I have read from multiple sources that the scale isn’t the only measurement we should use. The experts suggest that I get a tape measure out and measure my lovely parts and keep track of that. Others say to weigh myself only once a week. I could do the first *if* I could find my measuring tape; the latter is hard as I really like those silly stamps on the wii calendar. To be able to look at a whole month and see how many times I exercised is a point of pride for me. I did take a picture of myself last Monday, as a ‘starting weight picture’ so maybe a good idea would be to take a picture (gulp) every Monday and then I could see my weekly progress?
The only mantra I can seem to come up with is: Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, ala Dory from ‘Finding Nemo.’ Any others?