I did find myself re-reading this excerpt today to reinforce that it is just the scale and the life changes I've made, and will continue to make, are worth it even if the scale wasn't what I was exactly hoping for.
So here are my Stats for the week:"The scale can’t measure your will, your drive, how much time you put into your food plan, or how many temptations you said no to. It can’t tell how many old habits you broke or new, healthier habits you started. It doesn’tknow the effort you put in at the gym , and it doesn’t care. It won’t heap praise on you because you chose the stairs over the elevator or know that you passed on a slice of a colleague’s birthday cake even though you wanted it with all your heart."
This weeks loss: -1.6 lbs
Total loss: 21.2 lbs
What I did well on this week:
Giving up Diet Coke was probably my greatest accomplishment for the week. I had a pretty bad addiction and I've replaced it with water. I've had more water this week then I've had in a very long time! I also made an effort to go to bed a little earlier to have more sleep during the work week. I also was better at tracking my meals and points during the day. I remembered to bring snacks to work and most of the days had a lunch prepared. Finally, I introduced more exercise.
What I need to improve on this week:
I definitely need to add more exercise into my day. My job is very sedentary. I spend the day in my office at a desk and I am reading and writing. I have a busy job and it does not allow for walking around too much, but I am afforded a lunch break. This week I'm going to make an effort and brave the cold and walk downtown during my lunch break to get exercise in during the day and then do my elliptical in the evenings. I also need to eliminate some eating out. I need to be better with planning my lunches to avoid needed to make those decisions to find a healthy alternative during my lunch break. I will also continue to drink water instead of my Diet Coke.
I'm hoping with all of these things that I will continue to lose and have that scale continue to go in the right direction!
Additionally, I did get the new Weight Watcher's 360 pack today and with it came a Success Handbook, among many other things. The handbook is written by Elizabeth Josefsberg and she is the leader for celebrity clients like Jennifer Hudson and Jessica Simpson. It is broken into many sections and has activities or points for reflections so as I review more of that I may post some of the things on here as well.
Here is some of my materials to help me in this journey with the new 360 program:
So with that I feel ready to take on this new week and need to get over the little disappointments I had, I mean 1.6lbs is pretty good! Let's hope the Steelers win and then my mood will be in a much better place! :)
How did your week go? What did you do well? What changes do you plan on making?
Happy losing everyone!